Did Deerfield Get Snubbed on 'Most Exciting' Burb List?

Evanston was the only Illinois suburb to make the list. Do you think it deserves the spot? Should Deerfield — or another Chicago suburb — have made the list?

Agree or disagree: Deerfield should've made a top ten list as one of the "most exciting" suburbs in the Chicago area?  

While it didn't make real estate blog Movoto "most exciting" list, one Chicago suburb did. Evanston ranked No. 10 on Movoto's list and was the only Illinois burb on there. 

Evanston's blurb reads: "One of Chicago’s suburbs, Evanston placed fifth overall in terms of youthful residents and in the top 25 for nightlife."

Cambridge, MA was the top choice. Berkeley and Santa Monica, CA made the list, as did Miami Beach, FL and Tempe, AZ. 

What do you think? Does Deerfield deserve its spot on the list? Does Evanston? Any other Chicago suburbs that you think got snubbed?
Enrique H. January 30, 2014 at 11:41 PM
Is this article a joke? First of all, the top ten list is not for the "most exciting suburbs in the Chicago area." It is a national list. Secondly, I don't think Deerfield would rank in the top 1,000 national "most exciting suburb" list, let alone top 10. Deerfield has no night life--no night clubs and 1 "bar" in the village. No comedy clubs, no night-time activities, unless you count prostitution at the Red Roof Inn as a night-time activity. Deerfield has little entertainment--no movie theater, no theatre, nothing of genuine "Oh, I'd like to go out and do that" activity besides a bowling lane. Deerfield has no variety with regards to dining: we have Italian Restaurants. Deerfield has 9 cleaners--NINE--and the biggest town news in the last month is that the nine cleaners are complaining about another cleaners may be opening up. I have a feeling Cambridge, MA has bigger and better things to worry about. Deerfield is not 5 minutes away from a major metropolitan area unlike other cities on the top 10 list. Deerfield is 30-40 minutes from the city, depending on traffic. Honestly, it is laughable that Emily Stone even created this article.
Deerfield Mom January 31, 2014 at 07:17 AM
Thank you Enrique for putting my thoughts to words. Seriously Emily what are you thinking?
Wang January 31, 2014 at 08:31 AM
I absolutley love Deerfield, but have to agree with above comments. If Woodfire Chicken was still around, maybe we'd have a fightin' chance. Still respect Emily and effort she puts into educating and entertaining our community via the Patch...some great work in the past you should be proud of.
Emily Stone (Editor) January 31, 2014 at 08:58 AM
I thought you all might have some fun with this in a tongue in cheek way. Sorry if the tone seemed off. But thanks for commenting!
Enrique H. January 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Then well done, Emily. It's difficult seeing the potential Deerfield has and not getting a little frustrated!
Meshephelous January 31, 2014 at 05:45 PM
This article should have been written on April Fools!
Bernard Johnson February 01, 2014 at 08:37 PM
Evantson's a 'college town', Deerfield's a bedroom community whose residents have chosen to make it as non 'exciting' as is nearly humanly possible. Count your blessings - Deerfielders, this could be a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah - talk about an oxymoron to 'exciting.'
Enrique H. February 01, 2014 at 10:48 PM
Bernard, I like your description of Deerfield a lot. In fact, I think it should be posted under the sign that welcome drivers into the village. "Welcome to Deerfield: Non-Exciting as Humanly Possible."
Wang February 02, 2014 at 08:43 AM
If u go to the right basement on the right night, Deerfield can be a blast. And i am talking for those in their 30s. You may need new friends if you think life here is defined that way. Good luck to those on a mission to find the most exciting suburban locale to reside in. So curious to hear how you define exciting and see if it matches life in my 20s downtown. Peace and love. Being at the Howard Stern birthday show on Fri...now that was exciting.


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