Near North Side

Chicago, Illinois


With clusters of towering buildings that rise up along the border of the Chicago River, the Near North Side provides some of the most picturesque views of Downtown Chicago. Residents of this bustling community are always on the move, reflecting the fast-paced heartbeat of Chicago's big-city atmosphere. With its many cultural, commercial, and nightlife offerings, the Near North Side is a reflection of Chicago's most metropolitan qualities.

Yet, nestled between the vibrant River North neighborhood and ever-charming Old Town, the Near North Side also functions as the perfect transition between the urban energy of Downtown, and the local appeal of the North Side. The neighborhood is busy, yes, but it also boasts several spacious parks and plenty of residential pockets.

Homes in Near North Side

Where To Live

High-rise condominiums will be the preferred choice for most buyers interested in the Near North Side. Buildings are densely packed along the streets in this area, so to find open real estate you'll have to search upwards. With higher heights come more impressive views, however, and many buildings offer fantastic amenities and perks as well as great walkability to all that Downtown Chicago has to offer.

Around Near North Side

Where To Eat

Residents are sure to find something to suit their cravings among the wealth of options found in the Near North Side's restaurant scene. Try a deli or a sandwich shop if you're on the go, but those with time on the clock and cash in their wallet can enjoy one of the many fine dining options in the neighborhood. Red meat lovers, rejoice: some of Chicago's best steakhouses can be found here, including Gibson’s and Ditka’s. Excellent Italian and seafood cuisine can be enjoyed in the neighborhood as well.

Friday Night Fun

The bustling nightlife here is sure to provide entertainment for many crowds. A late dinner can be followed by drinks at a laid-back lounge or rooftop, where patrons can admire the serenity of Chicago's skyline. Those looking for musical entertainment can drop by one of the numerous theaters, piano bars, or jazz spots. Night owls with a party bug will gravitate towards the northern end of the neighborhood, where the bars stay open late to accommodate the area's insomniacs and dance enthusiasts.

The Perfect Sunday

A walk by the river offers a great view of Chicago's finest towers, including the historic Wrigley and Tribune buildings. For a more educational look at the skyline, hop into one of the architecture tour boats and learn about the history and subtleties behind each building's design. Finish the day by shopping along Chicago's famous Magnificent Mile, where luxurious stores line Michigan Avenue and provide goods appealing to buyers of all types.

Living Here

Locals Love

Proximity to Lake Michigan • Great bars and restaurants • Everything you need within walking distance

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Best of both 'hoods

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