Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bucktown/Wicker Park/Ukranian Village/Logan Square

Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukranian Village and Logan Square all seemed to get lumped together by many Chicagoans. The group of neighborhoods lies along the el tracks of the Blue Line, about a 10-minute ride from the Loop. The areas started out as Polish working class in the mid-1800’s and later […]

The Gold Coast, the Magnificent Mile, and Streeterville

The Magnificent Mile, the (approximately) one-mile-long stretch of Michigan Avenue just north of the Chicago River, is known for its luxury highrises, fancy boutiques, hotels, and increasingly touristy selection of restaurants. Eight Chicago landmarks and four of the ten tallest buildings are located along the Mile, along with three upscale […]

The Lakeview Neighborhood

The Lakeview neighborhood is considered by many to be one of the city’s most livable areas. It’s located along the Lakefront (hence the name) and is home to both young families, co-eds, and many post-grads under 40. Lakeview is known for its abundance of restaurants (many of which are BYOB), […]