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Address: Chicago, IL 60640
Phone Number: 773-728-2995
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Andersonville combines Swedish roots and small-town charm with the...

Andersonville combines Swedish roots and small-town charm with the city's newest and hippest stores and restaurants. Offering everything from stylish clothes and unique items for the home to delectable international dining and traditional holiday events, our unique array of ethnically-diverse, locally-owned businesses guarantees you'll find something to love. A visit to our popular north side neighborhood always makes for a memorable Chicago experience.

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Experience a true Chicago Neighborhood

We have lived in Andersonville for 23 years and continue to be impressed with the community's dedication to local businesses and independent shops. Whenever out of town friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Andersonville for 23 years and continue to be impressed with the community's dedication to local businesses and independent shops. Whenever out of town friends come to visit, we suggest a walk down Clark Street (near Foster) to see more than the downtown attractions of the city. This is a great area where diversity abounds, families thrive,... More 

Thank CityLakeGirl
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87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the area to meet friends for breakfast at a lcoal eatery. Decided to stroll down Clark and do some window shopping after. Some intetesting shops to be found aND seen. Friendly shop keepers and most people just appear to be enjoying the day, so no hustle and bustle of the loop. Very casual neighborhood feels like a Sunday morning... More 

Thank Teelk3007
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I lived here, got married here, had my first child here...many moons ago but still go back. While it is much more gentrified than when I lived there over 35 years ago, it still retains some of the same Swedish flavor that made it famous, albeit with a few more urban, trendy upgrades. Some hidden architectural gems if you wander... More 

Thank Madachoo
Chicago, Illinois
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903 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Though there aren't too many Swedish restaurants and stores in the area, that is what it was known for. Though a diverse community, it has since become the counter-weight to "Boystown" as Andersonville is noted for its large lesbian community. Plenty of shopping and some great restaurants round out this area. Parking can be tough.

Thank Allen21096
Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Andersonville used to be a Swedish community but now is pretty diverse. One of the things I like about it is that it has small, locally owned and operated shops and restaurants, and things are not over priced. One of my all time favorite independent bookstores is here: Women and Children First. This is a feminist bookstore with a large... More 

Thank ochunmimadre
Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Just walked this great Swedish town. Stopped in a great vintage store then walked the Galleria for artistic find. A beer at Hopleaf! Great day.

1 Thank Debbie A
Solihull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We spent a couple of days staying with friends in this neighbourhood. My wife loved the little independent shops and spent a quite small amount of money on dresses (3 for $24) a handbag (purse in American) for our son's upcoming wedding ($10). Plus she snagged several accessories for herself and our grand daughters for literally pennies. My bargain was... More 

1 Thank blazer20
Garland, Texas
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Loved visiting this small Swedish town. Very close to downtown Chicago. The food is delicious and the painted Dala horse statue is an excellent photo opportunity.

1 Thank ELIN H
Halmstad, Sweden
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150 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were recommended a visit to Andersonville but we were disappointed. Not much of the Swedish roots could be seen even though everything looked old and worn out. The Swedish bakery with all the cookies and pastry was impressive, but there was nothing Swedish about it. We didn´t visit the Museum, perhaps that would have improved our experience. It was... More 

Thank Meta888
Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice neighborhood feel. Lots of little local restaurants and bars to pop into and have a bite and a drink.

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