Beverly is located on the highest elevation in Chicago. The natural beauty of its position on the ridge allowed the community to become an exclusive streetcar suburb, and the homes and large lots reflect this historic distinction. Beverly has quick access (by public transport or car) to all of the Chicago financial markets, shopping, airports, and attractions, yet retains itself as a peaceful and quiet wooded community. Beverly is one of the top five largest historic districts in any major city in the USA.
The neighborhood is said to be the home of more Irish-style pubs than any other in Chicago. There are beautiful houses whose design were inspired by the castles from the builder’s native Ireland. The Beverly Branch Library has the largest Irish heritage collection in Chicago.