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Living in Old Town Chicago

Old Town is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 10,791 residents.

Old Town has excellent public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Cabrini Green, Old Town Triangle, Near North, Lincoln Park, River North, Goose Island and River West.

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Walk Score of Old Town, Chicago, IL

Old Town is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of Near North Library in Old Town, Chicago

Near North Library

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Old Town Pour House

Daily errands do not require a car in Old Town Chicago.

Old Town is the 14th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 93.

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

Old Town Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Old Town to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Transit Score

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Population

12 Wicker Park 94 75 87 11,183
13 Park West 94 80 78 12,051
14 Old Town 93 86 66 10,791
15 Wrigleyville 93 85 73 3,611
16 Old Town Triangle 93 81 72 7,946

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 169 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Old Town.

People in Old Town can walk to an average of 16 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Burton Place

Photo of Zanies Comedy Club in Old Town, Chicago

Zanies Comedy Club

Restaurant Choices Map

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thumbnail for Near North LibraryNeighborhood public library. Great little small library next to Old Town. Very quiet and never crowded.

Scott Johnson
on Near North Library

Transit Score of Old Town, Chicago, IL

Old Town has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Old Town Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Old Town has excellent public transportation and about 8 bus and 3 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

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Old Town has about 8 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and I-GO.

Bike Score of Old Town, Chicago, IL

Old Town is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Old Town

= Lowest Crime

Old Town has less personal crime and less property crime per person than the Chicago average.

Old Town Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Old Town Chicago?

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Photo of Old Town Entrance in Old Town, Chicago

Old Town Entrance

Photo of Old Town Aquarium in Old Town, Chicago

Old Town Aquarium

Photo of Twisted Baker in Old Town, Chicago

Twisted Baker

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Old Town

Photo of Near North Library in Old Town, Chicago

Near North Library

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Street Clock

Photo of Burton Place in Old Town, Chicago

Burton Place

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Burton Pl Statue

Photo of The Frame Hamlet in Old Town, Chicago

The Frame Hamlet

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Kamehachi Sushi

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State Street Barbers

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Burton Place Inc

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Kilwin's

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Village Cycle Center

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