Chicago’s Northcenter is in the heart of the city’s north side, but maintains a small-town feel thanks to its neighborly attitude and historic charm. Bordered by Diversey Parkway to the south, Montrose Avenue to the north, Ravenswood Avenue to the east, and the Chicago River North Branch to the west, Northcenter perfectly balances quiet residential streets and parks with a lively mix of independent businesses, community festivals, education, culture, and entertainment.
Get a taste of the neighborhood with popular events like the Northcenter Farmers Market, Ribfest, and the Summer Concert Series. Be part of the community by supporting local businesses along “Makers and Merchants” row on Lincoln Avenue, and enjoy international cuisine at a variety of local taverns, pubs and breweries. Whether taking your kids and dog to the park, or biking to meet up with friends for beer and bowling, live music, or a comedy/improv show, Northcenter is a welcoming Chicago enclave.
Its excellent schools (both public and private) and community atmosphere make Northcenter particularly well-suited for families. The area is largely characterized by well-appointed single-family homes on tree-lined residential streets, with some mid-rise condos available in charming converted historic buildings. The prices may be higher than in neighboring Lakeview, but real estate here offers more indoor and outdoor space for families, as well as opportunity for investment properties.