With gorgeous Victorian architecture, quaint tree-lined streets, and historic charm, Old Town is one of Chicago’s most desirable residential areas. One mile from the Loop and walking distance to Lake Michigan and lakeside parks and beaches, the neighborhood itself is also a culinary, shopping, and entertainment hotspot. And with easy access to all of the city via the CTA Red, Purple, and Brown lines, your next Chicago adventure is just around the corner!
As the area was settled in the 1830s by German farmers, the Old Town area was known for decades simply as the “Cabbage Patch”. These industrious Germans managed to turn what was swamp into productive farmland and built the awe-inspiring St. Michael’s church. St. Michael’s was one of the few major structures spared from the flames of the Chicago Fire and it remains active to this day.
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