University Village Apartment Living
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Around the Neighborhood
University Village apartments come in nearly every style and size in this newly developed neighborhood of Chicago, but some vintage buildings can still be found in Little Italy. In the past decade, thousands of new construction townhouses, mid-rises, and single family homes have appeared in the University Village neighborhood and warehouses and industrial plants have been rehabbed into stunning residential lofts.
Dining in University Village
University Village apartments are very close to Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood. Restaurants in University Village that honor the area’s Italian roots can be found on Taylor Street, while more varieties of global cuisine can be found on Halsted Street south of Roosevelt Road.
Nightlife in University Village
The stretch of Taylor Street that spans the UIC campus is a popular nightlife destination for folks who live in University Village apartments. The Vintage Lounge on Taylor Street is a good place to find people enjoying the 1920’s throwback decor or the open air patio behind the lounge.
Coffee in University Village
Of course you won’t have to walk far to find a Starbuck’s near University Village apartments, but another spot with more local flavor is the Coffee Alley, where you can find grad students and other University Village Chicago residents sipping coffee over their laptops.
History in University Village
Fans of the 1980 Blues Brothers film will recall the legendary Aretha Franklin played the owner of the Soul Food Cafe. The Cafe was located at 807 West Maxwell Street in Chicago, and it was the scene of Aretha bustin' out in song after Jake and Elwood drop by to steal away her husband, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, and her busboy, "Blue" Lou Marini, because the band was getting back together.