Today many of the areas no longer correspond to any single neighborhood, and some area names have fallen out of colloquial use. The ever-changing nature of a city means that a few of the designations given in the 1920s may not still be in common use. Many are known more by a traditional or informal neighborhood name, such as Wrigleyville (*Lake View), Chinatown (*Armour Square), or Ukrainian Village (*West Town).
Residents and realtors tend to assign new names as neighborhoods evolve. Some estimate there are more than 200 such named neighborhoods in the city today.
(*Denotes an official community name.)