Apartments in Budlong Woods put renters in a cozy neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and shopping options.
Heart of the Neighborhood
Budlong Woods includes the heavily-wooded Legion Park, which straddles the Chicago River and contains a variety of baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts, and there's even a shot-put area.
What We Love Most
Lincoln Karaoke is a mainstay on N Lincoln Ave for groups to book rooms and belt out their favorite karaoke jams. Have food and drink delivered to your private music studio for the night (or day) as you do your best rock star imitation in this Asian-style karaoke bar.
Best Way to Get Around
Apartments in Budlong Woods are near Lincoln Ave for most quick trips while cyclists and hikers enthuse about the North Channel Trail, which runs along Legion Park and continues north all the way to Green Bay Road in Evanston.
Budlong Woods apartments typically come in low-density form. The streets are lined with many single family homes in the bungalow style, and there's also a healthy dose of elegant vintage apartment buildings thrown into the mix.
Budlong Woods includes Legion Park, which straddles the Chicago River and contains a variety of baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts. There's even a shot-put area for aspiring track and field athletes. Casual cyclists and hikers enthuse about the North Channel Trail, which runs along Legion Park and continues north all the way to Green Bay Road in Evanston, although a few of the major east-west commercial thoroughfares require careful negotiation.
The Swedish Covenant Hospital and the Budlong Woods branch of the public library are conveniently located in the neighborhood, and one of Chicago's most desirable magnet schools, commonly known as "Northside Prep," sits just across the Chicago river.
Lincoln Avenue cuts directly through the neighborhood and heads straight to Lincoln Village, a shopping mall with an array of tenants, including Home Depot, Office Depot and Famous Footwear.
The Lincoln Avenue corridor in the Budlong Woods neighborhood is also something of a fast food paradise for budget conscious diners. As an added bonus, San Soo Gab San, perhaps the most popular Korean restaurant in Chicago, is located on the easternmost edge of the neighborhood and greets its guests with a delectable array of panch'an every evening until 1 a.m. Hub's restaurant is also a famous for its legendary gyros, which were popularized in a Saturday Night Live sketch by the late Chris Farley.
Public transportation to the Loop is not a cinch. Commuters have to hitch a ride on the Foster Avenue bus and travel a mile-and-a-half east to the Berwyn 'L' Station, which is on the Red line. Commuters can also take the Lincoln Avenue bus south to the Western Avenue station, which is on the Brown line.
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