Despite its abundance of higher learning options, Chicago doesn’t quite fit the mold of a standard college town. Along with Hyde Park, the DePaul neighborhood is the exception to that rule. DePaul offers easy access to plenty of student-friendly businesses. Since this densely populated area is home to scholars from around the globe, living spaces tend toward small apartments and roommate-ready one- and two-flats. Beyond the studious scene, the DePaul area offers easy access to a number of Chicago’s hottest entertainment hotspots, including Downtown, Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville.