Beer and baseball. Brews and bats. Bars and bleacher bums. Like it or not, Wrigleyville is typically known for two things: the Chicago Cubs and the party-like atmosphere that is fueled by the area's numerous drinking establishments.
The Cubs moved to what is now Wrigley Field (originally called Weeghman Park) in 1916, and it has been all downhill for the area since then. Well, at least for Cubs fans (unfortunately, they are the team that I happen to root for). While the team and their fans haven't had much to cheer about since their arrival, the area around the park has become one of the city's more popular destinations, not only for its entertainment options, but also as a place to live. Away from the bars, shops and restaurants on Clark Street, the Wrigleyville neighborhood is, for the most part, filled with quiet tree-lined streets that are packed with residential buildings, multi-unit condos, two- and three-flats, and "magnificently restored single-family townhomes, which include rehabbed Victorian greystones."