North Center-Chicago Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Illinois
The vibrant lakefront metropolis of Chicago encompasses 77 official communities – one of which is North Center – and hundreds of smaller neighborhoods. Each area has its own unique flavor but is alive with the energy of the surrounding city. Known as one of "Chicago's best kept secrets" and the "heart of Chicago's north side," the North Center community is an eclectic neighborhood located four miles northwest of the Loop. Made up of the North Center, St. Bens and Roscoe Village neighborhoods, the community of North Center is bounded by Montrose, Diversey, Ravenswood and the Chicago River.
North Center is popular thanks to its proximity to transportation and reputation for stability. It provides a quiet, serene environment rooted in a combination of German and Swedish culture. Roscoe Village has earned "hip" status among young professionals due to its unique ambience and the numerous antique stores, restaurants and boutiques that grace its tree-lined streets. It is a comfortable, homey neighborhood where family-owned businesses are the norm and people walk their dogs in lush parks.
North Center families are served by the Chicago Public School District, which represents grades K-12. A popular school in North Center, Bell Elementary School, offers pre-kindergarten through eighth grades with an enrollment of 700-plus students and a very favorable student-teacher ratio. North Center real estate is diverse, reflecting the area's unique past. Single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums, two and three flats, and lofts can all be found.
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