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    Located on the northwest side of Chicago, Avondale had a large Polish population as well as German, Italian and Scandinavian. As residents from neighboring communities such as Logan Square and Bucktown sprawl farther out due to rent increases, Avondale has begun to attract a more diverse community. Several bus stops serve the neighborhood as well as two stop on the CTA’s Blue line.

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    One of Chicago's most unique neighborhoods, Chinatown offers a touch of Far East charm in the Midwest. Featuring scores of terrific Chinese and Cantonese restaurants and bakeries, the neighborhood has a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of those who visit. Shoppers enjoy the cozy, family-owned bookstores and gift shops. If you're lucky, you'll visit Chinatown during one of its lively festivals...  Read more »

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    Gold Coast

    Tucked between North Avenue and Oak Street along Lake Shore Drive, the Gold Coast offers some of the most desired lakeshore property in Illinois. The neighborhood, which is known for its architectural history and cultural richness, is home to some of the city's most prestigious and influential movers and shakers. Drop by one of the booming cafés or bars on State Street, which is just south of the neighborhood, and see who is out.

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    Urban renewal brought a wave of Greek immigrants to the area. Now, thanks to improvements, the neighborhood offers the finest in Greek cuisine and still maintains a touch of its European origins. The area is encompassed by Kinzie and 16th Streets on the north and south and the Chicago River and Ogden Avenue on the east and west.

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    Lincoln Park

    Some of the city's trendiest shops, bars, and theaters call this neighborhood home, as does the famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Named for the park that encompasses its eastern border, the neighborhood of Lincoln Park runs from Diversy Parkway to North Avenue.

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    Little Italy

    People undertaking strict diets should probably skirt this Chicago neighborhood, where the air is full of the tempting aroma of deep dish pizza. Indeed, Little Italy is popular for its cozy, family-operated restaurants and unique neighborhood groceries.

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    Magnificent Mile

    Some of the best shopping and dining can be found on the Magnificent Mile. Running down Michigan Avenue and bounded by Oak Street on the north and the Chicago River to the south, you will find the best of all that is expensive here. Consider it the Rodeo Drive of the Midwest.

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    Museum Campus

    Home to the world-famous Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium, the Museum Campus was the brainchild of Daniel Burnham, an architect and city planner who wanted the city's most prominent lake-front attractions to be linked by a series of public parks and gardens. All in all, the Campus covers more than 57 acres. During the warmer months, this wide-open space is a popular place to laze away...  Read more »

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    Old Town

    Home to Chicago's legendary Second City comic troupe, Old Town has many claims to fame. The neighborhood, located between North Avenue and Division Street on North Wells Street, was once a hippie paradise. Now it's home to some of Chicago's best nightlife spots. The demolition of Cabrini Green, a notorious government housing project, has helped make way for cottages and row houses in the now-upscale...  Read more »

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    River North

    Originally home to the city's manufacturing plants and factories, River North's mixture of high-rises and historical buildings adds to the neighborhood's eccentric feel. Home to hot dance clubs, celebrity-owned restaurants, and top-drawer art galleries, the district is definitely worth a trip. You'll find bistros and boutiques housed in century-old warehouses, not to mention the world's largest blues and jazz record shop.

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    Best Known For...

    • World-Class Entertainment
    • Night Owls Have Lots of Options
    • Here's the Beef
    • Designer Outlet Shopping

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    The Loop

    The Loop is the core of the Windy City's downtown area and the center of its cultural, governmental, and business communities. As a result, their hustle and bustle make the city run and are worth witnessing if you like seeing the workings of a big city. Enjoy historical and architectural delights as the roar of the city's mass transit system raises your adrenaline level and reminds you of Chicago's size and splendor.

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    Wicker Park

    Best Known For...

    • Live music
    • Late-night dining
    • The Dive Bar
    • The B&B
    • Boutiques and galleries

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    Ethnic diversity is Wrigleyville's trademark. Originally settled by blue-collar workers, the area between Sheffield and Broadway is now home to immigrants and bohemians and includes housing around Wrigley Field. Among its attractions are international restaurants, woman-owned and operated businesses, and terrific meat, fish, and vegetable markets.