Chicago – North Center

North Center neighborhood is a large community with many comfortable and convenient neighborhoods that are just a mile or so from the lakefront and an easy commute to downtown. Surrounded by Diversey, Ravenswood, Montrose, and the Chicago River, the neighborhoods in North Center tend to have large parks and tree-lined streets, plus all the amenities that make city life satisfying.

Location & Area

  • North Boundary: 4400 N Montrose
  • South Boundary: 3600 N Addison
  • East Boundary: 1800 W Ravenswood
  • West Boundary: ~2700 W Chicago River
  • Primary Zip Code: 60618

Current Trends and Facts of North Center Chicago

North Center/St. Ben’s neighborhood has strong family ties and good schools and economic stability, where an abundance of small businesses that keep it an active, vibrant area during the day. For entertainment, residents can choose from a large selection of excellent restaurants, pubs, summer festivals, music venues, bowling alleys, and theaters. North Center’s pocket neighborhoods have their own distinct character with shopping areas that feature charming boutiques, delis, bakeries and coffee shops.

The Chicago River runs through North Center neighborhood and provides many picturesque views and parks, with many sporting and recreational activities. The CTA’s Brown Line goes downtown and has stops at Addison, Irving Park, and Montrose. Buses run on most of the major streets.