Best Neighborhoods in Chicago

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Magnificent Mile
215local recommendations
Jess
Jess says “The Magnificent Mile, sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is an upscale section of Chicago's Mich...” ·
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2. Wicker Park
103local recommendations
Tim
Tim says “Wicker Park totals 4 acres & features a field house with gymnasium, large children’s playground with...” ·
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3. Boston Chinatown
66local recommendations
Erica
Erica says “If you Love Chinese Cuisine, Chicago's Chinatown is the best place outside of China to indulge. Try ...” ·
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4. Andersonville
49local recommendations
Eileen
Eileen says “The restaurants and shops in Andersonville are numerous and one can spend a weekend walking up and d...” ·
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5. Wrigleyville
34local recommendations
Shelby
Shelby says “Wrigley Field, which was built in 1914, will be playing host to Major League Baseball for the 101st ...” ·
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6. Boystown
35local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “The gay epicenter in Chicago- Halsted is full of bars, clubs and a few restaurants” ·
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7. Chicago Loop
28local recommendations
Michael And Veronica
Michael And Veronica says “This is Downtown Chicago! The train circles the city and has multiple exits. The closest entrances b...” ·
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8. Logan Square
26local recommendations
Robert
Robert says “A great neighborhood for bars, restaurants and cafes. A quick 10 minute bus ride North on the bus ro...” ·
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9. Bucktown
13local recommendations
Jeff And Jennifer
Jeff And Jennifer says “Borders Wicker Park and has more of the same unique boutiques and eateries.” ·
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10. Pilsen
15local recommendations
Kasey + Joe
Kasey + Joe says “Authentic, artsy neighborhood south of us (great if you want to rent our bikes!) Out-of-this-world m...” ·
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11. Ravenswood
4800 N Ravenswood Ave
16local recommendations
Becky And Andrew
Becky And Andrew says “Easy access to downtown on the Metra commuter train from this station.” ·
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12. River North
10local recommendations
Richard
Richard says “Restaurants and bars everywhere.” ·
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13. Southport
12local recommendations
Jeff And Mike
Jeff And Mike says “Great street full of cute restaurants and shops” ·
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14. Old Town
16local recommendations
At Home Inn
At Home Inn says “You'll love your new neighborhood!” ·
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15. Gold Coast
12local recommendations
Richard
Richard says “Where all the money is. Dangerous at night on weekends.” ·
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16. Ukrainian Village
8local recommendations
Mykola
Mykola says “First officially dedicated historical district / neighborhood in Chicago.” ·
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17. Berwyn
7local recommendations
Becky And Andrew
Becky And Andrew says “Transit station for the Red Line trains. Easy access to here via the 92 Bus -- Red Line takes you no...” ·
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18. Washington Park
8local recommendations
Anthony
Anthony says “Located in the Washington Park/Woodlawn neighborhood, Washington Park totals 366.84 acres and featur...” ·
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19. NEWCITY
1457 N Halsted St
4local recommendations
Anjli
Anjli says “New awesome grocery store! Very cute~!” ·
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20. Portage Park
6local recommendations
Kelli
Kelli says “Portage Park is a huge, beautiful park with a twice-monthly farmers market and two pools. The perime...” ·
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21. South Loop
5local recommendations
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22. Ravenswood Manor
2local recommendations
Nate
Nate says “This is a nice neighborhood to explore. Manor park, First Slice, and enchanted alleys are some good ...”
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23. Kilbourn Park
2local recommendations
Lara
Lara says “Kilbourn Park is a Great Chicago Green Space which also features one of the largest organic communit...”
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24. River West
2local recommendations
Bill
Bill says “Many of the cities newest restaurants, bars and places to live.”
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25. North Avenue Beach
1600 N Lake Shore Dr
11local recommendations
Karen
Karen says “Fun in the sun whether relaxing in the sand or jogging/biking on the path. This path stretches 6 mi...” ·
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26. Forest Glen
5310 N Forest Glen Ave
3local recommendations
Mark
Mark says “Metra's Milwaukee district commuter rail line can get you downtown in about 20 minutes. Check schedu...” ·
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27. Roscoe Village
5local recommendations
Jen
Jen says “Cute shops, restaurants, you can rent a bike at Roscoe Village bikes, get a book at Roscoe Village B...” ·
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28. Little India
4local recommendations
Richard
Richard says “On a Saturday night - you might as well be in Bombay or some place in Pakistan or India - Devon Aven...” ·
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29. Oriole Park
2local recommendations
Erin
Erin says “Lots of playground awesomeness and great for morning runs!” ·