Chicago is known for its diverse, unique neighborhoods. The city's "Bungalow Belt" neighborhoods were vital to both the expansion of Chicago and the success of families immigrating here from across the country, and other parts of the globe. With more than 80,000 bungalows still standing today, the housing style represents nearly one-third of the city’s single-family housing stock.
Chicago's Bungalow neighborhoods remain affordable, great places for homeowners to raise a family, work and play. We periodically feature Bungalow neighborhoods – their history, local amenities and vital information – for those interested in touring or moving to a great Chicago community.
The Association has designated several areas within these neighborhoods as Historic Bungalow Districts on the National Register of Historic Places.
South Shore Neighborhood
In 1893, the World's Fair in nearby Jackson Park led to a significant increase in development of the area. Numerous lots were sold not only for residential development, but also for commercial purposes. This event marked the beginning of a period of growth that would last through the 1940s. Learn more >>
Lincoln Square Neighborhood
Earliest settlement of the area by non-native peoples began in the 1850s and 60s. These settlers were immigrants from England, Germany and Luxembourg who worked as truck farmers. Learn more >>