The Rogers Park neighborhood holds another distinction: it is considered one of the most diverse in Chicago. As a home to people from all over the world, there is no single dominant ethnicity but rather its residents speak nearly 40 different languages and hail from over 80 countries. This rich tapestry has a dynamic edge to it and as a community, there has been a visible effort to work together to revitalize public spaces and support local businesses.
Bright, fresh murals and newly-updated ‘L' stations add to the experience while commercial districts along Howard Street and Clark Street, in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District and Jarvis Square tout a robust theater scene and lively music clubs, as well as galleries and studios, coffee shops and late-night dive bars. And just as the student population coexists with long-standing residents and more recent immigrant arrivals, the mix of ethnic eateries is a blend of many different backgrounds: Jamaica, Mexico, Belize, Peru, Ethiopia, Korea, Italy, India and the Middle East, among others, are all represented.