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North Center

Upscale • Residential • Quiet

Photo Courtesy: Aaron Bean.

Photo Courtesy: Aaron Bean.

About North Center

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Slightly quieter than most of its surrounding neighborhoods, North Center's vibe hits a sweet spot between residential and commercial—and between the city's youth culture and its moneyed classes. Crime is noticeably lower than elsewhere in the city (maybe, just maybe, in part because longtime city mayor Rahm Emanuel lives in the area), and it's just far enough away from Lake Michigan for easy access without dealing with throngs of beachgoers.

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