Learn more about Roscoe Village
Roscoe Village lies between Lakeview and the Chicago River. It’s boundaries are Addison Street on the north to Belmont Avenue on the south, and the Chicago River on the west to Ravenswood Avenue on the east. Once considered part of the Lakeview Neighborhood, Roscoe Village has generally been accepted as a separate neighborhood since the mid-1990s.
Although predominately embraced for its residential appeal, this neighborhood features boutique shopping and local restaurants along its primary boulevard, Roscoe Street. Wine bars and small, local dive bars are a primary source of neighborhood nightlife. However, you can still find a local venue to enjoy great music, such as Beat Kitchen on Belmont Avenue.
Most residents don’t move here because of bustling (or lack of) nightlife and entertainment. This neighborhood abounds with greystones and brownstones, both as single family homes and multi-flat units. Recent construction has also added many new condos and single family homes to the neighborhood. And, remaining from the late 19th century and early 20th century, 2 and 3 flats are plentiful. Homes tend to be much more affordable than Lincoln Park and most areas of Lakeview. This combination of variety and affordability attracts most Roscoe Village homeowners.
CTA El lines don’t directly service Roscoe Village. However, most neighborhood homes are within a reasonable distance of the Paulina and Addison Brown Line stops or the Belmont Blue Line stop. Several major CTA bus lines service the neighborhood, including the Wester, Clybourn, Addison, and Belmont lines
Audubon Elementary School services the majority of this neighborhood. Bell Elementary services the remainder. Lake View High School is the neighborhood secondary school. The legendary Lane Tech High School is located in Roscoe Village, and is a Chicago Public Schools selective enrollment school. Devry University has a college level campus in Roscoe Village.
19 acre Clark Park is in Roscoe Village along the Chicago River. This park offers a boathouse with canoe and kayak rentals, football and soccer fields, bike and running trails, baseball/softball field, a community garden, boat launch, and more.
Call or text Ben Papale today at 312-810-4937 for assistance selling your home or finding your dream home in Chicago’s hip Roscoe Village neighborhood.
Visit the neighborhood’s local Chamber of Commerce here.
Properties in Roscoe Village
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