Chicago Neighborhoods

The City of Chicago original settlement is known as the Loop. Many neighborhoods were annexed in before 1889. In 1889 a part of the Town of Cicero, the Town of Jefferson, the Town of Lake, the City of Lake View, and the Village of Hyde Park were annexed by Chicago. Almost three dozen areas were added after 1889.
PLACE LOCATION YEAR ANNEXED
Albany Park Jefferson 1889
Andersonville (Uptown) Lake View 1889
Archer Heights Lake/Cicero 1889
Argyle Park ( Uptown) Lake View 1889
Armour Square Part of Bridgeport and Douglas 1863
Ashburn (changed from Clarksdale, 1893) Lake 1889
Ashland Part of Near West Side 1864
Auburn Gresham-Cummorn 1850
Austin Cicero 1889
Avalon (Highland/Chatham) Hyde Park/Lake 1889
Avalon Park (Burnside/Calumet Heights) Hyde Park 1889
Avondale Part of City 1863
Back of the Yards Lake 1889
Belmont Central (Jefferson Park) Jefferson 1889
Belmont Cragin (Jefferson Park) Jefferson 1889
Belmont Gardens Part of City 1863
Belmont Heights Jefferson 1889
Belmont Terrace Jefferson 1889
Beverly   1890
Beverly View (Ashburn) Lake 1889
Beverly Woods Morgan Park 1890-1891
Big Oaks Norwood Park 1890
Blue Island Beverly 1890
Bowmanville Lake View 1889
Bridgeport Part of City 1863
Brighton Park Lake 1889
Bryn Mawr (South Shore) Hyde Park 1889
Buck Town (Lincoln Square) Lake View 1889
Budlong Woods (Lincoln Square) Lake View 1889
Burnside Hyde Park 1889
Bush (South Chicago) Hyde Park 1889
Cabrini-Green Near North Side/Part of City 1837
Calumet Heights Hyde Park 1889
Canalport McKinley Park/Part of the City 1863
Canaryville (Fuller Park) Lake 1889
Canfield Jefferson 1889
Central Park renamed Garfield Park 1869
Chatham Hyde Park/Lake 1889
Chicago Junction (Englewood) Lake 1889
Chicago Lawn Lake 1889
Chinatown Armour Square/Bridgeport and Douglas 1863
Chrysler Village Lake 1889
Clark Jefferson 1889
Clarkdale (see Ashburn) Lake 1889
Clearing Lake 1889
Colehour Hyde Park 1889
Cottage Grove Heights (Pullman) Hyde Park 1889
Crawford Lawndale 1869 Eastern 2/3
Crawford (Lawndale) last 1/3 1889
Crestline (Ashburn) Lake 1889
Crossing Washington Heights/Dummy Junction 1890-1891
Dauphin Park (Chatham) Hyde Park/Lake 1889
Dearborn Homes Douglas 1853 Part, part 1863
Death Corner Near North Side 1837
Donegan Station (Englewood) Lake 1889
Douglas   1853 Part, part 1863
Drexel Estate/Drexel Park (West Englewood) Lake 1889
Dummy Junction Crossing/Washington Heights 1890-1891
Dunning Jefferson 1889
Dutchman’s Point (Edison Park) Jefferson 1889
East Garfield Park   1869
East Side Hyde Park 1889
Eden Green (Riverdale) Hyde Park 1889
Edgebrook (Forest Glen) Jefferson 1889
Edgewater (Edgewater Glen) Lake View 1889
Edison Park (Dutchman’s Point) Jefferson 1889
Electric Suburb (Edison Park) Jefferson 1889
Elsdon (Gage Park) Lake 1889
Englewood Lake 1889
Englewood on the Hill (West Englewood) Lake 1889
Epic (Edgewater) Lake View 1889
Fernwood Washington Heights 1890-1891
Fifth City East Garfield Park 1869
Fishtown Near North Side 1837
Ford City Villiage (West Lawn) Lake 1889
Forest Glen Jefferson 1889
Forestville Hyde Park 1889
Forrestville (Grand Boulevard) Hyde Park 1889
Free District of Lake Michigan Near North Side 1837
Fuller Park Lake 1889
Gage Park (Elsdon) Lake 1889
Gano (West Pullman) Hyde Park 1889
Garfield Ridge (a small strip of it) Lake 1889
Garyland Jefferson 1889
Gladstone Park Jefferson 1889
Gold Coast Near North Side 1837
Golden Gate Hyde Park 1889
Goose Island Part of West Town 1837
Grand Boulevard Hyde Park 1889
Greater Grand Crossing Lake 1889
Greektown Near West Side 1837
Groveland Park Douglas 1853 Part, part 1863
Hamilton Park (Englewood) Lake 1889
Hardscrabble Bridgeport 1863
Heart of Chicago Lower West Side 1837-1853
Hegewisch Hyde Park 1889
Hermosa Jefferson 1889
Hollywood Park Jefferson 1889
Hope (Roseland) Lake/Hyde Park 1889
Horse Thief Hollow Morgan Park 1890-1891
Humbolt Park Jefferson 1889
Hyde Park Hyde Park 1889
Irondale (South Deering) Hyde Park 1889
