A Chicago neighborhood beat out Los Angeles and San Francisco to be named “incomparable gay neighborhood” by the readers of Out Traveler.

“Are you surprised?” Out Traveler editors wrote in revealing the winner.

Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, located on the city's North Side, fans out from Halsted Street, considered the neighborhood's main artery.

“The neighborhood has everything you could want: bars, clubs, restaurants, architecture, walkability, its own El stop, and now marriage equality (Illinois legalized same-sex unions in 2013),” the magazine's editors wrote.

Chicago's annual Gay Pride parade attracted over 1 million revelers to the neighborhood in June. The city also has the Midwest's largest LGBT community center. More than 1,000 people walk through the Center on Halsted's doors every day. Distinctive rainbow pylons were added to the neighborhood in the late 90s.

Neighborhoods vying for the annual prize included West Hollywood-Los Angele's Boystown, Madrid's Chueca, Barcelona's Eixample and San Francisco's The Mission.