Andersonville Ranked One of the Hottest Neighborhoods in the Country

Chicago is blessed with a variety of interesting neighborhoods that cater to virtually every personal lifestyle preference especially those that are looking for the urban-living experience.

This point was proved yet again by a recent column in the Chicago Business Journal listing Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood as one of the city’s hottest areas for residential real estate.

The Business Journal story pointed to a recent survey that ranked Andersonville as the 7th-hottest neighborhood in the country. That’s high praise, and though the survey behind this ranking wasn’t exactly scientific, I do agree that there is plenty to like in Andersonville.

What makes Andersonville special? The story rightly points out that this North Side neighborhood boasts a wide array of housing options. Buyers can find affordable condominiums, large single-family homes and even unique townhouses here.

But that’s just the start of Andersonville’s charm. The neighborhood is also home to a variety of eclectic shops, high-end restaurants and entertaining pubs. The area around North Clark Street — which runs through the heart of Andersonville — is dotted with fun places to shop, eat and be entertained.

The same survey that the Chicago Business Journal cites also ranked the top five residential real estate markets in the Chicago area. Andersonville, of course, topped the survey’s list. Also joining this neighborhood were Garfield Ridge, Brighton Park, the Lakeshore Historic District in nearby Evanston and the Ishnala neighborhood in the suburb of Palos Heights.

If I were putting together a list of top Chicago neighborhoods, I’d include many other favorites, including places like Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village, Streeeterville, Bucktown and Ravenswood. And that’s just a small sampling. As I’ve written many times, Chicago has a neighborhood for everyone. That’s one of the reasons this is such a great place to live.