One of Chicago’s historic neighborhoods is among the coolest in the world.
In fact, only one neighborhood beats it in the ranking.
That’s according to Time Out, which recently “polled 27,000 city-dwellers” as part of its annual Time Out Index survey to pinpoint the Top 49 coolest neighborhoods across the globe.
Results showed Andersonville in Chicago ranked No. 2 in the world, second only to Nørrebro, on the northern side of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
Here’s why Andersonville stood out, according to Time Out’s report:
“The city’s historic Swedish enclave (take note of the flag on the neighbourhood’s iconic water tower), Andersonville is now better known for its LGBTQ+ nightlife and the bars and restaurants that line the Clark Street corridor. Over the past year, the area has bounced back in a big way, welcoming new bars (Nobody’s Darling, the Bird Cage) and restaurants (Parson’s Chicken & Fish), while events like the Taste of Andersonville have done a top job of showcasing beloved local institutions. The district has always been a desirable place to live, but its proximity to beaches and coastal parks has only made it more appealing during the pandemic. Andersonville is also a community that’s looking forward, launching initiatives like Clark Street Composts – a pilot programme that could serve as a model for eco-friendly composting throughout Chicago.”
Find more info — including a “perfect day” in Andersonville, and the rest of the coolest neighborhoods in the world — here.