The Ultimate Guide to Moving Into Wrigleyville
June 27, 2017
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There’s always something to celebrate in Wrigleyville. It’s home to Wrigley Field, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to support the Chicago Cubs, but it’s also the site of bustling, low-key entertainment and night life. While things get pretty active near the stadium, where there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and souvenir stores, the residential side streets are broad, shady, and lined with historic homes. There’s also more to explore in nearby Boystown and West Lakeview. As your Wrigleyville movers, we’ll help you settle in your new place so you can go join the celebration right away.
Nearly 8,000 people live in the Wrigleyville area, with a few more men than women. Most residents are in their 20s or 30s, and tend to make around $70k or $80k per year. Over half have Bachelor’s degrees, and a quarter also have their Master’s.
Like its surrounding Lakeview neighborhoods, Wrigleyville was settled by European immigrants in the mid-19th century, and became part of Chicago in 1889. The original Wrigley Field was built decades later, in 1914, when the area was a thriving working class community. The Cubs began playing there a few years later, and the neighborhood continued to grow and develop through the next century.
Now you’ve got the gist, here are some highlights—and basics—we found to help you start your best Wrigleyville life.
Things to Do in Wrigleyville
- Gill Park: Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.
- Wrigley Field: Where to watch the Cubs.
- Sluggers: Bar with kid-friendly arcade and batting cages upstairs.
- Mercury Theater Company: Live shows for the whole family.
- Metro Club: Indie concert venue.
- Public House Theater: Comedy and sketch shows.
Best Restaurants in Wrigleyville
- Pizza: Dimo’s Pizza. Value-driven joint that delivers. Open late.
3463 N Clark St. | (773) 525 4580
- Burgers: Rockit Burger Bar. Great place for game-watches.
3700 N Clark St.| (773) 645-4400
- Hotdogs: Byron’s Hotdogs. Serves burgers, too. Counter service and delivery.
1017 W Irving Park Rd. | (773) 281-7474
- Mexican: Azteca Grill. All delivery, “fresh from our kitchen.”
- Thai: Cozy Noodles ‘n Rice. Playfully decorated space, also delivers.
- Brunch: Uncommon Ground. Farm to table. Live music at night.
3800 North Clark St. | (773) 929-3680
- Steak: Tango Sur. Prime meat and full Latin American menu.
- Global: PR Italian Bistro. Italian inspired, international cuisine.
3908 N Sheridan Rd. | (773) 404-8955
Best Bars in Wrigleyville
- Game Watches: A couple across from Wrigley Field.
Murphy’s Bleachers. Roof deck.
3655 N Sheffield Ave. | (773) 281-5356
Vines on Clark. Daily food deals.
- Game Play: Toons Bar & Grill. Friendly dive with pool and shuffleboard for all.
3857 N Southport Ave. | (773) 935-1919
- Performance: Wrigleyville North. Live music and open mic nights.
3900 N Sheridan Rd. | (773) 929-9543
- Local: Guthrie’s Tavern. Lots of beer choices and board games.
- History: Gingerman Tavern. AKA “Gman.” Neighborhood fixture, cash only.
- Dancing: Smart Bar. Open late. Same building as The Metro.
3730 N Clark St. | (773) 549-4140
Grocery Stores in Wrigleyville
- Mariano’s: Full grocery, prepared food.
3030 North Broadway #100 | (773) 935-0294
- Jewel-Osco: Two close by. Broadway store open 24/7.
West: 3630 N Southport Ave. | (773) 327-2330
East: 3531 North Broadway. | (773) 871-1054
- Whole Foods: Huge location.
Coffee Shops in Wrigleyville
- Emerald City: A place to gather with community.
- Julius Meinl: Viennese pastries and food.
- Asado Coffee: Roastery that serves drinks.
1432 W. Irving Park Rd. | (773) 703-3658
Pet Parks near Wrigleyville
- Belmont Harbor Dog Beach: Lots of space to splash. Inside Lincoln Park.
N Lake Shore Dr & Lake Shore Dr. | Daily 6am-11pm
- Wiggly Field: Inside Noethling Playlot Park.
2645 N Sheffield Ave.| Daily 6am-11pm
Gyms near Wrigleyville
- FFC East Lakeview: Includes spa, pool and childcare.
3657 N. Pine Grove | (773) 477-3664
- Southport Fitness: Individual and group fitness facility.
3415 North Southport Ave. | (773) 244-2000
- Orangetheory Fitness. Equipment and classes.
3738 N Halsted St. | (224) 252-0242
Wrigleyville Local Post Office and Delivery
- US Post Office
1343 W Irving Park Rd. | M-F 8:30am-6:30pm, Sat. 8:30am-3pm
- UPS Stores
East: 3712 N Broadway | M-F 8am-7pm, Sat. 8am-5pm
West: 3501 N Southport Ave. | M-F 8am-7pm, Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun 12-4pm
Dry Cleaners in Wrigleyville
Wrigleyville Cleaners2129 N Leavitt St.| M-F 7:30am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm
Mark Twain Cleaners2156 W Armitage Ave. | M-F 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm
- Byron Cleaners
2412 N Western Ave. | M-F 7:30am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm
Parking in Wrigleyville
- Visit Ward 44 for parking information
This has been a tiny sampling of the great things you’ll experience at your new Wrigleyville home. As a seasoned Wrigleyville moving company, we’ve learned all about the staples and cool places in the area. We’re happy to share more!
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