Best neighborhoods in Chicago

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The Loop

4.5/5
The Loop
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Chicago

"The Loop - Where It's All At"

- ChiGrl4
The Loop is the area that’s surrounded by the El tracks, which form a loop downtown. I think now most people refer to all of downtown as the Loop – it stretches a little bit farther in each direction....
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Beverly

4.5/5
Beverly
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Chicago

"Public schools are great!"

- tucker12
My daughter attends Clissold elementary school, wich is located in the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood. It is an all montessori school, and I am overjoyed that I decided to send her there. T...
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Forest Glen
Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Chicago

"One of Chicago's more affluent neighborhoods."

- Midwesterner
Forest Glen is an area that doesn't receive a whole lot of attention in Chicago press or from Chicagoans themselves, and most of the residents like this just fine. The area is quite, affluent, and ha...
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Marquette Park
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Chicago

"On the upswing.. Sunny days ahead for this solid southwest s..."

- MelanieHernandez
It is a pretty decent neighborhood- working class to middle class. Some of the public schools aren't all that great, but not terrible either. There are some great catholic schools nearby though. The n...
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Near North Side
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Chicago

"The Fabulous "Magnificent Mile""

- Deena
This roughly 8-block stretch of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River north to Oak Street, was dubbed the “Magnificent Mile” back in the 1940s by real estate developer Arthur Rubloff. It has lived up...
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Edgewater

4/5
Edgewater
Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Chicago's best combination of neighborly spirit, local ameni..."

- Anne Rossley
I've lived in Edgewater (Lakewood Balmoral Historic District) for 14 years - We've raised 3 children here, and we love it! We walk to Clark St (Andersonville) shopping/restaurants, Bryn Mawr Ave. re...
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Hyde Park

4/5
Hyde Park
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Hyde Park - Beautiful and Brimming With Culture"

- ChiGrl4
Wow there’s a lot to say about Hyde Park. Where to start? First of all, President Obama’s home is NOT in Hyde Park. It’s in Kenwood, straight to the north. Second, the neighborhood is beautiful....
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Bucktown

4/5
Bucktown
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Hip and Hopping "

- andie1
Chicago's trendies have made Bucktown the place to be. The neighborhood is lively, bright and clean. It personifies everything a young, creative hipster would be looking for in a neighborhood. It is c...
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Logan Square
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Chicago

"A really cool, young neighborhood"

- BCoughlin
Logan Square is one of my favorite neighborhoods. I'm a young guy, so the overall atmosphere of youth and energy really appeals to me. I love going for walks down one of the Logan Square Boulevards....
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Dunning

4/5
Dunning
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Far West, But Lots to Do"

- GGChicago
If you don’t mind traveling to the far Northwest Side, there is plenty to see in Dunning. A larger neighborhood, which encompasses Belmont Heights, Irving Woods, Schorsch Village, and The Villa, Dunn...
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Uptown

4/5
Uptown
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Entertainment and More"

- andie1
The Uptown area encompasses a set of several neighborhoods, but at it's core the Uptown area is an extremely popular tourist destination. It sits on the lake and is home to many summer time events. In...
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Goose Island

3.5/5
Goose Island
Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Good beer, cool place to be"

- BCoughlin
Goose Island is one of my favorite Chicago Neighborhoods. I'm not a big beer drinker personally, but I love pubs and pub food, which you will find in abundance here. Obviously, there is a fair a...
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Near West Side
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Chicago

"I love it!"

- BCoughlin
I have to admit, the Near West Side has a special place in my heart. I'm not sure my review will be particularly balanced because of this. I've been coming here all my life. My parents introduced...
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Bridgeport

3.5/5
Bridgeport
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Bridgeport - A Taste of the True Chicago"

- ChiGrl4
If you’re looking for what Chicago is REALLY like, look no further than Bridgeport. This neighborhood is a breeding ground for Chicago politicians, including both Mayor Daleys. It’s traditionally Iris...
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Lincoln Park

3.5/5
Lincoln Park
Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Expensive, but fantastic energy and nightlife."

- BCoughlin
Lincoln Park is one of the more popular areas in Chicago, especially amongst younger people interested in good nightlife. To get the cons out of the way first, Lincoln Park is expensive. It isn't...
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Tri-Taylor

3.5/5
Tri-Taylor
Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Safe Neighborhood Near West Side"

- HappyHomie
We moved into the neighborhood after living in several West Loop lofts for a number of years. Having a taste for a single family home lifestyle with a growing family and dogs, we found the area to be...
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North Center

3.5/5
North Center
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Chicago

" A very liveable part of town"

- Midwesterner
North Center is an interesting area located on the North Side of the city of Chicago. North Center is a notable neighborhood in Chicago in that it has a great deal of activity and business, yet, it a...
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Chinatown

3.5/5
Chinatown
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Chinatown - Great Food, Great Culture"

- ChiGrl4
I used to absolutely love visiting Chinatown as a kid, and I still do! It’s a pretty small neighborhood, but remains distinctly Chinese. There’s some great Chinese-influenced architecture, including t...
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Lincoln Square
Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Chicago

"No wonder this is one of Chicago's favorite north side neigh..."

- Anne Rossley
Lincoln Square combines old world charm, fantastic city parks, amazing local restaurants, and is rated "a walker's paradise" by WalkScore - a 98! It includes a variety of micro-neighborhoods and Chica...
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Roscoe Village
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Chicago

"My Favorite Neighborhood"

- GGChicago
Found in the confines of the North Center neighborhood, Roscoe Village is full of charm. I love the neighborhood so much I call it home! All of my favorite bars, restaurants, and shops are found in t...
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