Roscoe Village is a quaint little niche of the city known as the “Village within the City.” Addison Street is the northern border of the area, while Belmont borders the southern end. The neighborhood stretches from Ravenswood Avenue to the East and extends to the Chicago River to the West. In this great locale Roscoe Village is a great place for residents and visitors alike.
Hungry for something different? Roscoe Village will have your place. With a variety of restaurants from Mediterranean to American, Roscoe Village has something for everyone. In the mood for something light? Stop in at the neighborhood Nohea Café for delicious salads and sandwiches on the go. In the mood for sushi? Check out Hot Woks Cool Sushi on Roscoe for a range of great sushi options. But the culinary delight does not stop with the main course. Roscoe Village offers unique dessert dining experiences as well. For a tasty treat try out the low-fat soft serve establishment Gyood! The lactose-free soft serve is used to create delectable desserts. For that extra kick of caffeine, don’t forget one of Roscoe Village’s beloved coffee shops. In addition to great food and dessert, Roscoe Village is also home to loads of entertainment. From art galleries to music clubs and venues, Roscoe Village caters to every individual. Shopping in itself is an experience in Roscoe Village! With so much variety, you can find anything from books to antiques.
With so many options for food and fun, it’s no wonder that Roscoe Village is also home to many families. The area is perfect for children with its many parks and public schools. Not to mention, the many child learning and entertainment centers. Parents, children, and strollers are often a sight on the tree lined streets of Roscoe Village. The area is happy with its ethnic and socio-economic diversity of families and individuals.
The pride of Roscoe Village, however, is the “Retro on Roscoe,” the third largest street festival in Chicago. “Retro on Roscoe,” is a two day festival that takes you on a trip back to the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Roscoe Street is occupied by three stages that host continuous entertainment. In addition to great music, the festival hosts the antique car show as well. The kids will have a blast as “Retro on Roscoe,” provides tons of fun for the little ones. And don’t forget about food! “Retro on Roscoe” hosts a chili making competition as well as tons of food stands for every appetite! The summer festival draws the attention of many Chicagoans and is a beloved tradition.
Transportation to and from Roscoe Village is extra easy! The brown line runs through the neighborhood and therefore is easily accessible. Additionally several bus routes run through the neighborhood. Due to its proximity to public transportation, Roscoe Village is often considered a great neighborhood for commuters.
The housing in Roscoe Village is much like any other area on the north side. Single family homes are prominent in the area, as well as bungalows and two and three story flats.