Irving Park Jefferson 1889
Irving Woods (Dunning) Jefferson 1889
Irvington (Irving Park) Jefferson 1889
Jefferson Park Jefferson 1889
Junction Grove (Englewood) Lake 1889
Kelvyn Grove (Hermosa) Jefferson 1889
Kennedy Park Morgan Park 1890-1891
Kensington (Pullman) Hyde Park (and 1928) 1889
Kenwood Hyde Park 1889
Kilbourn Park (Irving Park) Jefferson 1889
LakeView Lake View 1889
Lakewood-Balmoral (Edgewater) Lake View 1889
Lawndale   1869 Eastern 2/3
1889 last 1/3
Lincoln Park Lake View 1889
Lincoln Square Lake View 1889
Lithuanian Plaza (Chicago Lawn) Lake 1889
Little Hell Near North Side 1837
Little Italy Near West Side 1837
Little Meadows Douglas 1853 Part, part 1863
Little Sicily Near North Side 1837
Logan Square   1869
Longwood (Beverly) Lake 1889
Loop   original settlement
Lower West Side   1848 Part, part 1853
Maplewood Logan Square 1869
Marquette Park Lake 1889
Marynook Hyde Park/Lake 1889
Mayfair (Irving Park) Jefferson 1889
McKinley Park   1863
Midway Airport   1915, 1921
Millgate Hyde Park 1889
Monclare Jefferson 1889
Monroe Jefferson 1889
Montrose Jefferson 1889
Morgan Park   1890-1891
Mount Greenwood   1927
Near North Side   1837
Near South Side   1836
Near West Side   1837
New City Lake 1889
Noble Square   1837 Part, part 1851, part 1869
North Center Lake View/Jefferson 1889
North Park (North Mayfair) Jefferson 1889
North Town West Ridge 1893
Norwood Park   1893,1924
Oakland (Cleaverville) Hyde Park 1889
Oakwood Hall (Oakland) Hyde Park 1889
O’Hare Orchard Place/Chicago Orchard Airport (ORD)) 1958
Old Town Triangle Lake View 1889
Old Wicker Park Jefferson 1889
Oriole Park Norwood 1893
Pacific Junction Jefferson 1889
Packingtown Bridgeport 1863
Park West Lake View 1889
Parkside (South Shore) Hyde Park 1889
Parkview (Ashburn) Lake 1889
Patch Near South Side 1836
Pennytown (Avalon Park/Burnside) Hyde Park 1889
Peterson Park West Ridge 1893
Pilsen Near West Side 1837
Portage Park Jefferson (rest in 1924) 1889
Prairie Shores Douglas 1853 Part, part 1863
Princeton Park (Roseland) Lake/Hyde Park 1889
Pulaski Park Jefferson 1889
Pullman Hyde Park 1889
Ranch Triangle Lake View 1889
Ravenswood (Ravenswood Gardens) Lake View 1889
Ravenswood Manor Jefferson 1889
Ridgelawn Jefferson 1889
Ridgeville   1893
Riverdale Hyde Park 1889
Roe’s Hill Lake View 1889
Rogers Park   1893
Rogers Ridge   1893
Rosehill (Roe’s Hill) Lake View 1889
Roseland Lake/Hyde Park 1889
Roseneath Jefferson 1889
Sauganash Jefferson 1889
Sayre Jefferson 1889
Schorsch Forest View O’Hare 1958
Schorsch Village (Dunning) Jefferson 1889
Six Corners Jefferson (rest in 1924) 1889
Sleepy Hollow (Garfield Ridge (small area)) Lake 1889
South Chicago (South Works) Hyde Park 1889
South Commons Douglas 1853 Part, part 1863
South Deering (Irondale) Hyde Park 1889
South Lawndale   1869 Eastern 2/3 to City last 1/3 in 1889
South Lynn Lake 1889
South Park Hyde Park 1889
South Shore Hyde Park 1889
South Works Hyde Park 1889
Stateway Gardens Douglas 1853 Part, part 1863
Stickney (Clearing) Lake 1889
Stoney Island Park Hyde Park 1889
Streeterville Near North Side 1837
Summerdale Lake View 1889
The Junction (Englewood) Lake 1889
The Ridge Rogers Park 1893
The Sands Near North Side 1837
The Valley   1837
Towertown   1837
Tracey Beverly 1890-1891
Ukrainian Village West Town 1837 Part, part 1863, part 1869
Union Stock Yards Lake 1889
Uptown Lake View 1889
Upwood Beverly 1890-1891
Villa (The) Jefferson 1889
Village in the City Beverly 1890-1891
Walden Beverly 1890-1891
Washington Heights Dummy Junction 1890-1891
Washington Park Hyde Park 1889
Wentworth Gardens Armour Square 1863
West Chesterfield Lake/Hyde Park 1889
West Elsdon Lake 1889
West Englewood Lake 1889
West Garfield Park (Central Park) Lake 1889
West Pullman   1889-1928
West Ridge West Rogers Park 1896
West Town   1837-1863-1869
Wicker Park West Town 1837-1863-1869
Wildwood Jefferson 1889
Winnemac Lake View 1889
Wolf Point   1837
Woodlawn Hyde Park 1889

Contributed Jun 2000 by J.R. Cain