Chicago’s Andersonville has been recognized as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world, according to a new report.
The North Side area secured a # 2 spot on Time Out’s recently released “49 coolest neighborhoods in the world” list, just behind Norrebro, Copenhagen.
“The city’s historic Swedish enclave (note the flag on the neighborhood’s iconic water tower), Andersonville is now best known for its LGBTQ + nightlife and the bars and restaurants that line the Clark Street corridor. Time Out wrote.
The magazine noted that Andersonville was particularly popular during the pandemic, given the neighborhood’s proximity to beaches and parks along the lake.
As part of a new pilot program, Andersonville is looking to launch Clark Street Composts, serving as a model for green composting, according to Time Out.
For the perfect day in the neighborhood, Time Out recommended a morning of Scandinavian-inspired baking at Lost Larson, then heading to vintage Wolly Mammoth store. Next, visitors can visit Foster Beach and Hopleaf, before heading to a show at the Neo-Futurists Theater.
Time Out has ranked the 10 coolest neighborhoods in the world:
- Norrebro, Copenhagen
- Andersonville, Chicago
- Jongno 3-ga, Seoul
- Leith, Edinburgh
- Train station district, Vilnius
- Chelsea, New York
- XIth district, Budapest
- Ngor, Dakar
- Sai Kung, Hong Kong
- Richmond, Melbourne
The list looked at food, drink, nightlife and culture, as well as community spirit, resilience and sustainability in light of the vast coronavirus pandemic, Time Out noted.