One of the most quintessential streets in the entire city of Chicago is Armitage Avenue. Located in the historic heart of trendy, urban Lincoln Park, Armitage is most known for its gorgeous tree-lined streets and classic, colorful Victorian row houses.  Upscale boutiques and restaurants pepper the avenue making it a must-see place on any visit to Chicago.

A walk down Armitage Avenue is certain to leave you spellbound. The architecture is striking, the street is bustling and the sound of the passing “L” train (short for elevated train) cannot be missed. A leisurely afternoon stroll through the quaint, picturesque street and surrounding neighborhood is a great way to experience one of Chicago’s premier neighborhoods.

Here are some of my favorite sites:

Beautiful mosaic entryway into a pretty boutique.

Got to love the sculptured columns!

Festive signs make sure you know exactly where you are.

Traffic never stops nor do the people.

I love these gigantic circular towers! What a view outside those windows!

And so many stores and pretty boutiques to spend your money.

The “L” track races directly above you and the roaring sound of the train cannot be missed. Even the ground shakes.

A view beneath the L tracks at the gorgeous, colorful row houses all looks like a fairytale.

Each building is very unique in its architecture, shape and color.

I love this view! So beautiful!

And this one too.

One of the best things about this neighborhood is that it continues well beyond Armitage. You can stroll for hours checking out the beautiful side streets and getting to know lovely Lincoln Park.

It is an amazing neighborhood yet the L train runs right through it. However, not all houses are this close.

I spent five wonderful years living in Lincoln Park. I miss it dearly and was happy to revisit the city last weekend as there is always so much to see. It is a great city with lots of charm. In my opinion, a city to be reckoned with.

This post is in response to Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post: City. To read more posts, click here. 


    1. Wow! You have to go sometime….but in the summer of course! It is my most favorite cities in the States. It is wonderful and the people are great. I loved living there in my 20s! 🙂

    1. You’re welcome! I only wished I had more time to capture all the different neighborhoods. When I lived there I never took pictures! May how things have changed!

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