As the name suggests, “Wrigleyville” is the area immediately surrounding Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. This charming neighborhood’s understood boundaries are Addison Avenue along the south, Irving Park Road to the north, and west from the lakefront to Ashland Avenue.

Wrigleyville is the home of countless bars and shops, pleasing everyone from post-game nightcappers to modern-day punks. Restaurants can be found in every flavor and degree, from chic Ethiopian to Chicago-style dogs and Old Style. Shoppers will find vintage roaring-20s dresses next door to biker jackets, health spas down the street from tattoo parlors, and gay clubs around the corner from sports bars.

Yet even with Wrigleyville’s enormous variety, a charming neighborhood feeling pervades, possibly because everyone is so different that no one stands out. Congestion on the streets can be bad, especially during a ball game, and parking is always fierce. Condos are being constructed hand over fist, taking the place of 100-yr-old three flats. But they (and their yuppie residents) have yet to entirely choke the neighborhood’s spirit, and Wrigleyville remains an alluring and charismatic slice of Chicago.

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 info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.