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



2130 W Belmont Avenue #4C Chicago, Illinois 60618
$529,900 | Condo | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
2529 W Pensacola Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60618
$1,199,900 | Single Family | 6 Beds | 4.1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
2130 W Belmont Avenue #4C Chicago, Illinois 60618
$529,900 | Condo | 2 Beds | 2 Baths
Open House: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
2907 N Damen Avenue #1 Chicago, Illinois 60618
$599,900 | Condo | 3 Beds | 2.1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$675,060

Average Days on Market

98

Sales Prices vs. List Price

97%


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




This Woman Is Missing 6 Toes — And Still Runs Half Marathons  May 16th, 2017
This Woman Is Missing 6 Toes — And Still Runs Half Marathons

Sarah Wunder will be running her third half marathon on Sunday despite losing most of her toes.

Town Square Could Have Its Own Millennium Park-Style Lawn  May 10th, 2017
Town Square Could Have Its Own Millennium Park-Style Lawn

Preliminary options were presented for North Center Town Square, including a raised lawn.

Here's The Before, What's The After? Team To Unveil Town Square Concepts  May 8th, 2017
Here's The Before, What's The After? Team To Unveil Town Square Concepts

Residents are invited to review the proposals and provide feedback at a community meeting Tuesday.

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