A new list categorizing the top places in the U.S. to put down roots ranks Chicago’s Rogers Park as one of the top 5 choices across the U.S. and number 1 in the Midwest!
According to a recently released report from Money.com ranking the best places to live in the U.S., Rogers Park scores high, landing at the top spot out of the entire midwest. They use data based on a methodology to analyze economic opportunities, quality of life, diversity, and additional factors in order to rank each spot.
Rogers Park exemplifies “everything that makes Chicago great.” It’s cited as the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago (Chicago is also one most diverse cities in the country.) The neighborhood is known for its multicultural atmosphere, and also has ample lakefront access, and afforadable housing opportunities!
There’s a lot to do in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Check out some of the top places, restaurants, and activities:
- This hidden diner is connected to a neighborhood gas station that serves up A+ burgers!
- Grab a drink at Howard Street Brewery open now in Rogers Park
- Plus, the famous Candyland house is getting restored
- Check out the playful artistic twist local artists have given the numerous pot holes in the area.
- Explore Devon Avenue filled with great restaurants and shopping.
- Dine outdoors at Glenwood Avenue’s Chicago Alfresco program.
Check out The Mile of Murals, a community public art initiative, which is decorated by bold art pieces that reflect history, culture, and the overall spirit of Rogers Park. Don’t miss out on the Glenwood Arts District, filled with galleries, music venues, and live theater, like Theatre Above the Law at Jarvis Square Theater, and endless art. The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest takes place every year, bringing tons of local artists together.
Honey Bear Cafe, a beloved Rogers Park brunch spot brings all the goodness with delicious French toast, and additional brunch favorites. Located at 7036 N Clark St. the eatery has drawn crowds to the area.
Loyola Beach is super scenic and runs along the lakefront. Take a walk and admire the gorgeous views, or walk around the 40-acre park. There’s nearby a wall filled with vibrant murals and plenty of restaurant choices.
There’s so much more in store. Head to Jarvis Square for a bite to eat and source some great antique finds. The commercial area is filled to the brim with boutiques, bars, and coffee shops. In Rogers Park, it’s always easy to find fun year-round events like their beloved outdoor markets.
Other midwestern cities on the list include Naperville, IL, Carmel, Indiana, and Chanhassen, Minnesota.
As for the rest of top ten on the list, other notable midwest neighborhoods include: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Naperville, Illinois, Carmel, Indiana, Overland Park, Kansas, Madison, Wisconsin, Woodbury, Minnesota, Eagan, Minnesota, Troy, Michigan, and St. Peters, Missouri.
[Featured photo via: Flickr/Tim (CC BY 2.0)]