North Center

Bordering Lincoln Square to the south, North Center is largely residential and is known for being a welcoming and family-friendly community area that effortlessly blends suburban charm with urban convenience. 


  • North Center:  A vibrant neighborhood with an eclectic mix of retailers, restaurants, live music, live theater, and service-oriented businesses. You'll find classic Chicago two-flats, historic bungalows, and modern condos. The community spirit is palpable, with local events, farmers' markets, and a variety of local businesses.


  • St. Ben's:  A quiet, residential area named after the St. Benedict Parish, St. Ben's is a tranquil enclave with a mix of residential housing, including single-family homes, condos, and townhouses. The area offers a peaceful retreat while maintaining accessibility to the vibrant amenities of North Center.


  • Hamlin Park:  Family-oriented neighborhood containing the park of the same name. Diverse housing options, including single-family homes and apartments, contribute to the neighborhood's appeal.


  • Roscoe Village:  Leafy, walkable area known for an abundance of locally-owned restaurants and shops. Roscoe Village is a quaint residential haven with cozy single-family homes, charming cottages, and tree-shaded streets. The neighborhood exudes a warm, family-friendly atmosphere.


North Center is celebrated for its family-oriented environment, and its central location and proximity to public transportation make it an attractive place to call home for individuals and families alike. Home to several fringe theater companies and under-the-radar gems. Dining and nightlife options along Lincoln Avenue are plentiful. With many tree-lined streets and single-family homes, North Center has a quaint, suburban feel while still being accessible to downtown. 


Places of interest: Village Tap, Hamlin Park, St. Benedict Parish, Lane Tech College Prep High School, Waveland Bowl, Timber Lanes, Martyr's, Begyle Brewery, Dovetail Brewery, Koval Tasting Room, Rojo Gusano, Cho Sun Ok, Strawdog Theatre Company, Bughouse Theater, The Bad Apple, Laschet's, Beat Kitchen, Turquoise Restaurant, Boonie's Filipino Restaurant, The Globe Pub, Victor Bar.

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