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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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  • Albany Park

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    This northern Chicago residential nabe may be one of the most well-traversed of its kind: Chicago residents are known to flock here from all over the city. Why? Although they’re certainly charming, it’s not to see Albany Park’s classic-Chicago bungalows or its two libraries. It’s because folks are hungry

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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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  • 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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  • Chinatown

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    Walk through the Chinatown Gate on Wentworth Avenue and you’ll enter a world independent from the rest of Chicago. The 4th largest of its kind in the U.S., Chinatown has provided Chicagoans with an authentic escape from typical city life for over a century. Its ornate decor (zodiac sculptures

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  • Morgan Park

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    Home to pocket nabes Kennedy Park and West Morgan Park, Morgan Park is located on Chicago’s southwest side, just under Beverly. This quiet, residential nabe is one of Chicago’s lucky few whose streets do not conform to the grid system. Modeled to feel like an English town, Morgan Park sports …

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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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  • River North

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    Known as a go-to-live nabe for those working in The Loop, River North manages to pull off serene urban living. This nabe swaps the mansions and homes popular in other parts of Chicago for apartments and condos, its most famous being the two sky-high honeycomb-shaped Marina Towers, which overlook

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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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  • 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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  • Pullman

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    Remember the Pullman Strike you learned about in middle school? Yeah, that happened here. Pullman got its name from railroad car mogul George Pullman and his Pullman Palace Car Company. This nabe got many of its uniform streets and homes from the mini-city George Pullman created for his workers

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  • lakeview

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    The most densely populated area in the entire Midwest, Lakeview knows how to pack its people in tight.This nabe is a mix of busy commercial corridors and dapper residential backstreets. Lakeview is a classic hustle-bustle city spot. It’s one of the best places to people watch, and with Chicago pillars …

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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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  • Ashburn

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    While it took a while for Ashburn to truly bloom, this place once known solely as a place to dump one’s fireplace ashes (thus the name) is now one of Chicago's most stable nabes—once people move here, they tend to stay. A combination of modern development, vintage brick homes,

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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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  • 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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  • Uptown

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    Not so long ago, Uptown was merely a cobwebbed reminder of Chicago’s affluent Gilded Age. Walk through Uptown now though, and you’ll see history repairing itself and once again thriving—this nabe’s in the midst of a glowing revival. The famous bars, theaters, and dance clubs that made this nabe

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  • lincoln park

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    Bordered by water east to west, Lincoln Park is a prime mix of palatial vintage and collegiate cool. A Midwest sister to Central Park, Lincoln Park’s namesake green space is Chicago’s largest—housing athletic fields, a zoo, and a Lake Michigan beachfront at its edge. Don’t let all that grass fool …

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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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  • Boystown

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    The most lively pocket of Lakeview (and possibly the entire city!), Boystown’s also often referred to as Northalsted or Lakeview East. Boystown is a motley mix of all things eclectic and city chic. Wine stores, unique restaurants, awesome discount shopping, bars that know how to party—all can be found

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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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  • 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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  • Bucktown

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    Bucktown takes its name from the goats that once roamed its streets (male goat = buck). Hooves long gone now though, Bucktown plays little bro to next door Wicker Park, and occupies the same eclectic art-chic niche. It’s even home to an artist colony, Gallery Point. Scattered cobblestone roads, hundred-year-old …

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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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  • Gage Park

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    Overlooked by most of the city’s population, Gage Park is a quiet and tidy nabe with row after row of classic Chicago bungalows. There's not much of a nightlife here, but a variety of mom and pop restaurants keep this nabe well-fed. The Orange Line, which runs along the

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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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  • 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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  • Wicker Park

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    A hustle-bustle nabe located northwest of The Loop inWest Town, Wicker Park is well-known as fertile grounds for creative go-getters. Often compared to NYC’s Greenwich Village or SoHo, Wicker Park holds more art galleries, fashion boutiques, and music venues than office buildings, and has played home-base and backdrop to many …

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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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  • Clearing

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    While Clearing got its name from a failed railroad scheme in the 1890s, the nabe today is unquestionably a success. Similar to Garfield Ridge to the north and in the shadow of Midway Airport to the east, this nabe has a reputation as a quiet (except for landing aircraft)

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  • Austin

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    Due to its large mass and its proximity to popular Chicago suburbs Oak Park and Cicero, Austin often gets treated like a city of its own. This nabe has an “un-suburban” multifarious nature though that makes it truly feel like a part of Chicago. Traveling through Austin, you’ll experience

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