North Center

Community Area: North Center

North Center is a culturally diverse, tree-lined neighborhood on Chicago's North Side, located a mile from the lakefront and seven miles from Chicago's Loop. The neighborhood is characterized by its picturesque views of the Chicago River, large parks and a vibrant shopping district.

Settled by European immigrants in the 1870s, North Center was only accessible via the Chicago River and Little Fork Road, now known as Lincoln Avenue. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 spurred many displaced Chicagoans to move to North Center, and they left a lasting legacy of European-inspired residential and commercial architecture.

North Center offers a variety of housing options ranging from riverfront properties to Victorians with wrap-around porches. Newly-constructed residences coexist with historic buildings, and increasingly, aging apartment buildings are being converted to updated condos. 

North Center's St. Ben's neighborhood is home to Chicago's #1 ranked public k-8 school, Alexander Graham Bell Elementary. Lane Tech College Prep High School is also located in the community, and is considered one of the city's top public high schools. North Center also houses a number of other Chicago Public Schools and five private schools. The community is served by the CTA's Brown Line and a number of public bus routes.

Anchored by North Center Town Square, the community offers events including a farmer's market, the annual Ribfest and musical concerts. Three city parks, the Waveland Bowl and an indoor ice arena provide recreational activities, while North Center's retail boutiques and art galleries, such as the well-regarded Homey Gallery, offer diverse shopping. Restaurants including the Half Acre Brewing Company, as well as performance venues such as the American Theater Company, provide many cultural and dining options.






Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Addison, Irving Park, Montrose, Paulina



2476 W Hutchinson Street Chicago, Illinois 60618
$1,050,000 | Single Family | 5 Beds | 4.1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
1924 W Diversey Parkway #1E Chicago, Illinois 60614
$549,000 | Condo | 4 Beds | 3 Baths
Open House: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
2526 W Berteau Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60618
$1,090,000 | Single Family | 5 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
3649 N Claremont Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60618
$1,475,000 | Single Family | 6 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, February 26th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$666,828

Average Days on Market

83

Sales Prices vs. List Price

98%


Data represents the community area's average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.




Ninja Course For Grown-Ups Opens In North Center  Feb 17th, 2017
Ninja Course For Grown-Ups Opens In North Center

Windy City Ninjas has classes for kids and adults.

Want A FREE Pint Of Daisy Cutter? Donate Food At Half Acre  Feb 15th, 2017
Want A FREE Pint Of Daisy Cutter? Donate Food At Half Acre

Donate food this week at Half Acre and receive a free pint of Daisy Cutter in return.

Tuscan Hen Market Brings Touch Of Italy To North Center  Jan 30th, 2017
Tuscan Hen Market Brings Touch Of Italy To North Center

The market is part deli, part cafe, selling fresh pastas, to-go dishes and made-to-order sandwiches.

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