Get to Know Sandburg Village
Bordered by North, Division, Dearborn and LaSalle; Sandburg Village is part of the prestigious Gold Coast community, in Chicago’s Near North.
The Gold Coast is one of the oldest communities in Chicago. It dates back to 1882, when Chicago’s prosperous residents began moving north along the lakeshore.
What to do in Sandburg Village
Sandburg Village is named after Chicago’s own poet, Carl Sandburg, who famously called Chicago the "City of Big Shoulders." In his honor, the Chicago Historical Society, located at North and LaSalle, has a restaurant called Big Shoulders Café.
This exclusive area is just a few blocks from the city’s best shopping and restaurants. The Magnificent Mile is a one-mile stretch of tree-lined streets that starts at the Chicago River and runs north to Oak Street. It boasts internationally known shops, upscale hotels and some of the finest dining in the world.
Sandburg Village has the famous Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach right down the block, so it’s an ideal area for biking, volleyball, working out, running, walking or just enjoying the lake. Both beaches have summer restaurants that reside right on the sand.
Sandburg Village’s Distinctive Housing
This is a beautiful, quiet, convenient neighborhood where prices range from moderate to high. A cornucopia of Chicago architecture, one can find modern high-rise condominium buildings, cooperatives, townhouses, brownstones, greystones and lavish mansions in the general vicinity.