Best streets in Near North Side

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Michigan Ave

Ranked 1st best street in Near North Side

"How can you not write about Michigan Ave?"

- BCoughlin
It's a pretty obvious street to review, but honestly, it's one of, if not the most famous and popular, streets in Chicago. Of course, no one is going to mention this street without mentioning the gre...
41.8928920263328 -87.624198204364
Ranked 2nd best street in Near North Side

"Beautiful Dearborn Street"

- vpage
North Dearborn Street is without a doubt one of my favorite Chicago streets. Closer to downtown there are good clubs and from about Oak Street up some exorbitantly expensive but beautiful apartment bu...
41.8969274687652 -87.6297793061711
Ranked 3rd best street in Near North Side

"Makes for a nice afternoon stroll, but not very exciting"

- JennX
I'd heard that Navy Pier was a lot of fun, so I was a little surprised to discover that it's really nothing more than a nice afternoon stroll. There are shops, an IMAX theater, and a fair number of t...
41.8926673244418 -87.6162144035111
Ranked 4th best street in Near North Side

"My Favorite Chicago Festival: Wine Crush in Old Town"

- markahorn
For one weekend in September 1400N-1600N Wells is converted in to a huge winery. All aspects of wine making are demonstrated and you may sample wine from a variety of different vineyards from arount t...
41.8966731322745 -87.6342070271991
Ranked 5th best street in Near North Side

"The "Gold Coast" Oasis"

- Deena
Chicago’s “Gold Coast” got its name from the huge population of the affluent who moved here beginning in 1882 with Potter Palmer (of the Palmer House hotel fame). Bounded by North Avenue on the north,...
41.9070205320911 -87.6275490755963
Ranked 6th best street in Near North Side

"Beautiful Chapel in this city"

- mountainmom01
The only part of this street that I really visited was where it crossed Washington Street. There is a beautiful temple there. Anyone that has a chance to go visit the temple needs to take advantage of...
41.8982575454116 -87.6312877725364
Ranked 7th best street in Near North Side

"Busy, Crowded, Fun"

- vpage
If you like restaurants, clubbing, crowds, fun, you will enjoy Rush Street. Clubs tend to be more in the nature of entertainment clubs rather than bars, and restaurants aren't so much fast food as th...
41.8956708210065 -87.6254812454196
Ranked 8th best street in Near North Side

"A Little Printers Row in Chicago"

- markahorn
Just North of the Loop and close to the Magnificant Mile is a quiet little Printer's Row. From roughly 800 N -1200 N State Street are a wide variety of different book stores. New, Used, Overstocks, An...
41.8958327911911 -87.6281792965519
Ranked 9th best street in Near North Side

"I Love Navy Pier on East Grand Avenue"

- babymebabyu83
East Grand Avenue is one of downtown’s best because of its exciting and historic Park Navy Pier which is Chicago’s lake front amusement park located at 600 E. Grand Avenue. Navy Pier has cool rides a...
41.8918329962331 -87.6185813109001
Ranked 10th best street in Near North Side

"Office buildings near the lake."

- Mitestarossa
This entire neighborhood near the lake is a fabulous place to work. Just a few steps to the lake or lunch as your favorite restaurant. I don't know if I could get any work done. N. State Parkway ru...
41.906789962145 -87.6270894925597

Unranked Streets

"am happy livin here"

- Sudha
what more would i wish for....i hav the starbucks bang opposite,also the dunkin doughnnuts and mcDeeeeeees, i wake up watching the michigan lake,breakfast at west egg,lunch at chipotle or pompoi's;tr...
41.8887216668594 -87.6176503352682

"Nice street with beautiful views"

- JennX
I think this is one of the prettiest drives in the country. If you've ever seen Bay to Bay Drive in Tampa, Florida, it'll remind you of Lake Shore Drive. The whole time, you skirt the western edge o...
41.9016250000066 -87.624227000001

"Residential Bliss in the Heart of the Gold Coast"

- smyles1
Bellevue Place is a quiet residential street that runs for just two blocks (if that) between Rush Street and Lake Shore Drive. There are a few high- and mid-rise buildings, but most of the houses are...
41.9015835545248 -87.6267445515642

"Tree lined downtown Chicago neighborhood."

- Mitestarossa
Beautiful historic walk up homes in downtown Chicago. E. Cedar Street leads straight down to the beautiful Lake Michigan. This must be an incredible place to live. If you also worked in this neighb...
41.9024117234505 -87.6260120772436

"A must for art lovers"

- lola0462
E Chicago Ave is home to the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you are an art love this is a must see destination. It has a huge variety of many different styles of contemporary art including works fro...
41.8967477244208 -87.6232380210928

East Elm St


"Great family neighborhood "

- DannyBoy
Ideal urban family neighborhood wedged between Lake Michigan and famous Rush Street. Dining, personal services and private schools within walking distance. The Lake is a perfect summer playground for...
41.903210676027 -87.6268626785456

"the shopping mall"

- 76thStreet
This is a business area, where there is a big shopping mall for the people who will get crazy. Also, the street is running along the River East Plaza, a beautiful city park, and goes all the way to th...
41.8910272612049 -87.61896109217

"Great shopping and culture, all in one place"

- wiggleworm7
By far, one of my favorite places to visit when I am in Chicago is the Merchandise Mart on Kinzie Street. Kinzie Street is just a stone's throw from the Chicago River, and offers beautiful art galler...
41.8893071610245 -87.6266904618063

"One of the Fanciest Streets in Chicago"

- Joliedupre
Got money? Then you'd fit right in on Oak Street. Oak Street is known as the place where only the rich will shop. Oak Street is home to some of the most expensive stores in Chicago. It is also a p...
41.9007755713039 -87.6264457018154

"Urban and Contemporary with Homage to the Past"

- smyles1
Located in the heart of Streeterville and just steps from Michigan Avenue, East Pearson is contemporary and chic, with lots of historical panache as well! The street is home to the famous Water Tower...
41.8975819741978 -87.6239318265734
41.899555624837 -87.6287301442616 7

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