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 Grace Street #304 Chicago, Illinois 60613
$325,000 | Condo | 1 Beds | 1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
2916 N Damen Avenue #1 Chicago, Illinois 60618
$600,000 | Condo | 4 Beds | 3 Baths
Open House: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
3535 N Bell Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60618
$1,450,000 | Single Family | 6 Beds | 4.1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
2314 W Byron Street #2 Chicago, Illinois 60618
$210,000 | Condo | 2 Beds | 1 Baths
Open House: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$677,756

Average Days on Market

110

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.




BFFs To Swarm North Center — BenFest Friends, That Is  Jul 13th, 2017
BFFs To Swarm North Center — BenFest Friends, That Is

The annual family-friendly fest runs Friday through Sunday.

'Hamilton' Tickets Raffled Off At CHIRP Radio's Live Lit 'First Time' Show  Jul 11th, 2017
'Hamilton' Tickets Raffled Off At CHIRP Radio's Live Lit 'First Time' Show

Guests at Wednesday's show at Martyrs' will be entered in a raffle for "Hamilton" tickets.

Extra! Extra! Great Chicago Fire Artifacts Up For Auction  Jul 7th, 2017
Extra! Extra! Great Chicago Fire Artifacts Up For Auction

1871 newspaper describes "weary and weeping women and children" in the aftermath of the blaze.

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