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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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