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Ranked 1st 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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The Loop

The Loop
Ranked 2nd 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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Near North Side
Ranked 3rd 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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Forest Glen
Ranked 4th 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 5th 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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Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Amazing oasis!"

- Gregory Kirsch
Tri-Taylor is a great neighborhood with amazing access to the best Chicago has to offer with a old school feel. It's amazing diverse and rooted residents collaborate and stick together.
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Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Edgewater #1, I wanna live there!"

- subwayline10
10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Edgewater of Chicago 1. You can find a nice study place on Loyola University of Chicago, studying nearby the Michigan Lake is a good experience 2. You can walk a...
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Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Northeast Woodlawn is Great"

- sarahm54
Woodlawn is starting to become gentrified, but still maintains is essential Southside spirit. From the golf course to Daley's it has most if not all you are looking for. The area between the Metra and...
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Hyde Park

Hyde Park
Ranked 9th 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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Ranked 10th 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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Lincoln Park
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Chicago
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Logan Square
Ranked 12th 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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Ranked 13th 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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Ranked 14th 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

Goose Island
Ranked 15th 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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Roscoe Village
Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Chicago

"I like it"

- Priscila Damacela
I read some reviews on RV. Some seemed upset about it. But the complaints are more of a personal preference. I am a single working parent of two young adults and a child. The public schools are in the...
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Garfield Ridge
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Hidden southside gem."

- KS
Great for raising a family; fantastic neighborhood spirit and lots of community fun where everyone watches out for each other.
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Garfield Park
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Chicago

"Black flight and higher taxes have this neighborhood changin..."

- ziggypop
Garfield park has been emptying out for years as a result of the high crime. This coupled with increased taxes from the county/city has created a perfect opportunity for those interested in an area th...
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Near West Side
Ranked 19th 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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Ranked 20th 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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