About the Neighborhood
Bronzeville is a neighborhood in the midst of a cultural renaissance. Current real estate rehabilitation projects are changing the face of Bronzeville's residential areas, however, it seems every other corner houses a historical building, a monument, a nationally documented landmark, or a gorgeous public park. The sense of ancient beauty locked into the details of these brick buildings, stone sculptures and wide boulevards is carried through the rest of Bronzeville's architecture. Bronzeville boasts a cluster of specialty shops and boutiques that will help you find everything from a terrific book to the perfect outfit for any occasion. After all the shops are closed and you've had a good meal at one of the many area restaurants, it's a perfect time to visit one of Bronzeville's clubs or theaters for some fun and entertainment. The community is growing quickly and developers are building at great speed due to the proximity to downtown. In fact, the neighborhood is slated to experience one of the city's biggest population increases over the next several years. There is convenient access to I-90 to the west, I-55 to the north, I-41 along the lake shore and the Green Line and Metra makes a stop at 35th street.The neighborhood runs along Lake Michigan and has a very aesthetically pleasing shoreline.
Neighborhood Events and Attractions
The Bronzeville Visitor Information Center is the primary location for discovering attractions, destinations and travel accommodations in the historic Bronzeville community. However donít miss the Bronzeville Community Market which offers locally grown products as well as exotic produce and prepared foods.
The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is the nationís largest such event. It has more than 350 units comprised of floats, marching bands, dance teams, vehicles, bands and national celebrities. The Chicago Poetry Tour is a chance to experience the history of the city through poetry or take a half-day guided bus tour of the near South neighborhoods with Chicago Neighborhood Tours and discover historical gems and landmarks of modern architecture.
Phillips Academy High School, Benjamin W Raymond School
Although still transitioning, shopping in Bronzeville features many specialty stores. New Age Chicago Furniture is a fourth-generation home furnishing store opened by Russian immigrants boasting a huge selection at competitive prices while Agriculture is a classic menís clothing store that offers an antique motorcycle display to greet visitors.
Grocery stores in the area include a Dominickís and a Jewel Osco.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Bronzeville is still growing, and while several eateries have already appeared in the neighborhood, many more are on the way. Among the dining choices are: Abundance Bakery, Bronzeville Coffee & Tea, Chicago Home of Chicken and Waffles, Le Fleur de Lis, Mississippiís Ricks, Mother Butterís Popcorn Confectionary and Rickís Munchies.
Certainly, the neighborhood is becoming increasingly self-sufficient, with everything its inhabitants need close at hand. Apart from dining and shopping, services such as churches, childcare centers and grocery stores are becoming more visible. If the last few years are any indication, this growth spurt is just the beginning
YMCA, Curves, Bally Total Fitness, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) fitness center
Amour Full Service Salon, Cutting Edge Salon