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Near North

The Near North Side — Near North, for short — is a perfectly square parcel of upscale Chicagoland. 

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About Near North

With restaurants that could give the Gold Coast a run for its money, you can grab a hand-crafted deep dish pizza for more casual nights, or a sumptuous rib-eye for an all-out evening. If you’ve developed an affinity for good old-fashioned books, Near North has carved a niche for itself as a haven for bookstores. E-readers be darned!

Want to see what it's like on the ground? Take a Google Maps "street view" stroll through Near North!

After hours entertainment and nightlife is in no short supply in Near North, as well — when retail shops are turning off their lights, bars and nightclubs that pepper Near North are turning it up.

Full disclosure, Near North doesn’t offer much in terms of affordable housing. If you’re considering living in the area, you’ll find real estate prices have a premium on them, on par with Gold Coast and Streeterville. If Near North seems like a fit for your budget, you’ll find any number of housing types to fit your style:

  • Modern condos
  • Converted lofts
  • High-rises
  • Single-family properties (typically off of main streets)

And the aesthetics of the neighborhood are not to be reckoned with — well-maintained green spaces and flower gardens give Near North an immaculate feel.

Looking for information on safety and crime in Near North? Check out this overview from the Chicago Tribune.

Feel free to explore the nearby neighborhoods of Gold Coast, Old Town and River North.

Near North by the numbers

Median Rents

Median rents in Near NorthMedian rents in Chicago
5
parks
6
cafes
8
restaurants
3
stores
6
gyms
4
groceries
8
bars