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Living in Near North Side Chicago

Near North Side is the most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 85,347 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: The Loop, Fulton River District, River West, West Loop, Goose Island, Grant Park and Lincoln Park.

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Walk Score of Near North Side, Chicago, IL

Near North Side is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Chicago Avenue Pumping Station

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Kingsbury Plaza

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

Near North Side is the most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 96.

Find apartments in Chicago's most walkable neighborhoods: Near North Side, East Ukrainian Village and West Loop.

Near North Side Chicago Apartments for Rent

Near North Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Near North Side to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Population

1 Near North Side 96 90 81 85,347
2 East Ukrainian Village 96 74 93 7,233
3 West Loop 96 100 87 6,097

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,229 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Near North Side.

People in Near North Side can walk to an average of 41 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Original Gino's East

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

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thumbnail for Chicago Avenue Pumping StationOne of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire, the Pumping Station now houses the city's visitor center and the Looking Glass Theater.

Terri Buseman
on Chicago Avenue Pumping Station

Transit Score of Near North Side, Chicago, IL

Near North Side is a Rider’s Paradise

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

Public Transit Routes

Near North Side has world-class public transportation and about 29 bus and 3 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

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Near North Side has about 90 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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Photo of City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower in Near North Side, Chicago

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

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Rainforest Cafe

Bike Score of Near North Side, Chicago, IL

Near North Side is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Near North Side

= Lowest Crime

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

Near North Side Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in Near North Side Chicago?

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Photo of City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower in Near North Side, Chicago

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

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Ed Debevic's

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Newberry Library

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Near North Library

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Cityfront Place Apartments

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Onterie Center

thumbnail for Ed Debevic'sFirst time I came here I didn't know the waiters where supposed to act like assh@$!s. it was quite the experience.

Alexander Price
on Ed Debevic's

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Mc Clurg Court

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Hemingway House Gold Coast Chicago

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Museum of Contemporary Art Store

Photo of Rainforest Cafe in Near North Side, Chicago

Rainforest Cafe

thumbnail for Newberry LibraryA world-renowned independent research library in Chicago, the Newberry offers readers an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries

Scott Johnson
on Newberry Library

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Bub City

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Montgomery Ward Park

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

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