Housing styles in Chicago North include a diverse mix of affordable single-family homes, apartment buildings, town homes, condominiums, contemporary high rises and multi-million dollar homes within walking distance to the lake.
The Chicago Public School District offers students a number of highly regarded public schools, including the award-winning Walter Payton College Prep School. The area is easily accessible by car thanks to the Kennedy Expressway and Lake Shore Drive. There are also dozens of CTA Lines and Metra railways, including the Union Pacific North Line and the Union Pacific Northwest Line, providing transportation to and from downtown Chicago and the north and northwest suburbs.
Residents within the Chicago North area enjoy quick access to several lakefront parks and beaches, including Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach. In addition to world-renowned shopping along the Magnificent Mile, Chicago North features vibrant nightlife and acclaimed restaurants throughout many of its communities. Chicago North is also home to Wrigley Field, one of the oldest major league ballparks in the country.