Iconic, historic, and diverse, there’s plenty to love about this Chicago neighborhood.

Welcome to Bronzeville

Bronzeville is an urban neighborhood with a vibrant, rich history. Throughout the years, this community has seen a lot of growth, and it's an area that is filled with incredible African-American culture. Walking through the area, you will see exceptional sights at every turn, from public art installations to a stunning lakefront with multiple beaches. Given its arts and culture, paired with excellent restaurants and parks to visit, Bronzeville’s entertainment opportunities are vast. These fun opportunities are combined with friendly and welcoming community members. The real estate in this neighborhood reflects the community it resides in, with both older historic homes that have been renovated and more modern developments too.

What to Love

  • Upbeat and urban atmosphere
  • Great restaurants and fun community events
  • Rich African-American history

Local Lifestyle

There is a lot to love in Bronzeville. It’s a vibrant and energetic place, with residents and visitors alike exploring local shops and enjoying the history and culture of the town. Whether it’s walking through the Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour, visiting the local parks and beaches, or heading to a local restaurant, there is something for everyone. Many are attracted to the iconic and continually developing neighborhood. With its trendy and urban feel, many young professionals reside here, and with its friendly environment, a lot of people with families are attracted to Bronzeville as well.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Entertainment in Bronzeville offers great opportunities, from the trendy restaurants to the charming shops. 
As its name suggests, Cleo’s Southern Cuisine is one of the top places to dine on Southern fare. Another popular restaurant for soul food is Pearl’s Place. Both are especially known for their fried chicken and catfish. 
Dedicated to its community, Bronzeville Winery is a restaurant famous for its carefully curated wine list and meal options to pair perfectly with it. Another can’t-miss eatery is Honey 1 BBQ. They offer hickory-smoked BBQ dishes with a signature sauce, including options like ribs and pulled pork.
Bronzeville has many local shops and boutiques to explore and fall in love with. Some include the clothing store Bronzeville Boutique, and Stone Art Supply, a place for all of your artistic needs.

Things to Do

Bronzeville’s upbeat atmosphere means there is always something for its residents to do. To discover all things art, hop on the Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour. The tour takes you through the whole city, showing you multiple art exhibits and galleries located throughout the neighborhood.
Gallery Guichard is another artistic hotspot. This gallery showcases contemporary art from the African diaspora and showcases many exhibits all the time to explore and discover. Visiting Little Black Pearl is another way to take in art, by exploring your creative side. They offer classes for painting, drawing, photography, and everything in between.
One of the most popular parks and outdoor recreation destinations in Bronzeville is Ellis Park. People come here to take their kids to the playground, play rounds of tennis, or play sports on the athletic fields.


Overview for Bronzeville, IL

32,375 people live in Bronzeville, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $28,012. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

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Around Bronzeville, IL

There's plenty to do around Bronzeville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dos Bros, VC FIT, and Molly Wilmes.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.38 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.54 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Bronzeville, IL

Bronzeville has 15,117 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bronzeville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,375 people call Bronzeville home. The population density is 14,869.426 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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