The Neighborhood Of Andersonville

Comfortably situated along Clark between Foster and Bryn Mawr, Andersonville is cheaper than a trip to Sweden and better shopping too.

This ethnic neighborhood has blossomed as small upstart boutiques, fitness clubs, and specialty stores sprout up between the long-standing Swedish deli’s and restaurants. Shop for unique designer dresses and jewelry, soaps and lotions, or handmade art.

The neighborhood is also proud of several landmark homes that have been well preserved. Not a single home facade on the north side of West Farragut Avenue has been altered since the quiet street was developed in 1920. Rents in Andersonville are relatively cheap, especially for such a beautiful little area, and getting to the Loop and downtown is a breeze on the El or Lakeshore Drive. Andersonville is a beautiful little community that will hopefully continue to evade the contractor’s wrecking-ball.

City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.