Wrigleyville is its own neighborhood within the much larger Lakeview neighborhood. Named after the famous landmark, Wrigley Field is located at the corner of Addison and Clark and is the home of the beloved Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field, built in 1914, was originally named Weeghman Park after the club's owner. The ballpark was purchased in 1926 by William Wrigley Jr. and renamed shortly thereafter.
Wrigleyville is is the neighborhood of choice for many recent college graduates and young professionals because of its proximity to the lake, its relative affordability and its lively social scene. In fact, Wrigleyville has all of the amenities of Lincoln Park, not to mention its own baseball team, without the prices of its well-to-do neighbor to the south.
Dozens of bars and restaurants surround Wrigley Field, including the Cubby Bear, Murphys and Hi-Tops. The Metro is one of the cities best venues to take in live music. The eastern section of Wrigleyville is bordered by Lake Michigan, and there are numerous activities that the Chicago lakefront offers. Although many single family homes exist in Wrigleyville, most housing is a mixture of new construction condominium walkups and turn of the century buildings that are designed for apartment type living.