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



2112 W Pensacola Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60618
$2,100,000 | Single Family | 6 Beds | 6.2 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
3441 N Claremont Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60618
$850,000 | Single Family | 4 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
3038 N Leavitt Street #1 Chicago, Illinois 60618
$678,000 | Condo | 3 Beds | 3 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
1800 W Roscoe Street #521 Chicago, Illinois 60657
$409,000 | Loft | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Sunday, September 24th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$687,790

Average Days on Market

86

Sales Prices vs. List Price

96%


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




Midnight Circus' Young Stars Learn Trapeze, Rolla Bolla From The Pros  Sep 19th, 2017
Midnight Circus' Young Stars Learn Trapeze, Rolla Bolla From The Pros

Sam and Max Jenkins, 10 and 12, juggle, balance and soar through the air with the Midnight Circus.

Nazka Wok Closes, Owner Permanently Pulls Plug On Peruvian Restaurant  Sep 12th, 2017
Nazka Wok Closes, Owner Permanently Pulls Plug On Peruvian Restaurant

Citing "difficult family circumstances," Eni Cadena has closed Nazka after reconcepting from Via Lima.

Coffee Joint Opens In North Center, Just In Time To Cure Case Of Mondays  Sep 11th, 2017
Coffee Joint Opens In North Center, Just In Time To Cure Case Of Mondays

Coffee Joint is now open at 2059 W. Irving Park Road.

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