Old Town

Community Area: Lincoln Park

Principally located along North Wells Street, between Division and North Avenue, Old Town connects Lincoln Park to the Gold Coast and is known for its diverse collection of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. It also features some of the city's best-preserved historic homes.

The area was first inhabited by the Potawatomi, Miami and Illinois tribes, however after the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, a new wave of settlers flocked to the area. Germans, predominately Catholic, arrived, and their influence is highlighted by St. Michael’s Church. A Bavarian-built church, it is one of the few to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The neighborhood gets its name from North and Clark Street, as well as Ogden Avenue, which combine to form a triangle.

Old Town has evolved into an upscale neighborhood with single-family homes priced well over $1 million and many newer condominiums. The community has also edged west in recent years with a number of large redevelopment projects that have brought new life and some more moderately priced housing to the area. 

The neighborhood is served by the Chicago Public School system, which offers public education to children from grades K-12. Additionally, the LaSalle Language Academy, a magnet school in the CPS system, provides education for children in grades K-8. The CTA Red Line runs through the neighborhood, providing easy access to the Loop, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and beyond.

A hippie haven in the 1960s and 1970s, vestiges of Old Town's past live on in local institutions like Zanies comedy club, The Old Town Ale House, the annual Old Town Art Fair and the world famous Second City Improv. Old Town's active street life and proximity to the lake, Lincoln Park and downtown make it a preferred choice among many Chicagoans.






Nearby Public Transportation

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School Districts

City Of Chicago Sd 299


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools


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Lincoln Park Tower
1960 N. Lincoln Park West

1660 N LaSalle
1660 N. LaSalle


2224 N Dayton Street Chicago, Illinois 60614
$3,500,000 | Single Family | 6 Beds | 5.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
2043 N Dayton Street Chicago, Illinois 60614
$1,620,000 | Single Family | 5 Beds | 3 Baths
Open House: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
1132 W Drummond Place Chicago, Illinois 60614
$1,495,000 | Single Family | 4 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
1529 W Montana Street #3 Chicago, Illinois 60614
$579,900 | Condo | 3 Beds | 2.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm


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Average Sales Price

$724,966

Average Days on Market

71

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.




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