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Living in Near West Side Chicago

Near West Side is the 27th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 17,235 residents.

Near West Side has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

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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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 27th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 85.

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

Near West Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Near West Side to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Population

25 Pilsen 87 65 83 35,903
26 Albany Park 87 62 68 57,227
27 Near West Side 85 81 89 17,235
28 Hyde Park 85 67 95 18,584
29 Irving Park 85 66 69 14,184

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 192 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Near West Side.

People in Near West Side can walk to an average of 9 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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The CrossRoads Bar & Grill

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Cone, Gourmet Ice Cream

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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.

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Near West Side has about 10 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, I-GO and Getaround.

Bike Score of Near West Side, Chicago, IL

Near West Side is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in Near West Side

= Lowest Crime

Near West Side has more personal crime and more property crime per person than the Chicago average.

Near West Side Crime Rate

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HALO [FOR MEN] West Loop

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Paw Naturals

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The Energy Annex

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Goodwill Store & Donation Center

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Mariano's Fresh Market

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Wishbone

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