Chicago Neighborhoods Map & Guide-from Chicago Traveler

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This guide presents several of Chicago's major neighborhoods within the inner city. While there are no official boundaries for the neighborhoods that we know of, these are the relative locations of the most popular ones. Check out our feature articles on each location listed to learn about theirunique histories as well as the specific make-up of each neighborhood.

Neighborhoods included in this particular guide are: Chinatown, The Gold Coast, Greektown, Lincoln Park, Little Italy, The Loop, Magnificent Mile, Old Town, Printer's Row, River North, South Loop, Streeterville, West Loop, Wicker Park-Bucktown and Wrigleyville.

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Chinatown

Chinatown Chicago Illinois

Chinatown Chicago Illinois

Chinatown is located south of the Printer's Row and Museum Campus areas. The heart of Chinatown is located at the corner of Wentworth Avenue and Cermak Road, also the key spot for the annual Chinese New Year parade along Wentworth Avenue. This crowded area bustles with activity and, of course, highlights are the oriental cuisine and markets. Chicago's Chinatown is full of spectacular restaurants and other stores promoting and educating others about Chinese culture. Come out to this side of Chicago and take a trip around the world without ever leaving home!

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast is located along Lake Michigan, north of Streeterville. The Magnificent Mile runs into the southern end of the Gold Coast and Oak Street Beach lies to the east. The Gold Coast is the most prestigious of Chicago neighborhoods. This upscale historical neighborhood offers visitors and natives alike some of the best theatre, shopping, and dining around. Check out the Gold Coast and all it has to offer.

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Greektown

Greektown is located west of the Loop and Interstate 90/94. This is a growing neighborhood, but one that holds on to traditions through its ethnic festivals and parades. Lots of great Greek dining can be found here as well. Greektown Chicago hosts great events promoting its community and culture. A rather entertaining one to attend is the "Taste of Greece", which happens in the month of August.

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Lincoln

Lincoln Park is the heart of Chicago's north side, sitting to the west of the vast park (Lincoln Park) along Lake Michigan. It is also home to the Lincoln Park Zoo. This area is very trendy with young professionals, with home prices to match that popularity.

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Little Italy

Plaza DiMaggio in Little Italy Chicago IL

Plaza DiMaggio in Little Italy Chicago IL

Little Italy is located southwest of the Loop, with the heart of the area at Taylor Street and S. Racine Avenue. All along Taylor Street, you'll find lots of delicious Italian restaurants - from bakeries and sandwich shops to fine dining. Also on Taylor Street is the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Come and visit and enjoy stepping into the heart of Italy without boarding an airplane. Ciao for now!

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Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile is Chicago's premier shopping expanse, which extends about a mile along north Michigan Avenue, from the Chicago River to Oak Street. The Magnificent Mile includes 460+ retail stores, an endless selection of dining establishments, varied lodging and historic landmarks. Check out Magnificent Mile and shop til you drop. Grab your friends and head out for an afternoon on the town and enjoy every bit of Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

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Old Town

Old Town is located north of downtown Chicago, nestled between the Gold Coast and Lincoln Park. This is a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, but in addition to the historic residential qualities, Old Town also offers theaters, restaurants and clubs. This section of Chicago houses many of the Windy City's Victorian style historic buildings. Old Town Chicago is interwoven with a rich history and is among the landmarks you should visit during your next trip to the Windy City.

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Printer's Row

Printer's Row is located just south the the Loop. It has changed from warehouses and printing plants to fine loft and condo residences. This small neighborhood is home to unique restaurants, Buddy Guy's Legends blues club and, true to its name, bookstores are quite popular here.

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River North

River North lies northeast of the Chicago River, where the river's north branch turns to head to Lake Michigan. River North is a growing residential area, filled with art galleries, trendy restaurants and clubs. River North is also home to the vast Merchandise Mart.

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South Loop

Hancock Tower and Observatory in Chicago IL

Hancock Tower and Observatory in Chicago IL

South Loop is south of Congress Parkway and east of the Chicago River, excepting Printer's Row. The southern boundary for the community area is Roosevelt Road; though often describes an area as far south as 18th Street or Cermak Road. It includes River City, the northern half of Dearborn Park, and portions of State Street, Wabash Avenue, and Michigan Avenue. Enjoy the shopping, dining, and other attractions this section of Chicago has to offer.

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Streeterville

Streeterville lies between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, making it a premier residential neighborhood within walking distance of shopping, dining and other activities. Navy Pier is east of Streeterville at Illinois St.

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The Loop

The Loop, or Chicago's "downtown", is the area surrounded by the CTA's elevated train tracks (the "el"). The Loop is the heart of Chicago's bustling business district.

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West Loop

West Loop is located to the West of the Loop and Greektown. It is an area that has undergone a great deal of change, converting many commercial buildings into residential lofts, with an influx of high rise residential towers and office buildings as well as restaurants and galleries.

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Wicker Park

Wicker Park-Bucktown bordered by Armitage Avenue to the north, Chicago Avenue to the south, I-90/94 to the east and Western Avenue to the west, it caters to an increasingly diverse mix of people calling it home.

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Wrigleyville

Wrigleyville is bordered by Halsted St. on the east, Ashland Ave. on the west, Roscoe St. on the south and Byron St. on the north. The area is very well developed in terms of restaurants and bars, and easily reached via public transportation.

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