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.
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.
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North Center Listings Summary
North Center - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in North Center: $719,500 / County Avg $533,500
Avg Taxes in North Center: $11,100 / County Avg $8,400
Avg Sq. Ft. in North Center: 2,370 / County Avg 1,926
Avg Price per/ft2 in North Center: $304 / County Avg $277
Avg Walkscore in North Center: 90 / County Avg 74
Avg Year Built in North Center: 1968 / County Avg 1963
Avg Days on Website in North Center: 60 / County Avg 85