The Far North Side in Chicago is home to several ultra-hip communities, great Indian food, large gay communities, and some of the most diverse immigrant communities in the entire United States.
- Rogers Park and Edgewater (& West Ridge) — thriving multi-ethnic communities, beaches, large gay community, Loyola University, Swedish Andersonville, and the totally Indian Devon Avenue
- Lincoln Square — named for Abraham Lincoln, a diverse neighborhood with a distinct German flavor
- Albany Park & North Park — one of the most diverse immigrant communities in the US, retains its "Koreatown"
- Far Northwest Side (Forest Glen, Jefferson Park, Norwood Park, Edison Park, O'Hare, Dunning, and Portage Park) — affluent suburban neighborhoods with nice parks, large Polish communities, O'Hare Airport, and some big annual festivals