Chicago’s little secret is out in the open: Ukrainian Village is the hottest hood

The neighborhood has a perfect mix of affordability, ease of access and amenity rich
  • Ukrainian Village was ranked by Redfin as the hottest neighborhood in the country.
  • Ukrainian Village was ranked for its affordability, easy access to downtown and historic charm.
  • The neighborhood is a quiet pocket of tree-lined blocks bordered by amenity-rich streets.

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Take a walk down Chicago Avenue in West Town. The bustling street near Damen Avenue is a mix of old and new tenants: boutiques, art galleries, a cowboy shop and Mariano's fresh market. New construction homes are lining the streets, but unlike some other thriving neighborhoods like West Loop, much of Ukrainian Village is landmarked. Homes built in the 1800s, towering trees, Ukrainian museums and historic churches add to the appeal of the urban lifestyle. It's friendly for cyclists, with easy access to Elston and Milwaukee Ave. bike lanes, accessible by car, easily walkable and connected with multiple bus routes. You can find farm-to-table restaurants, local grocers, coffee roasters, record shops and bakeries galore. Millennials, families and retirees all mingle together. And dogs are seemingly an equal part of the population. I admit it, I've been a resident of Ukrainian Village for four years. I never want to leave. So am I biased? Turns out, I'm not. In a report rel...