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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: AVONDALE

DISCOVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
EXPLORE THE CITY. 

AVONDALE OFFERS A FUNKY COMBINATION OF OLD AND NEW. 

With an edgy arts and culture scene, small businesses, and foodie favorites, Avondale is your new favorite neighborhood. This neighborhood has been revitalized by a group of young entrepreneurs and small business owners who are breathing new life into it.

New restaurants and bars have popped up in recent years. You’ll find everything from hole-in-the-wall hangouts where locals love to kick back to chic contemporary dining rooms and vintage karaoke bars. With a hip, young vibe and an industrial past, Avondale is quickly becoming one of Chicago’s newest hot spots

BEST FAMILY PLACES TO VISIT IN AVONDALE

Looking for Chicago kid-friendly attractions? We've got you covered with kid-friendly photography spots, weekend recommendations, and adorable photo shoots.

Here are some of our favorite spots:

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A beautiful, recreational park that offers various amenities such as playgrounds, swimming pools and outdoor basketball courts.

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 Located in the heart of Avondale, the mural on Addison Street is a great way to spend your afternoon or evening out, while visiting the Taste of Chicago.

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 A community-focused arts organization that works to make the arts accessible for everyone.

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Explore gardens inside and out, discover how plants take care of us, or enjoy a water wall waterfall experience.

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An urban garden oasis on a once vacant lot on Chicago’s northwest side that was created by a dedicated group of neighbors and volunteers.

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A gymnastics center that is well known for its quality instruction and exciting approach to helping kids develop a love for the sport.

BEST PET PLACES TO VISIT IN AVONDALE

Looking for pet-friendly areas in Chicago? We know the best dog parks and Chicago's best urban spots for your four-legged friend.

Here are some of our favorite spots:

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Large open space with tree cover, shady spots and lots of room to run. There are doggie drinking fountains onsite, plus kiddie pools for the pups on hot days!

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Let your pooch roam around the area, getting most of its usual activities done without the worry of being separated from you.

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Next time you and your dog want to get outside and enjoy the weather, start making some memories at this beautiful dog area!

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This dog park makes use of four abandoned tennis courts built with over 90% recycled materials, making it the largest 100% enclosed dog park in the city!

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If you're looking for places to play and mingle with other dogs and humans, this is a great spot to start!

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The food – which features re-imagined pub grub – offers something for everyone, while the patio is dog friendly throughout the year.

Aaron Gang Photography is a Chicago-based photography studio located at 1016 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. We provide photography for families, pets, businesses, professionals and actors in our studio and in surrounding areas just like Avondale. Check out the full list of Chicago neighborhoods we provide photography services to.