The Andersonville neighborhood is within MLS area 8077. It is located on the north side of Chicago. The neighborhood’s boundaries are Winthrop Avenue to the east, Ravenswood Avenue to the west, Foster Avenue to the south, and Bryn Mawr Avenue to the north. Andersonville is now one of Chicago’s most popular north side neighborhoods where you can find Edgewater Glen just north of the area and Broadway, which is the main commercial street.
The neighborhood used to be a sleepy little village filled with a large cherry orchard on Clark Street. Swedish immigrants arrived to Andersonville through the beginning of the 20th century, settling in the newly built homes surrounding Clark Street. Before long, the entire commercial strip was dominated by Swedish businesses. Like most other European-American ethnic groups, Swedes began to move to the suburbs during the Depression and post-war periods, and the neighborhood began to decline but the Uptown Clark Business Association committed itself to preserving the rich Swedish heritage.
Today, the community is particularly known for its diversity, including a continued Swedish cultural presence led by the Swedish American Museum, the Swedish Bakery and other Swedish delicatessens. Andersonville is also known for its unique commercial district, made up almost entirely of a variety of independent locally-owned specialty shops, restaurants, and service providers. Also, you can find high rise condominiums and lovely housing. The area is also home to a large gay and lesbian community.