About North Center
North Center is no middle-of-the-road neighborhood, any way you look at it. Residents enjoy picturesque views of the Chicago River, large parks, a vibrant shopping district and an abundance of things to do.
The tree-lined neighborhood on Chicago's North Side is located a mile from the lakefront and seven miles from Chicago's Loop. North Center is home to two brown line L stops and numerous bus lines for easy access to downtown.
Anchored by the North Center Town Square, community events include a farmer’s market, the popular annual Ribfest and music concerts. North Center has three city parks, the popular Waveland Bowl and an indoor ice arena.
The neighborhood’s shopping area includes retail boutiques, diverse shopping, popular breweries and notable art galleries as well as the American Theater Company.
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 aging apartment buildings are being converted to updated condos.