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Living in Near West Side Chicago

Near West Side is the 32nd most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 17,235 residents.

Near West Side has excellent public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: West Town, Tri-Taylor, Illinois Medical District, University Village - Little Italy, East Ukrainian Village, Ukrainian Village and Noble Square.

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84 Walk Score of Near West Side, Chicago, IL

Near West Side is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Merit School of Music

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Carmichael's Chicago Steak House

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Near West Side Chicago.

Near West Side is the 32nd most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 84.

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

Near West Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Near West Side to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Population

30 Avondale 84 68 80 17,980
31 University Village - Little Italy 84 72 94 17,447
32 Near West Side 84 82 90 17,235
33 Irving Park 84 66 76 14,184
34 Humboldt Park 83 67 82 39,790

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 167 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Near West Side.

People in Near West Side can walk to an average of 7 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of The CrossRoads Bar & Grill in Near West Side, Chicago

The CrossRoads Bar & Grill

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Cone, Gourmet Ice Cream

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82 Transit Score of Near West Side, Chicago, IL

Near West Side has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find Near West Side Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Near West Side has excellent public transportation and about 9 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

90 Bike Score of Near West Side, Chicago, IL

Near West Side is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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HALO [FOR MEN] West Loop

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Paw Naturals

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The Energy Annex

Photo of Goodwill Store & Donation Center in Near West Side, Chicago

Goodwill Store & Donation Center

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