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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.

Photo of Kingsbury Plaza in Near North Side, Chicago

Kingsbury Plaza

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

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

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, West Loop and East Ukrainian Village.

Near North Side Chicago Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Chestnut Tower in the Near North Side area
from $1,700
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for 1133 N. Dearborn in the Near North Side area
from $1,543
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 211 E. Delaware in the Near North Side area
$1,215
Studio
Walk Score 96
Rental info for 1036 N. Dearborn in the Near North Side area
from $1,075
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for Eight O Five in the Near North Side area
from $1,601
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for 200 E Chestnut St in the Near North Side area
from $1,174
Studio
Walk Score 97
Rental info for Parc Huron in the Near North Side area
from $2,342
1 bed
Walk Score 95
Rental info for 1000 N. Lasalle in the Near North Side area
from $1,415
Studio
Walk Score 98

Near North Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Near North Side to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Population

1 Near North Side 96 90 87 85,347
2 West Loop 96 100 85 6,097
3 East Ukrainian Village 96 75 98 7,233

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,335 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Near North Side.

People in Near North Side can walk to an average of 49 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Devon Seafood Grill in Near North Side, Chicago

Devon Seafood Grill

Photo of Hard Rock Cafe Chicago in Near North Side, Chicago

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

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thumbnail for Montgomery Ward ParkThis sculpture is named Commemorative Ground Ring and it was designed to look like an engagement ring with architectural details that are iconic of Chicago.

Terri Buseman
on Montgomery Ward Park

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 30 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.

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 Hard Rock Cafe Chicago in Near North Side, Chicago

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

Photo of Rainforest Cafe in Near North Side, Chicago

Rainforest Cafe

Photo of Magnificent Mile in Near North Side, Chicago

Magnificent Mile

Bike Score of Near North Side, Chicago, IL

Near North Side is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of Onterie Center in Near North Side, Chicago

Onterie Center

Photo of Hemingway House Gold Coast Chicago in Near North Side, Chicago

Hemingway House Gold Coast Chicago

Photo of Museum of Contemporary Art Store in Near North Side, Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Store

Photo of Rainforest Cafe in Near North Side, Chicago

Rainforest Cafe

Photo of Bub City in Near North Side, Chicago

Bub City

Photo of Old Town Triangle Historical Marker in Near North Side, Chicago

Old Town Triangle Historical Marker

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

Photo of Magnificent Mile in Near North Side, Chicago

Magnificent Mile

Photo of Navy Pier Beer Garden in Near North Side, Chicago

Navy Pier Beer Garden

Photo of Montgomery Ward Dog Park in Near North Side, Chicago

Montgomery Ward Dog Park

Photo of Kerryman Irish Bar & Restaurant in Near North Side, Chicago

Kerryman Irish Bar & Restaurant

thumbnail for Hemingway House Gold Coast ChicagoHemingway lived at this location for 3 months in 1921. It is located in the beautiful historic area of the Gold Coast.

Jill May
on Hemingway House Gold Coast Chicago

Photo of Jim's Place in Near North Side, Chicago

Jim's Place

Photo of Zed451 in Near North Side, Chicago

Zed451

Photo of Pizano's Pizza & Pasta in Near North Side, Chicago

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

thumbnail for Ricci's nutsWant a treat for a gift or a date? This place has awesome nuts.

Alexander Price
on Ricci's nuts

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