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East Village
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

East Village Overview

East Village is a part of West Town.

East Village is a charming, charismatic west side neighborhood that seamlessly blends old brownstones with new buildings, and Eastern European residents with new inhabitants. Modern townhomes and condominium developments have been built next to 100-year-old, vintage walkups, encouraging a fresh generation of Chicagoans to move to the area and make this Old World neighborhood home. Foodies will find the East Village lacks nothing in the way of culinary supremacy and the nightlife is just as full with hip clubs, lovable dives and even a hookah bar. East Villlage shopping should not be overlooked — music, fashion, gift items and any offbeat accessory you could want are all right down the street from your front door.

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East Village real estate is characterized by a slew of brown- and greystones that are at least 100 years old. But the neighborhood is hardly one-dimensional when it comes to real estate. If you can't snag one of the historical homes (a few of which are designated official Chicago landmarks), you can find housing options that range from classic two-flats to Eastern European-inspired, small cottage-style single-family houses, to brand new condos. Modern townhomes have sprung up next door to vintage walk-ups, but still East Village's residential rows maintain a continuity that seamlessly blends the old with the new.

Whatever your housing preferences, you'll likely be settled on a quiet, tree-lined street filled with families, artists and entrepreneurs, some who have been in the neighborhood for generations and others who have just arrived. Regardless, we'll guarantee that they all really love their charming, peaceful and quiet urban neighborhood.

East Village History

Like so many of its West Town counterparts (Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Noble Square, etc.) East Village saw the largest population boost after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when refugees began to make their new homes west of downtown. The name East Village comes from being situated east of Ukrainian Village. Clever, eh? In fact, it was originally considered part of Ukrainian Village.

East Village's population continued to expand in the late 1800s, as the Logan Square and Humboldt Park Rapid Transit lines were completed and the Paulina Street trolley was installed. East Village's proximity to the "L" trains (so-named for its elevated tracks) caused the area to be more densely populated and working-class than its West Town neighbors. East Village began to gain its own identity as older buildings were rehabbed and re-inhabited, and small mom-and-pop shops and restaurants appeared on the Village streets in the early twentieth century.

Through the years, East Village has seen demographics ebb and flow, and crime rates soar and then drop. But one thing has stayed consistent: the Eastern European influence is still evident.

Dream Town Knows East Village

As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in East Village. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your East Village home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The East Village Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the East Village area.

School Type Grade Rating

De Diego Elementary Community Academy

1313 North Claremont Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Cather Elementary School

2908 West Washington Blvd - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Chase Elementary School

2021 North Point St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Columbus Elementary School

1003 North Leavitt St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Dett Elementary School

2131 West Monroe St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Young Magnet High School

211 South Laflin St - public

Middle - High 7-12

Prescott Elementary School

1632 West Wrightwood Avenue - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Stowe Elementary School

3444 West Wabansia Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Josephinum Academy

1501 North Oakley Boulevard - private

High 9-12

West Town Academy

2021 West Fulton Street - private

High 9-12

Rush Day School

2150 West Harrison Street - private

Elementary - Middle 2-8

St Josaphat School

2245 North Southport Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Suder Montessori Elementary Magnet School

2022 West Washington Blvd - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-8

Lasalle II Lang Acad Elementary School

1148 N Honore St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Rauner College Prep

1337 W. Ohio St. - charter

High 9-12

YCCS Virtual High School

Malcolm X College Room 2416, 1900 W. Van Buren - charter

High 9-12

Esperanza School - Intensive

520 North Marshfield Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a


3110 West Grand Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a

LEARN 7 Elementary School

3021 W. Carroll Avenue - charter

Elementary K-5

Metropolitan Schoolhouse

1415 N. Dayton - private

Elementary - High K-12

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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