Did Highland Park Get Snubbed on 'Most Exciting' Burb List?

Evanston was the only Illinois suburb to make the list. Do you think it deserves the spot? Should Highland Park — or another Chicago suburb — have made the list?

Agree or disagree: Highland Park should've made a top ten list as one of the "most exciting" suburbs in the Chicago area?  

While it didn't make real estate blog Movoto "most exciting" list, one Chicago suburb did. Evanston ranked No. 10 on Movoto's list and was the only Illinois burb on there. 

Evanston's blurb reads: "One of Chicago’s suburbs, Evanston placed fifth overall in terms of youthful residents and in the top 25 for nightlife."

Cambridge, MA was the top choice. Berkeley and Santa Monica, CA made the list, as did Miami Beach, FL and Tempe, AZ. 

What do you think? Does Highland Park deserve its spot on the list? Does Evanston? Any other Chicago suburbs that you think got snubbed?
Dan Cox January 31, 2014 at 02:47 PM
Ah, The Mean Weiner of Highwood beats most of the over priced and snooty places in Highland Park!
Meshephelous January 31, 2014 at 04:45 PM
HP is not a very exciting place. Terrible drivers. Hypersensitive police. Authoritarian micromanagement by City agencies. There are a few overpriced bars. There are no 20-somethings to fill them. There are no attractive singles. . . Thank god I'm married, 30-something, and get my kicks in Highwood.
Stuart Senescu January 31, 2014 at 04:57 PM
Mes, the target market for people who are single & in their 20s is Chicago. The bars in HP aren't looking for 21 year olds. Please don't drive into HP after drinking in HW. I get no kicks from champagne; mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all.
Meshephelous January 31, 2014 at 05:12 PM
"I get no kicks from champagne; mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all. " ; ; ; ; ; ; You and the rest of Highland Park, unfortunately.
Benny G. February 11, 2014 at 07:04 PM
These kinds of lists are complete horseshit regardless that they got this one right anyway...


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