About Rogers Park
Originally, Rogers Park was a village along the old post road (later Clark Street) to Green Bay, Wisconsin. As Chicago's population grew, Rogers Park was annexed by the city in 1893. Rogers Park is considered two neighborhoods within one: East Rogers Park and West Rogers Park.
Rogers Park is a unique neighborhood that has a quasi 1960's flavor due to the many social activists, artists and ex-hippies living there. Rogers Park is also home to the Heartland Cafe, which publishes its own liberal newspaper espousing community issues.
Because it is situated between Loyola University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Rogers Park has a large student population, and this contributes to a counter cultural legacy which is continually being reborn. Additionally, Rogers Park has a lively arts community.
Due to the student population and cultural diversity, Rogers Park is chock full of fantastic restaurants, bars, clubs and great shopping. The housing in Rogers Park is extremely affordable and diverse, ranging from large multi-unit apartment buildings to single family homes, highrises, two and three flat walkups, and new construction buildings.