Roscoe Village is the perfect spot for people who like the convenience of nearby neighborhoods like Lakeview and Lincoln Park but don't want to deal with the hustle and bustle. Sure, you'll find some great bars and restaurants here, but Roscoe Village is more closely defined by the myriad antique shops along Belmont Avenue. It's a quiet place with a mix of modern and vintage two- and three-flat buildings.
Even though it's by and large a quiet area, Roscoe Village knows how to party when the time is right. The annual Retro on Roscoe event is one of the city's largest summer street festivals, a convergence of classic cars, cover bands and cold beers.