2016 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Chicago 

Explore the best Chicago neighborhoods to live in based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on neighborhood data from the U.S. Census, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Photo Credit: Erin Nekervis/CC BY-SA

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  1. 1

    Greektown

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
  2. 2

    Gold Coast

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 6 reviews
  3. 3

    Printers Row

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 1 review
  4. 4

    Old Town

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 23 reviews
  5. 5

    Lincoln Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 35 reviews
  6. 6

    West Loop

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 5 reviews
  7. 7

    Loop

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 53 reviews
  8. 8

    Sheffield & DePaul

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 14 reviews
  9. 9

    Streeterville

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 5 reviews
  10. 10

    Near South Side

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 9 reviews
  11. 11

    East Village

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
  12. 12

    Lake View

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 103 reviews
  13. 13

    Rush & Division

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 3 reviews
  14. 14

    Boystown

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 3 reviews
  15. 15

    Wicker Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 41 reviews
  16. 16

    Magnificent Mile

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
  17. 17

    Andersonville

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 9 reviews
  18. 18

    Hyde Park

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 64 reviews
  19. 19

    River North

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 29 reviews
  20. 20

    Wrigleyville

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 1 review
  21. 21

    West Town

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 21 reviews
  22. 22

    Bucktown

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 22 reviews
  23. 23

    North Center

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 27 reviews
  24. 24

    Sauganash/Forest Glen

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 36 reviews
  25. 25

    Ukrainian Village

    • Neighborhood in Chicago, IL
    • 7 reviews