Chi - North Center Real Estate

North Center is a charming, amiable neighborhood whose main thoroughfares have allowed beloved local establishments to flourish, and whose amiable green streets are lined by luxurious new construction single family homes along with beautiful Victorian single family homes, handsome two-flats, and rehabbed brick walk-ups.

Public transportation is easy: the Red Line trains run north-south through the North Center. There are also many buses, which traverse the neighborhood.

Perfect for those who want a largely residential neighborhood with urban conveniences and great local dining and shopping. North Center is a little more lively and better connected to public transportation than Roscoe Village, but is less busy than Lakeview.

Highly rated public and private schools, including the Coonley Elementary School, Alexander Graham Bell School, Lane Technical High School, and St Benedict High School, among others.

Neighborhood tags

  • Walker's Paradise

  • Easy Public Transit

  • CTA Brown Line Trains

  • Short commute downtown

  • Easy access to Lake Shore Drive

  • Highly rated schools

  • Low-rise, tree-lined streets

  • Neighborhood eateries, restaurants, bars, and taverns

  • Neighborhood storefronts, including antique stores and gift stores



North Center is located west of Ravenswood, north of Roscoe Village, east of Irvint Park, and south of Lincoln Square. The neighborhood is centered around the six-way intersection of Lincoln, Irving Park and Damen.


Types of residential housing:

  • Vintage multi-family courtyard buildings and walkups, including 2-4 flats and 5+ flats

  • Single-family homes, both vintage Victorian and luxury new construction

  • New construction residential condo buildings, mostly along the main thoroughfares of Lincoln Avenue and Irving Park Road



North Center is serviced by the CTA Brown Line and many buses. You can also hop in the car and take Lake Shore Drive to the Loop and beyond by heading a few minutes east or the 90/94 expressway by heading a few minutes west.


Schools in North Center:

North Center is home to a number of outstanding public and private elementary schools and high schools, including Coonley Elementary School, Alexander Graham Bell School, Lane Technical High School, and St Benedict High School, among others.


Attractions , landmarks, and things to do:

North Center features a wealth of local eateries, casual cafes and bakeries, art galleries, storefront theaters, antique stores, trending restaurants, ethnic cuisines, and local taverns. Half Acre Beer Brewery set down roots with a brewing facility in North Center, and tours are available on weekends; make sure to check out the taproom to try their latest creation.

North Center also has several beautiful and well maintained parks, from Welles Park, which has a rare indoor pool, to Horner Park, just across the River on California, with fantastic and spacious athletic facilities.


Close by to...

  • Pleasant brunch stops and antique shops in Roscoe Village to the South.

  • Visit the Old Town School of Folk in Lincoln Square to the North.

  • Historic Wrigley Field lies to the East in Lakeview.

Chi - North Center - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Chi - North Center: $895,500 / County Avg $638,100


Avg Taxes in Chi - North Center: $9,600 / County Avg $11,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Chi - North Center: 2,519 / County Avg 2,043


Avg Price per/sqft in Chi - North Center:$355 / County Avg $312


Avg Walkscore in Chi - North Center: 89 / County Avg 71


Avg Year Built in Chi - North Center: 1975 / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Chi - North Center: 41 / County Avg 70


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