Old Town Neighborhood
Chicago’s Old Town Neighborhood
Old Town is Gold Coast’s modest younger sister, it has similar aesthetics with Victorian walkups lining the street and a true sense of Chicago’s past running through, but no Louboutins are required to walk these streets. Old Town is most famous for its quaint neighborhood feel and unique dining and entertaining options that keep both Chicagoans and tourists coming back again and again.
It wasn’t until recently that Old Town started its revolution and began offering luxury high rise residences and hotels so there’s still opportunity to see what one might expect from Old Town, especially in the Old Town Triangle (much of it is on the National Historical Register) which rose from the ashes of the Chicago fire and rebuilt itself into grandeur Victorian Homes in the late 1800’s.
In Chicago, where is there is history, there is also modernity, just a few steps away puts you on Wells Street with galleries, unique boutiques and an annual art fair. Wells Street has also become famous for its dining with famous restaurants like: Bistro Margot, Kamehachi (Chicago’s first sushi joint,) and Topo Gigio, along with Chicago nightlife and entertainment staples like Second City, Red Orchid Theater, Zanies and Nookies. The retail landscape is fast changing for the area as well with a new Target and movie theater set to open in the Spring of 2013, along with the new Apple Store that is nestled on the Red Line Subway Station.