Andersonville is a distinctive neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. First established as a rural community by Swedish immigrants in the 1850’s, Andersonville has evolved into a diverse urban district. In addition to being one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish culture in the United States, Andersonville is home to a diverse assortment of devoted residents and businesses, including one of Chicago's largest gay and lesbian communities, a large collection of Middle Eastern restaurants and bakeries, and a thriving Hispanic commercial area north of Catalpa Avenue.
Discover the small-town charm of Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. A great place to start is at the website of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.