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Living in Near North Chicago

Near North is the most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 21,098 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: River North, Gold Coast, Cabrini Green, Old Town, Fulton River District, The Loop and Near East Side.

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Walk Score of Near North, Chicago, IL

Near North is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Newberry Library

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

Daily errands do not require a car in Near North Chicago.

Near North is the most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 98.

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

Near North Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Near North to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Population

1 Near North 98 94 73 21,098
2 Printers Row 97 100 65 2,341
3 Gold Coast 96 91 74 30,051

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 848 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Near North.

People in Near North can walk to an average of 47 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Kerryman Irish Bar & Restaurant

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Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

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Transit Score of Near North, Chicago, IL

Near North is a Rider’s Paradise

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

Public Transit Routes

Near North has world-class public transportation and about 25 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

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Near North has about 30 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, I-GO and Getaround.

Neighborhood Guides

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Terri Buseman

A resident of the South Loop since 1985, Terri Buseman has sold a variety of downtown properties, from single family homes and townhomes, to lofts and condominiums since 2004. She and her husband have raised their family in the city, and therefore can relate to the challenges families face when making real estate changes.

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Uno

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US Post Office

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Bike Score of Near North, Chicago, IL

Near North is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Near North

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

Near North Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

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Trump International Hotel and Tower

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Jim's Place

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Devon Seafood Grill

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Archbishop Quigley Center

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Rockit Bar & Grill

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The Terrace at Trump

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Terri Buseman
on Mariano Park

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Uno

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Holy Name Cathedral

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US Post Office

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Tortoise Club

Near North is Talking About...

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Beck's Book Store

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Rosebud on Rush

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The Peninsula Chicago

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Archbishop Quigley Center

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