Part of the larger Albany Park community area, Mayfair is a neighborhood that is typically defined by its diversity and its abundance of Historic Chicago Bungalows, a fact that played a significant role in getting North Mayfair added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Mayfair's "close-knit, family appeal and neighborly character," as well as its strong housing stock, helped the area get voted "The Best Place for Bungalows and First-Time Buyers" by This Old House magazine in 2010, and Marie's Pizza, a neighborhood institution since 1940, was voted one of the best places to get pizza in the entire city by my wife and me in 2012.