What you need to know

Bridgeport is a popular neighborhood on the city’s near south side with an incredibly diverse population. With a reputation as a working-class neighborhood, Bridgeport has played an important role throughout the city’s history and has also been home to several Chicago mayors. Today, it is recognized for its vibrant artistic community and numerous art studios. Located near the White Sox’s Guaranteed Rate Field, there are also several longstanding neighborhood sports bars. It hosts a wide selection of food options that accurately reflect one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse areas. Bridgeport has several Chinese and Mexican restaurants and features Palmisano Park, one of the city’s largest public parks.

Population: 33,000
Zip: 60608, 60609, 60616

Communities: Benton House, Wilson Community Center, Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist Temple, St. Mary of Perpetual Help, Public Media Institute
Major CTA Stops: Halsted (Orange Line)