Fun Facts About Chicago's Roscoe Village Neighborhood

Roscoe Village Chicago

Located just 5 miles from Chicago’s bustling downtown, Roscoe Village is a pocket neighborhood on the city’s north side that is part of the broader North Center community. Locals often refer to Roscoe Village as a “village within the city” and aside from its quiet tree-lined streets and charming stretch of shops, restaurants, and cafes, here’s what else prospective home buyers need to know about this lovely part of the Windy City..

  • During the warm weather months in Chicago, Roscoe Village is one of the more underrated parts of the city when it comes to sidewalk patios, beer gardens, and outdoor dining. 
  • Roscoe Village’s cluster of antique shops, vintage clothing stores, locally-owned bakeries and cafes, and laid-back pubs and taverns truly gives this part of Chicago a distinct small town feel that’s hard to pass up when looking for a long-term place to call home. 
  • Despite being known its pricey single-family homes, Roscoe Village is also where you’ll find the Pencil Factory Lofts, a classic 1920s warehouse that was once the home of the Eversharp Pencil Factory. 
  • Although you won’t find a CTA “L” station in the heart of Roscoe Village, the Paulina and Addison Brown Line stops are well within walking distance from just about anywhere in the neighborhood. 
  • Roscoe Village provides home owners with a close proximity to some of Chicago’s top-ranked schools, including Lane Tech College Prep and John J. Audubon Elementary.

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