The neighborhood also contains the Little Italy district, which has a rich heritage of Italian-American culture, churches, and cuisine.

Welcome to University Village

Family-friendly neighborhood with lots of greenspace.
University Village is a peaceful, family-friendly neighborhood on Chicago’s Near West Side. University Village is named for its proximity to the University of Illinois at Chicago, and many residents are students or faculty members. The neighborhood also contains the Little Italy district, which has a rich heritage of Italian-American culture, churches, and cuisine. Housing options reflect the neighborhood’s unique mix of history and modern appeal. There are many traditional single-family homes and townhouses, along with new townhouse and condominium developments. The area also offers plenty of greenery, including leafy parks at nearby Palmer Square and Logan Square and many recreational amenities at six-acre Fosco Park and nine-acre Addams Park.

What to Love

  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Hip local businesses
  • Spacious historic and contemporary homes
  • Large public parks

People & Lifestyle

Residents of University Village are an eclectic mix of multi-generational families, UIC faculty and students, and newly-arrived young families and urban professionals. The neighborhood offers a blissful mix of quiet residential streets, hip shops and restaurants, and plentiful parks and outdoor space.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

University Village’s unique businesses give the neighborhood a cool contemporary vibe. Maxwell Street Market runs each Sunday between March and December with scores of vendors offering a huge variety of rare goods and produce.

Logan Square homes are also within easy reach of the many authentic Italian eateries located in the Little Italy district. Some of the most popular dining choices here include the Tuscan-style pastas, seafood, and wood-fired pizzas of Tuscany Taylor Street, generous portions of mouthwatering meals at The Rosebud, rustic small plates paired with a extensive wine list at lively Davanti Enoteca, and some of the city’s finest Italian-style sandwiches at the Fontano’s Subs grocery store and deli.

Things to Do

The UIC Pavilion is a multi-purpose arena that hosts a wide range of concerts and sports. Located at the University of Chicago at Illinois Campus, the Pavilion is the home arena of the Chicago Flames UIC and Chicago Sky WNBA basketball teams.


Public schools in University Village are operated by the City of Chicago School District. Highlights include:
  • Saint Ignatius College Prep, Private (Roman Catholic), 9-12
  • University of Illinois Chicago, Public, Higher Education



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