What you need to know

One of the Northwest Side’s top rising neighborhoods, Avondale is a diverse area along the Chicago River North Branch. Located near the Kennedy Expressway, Avondale stretches from Diversey to Addison on the east side of the highway and Belmont and Addison on the west side. Avondale’s convenient northwest side location has made it a popular destination for both young Chicagoans and new businesses like eateries and music venues. It is a mainly residential area that is also known for its bars, breweries, and restaurants. Avondale is an affordable and unique Chicago neighborhood and one of the city’s most underrated areas.

Population: 40,000
Zip: 60618, 60641

Communities: Pumping Station One, Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church, St Stephens Episcopal Church, Concordia Place
Major CTA Stops: Addison Blue Line