University Village - Little Italy is a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois.
University Village - Little Italy offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. Finding things to do in this part of the city is very easy. Despite the fact that relatively few of entertainment venues can be found nearby, there are often lots of people around, and places to go out at night are well-spread throughout the area. Green spaces are especially well-located and there are a few of them nearby for residents to visit, making it easy to access them.
About 70% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home while owners make up the remainder. In this part of the city, around 40% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. The median year of construction for properties in this part of Chicago is 1962. This neighborhood also has a choice of housing size options - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is very often practical for home buyers in this part of Chicago to shop for general and specialty groceries on foot. In addition, there are over 50 restaurants and around 10 cafes to enjoy in this part of the city. It is also a short walk to a very good variety of clothing stores, for example on Taylor Street. When it comes to education, it is a short walk to access primary as well as high schools from any location in this area. Home owners have the choice between public and private secondary schools.
University Village - Little Italy will attract home owners that value various methods of transportation. A majority of the houses for sale in this neighborhood are located in areas that are very suitable for walking; meeting daily needs is very easy on foot, and plenty of businesses are especially close by. The public transit system in this part of Chicago is great. In particular, it is convenient to reach a nearby rapid transit station, including UIC-Halsted Station and Racine Station with access to the Blue Line, from most houses in the neighborhood. There is the Halsted Street Station on the BNSF Railway Line. There are a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally very close. Driving is also a fairly good medium of transportation in University Village - Little Italy. It is a very short drive to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 290, from anywhere in this neighborhood, and parking is quite easy.