Chinatown is a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois.
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces will feel at home in Chinatown. Finding things to do is very easy in this neighborhood. Although this part of the city is not known for its nightlife, a limited selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and there are a large number of people around most of the time. Public green spaces are especially well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in, making them easy to access.
Small apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing around one third of the dwellings in Chinatown, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. This neighborhood is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The population residing in this neighborhood is evenly split between owners and renters. The median year of construction for properties in this part of the city is 1977.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in Chinatown. Alexander Street is among the best streets for food stores. Furthermore, thanks to around 20 restaurants and a few coffee shops, this neighborhood is a good place in which to go out to eat, for instance along Adlai Streetevenson Expy. It is also easy to reach a number of clothing stores on foot, for instance along 24th Street. With respect to education, it is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from anywhere in this part of Chicago. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
No matter the mode of transportation, it is very simple to move around in this part of the city. Getting around by public transit is very convenient in Chinatown. In particular, there are a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally very close. This part of the city is also quite car friendly. It is a very short drive to the closest highway, such as Dan Ryan Expressway, from any home in Chinatown. This area is a very convenient part of Chicago for pedestrians; all daily errands can be run on foot, and plenty of businesses are very nearby.