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Living in North Center Chicago

North Center is the 19th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 17,134 residents.

North Center has good public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Roscoe Village, Ravenswood, Avondale, Irving Park, Lincoln Square, Albany Park and Lakeview.

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Walk Score of North Center, Chicago, IL

North Center is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

Photo of Horner Park in North Center, Chicago

Horner Park

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Horner Park District

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in North Center Chicago.

North Center is the 19th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 88.

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

North Center Neighborhood Ranking

Compare North Center to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Transit Score

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Population

17 Ravenswood 90 68 83 35,239
18 Edgewater 89 72 85 56,505
19 North Center 88 66 71 17,134
20 Armour Square 88 75 84 12,718
21 Pilsen 88 65 83 35,903

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 189 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in North Center.

People in North Center can walk to an average of 9 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Restaurant Choices Map

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thumbnail for Kempf PlazaSuper great place to enjoy a snack....tons of kids playing with each other and often free music when weather permits #LincolnSquare

Elaine Heaney
on Kempf Plaza

Transit Score of North Center, Chicago, IL

North Center has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find North Center Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

North Center has good public transportation and about 7 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

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

icon for car shares in North Center

North Center has about 10 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and I-GO.

Bike Score of North Center, Chicago, IL

North Center is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in North Center

= Lowest Crime

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

North Center Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in North Center Chicago?

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Photo of Montrose Green Community Garden in North Center, Chicago

Montrose Green Community Garden

Photo of Horner Park in North Center, Chicago

Horner Park

Photo of Horner Park in North Center, Chicago

Horner Park

Photo of Horner Park in North Center, Chicago

Horner Park

Photo of Horner Park in North Center, Chicago

Horner Park

Photo of Montrose Green Community Garden in North Center, Chicago

Montrose Green Community Garden

thumbnail for Tiny LoungeWhen you want the PERFECT martini, this is the place to come. The bartenders here are professional without being pretentious.

Mark Jak
on Tiny Lounge

Photo of Montrose Green Community Garden in North Center, Chicago

Montrose Green Community Garden

Photo of Montrose Green Community Garden in North Center, Chicago

Montrose Green Community Garden

Photo of Baird & Warner in North Center, Chicago

Baird & Warner

Photo of Plants Inc in North Center, Chicago

Plants Inc

thumbnail for On The Street#hornerpark , Right on the river - Horner Park proper is flanked by the Chicago River. Beautiful.

Alexander Price
on On The Street

Photo of Horner Park in North Center, Chicago

Horner Park

Photo of ALDI Chicago, IL in North Center, Chicago

ALDI Chicago, IL

Photo of Marmalade in North Center, Chicago

Marmalade

thumbnail for Horner Park#hornerpark , One of Chicago"s rather large parks this is a dream for playing, relaxing, working out or just taking a stroll. Here is a tennis court on a sunny afternoon.

Alexander Price
on Horner Park

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