Rogers Park is one of the northern most communities in Chicago. The neighborhood stretches from Devon Avenue and Edgewater in the south to Howard Street and Evanston to the north. Ridge Boulevard lies to the West and Lake Michigan is it’s the eastern border of the neighborhood.
Rogers Park has been known for years as one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the country. There are a large number of different religions that thrive in Rogers Park as well. In fact, one of the historic sites in the area is the Madonna Della Strada Chapel, the mother church of the Jesuit Province of Chicago. Rogers Park is home of the Loyola University’s Lake Shore campus. Rogers Park’s diversity flourishes with the numerous students attending the University.
Rogers Park is also known for its beaches. Because of its proximity to the Lake, Rogers Park has great beaches for residents and visitors to enjoy. Beaches are not the only element of natural beauty in Rogers Park. There are also many parks throughout the area including the park that shares its name with the neighborhood, Rogers Park. Along with its neighboring areas, Rogers Park also has a number of shops and restaurants to offer. The neighborhood even offers the occasional coffee house and art gallery. Housing in Rogers Park is quite affordable, and that is exactly why it appeals. Although the prices may be on the rise, Rogers Park has plenty of housing for affordable prices. In addition to affordable housing, variety is commonplace. Condominiums and multi-unit apartments can be found in Rogers Park as well as Victorian style housing and bungalows.
Transportation is not a problem in Rogers Park. With access to Lakeshore Drive driving is not a problem in Rogers Park; however, driving is not necessary. The el’s red line runs 24 hours and Rogers Park has four different red line stops. Rogers Park also has several buses that run through the neighborhood as well as the Metra for direct access to the suburbs.