Last year, Redfin dubbed Andersonville the hottest neighborhood in Chicago and the 7th hottest in the country. With its abundance of charming independent businesses and hip restaurants along Clark Street and frequent neighborhood street festivals, it’s easy to see why.
Home to the Swedish American Museum and one of the city’s largest gay and lesbian communities, Andersonville is known for its diversity, quirky atmosphere and distinctive flavor. Specialty bakeries, stylish boutiques and a dynamic bar scene help make it a thriving example of colorful urban living.
Andersonville’s restaurant strip offers an amazing and delicious range of dining options, from craft brew emporium, Hopleaf Bar, to epic brunch spot, m. henry, there’s something to please every palate and craving.
Humboldt Park is one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods. It has gone through many cultural shifts since it’s founding in 1869. Today, about a quarter of Humboldt Park’s neighborhood is Puerto Rican and is the only officially recognized Puerto Rican neighborhood in the nation. The streets are decorated in vibrant murals and the delicious smells of the numerous restaurants waft in the air.
The stretch of Division Street between Western and California, known as the “Paseo Boricua” are flanked on either end of the strip with the iconic and massive metal Puerto Rican flags that weigh 45 tons and measure 59 feet tall.
Logan Square has a working class sensibility that keeps its hipster amenities grounded, ranging from the many artisanal cocktail lounges and gourmet coffee shops to its scruffy dive bars and cheap eats. Bike-friendly streets, community gardens and a locally run farmers market underscore it’s strong neighborly connection.
The heart of this neighborhood, the actual “square” of Logan Square, is at the intersection of Kedzie and Logan Blvd, where a circle interchange meets with Milwaukee Avenue and is one of the most striking intersections in Chicago. The large public green space traces its origins back to a Native American trail, prior to 1830 and houses the Illinois Centennial Monument, which was designed by Henry Bacon and built in 1918 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Illinois’ statehood.
The neighborhood’s boulevards (Logan, Kedzie and Humboldt) are lined with stately greystones, lots of greenery and towering trees, making them some of the most beautiful streets in the city.
Oak Park is a village adjacent to the West Side of Chicago with easy access to downtown Chicago via public transportation. Oak Park successfully devised strategies in the 1960’s to integrate rather than re-segregate its population.
Home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the Ernest Hemingway Museum, Oak Park strikes the perfect balance between lively city and historical hub with one of the world’s greatest concentrations of residences designed by Prairie School architects. Frank Lloyd Wright moved to Oak Park in 1889 and the neighborhood has 23 buildings that he designed or remodeled.
Oak Park is a wonderfully diverse, liberal and people-friendly home to lots of small grass roots arts and political organizations. There are plenty of wonderful little restaurants and independent shops, in addition to a few big box amenities.
A port of entry for immigrants for over 150 years, Pilsen grew its Mexican-American population in the 60’s. It is home to the National Museum of Mexican Art and countless Mexican restaurants, grocers, bakeries and shops.
Pilsen is also home to the University of Illinois at Chicago Campus and loads of vintage shops, art galleries, independent coffee houses and quaint cafes.Our unit
River West attracts residents who desire a little more peace and quiet, while staying close to downtown. A short walk to the West Loop is incredibly convenient – for example, it’s a mere 15-minute stroll to the hot new 1K Fulton Google building.
While River West is part of the West Loop community, it also rubs elbows with trendy Wicker Park and artsy River North. It was once a thriving market area and still has plenty of family-owned restaurants, bakeries and produce stands. Some of the city’s finest premier restaurants and cafés are here, along with art galleries and converted loft spaces.
Wicker Park is known for its amazing selection of boutique shops, esoteric bookstores and countless art galleries, in addition to some of the cities most sought-after, Michelin-rated restaurants and purveyors of the best craft cocktails and beer in town.
Easy access to public transportation, a wealth of live music venues and the abundant brick and stone architecture that was built after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, have secured Wicker Park a distinction of one of Chicago’s hippest neighborhoods.