Sheridan Park Neighborhood, Chicago 60640

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Sheridan Park is a sub neighborhood of Uptown and is located in the area bounded by Lawrence on the North, Montrose on the South, Broadway on the East and Clark on the West.  Because of the curves and winds of the streets the neighborhood is narrower on the South side than on the North side. The neighborhood of Sheridan Park was named after a railroad station which no longer exists. Sheridan Park is conveniently located near Lake Michigan, the friendly confines of Wrigley Field as well as a short ride to Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan.

Sheridan Park is filled with vintage single family homes which are generally pretty large.  Most of the homes in the area are chockfull of hardwood trim and window benches and many have fireplaces.  The area also has a large number of multi family dwellings including courtyard buildings and six flats.

In 2007, because of the large number of single family homes along Dover Street remaining from the early 1900’s, the area was registered as an historic district. Graceland Cemetery has been around since the mid 1800s and today it’s one of Chicago’s most famous cemeteries now home to Marshall Field and Louis Sullivan.

The area is mostly residential and the business district is along Wilson Avenue.  Sheridan Park is also home to Truman College, a city college.  It is easy to get around with access to the CTA red line on both Wilson and Lawrence.  In addition, CTA buses run along the major streets.  Sheridan Park has a walk score of 97 according to walkscore.com.

There is plenty to do both at night and during the day. Carol’s Pub is a popular spot for Karaoke and is open until 4 a.m. Magnolia Café offers elegant and contemporary American fare and is Sheridan Park’s most popular restaurant. Sheridan Park is also home to the historic Aragon Ballroom which was built in 1926 by two brothers, for an unheard of cost of two million dollars (considering the price of admission was only 90 cents). The Aragon was designed to replicate a Spanish palace courtyard with its crystal chandeliers, mosaic tiles, terra-cotta ceiling and beautiful arches. Over the past 80 years, the Aragon has provided a place for dancing and enjoying music.  Today, the Aragon hosts host a variety of Hispanic shows as well as English language rock concerts and also hosts large private and corporate events.

There are lots of outdoor activities in Sheridan Park because of its close proximity to Lake Michigan.  There are beaches and parks, bike paths and volleyball courts.  The area even includes the Susan Kimmelman Off-Leash Dog Beach, where the dogs can play in the sand and water.

Things to do:

Dining

Andies Restaurant 1467 W Montrose Chicago Greek
Cafe Nhu Hoa 1020 W Argyle Chicago Asian
Furama 4936 N Broadway Chicago Asian
Hai Yen Restaurant 1055 W Argyle Chicago Asian
Hing Wang 1111 W Wilson Chicago Asian
Joanne & Sons 1775 W Sunnyside Chicago American
Julie Mai’s Le Bistro 5025 N Clark Chicago French
Nha Trang Restaurant 1007 W Argyle Chicago Asian
Ofie 3911 N Sheridan Chicago Middle Eastern
Siam Cafe 4712 N Sheridan Chicago Asian
Silver Seafood 4829 N. Broadway Chicago Seafood
Uptown Pizza and BBQ 1031 W Wilson Chicago Barbecue/Pizza

Area Hospitals and Post Offices

Columbia Chicago Lakeshore 4840 N. Marine Chicago
Columbus Maryville Clinic 810 W. Montrose Chicago
Thorek Hospital 850 W. Irving Park Chicago
Post Office 1343 W. Irving Park Chicago
Post Office 4850 N. Broadway Chicago

Area Entertainment

Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Chicago
Big Chicks 5042 N. Sheridan Chicago
Black Ensemble Theater 4520 N. Beacon Chicago
Chase Park 4701 N. Ashland Chicago
Frankie J’s / MethaDome 4437 N. Broadway Chicago
Holiday Club 4000 N. Sheridan Chicago
Lakeview Lounge 5110 N. Broadway Chicago
Old St. Andrew’s Inn 5938 N. Broadway Chicago
O’Rourke Center/Performing Arts 1145 W. Wilson Chicago
Profiles Theatre 4147 N. Broadway Chicago
Riviera Theatre 4746 N. Racine Chicago
The Green Mill Jazz Club 4802 N. Broadway Chicago
The Neo-Futurarium 5153 N. Ashland Chicago

Area Shopping

Tai Nam Market 4925 N. Broadway Chicago (773) 275-5666
Beck’s Book Store 4520 N. Broadway Chicago (888) 569-6528
Me Too Accessories 4541 N. Clark Chicago (773) 271-2606
Unique Findings 1218 W. Wilson Chicago (773) 506-4810
Universal Music & Entertainment 4423 N. Broadway Chicago (773) 334-2749
Wilson Broadway Mall 1114 W. Wilson Chicago

Area Schools

Jose Marti Bilingual Education 5126 N Kenmore Chicago
Mc Cutcheon Elementary School 4865 N Sheridan Rd Chicago
Mc Cutcheon School-Branch 4850 N Kenmore Chicago
Prologue 1109 1/2 W Lawrence Chicago
St Augustine College 1345 W Argyle Chicago

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