What Other Chicago Neighborhoods Are Most Like Andersonville?
September 16, 2013 11:56 AM Subscribe
In a few months, I am moving to Chicago. I will be working in Hyde Park, and am trying to decide where to live. I am rather enamored of Andersonville. What other neighborhoods might I like?
posted by willbaude to travel & transportation around Chicago, IL (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About Andersonville, I like:
-- the walkable commercial streets with eclectic/funky local businesses, bars, and restaurants.
-- the tree-lined moderately dense residential streets.
-- the fact that it's within walking distance of the lake and the beach.
-- the fact that it's on Lake Shore Drive, which I prefer to the Dan Ryan.
However, I don't love the fact that it's so far north. It is a relatively long drive from Hyde Park, and a really long way from Hyde Park by public transportation. (I expect I'd drive most of the time, but it would be nice if public transportation were a more viable option.)
Are there other neighborhoods that might suit me better? I like Wicker Park/Bucktown/Ukranian Village a lot, but they're far from the lake and the drive. Is there a part of Lincoln Park that's as dense and funky as Andersonville? If so, what part, specifically?
I lived in Hyde Park for four years, but haven't lived in Chicago since 2004. Price is comparatively unimportant; I'm willing to spend more to live somewhere I like.