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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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195 N Harbor Dr

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Lakeshore East Park

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 Chicago Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Coast at Lakeshore East in the Near East Side area
from $1,532
Studio
Walk Score 94
Rental info for The Tides at Lakeshore East in the Near East Side area
from $1,463
Studio
Walk Score 87
Rental info for The Shoreham in the Near East Side area
from $1,372
Studio
Walk Score 87
Rental info for North Harbor Tower in the Near East Side area
from $1,375
Studio
Walk Score 73
Rental info for 345 E Upper Wacker Dr #Conv in the Near East Side area
$1,730
1 bed
Walk Score 91
Rental info for 420 E Waterside in the Near East Side area
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Studio
Walk Score 83

Near East Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Near East Side to other Chicago neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

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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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Eating & Drinking

There are about 136 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Near East Side.

People in Near East Side can walk to an average of 15 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Near East Side

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Filini Bar and Restaurant

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thumbnail for 195 N Harbor Dr195 N Harbor aka Park Shore, is a self-contained resort that calls itself a condominium. From the Valet parking to amenities including rooftop pool, whirlpool, health club, tennis court, 2 party rooms, grocery, dry cleaner, spa, and 24hr door and maintenance staff. Walk to Millennium Park, Mariano's the loop restaurants, shopping and the lake. Truly it would be a joy to call Park Shore your home!

Sara J. McMurray
on 195 N Harbor Dr

Transit Score of Near East Side, Chicago, IL

Near East Side is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Near East Side Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Near East Side has world-class public transportation and about 1 bus lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Near East Side on public transit.

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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

= Lowest Crime

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

Near East Side Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Near East Side Chicago?

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Near East Side

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Near East Side

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195 N Harbor Dr

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Urban Kayaks

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Near East Side

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Near East Side

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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Mariano's Fresh Market

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155 N Harbor Dr

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

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Near East Side

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

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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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