Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, known for its Swedish roots, historic architecture, and bustling urban main street, has one of the city's largest gay and lesbian communities, second only to Boystown.  

The welcoming North Side neighborhood stretches from Foster Ave. to the south, Victoria St. to the north, Ravenswood Ave. to the west and Magnolia Ave. to the east.

Recognized as the “shop local capital of Chicago”, Andersonville’s commercial district and main shopping street, Clark St., features primarily independent, locally-owned boutiques and specialty stores. 

In addition, the area features a number of gay and lesbian bars, nightclubs and some of Chicago’s best restaurants. 

Andersonville hosts Midsommarfest, one of Chicago’s most legendary street festivals, in early June. The annual event kicks off the summer neighborhood street festival season.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is committed to equality, making Andersonville a neighborhood for everyone. 

Explore Chicago’s Andersonville, a neighborhood for everyone.