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Living in Near East Side Chicago

Near East Side is the 33rd most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 5,918 residents.

Near East Side has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Streeterville, The Loop, Gold Coast, Printers Row, Near North, River North and Dearborn Park.

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Walk Score of Near East Side, Chicago, IL

Near East Side is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Near East Side

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Near East Side Chicago.

Near East Side is the 33rd most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 89.

Find apartments in Chicago's most walkable neighborhoods: Near North, Printers Row and Gold Coast.

Near East Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Near East Side to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Population

31 Lakewood - Balmoral 89 77 69 1,417
32 Palmer Square 89 71 82 7,719
33 Near East Side 89 98 82 5,918
34 South Loop 89 89 79 31,803
35 West Town 89 76 76 21,162

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thumbnail for Lakeshore East ParkThe fountains in the park are so pretty when they are running. Best stroller walking anywhere in Chicago. #neareastside

Elaine Heaney
on Lakeshore East Park

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Near East Side has about 8 car shares from Zipcar, I-GO and Getaround.

Bike Score of Near East Side, Chicago, IL

Near East Side is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Near East Side

Near East Side has less violent crime and less property crime per person than the Chicago average.

Near East Side Crime Rate

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Mariano's Fresh Market

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thumbnail for Near East SideGrab some breakfast or lunch and enjoy the outdoor seating area at Mariano's! Have a glass of wine, while you're at it :) #neareastside

Barbara Luciani
on Near East Side

thumbnail for Near East SideThis iconic place is a gem found in the middle of Chicago's downtown. Hidden between tall buildings behind Michigan avenue, residents can find green open areas and playgrounds (for kids and dogs!). Besides, a grocery store, bank, physical therapy, diner and coffee shop make this a near self-sustaining spot in the city.

Barbara Luciani
on Near East Side

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