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Located at the center of the north side, give or take a block or two you can see where this neighborhood gets its name. North Center has many great bars and restaurants branching out from the five-way intersection of Damen, Irving Park and Lincoln Avenue. Western Avenue is a busy thoroughfare and commercial strip that provides easy access by car to other destinations in the city.
Many of the neighborhood’s old warehouses and factories have been converted into housing featuring a mix of both condominiums and rental units. Late 19th and early 20th Century architecture remain a strong theme in the North Center with two and three flat buildings lining the tree-lined side streets. Single family homes are also in ready supply and townhouses and other new construction housing can be found along Irving Park Road. For those who want to be at the center of a vibrant neighborhood, North Center will put you there.
Why North Center?
Located a short train ride north of downtown, the neighborhood is at once convenient and charming. The area’s leafy side streets are lined with beautiful homes – from modest dwellings to spacious mansions.
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Welcome to the beautiful area of North Center/St. Ben's! As of the latest US census, around 34,073 call this area home and around 58% are homeowners. With an average age of 34, North Center/St. Ben's has a dynamic, and energetic population. In any given day, you’ll see parents taking their kids to school, staying active in the nearby parks, or simply enjoying the hustle and bustle of North Center/St. Ben's. Over the recent months roughly 182 homes have been sold with an average sold price of $808,621. That is an increase of $34,404 from the previous period.
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