A melting pot and one of Chicago’s beloved neighborhoods for its diversity of ethnicities, cultures, races, traditions and all things that make our city great, North Center brings together generations of immigrants with local-born residents, to create a community like few others.
North Center is actually made up of Roscoe Village, Northcenter, St. Ben’s and Hamlin Park. It’s bordered on the south by Diversey Parkway, on the east by Ravenswood Avenue, and on the west by the Chicago River. The heart of North Center is an area that used to be known as “Six Corners”, that is the intersection of Irving Park Road, Damen and Lincoln Avenues. Its vibrant mix of eclectic restaurants and lounges, live music, live theater, and local businesses make this a community residents are proud to call home.
Each corner of North Center celebrates Chicago’s best attributes with great public schools, plenty of park space to enjoy the great outdoors, and city streets with curb appeal to make you feel welcome. The picturesque communities of single-family and two and three-flat buildings are a cornerstone to how many immigrants began to build their wealth in America. Renting until they could buy, they would then live in one unit, and rent the others out, affording them a way to pay for their mortgage and expenses, and live “rent-free.” Many of those families saw huge appreciation from markets past. Today, communities like North Center continue to offer unique properties to live or to invest in, which share in the spirit of the American Dream.
The Brown Line of the Chicago Transit Authority “L” serves the community with stops at Montrose, Irving Park, and Addison.\ Chicago Transit Authority buses are still a convenient transportation method for locals, as well.