Rogers Park is bloggy, the location-based blog directory, has crunched their first 6 months of data (and some Technorati rankings and such) and come out with a list of the 10 bloggiest neighborhoods in the US. Rogers Park made the list at number 5. Gentrification, it seems, is something that gets people typing:

What’s interesting about the list we compiled is that it turns out placebloggers tend to thrive in gentrifying communities — half of our nabes in the top ten were in the middle of some form of gentrification. makes sense, but it wasn’t something we went into the project expecting to find.

5. Rogers Park/North Howard Chicago

The Neighborhood
Located in one of the last remaining pockets of poverty in Chicago’s North Side, it’s home to a culturally diverse group of residents that have very mixed feelings about the rapid gentrification.

Local Blogger
24/7 North of Howard Watchers

Local Obsessions
Don Gordon and Joe Moore’s heated race for Alderman of the 49th Ward.

(via BoingBoing)

6 Comments so far

  1. Craig Gernhardt (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

    I really dislike, but well done anyhow Toni!

  2. Bill V (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

    I hear that Rogers Park is on fire tonite as well.

  3. Dan Telfer (unregistered) on April 23rd, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

    As someone in South Evanston I’m confused. North of Howard watchers? North of Howard is, with the exception of maybe a block, not Chicago or Rogers Park. Is Evanston bleeding gentrification on Rogers Park and they’re watching us? Are we just merrily included in the neighborhood? Is there some other reference I’m not getting?


  4. Fuzzy (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 1:12 pm


    I’m guessing is working by zipcode, rather than any political boundaries. Anyway, in my journeys back and forth across Howard I’d say that there’s no immediate indication that you’re in Evanston other than that the street numbers suddenly get retarded.

  5. Dan Telfer (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    Hmm… Okay. I agree about the feel of the area, but I still don’t get the name.

  6. Fuzzy (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 4:11 pm

    Looking again, it *might* be “24/7 North” of “Howard Watchers”. We could, I suppose, ask them. They’re even in town and all.

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