The Villa


The Villa is a small, yet historic neighborhood in the Irving Park community area that is made up of only 126 single family homes. The neighborhood was founded in 1907, and the houses, which are set on boulevard-style streets, offered residents an escape from the noise and congestion of central Chicago while still being easily accesible by railroads and streetcar lines. Most of the homes in the Villa, which feature various forms Craftsman and Prairie style architecture, were built between its founding and 1922, and, because of the work of the Villa Improvement League, the city’s oldest continuously operating neighborhood association, have remained unchanged over the years.