Illinois is Home to the Second ‘Coolest Neighborhood’ In the World
How many times have you visited a neighborhood and thought, man this place is cool! If you jump in your car right now, in less than 2 hours you can visit the second coolest neighborhood on the planet!
Don't take my word for it though... take Time Out's word for it.
Time Out recently published a list of the '49 Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World.' Why did they pick 49 and not 50? I don't know, so it grabbed your attention maybe? Or perhaps there just wasn't a 50th neighborhood worth mentioning.
Why did they decide to go with the spelling 'Neighbourhood?'
Also I don't know... but chances are it's the same answer... so we'd pay just a little more attention to the story.
Andersonville, Chicago landed on the list... IN SECOND PLACE.
Which is like really amazing considering we're talking the entire world in this list!
The only place that beat Andersonville is Norrebro, Copenhagen... which I've never heard of, so I guess you could say Andersonville is the coolest neighborhood (or neighbourhood) I've ever heard of.
While I have no idea if I've ever been to Andersonville, though I assume I have, I have a special spot for it in my heart because one of my nephews' is named Anderson and my oldest brother always calls him Andersonville.
Time Out's article lists the 'perfect day' in Andersonville as:
Start off with coffee and pastries from Scandi-inspired bakery Lost Larson, before checking out the vintage knick-knacks at Woolly Mammoth or feminist literature at Women & Children First. Next, stroll along the picturesque Foster Beach, then snag a table at Hopleaf and enjoy mussels and Belgian beer. Round off your day with a drag show at the Bird Cage or a surreal performance of the Neo-Futurists’ Infinite Wrench.
Coffee and pastries sold me on this trip. Who's in for this road trip? You're driving though, I hate driving.
There's even more about Andersonville here.