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The third largest city in the United States, and sporting a rich history of jazz, laughs, and prohibition era gangsters, Chicago is truly an All-American city. Located on Lake Michigan’s southern coast, Chicago is bitter cold in the winter and beach friendly in the summer. Explore over 100 unique Chicago nabes: commercial districts, urban art scenes, bungalow belts, even forests! Chicago’s got just about every type of nabe you could imagine.

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  • Near South Side

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    Love the Loop but afraid it’s too busy to live in? Shuffle just a few steps south to Chicago’s fastest-growing nabe, Near South Side. This nabe became cool through a change in real estate: it transformed its massive factories into chic, spacious, high-ceilinged apartments and condos–some on the lakefront

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  • Little Italy

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    Chicago’s Little Italy sits inside University Village on the Near West Side. A favorite nabe for both tourists and residents alike, this is one of the top spots in Chicago for a merry dose of concentrated culture. While Little Italy’s original population is waning, old residents often return to

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  • Old Town

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    Sitting at the top spot for historic nabes, Old Town is resplendent with grand Victorian-era architecture that proudly survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and serpentine streets that escaped the utilitarian grid system. This All-American locale has great general store features—think fudge shops, tobacco stores, and fine ale.

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  • Dunning

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    It took Dunning a while to leave behind its association with an old nineteenth century insane asylum and almshouse, but once it did, Chicagoans realized that this quiet and leafy green nabe was a great place to live. You won’t find any Starbucks in Dunning, but the nabe has

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  • Greektown

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    You’ll never question what nabe you’re in when wandering around Greektown—columned architecture and delicious dining give Greektown a vibe all its own. Residents and tourists flock here for mouthwatering eats, kitschy souvenirs, and hard-to-find items at independently owned specialty shops. Craving some ancient history? Check out Greektown’s National Hellenic

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  • Clybourn Corridor

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    Clybourn Corridor is a unique community that rides on Lincoln Park’s western borderline. Residents here took the factory-to-loft movement to a new level by including churches and old schools in the mix as well. Needless to say, homes here come with great space, high ceilings, and a fine dose

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  • Travel in chicago

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    Chicago is a cosmopolitan destination that offers plenty of variety for visitors. It boasts an eclectic cultural scene, and it’s also a great city for dancing the night away at the hottest clubs. Whether visitors are searching for a sophisticated urban escape or a gritty experience of the urban landscape, …

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  • Hegewisch

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    Pronounced HEG-wish, the most southeast Chicago nabe, borders Indiana and feels more like a small Midwestern town than part of Chicago. There is a large business district along 133rd Street offering restaurants and shops of all kinds, (but no gas station!). Most residents simply drive across the border to

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  • Back of the Yards

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    Once famous for being an industrial powerhouse, and then for getting one of the hardest hits during the Great Depression, Back of the Yards steadfastly un-slummed itself and evolved into a clean and quaint residential dwelling place on Chicago’s southwest side. A diligent neighborhood council here works hard to

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  • North Center

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    In Chicago’s north side, community-oriented North Center is often a second option for those looking to live in Lakeview (a bit busier) or Lincoln Park (more majestic). With all-American amenities in abundance (think diners, parks, and bowling alleys) and neighborhood events year-round, this nabe is ideal for city dwellers

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  • Beverly

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    Who said the Midwest was flat all over? Not any one from Beverly. The Chicago nabe sits at the highest elevation point in the city, and really has actual hills (similar to the LA nabe of the same name). While it lies on Chicago’s most southern and western borderlines,

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  • Jefferson Park

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    Jefferson Park—the “gateway to Chicago”—has been an important transportation hub and link for decades. The nabe also has a strong cultural history centered on the historic Gateway Theatre, an old movie theatre that now hosts theater performances and concerts. Jefferson Park is filled to the brim with bungalow-style housing

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  • Hyde Park

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    Located on Chicago’s south side and bound by Lake Michigan to the east, Hyde Park is most defined by the school it houses—the University of Chicago. Hyde Park is home to many museums; students and professors populate the area’s spotted bars and eating establishments, giving this nabe a truly

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  • East Garfield Park

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    Handsome brick flats line the streets of East Garfield Park and its pocket nabe Fifth City. East Garfield Park can brag that it’s the home of the beautifully landscaped Garfield Park and the glass palace that contains the Garfield Park Conservatory. The Conservatory is an especially nice escape in

