Rogers Park is one of the northernmost neighborhoods of Chicago, comprised of nine miles, end to end. The area stretches along the lakefront from Devon Avenue to Howard Street and the Chicago/Evanston border to the north, out to Ridge Avenue on the west.
The neighborhood has been known for years as one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the country, and especially to various houses of worship. Madonna Della Strada Chapel, the matriarch church of the Jesuit Province of Chicago, as well as the historic Rogers Park Baptist Church, founded in 1891, hosts services each Sunday in three languages, and a home away from home for immigrants. Rogers Park is also where the largest of Loyola University Chicago’s campuses are, sitting squarely on the lakefront, a pinnacle to the community.
The far north neighborhood is also appreciated for its easily accessible beaches. Because of its proximity to the Lake, Rogers Park has great beaches for residents and visitors to enjoy. With various residential condos, houses and apartments east of Sheridan Road and close to the lakefront, many local residents get the added benefit of beaches near their home, for the perfect sunset or the early morning walk on the water.
Housing in Rogers Park is valuable, and that is exactly why it appealing. 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 a winning asset to Rogers Park. Access to Lake Shore Drive from nearby Sheridan Road makes a driving commute downtown convenient. Those who desire public transportation can opt for the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line, which runs 24 hours and Rogers Park has four different stops. Rogers Park also has several buses that run through the neighborhood, as well as the Metra for direct access to the suburbs.