Chicago is full of great neighborhoods. If you're relocating to the windy city or you're just looking to move to a new neighborhood, you should know which ones are hot right now. Here's a look at some of the trending Chicago neighborhoods to consider next time you move.
Full of dive bars, modern restaurants and old Ukrainian delis, this neighborhood is one of the hottest right now. It's a West Side neighborhood and people are moving here en masse.
In January of 2016, Ukrainian Village was ranked as the hottest neighborhood in the entire country by Redfin. It used to be just the center of the Ukrainian community, but it has become so much more.
Filled with a diverse mix of residents, Bridgeport is an older neighborhood with plenty of charm. It's known for the bakeries and bars, such as Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar. Historically, it’s an Irish-American area, but has become one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city.
A study done by DePaul University in 2008 showed Bridgeport as one of the top diverse areas in the entire city. It has also been the birthplace of five different Chicago mayors.
Near West Side
A Fulton Market District neighborhood, Near West Side is one of the best for foodies. Moving here will put you within walking distance or a short cab ride from some of the hottest restaurants, such as Au Cheval and Girl & the Goat. The neighborhood is also home to The Aviary cocktail lounge, which is one of the best you'll find in the area.
Known for the live music venues and art deco, Uptown Chicago is one of the hottest places to live. It's full of great restaurants, found just blocks from the Aragon Ballroom and provides all types of history.
Riviera Theater is found nearby, which has been a music venue since the 1980s. It was once a movie theater and dates all the way back to 1917. This is also the neighborhood where you'll find Al Capone’s old hangout Green Mill.
An artistic community with plenty to offer, Pilsen is known for the Mexican street food. It's a Lower West Side neighborhood with a Hispanic influence throughout. The Chicago Art District is also found here with plenty of galleries to export and public art is found all throughout Pilsen.
This neighborhood used to be a slum until the art galleries took over. It has been transformed into one of the finest areas in town with plenty of galleries and commercial buildings throughout. You'll find the Trump Tower here, along with many other skyscrapers. It’s also home to many celebrities and athletes.
Other top Chicago neighborhoods to consider include:
- Wicker Park
- Gold Coast
- Hyde Park
- Roscoe Village
Chicago is a city full of diverse neighborhoods and something for just about anybody. Moving to the city provides a wide variety of options including these trending Chicago neighborhoods.