I do not mean to triviallize the question but moving north we have:
Downtown, LP, LakeView, Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park.
The proximity to the Lake, access to LSD and access to EL & Bus Lines is just as good in Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park, except ofcourse they are further away from the Loop. Each community has its own mini business districts as well. Especially w/ Uptown I believe value opportunities exist and many young professionals seeking reasonable rents and/or purchases are headed here.