Our Chicago Mailing Area 

As Chicago’s Premier Source for Motivational Mail, we provide our advertisers with a direct link to high-income households in prime demographics. Since our inception in the 1990’s, we’ve consistently mailed into key areas in the city of Chicago, linking consumers to local businesses. We specifically target a responsive audience with our exclusive mailing areas. As opposed to Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) we hand-select specific carrier routes that include the highest income homes and the newest move-ins. 

While reviewing our Mailing Map, keep in mind the natural travel patterns, available transportation and easy walking distance between neighborhoods. These are high density pocket neighborhoods grouped into common areas and core zones for convenience. 

South Loop Group 

Windy City Marketing, Inc. produces Direct Mail with strong Chicago Neighborhood Marketing to homes and households located in South Loop, including specific Chicago neighborhoods New East Side, the Fulton River District, South Loop (including all new residential construction), Printer’s Row, Museum Park, Central Station, the Prairie District, Tri-Taylor (including Taylor Street) and University Village with US Postal Mail delivery to zip-codes 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60616, 60661. Our mailing area zone is comprised of approximately 20,000 homes in an area between the Lakefront, Cermak Road (on the South), Halsted Avenue (on the West) and up to Kinzie Avenue (on the North). The South Loop zone is home to “Downtown” or “The Loop”, The Theatre District, and the beloved Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. This zone contains homes nearest the Museum Campus (Chicago’s Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Shedd Aquarium), Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain. Due to its mix of industrial, commercial and residential districts made of single-family homes, townhomes, and large-scale residential buildings, the zone covers a larger area geographically to appropriately cover the residences. With such a large section of land available in the South Loop, it seems as if there is a new residential high-rise every six months! You will find a great number of busy professionals who reside here to be close to their downtown jobs. South Loop is considered one of the highest income residential areas in Chicago and a key demographic. 

River West Group 

In Chicago’s West Town or River West Neighborhood, Windy City Marketing targets the specific neighborhoods of West Loop (including Randolph Street) for West Town community advertising to 20,000 homes including residences in the West Loop, West Town, River West, Wicker Park, East Village and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods. Our premium direct mail is sent to zip-codes 60607, 60612, 60622, and 60642 within these pocket West Town communities for neighborhood advertising. The River West zone is defined by Halsted Avenue and / or the Chicago River on the East, I-290/ Congress Parkway to the South, Western Avenue, and up to North Avenue. Our zone encompasses Greektown, residences east of the United Center (home to the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks), and also includes Division Street and surrounding residences in Wicker Park. This zone is a mix of the West Loop’s high-rises, condominiums and townhomes with young professionals, with West Town’s artsy eclectic mix of single-family homes and charming three and four-flats. River West offers great living for lots of new families with babies and many well-loved dogs, as well as providing great residential options for business entrepreneurs who work from home. 

River North Group 

Windy City Marketing also delivers Chicago’s Premium Direct Mail Advertising to Chicago’s popular extended River North Area, which includes specific Chicago neighborhoods River North and Streeterville and includes US Postal Mail Delivery to zip-codes 60610, 60611 and 60654 (including homes located within Chicago’s North Pier, River District and Riverwalk adjacent to Navy Pier). The area within our River North zone is comprised of nearly all high-rises. Our mailing area of approximately 20,000 homes is bordered between the Lakefront, Kinzie Avenue, The Chicago River, and Chicago Avenue on the Northern edge. This exciting area is filled with an influx of new buildings, new residents, plus new businesses- and is one of the hottest, most popular stylish areas in Chicago. If you look at the skyline in Chicago and see construction cranes- they are likely in River North! River North is home to Navy Pier, North Pier, the House of Blues, homes east of the Chicago River (the homes seen on the architectural water boat cruises are considered in the River District), Chicago’s famous Merchandise Mart, incredible restaurants, hotels, and so much more. This tony boutique neighborhood is filled with young savvy professionals with a passion for dining out and living well- working out/ staying fit, dating, and going to the best spas, salons and retail shops. A key demographic! 

