ChicagoTribune - A view of a canal lock in Summit, Illinois, southwest of Chicago in the 1840s. (Photo Courtesy of Illinois State Historical Society)
Chicago neighborhoods have developed unique personalities that stem from their history. The history of these neighborhoods give a great insight of the establishment of Chicago and the communities in which they reside.
Eastgate Village is one of many communities located within the Near South Side neighborhood of Chicago. This neighborhood has probably seen more dramatic changes and redevelopment than any other area of Chicago.
Over the past century, the area has seen various changes. It originated as a Native American homeland and then branched out as a blue collar settlement. Later it became a statement as an elite socialite residential district and then to contributing as public housing and warehouse district. Until finally becoming a newly renovated residential area that you see today.
Urban settings are rich in food and culture, as well as attractions that appeal to a variety of individuals.
Urban living holds endless opportunities for nearly every type of person. Why, do you ask? It’s simple. Urban settings are rich in food and culture, as well as attractions that appeal to a variety of individuals. Cities are also the primary hub for all of a state’s business and, therefore, people seek alternatives to the long commutes from the suburbs.
What most people find to be the biggest advantage to living in a city is the convenient availability to nearly anything you crave, want, need or desire. You can usually find yourself within walking distance to a bus, taxi or subway that can take you to popular restaurants, pubs, shops, museums, libraries and parks. But what is more important than having something different to do everyday is what each neighborhood is defined as specifically?