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  • Archer Heights

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    Named after the avenue that runs diagonally through the nabe, family-oriented Archer Heights sits in Chicago’s southwest side. Real Estate here ranges from bungalows and ranch houses to old brick apartment buildings, and even some new condos. While the nabe is known for being residential, it boasts some highly

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  • Little Village

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    Characterized by its terra cotta ‘bienvenidos’ gateway, Little Village is truly a nabe where visitors are welcome, and their stomachs and senses are never let down. Little Village (once known as South Lawndale) serves up some of the city’s most delicious, sought-after, and affordable food: from family style restaurants,

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  • Bridgeport

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    There must be something pretty good about a nabe if 5 Chicago mayors have called it home. Bridgeport garnered its name from a former Chicago River bridge so low that boats had to stop and call this place port. It was never a huge bummer though; Bridgeport’s always been

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  • Englewood

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    The residents of Englewood aren’t afraid to work together to tackle some very challenging obstacles in order to make this nabe a better place to live. Large parks like Ogden Park and Hamilton Park, which host free concerts every summer, provide the nabe with some relaxing greenery. Englewood’s two

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  • Bronzeville

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    Bronzeville is a truly distinct pocket nabe insideDouglas. One of the most lively areas of Chicago during the Jazz Age, Bronzeville served as the Midwestern equivalent to NYC’s world-famous Harlem, housing legendary performers Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole. That history’s still celebrated today through vibrant murals, the Walk

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  • Douglas

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    Douglas owes its name to Civil War-era Illinois politician Stephen A. Douglas—his monumental tomb rests here. Close to downtown and nestled right on Lake Michigan’s shoreline, Douglas has a location that any Chicagoan would envy. The Douglas community totes a glowing sense of togetherness, pride, and permanence—if you landed

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  • Brighton Park

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    Although quite centrally located, this south side nabe offers residential amenities typically reserved for suburban sprawl. Homes come with yards (small, but room for a garden), and super-convenient private garages (peace out, parking issues). Real estate ranges from small bungalows to ranches and two-story homes. Brighton Park’s known as

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  • Chatham

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    Chatham may be a typical suburban south side nabe, but it prides itself on being one of the best. This stable, solid, and jolly nabe enjoys a fresh commercial stretch that features fine dining and drinking establishments, small boutiques, and an array of commercial chains as well (Target, to

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  • Mount Greenwood

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    Like its surrounding outer-Chicago nabes, Mount Greenwood is much more of a suburb than a city. This little nabe on the southwest side’s borderline is a community-oriented place where tradition thrives—think nabe-wide events and bars decked in sports memorabilia from local schools. Mount Greenwood is primarily residential (real estate

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  • Avondale

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    Most known for its Polish Village pocket nabe (a.k.a Jackawo and Waclawowo), Avondale rocks a down-to-earth attitude on the northwest side. That is, until you take a tour of its places of worship, which display some of the most impressive architecture in the city. Known for its sausages, mom

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  • Edgewater

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    Edgewater boasts beachfronts fit for the rich and famous. Seriously, back in the late 1800’s, this northern nabe was the top summer getaway spot for Chicago’s affluent ladies and gents. The beaches remain now, still spick-and-span, and edged with high rise apartment buildings and condos. Away from the sand,

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  • West Pullman

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    West Pullman serves as a far south side borderline between Chicago and its suburbs. Initially one of the most popular nabes for railway and factory workers from all over Chicago, West Pullman today is home to some of the most multifarious real estate in Chicago, as well as a

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  • O’Hare

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    Although it shares its name with O’Hare International Airport five miles to the west, O’Hare’s no dreary transit hub. O’Hare rests in Chicago’s northwest corner, 14 miles from The Loop. Thanks to the Des Plaines River and numerous woods in and around the area, O’Hare is by far the

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  • West Garfield Park

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    West Garfield Park’s proximity to downtown (just 5 miles from The Loop) has given it a much-needed rehab in recent years, sprucing up the area with new stores and restaurants where once the commercial elements had fallen into disrepair. An even mix of residential and urban, West Garfield Park’s

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  • Polish Village

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    A cozy pocket nabe of Avondale on the Northwest Side, Polish Village has a lot of modest two-flats, a smattering of bungalows, and more than its fair share of sausage. This nabe has unquestionably strong community ties, whether between neighbors or extending overseas, and celebrities from the old country

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  • The Loop

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    Commercial center and heart of the city, The Loop’s hovering high rises house Chicago’s heads of finance and government. Taking its name from the L train tracks that circle the area, this nabe is the place to go for mainstream entertainment: want to see an opera, ballet, play, or

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