Avondale highlighted as one of the country’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods.
Avondale is located on the Northwest side of Chicago. This neighborhood is bordered by the North Branch of the Chicago River, Diversey Avenue, Addison street, Pulaski Road.
Historically, Avondale has been a mostly Polish and Eastern European neighborhood and part of Chicago’s so-called Polish Village.
It’s not a fancy neighborhood, staying true to its blue-collar roots. It’s down-to-earth and home to people from different ethnic backgrounds.
“Avondale offers no hotels or tourist sights. It’s mostly humble two-flat homes and the occasional smokestack or steeple popping up. But throughout this working-class beat on Chicago’s northwest side, groovy things are brewing. That’s literal in the case of Revolution Brewery, whose sprawling tap room makes hop fiends swoon. Within a few blocks, Kuma’s Corner grills hulking burgers with a side of heavy metal and Honey Butter Fried Chicken cooks a sweet-and-salty bird. Meanwhile, kielbasas waft from Milwaukee Ave, a hub for Chicago’s Polish community.” Lonely Planet writer Amy Zimmer.