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2022 Best neighborhoods to raise a family in the Chicago Area

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  1. #104 Best Places to Raise a Family in Chicago Area.

    Printers Row

    Neighborhood in Chicago, IL,

    10 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Vibrant, diverse, beautiful, historical architecture drama, and still upcoming. Even with its density, there's still a sense of community in Printers Row. Its history is steeped in intellectualism.....

    Read 10 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,051,

  2. #135 Best Places to Raise a Family in Chicago Area.

    Beverly

    Neighborhood in Chicago, IL,

    69 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says For those looking for big-city excitement, look elsewhere. For those who have had their fill and want to stay in the City, Beverly is an excellent choice. Although not perfect, the neighborhood, in my view, approaches the American ideal. Racial (and, to a marginal extent, economic) diversity; expressive residential architecture (read, not suburban...Per the neighborhood's political predilections, there is a healthy mix: considering the political divides in this country, it's not necessarily a bad thing that the two opposing sides have to live,....

    Read 69 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 19,842,

  3. #137 Best Places to Raise a Family in Chicago Area.

    Lincoln Park

    Neighborhood in Chicago, IL,

    81 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I am at the perfect distance of big city and residential living with urban vibes. Local restaurants and boutiques are bountiful, and there is always some cozy cafe or bar popping up. Nightlife....

    Read 81 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 46,911,

  4. #143 Best Places to Raise a Family in Chicago Area.

    Andersonville

    Neighborhood in Chicago, IL,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We love living here. Andersonville is great, especially if you are starting a family or are looking for a slower paced city life. There is enough stuff to do, good restaurants, and its a super safe...It can feel a little suffocating though. Before moving here we lived in both Old Town and Printers Row. There is obviously much more to do in the downtown areas. It's a chore (about 45+ minutes) to...The biggest shock for me was the lack of dog parks. I would have never thought that downtown would have had more available dog parks per square mile than up here. Either way, you'll like living here. It's beautiful and quiet, just be prepared for feeling a little out of the loop..

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 6,777,

  5. #144 Best Places to Raise a Family in Chicago Area.

    Gold Coast

    Neighborhood in Chicago, IL,

    14 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love living downtown but the diversity and real estate accessibility is obviously pretty limited. I've attended public schools locally in Lincoln Park my entire life, which is close by to Gold....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 14,793,

  6. #145 Best Places to Raise a Family in Chicago Area.

    Hyde Park

    Neighborhood in Chicago, IL,

    113 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Bought my first home here since September 2021. Lincoln Park was my other option. After a couple of visits in Hyde park I was sold on how vibrant and diverse the neighborhood was. As an African...Although this is random, I have notice many dog/pet stores (7), and for me that's a sign of a healthy neighborhood. I can't explain why but it is for me.I wish for more clothing stores (Nike, Zara, H&M, Express, Hugo, Nordstrom, Banana Republic). I am confident that will happen soon..

    Read 113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 25,998,

  7. #201 Best Places to Raise a Family in Chicago Area.

    Edgewater

    Neighborhood in Chicago, IL,

    160 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The thing to know about Edgewater is that you can find almost anything here from a housing perspective. There are apartments that rent for about $1,000, homes that cost $1,500,000+ and there is....

    Read 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 51,870,

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