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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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  • 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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  • Wrigleyville

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    A baseball fan’s delight, this Lakeview pocket nabe is home to Wrigley Field and its shops, restaurants, bars, and residents readily embrace all things Chicago Cub-themed. Many buildings even host Wrigley Roofs—rooftops filled with bleacher seats perfect for viewing sold-out cubs games. While it's a bit more All American and …

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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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  • Greater Grand Crossing

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    Named for a once-hazardous intersection of two major rail lines, Greater Grand Crossing (or just Grand Crossing) is still influenced by its eponymous railroad junction. One line is now the Metra Electric line, and I-90 follows the route of the other. Denser, though similar in character to its neighbor

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  • Harwood Heights

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    Similar to Norridge, Harwood Heights is an independent town fully surrounded by Chicago nabes. The town attempted to annex itself to Chicago in 1947 but was denied by the city, and since then Harwood Heights has steadfastly held onto its identity and town status. However, as much as this

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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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  • Gold Coast

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    Gold Coast is an aptly named nabe. A prestigious mix of high rise apartments, condos, and old chateau homes, Gold Coast is located just north of The Loop. Its residents are quite proud of their immaculate community—complete with beachfront, leisurely Lake Shore Drive, elite cuisine, and some of the finest

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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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  • 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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  • Calumet Heights

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    An ideal nabe for citydwellers yearning for the suburban life, super-calm Calumet Heights sits on Chicago’s south side. Its real estate consists mostly of pre-war bungalows—each a bit unique from its neighbor—with some apartments and condos as well. Enjoy ample opportunities for recreation at Owen’s Park (complete with grassy

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  • Belmont Cragin

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    Originally an industrial nabe, residential Belmont Cragin sits in Chicago’s northwest side. Home to three pocket nabes (Hanson Park, Cragin, and Belmont Central), Belmont Cragin gets its name from a fusion of old and new: ‘Belmont’ from one of the nabe’s main commercial stretches, and ‘Cragin’ from the Cragin Brothers’ …

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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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  • Humboldt Park

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    Often referred to as Little Puerto Rico, Humboldt Park is one of West Town’s quieter nabes. Home to a combination of brick bungalows and apartment buildings, this nabe has dining options scattered all over the place, and amazing recreation and entertainment opportunities year round at its namesake 207 acre park:

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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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  • 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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  • Logan Square

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    Its historic namesake (Civil War General John A. Logan) and a bit of grit give Logan Square a particularly old-world vibe. The nabe is known as one of the more residential spaces in Chicago; you can exercise a true appreciation for housing by taking a tour of its many

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  • Forest Glen

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    Forest Glen (home to the pocket nabes ofSauganash, Edgebrook, and Wildwood) is commonly referred to as ‘Chicago’s Finest Community’—a nabe many upper-level public servants call home. A decent commute from the city center, Forest Glen is one of Chicago’s most northerly nabes. So what’s the allure? Well, they weren’t lying …

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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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  • Rogers Park

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    Harmoniously diverse and the northernmost nabe in all of Chicago, Rogers Park is known as place where it’s easy (or at least easier) to find city real estate that fits your needs. Highlights here include abundant parks, dreamy Lake Michigan beaches (about a 10 minute walk away from anywhere in

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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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  • 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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  • Woodlawn

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    This south side nabe has undergone quite the transition in the past few years. Once suffering from a relatively shoddy past, Woodlawn's undergone a great revival: it's home now to some bustling streets, lovely small parks, and even an award-winning farmers market. The change is due in part to

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  • Hermosa

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    Hermosa is a cute nabe on Chicago’s northwest side with streets packed full of brownstones and greystones, along with some bungalows for good measure. This is a densely populated nabe (nearly 27,000 people in an area slightly over one square mile). A couple of nice but smallish parks, and a …

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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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  • McKinley Park

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    Southwest side McKinley Park may be sleepy and residential, but it also boasts a prime location: you can breeze downtown in a mere 15 minutes on the orange line. Residents here praise their namesake park: large, grassy, uncrowded–it even has a duck pond! While food and entertainment are a bit

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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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  • 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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  • New Eastside

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    High-rise dominated New Eastside sits in The Loop's northern sector. Here, offices, hotels, and luxe condos are all centered around magnificent 6 acre Lakeshore East Park–abound with fountains and lush lawns in the center of the city. Amenities within walking distance include shopping on Michigan Avenue, swimming and sunning

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  • Lincoln Square

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    Not to be confused with the more grand Lincoln Parkto the south, Lincoln Square is home to, well, home. This nabe is known throughout the city for its small-town appeal. Lively (but not too loud) and community-oriented, Lincoln Square prides itself also on being a place you’ll never need to …

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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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