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By: Nick Popernik, Cynthia Gonzalez, Dena Kogionis, Sam Sheynberg,
Vaishal Kaila, Basia Folga
Location of Neighborhood and How to Get
• Location: South of the Loop,
main street is Halsted.
• How to Get There using Public
Transportation: Take the Red
Line to Lake, where you transfer
over to the Blue Line, taking the
line to Forest Park. Get off at
UIC/Halsted and go Northwest.
• Greeks first arrived in Chicago in the 1840s. Around the turn of the
century, the Greeks concentrated around the Harrison, Blue Island,
and Halsted area, but the Eisenhower Expressway and UIC caused the
Greek population to move north a few blocks. Most of the
restaurants and businesses that originated there in the 1970s to
1990s still exist today. You can see old Greek traditions being passed
down and the language being spoken in this part of the city. In
addition to all the customs observed, the Greeks express their pride
through the annual Greek independence day parade, the Taste of
Greece, and Greek Easter.
• Total Population - 33,172
• Male Population - 16,797 (50.6%)
• Female Population - 16,376 (49.4%)
• Percent Change Since 2000 - 72.2 %
• Percent Change Since 2010 - 0.2 %
• Median Age - 30.19
Activities/Landmarks we Experienced during
• We walked around the neighborhood, and visited
what it had to offer.
• We had lunch at Athena Authentic Greek Restaurant,
where we ordered saganaki (flaming cheese), and a
variety of traditional Greek dishes.
• We passed the National Hellenic Museum. They
presently have a exhibition on “Greek Monsters.”
• After this experience we obtained more knowledge about Greektown
itself and the people within it.
• We tasted some traditional Greek cuisine, making it an authentic
• We learned about the local businesses, restaurants, and traditions
that reside here, as well as the area that encompasses Greektown.
• We were surprised by the amount of time it took us to get there- the
route we listed took about an hour one way.
• Chicago is full of diversity, and we were lucky to be able to experience
a part of that diversity in Greektown.