West is a uniquely quiet and lush residential area only ½ mile by ¼
mile in size. It may be small, but this neighborhood is big on
amenities and proximity to downtown Chicago’s main attractions.
Located just a mile from Lake Michigan and in the center of
Chicago’s north side, Graceland West is nestled between the
well-known neighborhoods of Andersonville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park,
Lincoln Square and Wrigleyville, as well as the trendy Southport
Avenue shopping/dining/entertainment corridor.
convenience are the watchwords of Graceland West. There’s plenty of
easy, safe parking and you can get to downtown Chicago via CTA train
and bus as well as Metra trains (the same train that takes music
enthusiasts to Ravinia Park in Highland Park for outdoor concerts).
find Gracie Mansion here or spot the ghost of Elvis, but the area is
named for historic Graceland Cemetery. This park-like setting
features monuments designed by notable sculptors and architects
honoring many of Chicago's most prominent early citizens: Marshall
Field, Potter Palmer, Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der
Rohe and George Pullman, among others. Graceland Cemetery tours are
offered weekly, in season.
for business, pleasure or both, visitors who come to this
neighborhood appreciate the gracious Graceland West homes, beautiful
parks and landscaping. Enjoy Warner Park and Gardens, for example, a
community park with a charming gazebo and flower-lined walk.
an enormous range of other things to see, do and experience,
including the Mercury Theatre for live performances and the Music
Box movie theater, which offers a wide range of foreign, art and
avant-garde films. Dine at sublime local restaurants, featuring
Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian, gourmet Mexican, Ecuadorian and
Cajun cuisine as well as a Brazilian Steakhouse.
More Neighborly Way To Stay Overnight?
Avoid the cold, impersonal downtown Chicago hotels in favor of one
of our warm, inviting B&Bs. In fact, pick
Joy’s Joy, A Victorian Bed &
It’s perfect for anyone seeking a quiet place with charm and
comfort. A European would feel right at home at this B&B as would
architecture buffs, antiques enthusiasts and gardeners, plus there’s
a superb garden room for quiet reading or meditation.
Book your stay
today in a quiet area that’s got quite a lot going for it--Graceland