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.
According to a recently released report from Money.com ranking the best places to live in the U.S., Rogers Park scores high. They use data based on a methodology to analyzed economic opportunities, quality of life, diversity, and additional factors in order to rank each spot.
Ten of the locations on the list are in the Midwest, with two falling in the Chicago area. Though the number one spot on the list goes Atlanta Georgia, which Money.com notes is a ‘cultural behemoth’ with much to offer.
There’s a lot to do in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Check out some of the top places, restaurants, and activities:Grab a drink at Howard Street Brewery, now open in Rogers Park
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, 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.Check out the artistic twist artists have given the numerous pot holes in the area. Dine outdoors at Glenwood Avenue’s Chicago Alfresco program. Explore Devon Avenue filled with great restaurants and shopping.
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 bit 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 find fun year-round events like their beloved outdoor markets.
Other midwestern cities on the list include Naperville, IL at 16, Carmel, Indiana at 19, Chanhassen, Minnesota at 27, Overland Park, Kansas at 29, Kirkwood, Missouri at No. 36, and a few more father down the list.
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