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



1800 W Diversey Parkway #D Chicago, Illinois 60614
$540,000 | Condo | 3 Beds | 3 Baths
Open House: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
1833 W Roscoe Street Chicago, Illinois 60657
$1,249,000 | Single Family | 4 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
3656 N Damen Avenue #3 Chicago, Illinois 60618
$499,000 | Condo | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
4124 N Lincoln Avenue #3 Chicago, Illinois 60618
$435,000 | Condo | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$689,741

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.




Poke Burrito Bringing Hottest Dining Trend To North Center  Oct 16th, 2017
Poke Burrito Bringing Hottest Dining Trend To North Center

Owners are aiming for a November opening in the former Pockets location on Lincoln Avenue.

Incredible #TBT Photo: Imagine Jingling Up Addison In One-Horse Open Sleigh  Sep 28th, 2017
Incredible #TBT Photo: Imagine Jingling Up Addison In One-Horse Open Sleigh

The undated photo shows a time when traffic on Addison Street was four-legged instead of four-wheeled.

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.

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