What you need to know

Once known as Chicago’s “Black Metropolis”, Bronzeville is a neighborhood on the city’s near south side. Its unofficial borders are 51st Street, 31st Street, Cottage Grove Avenue, and the Dan Ryan Expressway, but the heart of Bronzeville is the historic district between 31st and 39th Streets. Many significant African-American figures have lived in the neighborhood, and Bronzeville was the heart of the city’s bustling jazz music scene throughout the 1950s. It has seen consistent improvement in recent years and is one of the South Side’s most beloved areas. Located close to downtown along both the Expressway and Lake Shore Drive, Bronzeville is an underrated Chicago neighborhood

Population: 40,000
Zip: 60616, 60609, 60653, 60615

Communities: Chicago Urban League, First Church of Deliverance, Oakwood Community Center, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Bright Star Church, St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Major CTA Stops: CTA Red Line 35th, CTA Green Line Indiana, Metra – 35th St/Bronzeville