Gold Coast Group 

On Chicago’s Near North Side, Windy City Marketing utilizes the USPS to deliver high-end direct mail for the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park areas (including Chicago residents and homes along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and Chicago’s Near North Lakefront). Extremely popular for its established mix of luxury high-end retail and luxury homes, our “GCG” zone is perfect for Gold Coast advertising and community marketing. Specific neighborhoods targeted include (the) Gold Coast, Old Town, historic Old Town and Sandburg Village within zip-codes 60610 and 60611. This coveted mailing area of approximately 20,000 homes is defined by the Lake Michigan’s lakefront, Chicago Avenue to the South, The Chicago River and/or Halsted Avenue to the West, and North Avenue as its Northern edge. This mailing area includes luxury single-family homes, million-dollar townhomes, charming three and four-flats, historic residences, high-rise and mid-rise residential buildings. Gold Coast is home to Rush Street restaurants and nightlife, Oak Street luxury shopping and the highest rated salons, of course Oak Street Beach, Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile and the historic Water Tower. These luxe-loving residents choose to live in the Gold Coast for access to high-end shopping, restaurants and the proximity to Chicago’s magnificent Lakefront. 

Lincoln Park Group 

Our exclusive Lincoln Park mailing area includes the neighborhoods of Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park East, Lincoln Park West and DePaul East within Chicago’s popular zip-codes 60614 and 60657. This includes a prime mailing demographic of wealthy professionals living in luxury single-family homes in Lincoln Park, along with families in delightful 3 and 4 story simplex / duplex construction amid historic family homes. Adjacent to the actual Lincoln Park, North Avenue Beach, and Chicago’s historical landmark Lincoln Park Zoo, our mailing area lies between the Lakefront/ Park, North Avenue, Halsted Avenue, and up to Belmont on its northern edge. In this area, there’s an incredible thriving mix of luxury shopping, small boutiques, and professional offices. We offer excellent local marketing opportunities to Chicago-owned businesses interested in Lincoln Park advertising and community marketing. This area most closely resembles New York’s Upper East Side, featuring stunning parks and access to Chicago’s best beaches and Lakefront for nature focused activities such as walking, biking and golfing. 

DePaul Bucktown Group 

Residents in Chicago’s DePaul Neighborhood and Bucktown Neighborhood receive our inside chicago® direct mail booklets six times yearly delivered to zip-codes 60614, 60618, 60647 and 60657. Our “DBG” mailing area is bordered by Halsted Avenue to the East, North Avenue on the South, through Western Avenue, and up to Belmont on its most northern edge. This zone is comprised of many single-family homes- a lovely mix of high-end new construction and renovated homes, and also mid-level flats, condominiums, high-end rentals and townhomes. The pocket neighborhoods here appeal to professionals, young families, hipsters and preppies! In this collection of neighborhoods, you’re able to walk down tree-lined streets and shop at neighborhood boutiques or view edgy art installations and eat at little cafes. This zone includes the Milwaukee/ Damen Avenue shopping and entertainment corridor, the 606 Trail, and of course, DePaul University and its surrounding restaurants, shops and bars. 

Lakeview-Wrigley Group 

Windy City Marketing offers direct mail marketing services to Chicago’s North Side via our premium direct mail product inside chicago® to residents in Chicago’s Lakeview Area, including Wrigleyville, Buena Park, Roscoe Village, North Center, St. Ben’s and Andersonville in zip-codes 60657 and 60613. Our mailing area zone lies within the boundaries of the Lakefront and/or Broadway Avenue, Belmont Avenue to the South, an area up to Western Avenue and then along Damen Avenue, and at its north- Foster Avenue. This area is comprised of single-family homes, many mid-rises and 3-4 story flats, and newly constructed simplex and duplex condominium units. Our Lakeview Wrigley zone is home to many outstanding businesses and landmarks, such as the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Oz Park, the Music Box Theater, Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theatre, nightclubs, comedy clubs, music venues, and more. This is a vibrant part of town that offers places to go and things to do! Our popular advertising booklet, inside chicago® offers excellent opportunities for Marketing in Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood and Wrigleyville community advertising. These residents appreciate all things “Chicago” and pay homage to its history and diversity. Lakeview Wrigley is also home to Boystown, a well-loved and flourishing LGBT community- one of the largest communities in the Midwest. 

Overall, our Chicago Area Direct Mail Marketing Map covers the metropolitan area from Chicago’s Lakefront on the East to Western Avenue, and from Cermak Road on the South to Foster Avenue on the North. We offer Direct Mail Advertising and Marketing to seven distinct zones within Chicago, with full advertising exposure in Chicago 365 days a year to households in and prime demographics within Chicago including single family homes and marketing to upscale residences in Chicago.