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

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 do…