Retaining a charming old-world aura, Avondale is a traditional, comfortable and stable neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. The community contains a wide range of moderately priced residential options, and is attracting a growing number of homebuyers who have decided to leave trendier neighborhoods. Adjacent to Logan Park to the south and Lakeview to the east, Avondale offers easy access to these neighborhoods while offering a lower-key atmosphere and often more affordable housing choices.
Avondale homebuyers can select from traditional Chicago frame houses and brick bungalows, as well as multi-unit buildings, two-flats and condos. The neighborhood’s long history remains evident in a business and retail community that offers shopping and dining at both national chain stores and restaurants and at a wide variety of one-of-kind, individually owned shops and eateries. One of the neighborhood’s most popular hangouts is the Abbey Pub, which offers authentic Irish music and cuisine, and which attracts enthusiastic crowds to watch global sports events such as the World Cup and English rugby matches.