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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Near South Side is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 23,620. Near South Side is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Near South Side offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Near South Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Near South Side and residents tend to be liberal.
About Near South Side...
Population
23,620

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$376,980
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,759
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Near South Side Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    517.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    205.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    205.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,428.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    281.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,799
National
$55,322
Families with Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Near South Side Reviews

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We live here and we love it! It’s part of downtown but without the heavy tourism. Easy access to the lake, three train lines and many bus routes. Fast travel to both airports as well! Great options for entertainment, shopping and proximity to diverse neighborhoods with excellent food. It’s also very safe!
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Quiet, beautiful views of the lake, changing real estate market and new businesses opening up every day
This area is located within walking distance of stores, restaurants and entertainment. Parking is very expensive but public transportation is readily available.