West Ridge


Sub Neighborhoods:

Nortown, Peterson Park, West Ridge, West Rogers Park


Community Information:

West Ridge is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. It is a middle class neighborhood located on the far North Side of the City of Chicago located in the 50th Ward.

Also historically called North Town, it is bordered on the north by Howard Street, on the east by Ridge Boulevard, Western Avenue, and Ravenswood Avenue, the south by Bryn Mawr Avenue and Peterson Avenue, and on the west by Kedzie Avenue and the North Shore channel of the Chicago River.

Today West Ridge is one of Chicago’s better off communities, filled with thriving multi-ethnic culture lining Devon Avenue, historic mansions lining Ridge and Lunt Avenues, cultural institutions such as St. Scholastica Academy and one of the highest per capita incomes on the Northside of Chicago. It is represented in City Council by Alderman Bernard Stone.

It is home to the Midwest’s largest Hasidic community, as well as other Jewish, Irish American, German-American, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Assyrian, Russian, and Korean immigrant communities.

Beautiful brick buildings, lush vegetation, and an appreciation of past architectural treasures are found at every turn. Also around every turn are incredible culturally inspired restaurants that tip the scale at both ends with wonderful fine dining spots and quick bites on the go. West Rogers Park is a Chicago neighborhood that doesn’t conform to retail fads, instead staying true to its heritage and traditions with ethnic-centric boutiques and specialty shops.

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