This opulent South Side neighborhood is famous for incredible architecture, vast green spaces and a strong Irish heritage.
The neighborhood’s shamrock influence prevails on the pub-lined streets of Western Avenue’s ethnic business corridor, where there are more Irish-style bars than in any other neighborhood in Chicago. As the home of Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade, the Emerald Isle is almost palpable. Beverly’s most striking building, The Beverly Unitarian Church, borrows its design from a medieval castle once situated between Dublin and Belfast. The Beverly Arts Center, an epicenter for local culture, features a professional theater series and presents live music performances by nationally recognized acts.
Beverly also boasts one of the country’s largest historical districts, complete with trademark homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. The area’s shopping pocket along 103rd Street showcases the area’s intimate and unique shopping district, which includes Heritage Gallery and Calabria Imports. Further north, you will find the original Rainbow Cone, a city institution that’s been serving up ice cream for more than 80 years. For those of you with an especially demanding sweet tooth, Jimmy Jamms Sweet Potato Pies is right around the corner and offers a honey cream cheese-topped slice of nirvana.