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Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms. Here are the 5 Chicago neighborhoods most active on Instagram, based on a geotagged data.

5. South Loop

Soldier Field

It’s no surprise to see the home of the Chicago Bears make the list. While Soldier Field’s capacity of 61,500 makes it the third smallest NFL stadium, high demand for tickets (and some of the highest ticket prices in the country) may encourage folks to capture those coveted sports moments, to be enjoyed forever.

4. West Loop

West Loop

Now home to THE hottest restaurants in Chicago, including Girl & The Goat, Graham Elliot’s, and Santorini (to name a few), there’s no shortage of Instagram-happy foodies eager to show off their latest culinary escapades.  And while Ex Bull Derrick Rose’s health may forever be in question, legions of basketball and music fans visiting the United Center will continue to add to the neighborhood’s vibrancy, excitement and presence on social media.

3. Fulton Market

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Duck Duck Goat, The Publican, Fulton Market Kitchen are places to grab a quick bite.

311 N. Morgan St., Fulton Market District
In Chicago’s buzzy and rapidly gentrifying West Loop, Ace Hotel has set up shop right across from Google’s Midwest HQ.

2. Lakeview- kinda old news but instagram loves it

While the Chicago Cub’s weren’t quite able to overcome the “Curse of The Billy Goat” this year, credit Lakeview’s Wrigley Field with attracting locals and tourists alike. As one of Chicago’s most popular residential neighborhoods, the area remains a recreational hot-spot, well into the off-season.

1. Wicker Park

Cultural institutions like the Flat Iron Arts BuildingQuimby’s Bookstore, and music venues like Subterranean have secured Bucktown-Wicker Park’s reputation as a hub for artists and creative types.

Anchoring the northwest wedge of the aforementioned intersection are sister The Robey and The Robey Hall hotels.

Located on North Avenue, Asrai Garden is an Instagrammer’s dream, place to shop.

Everyone flocks to Big Star for its take-out taco counter and sprawling backyard, but don’t miss its next-door sibling for a different spin on Mexican fare. Dove’s Luncheonette is another great place to see what Wicker Park is all about.

The elevated Bloomingdale Trail (or the 606 to locals) runs east-west from Bucktown to another hot neighborhood, Logan Square, along unused train tracks


Christian Peppler
Christian Peppler is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker, freelance writer, amateur musician and technology enthusiast. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 2010, and currently resides in Edgewater with his wife and a spoiled-rotten toy poodle, 'Baby.' Learn more about Christian's background by visiting his LinkedIn profile: