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Mayfair
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Mayfair Overview

Mayfair's quaint residential feel and convenient accessibility makes for a perfect spot for first-time homebuyers and young families looking to embrace the vibrancy of city living at an affordable price. Located near the “Green Belt” of the Chicago River, bountiful verdant spaces are steps away from this northwest side neighborhood. Having ample outdoor breathing room is certainly a plus for any urban dweller, but Mayfair covers all the bases with a delicious dining scene and specialty markets that hail from around the globe. Mayfair residents have no trouble finding hard-to-get items for those less conventional recipes, and when not in the mood to slave over a hot stove, local folks can pop into any of the neighborhood restaurants. The menus here offer something for every taste, from all-American fare to classic Korean dishes.

Mayfair History

Mayfair grew from the former suburb of Montrose, which was booming outside of Chicago’s city limits at the turn of the 20th century. It was around that same time that Chicago annexed the property turning the suburb into a neighborhood, with a name change to boot. Like its northerly sister neighborhood—North Mayfair—farming communities settled the area, creating close communal bonds among residents. Today, Mayfair retains much of the same close-knit, family appeal and neighborly character.

Like many of its surrounding neighborhoods, Mayfair shines as an ethnically diverse area of the city. Albany Park to the east brims with influences from Korean, Guatemalan and Mexican immigrants, and much of this eclectic diversity is also reflected in Mayfair’s unique restaurants and overall neighborhood vibe. North Mayfair’s historic charm also spills over into Mayfair, where a number of old brick bungalows can be seen dotting the quiet tree-lined streets.


The Sights of Mayfair

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Schools In The Mayfair Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Mayfair area.

20 schools in area
School Type Level Grade(s) Rating

Roosevelt High School

3436 West Wilson Ave

Public High 9-12
2

Smyser Elementary School

4310 North Melvina Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Belding Elementary School

4257 North Tripp Avenue

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Farnsworth Elementary School

5414 North Linder Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Our Lady of Victory

4434 N Laramie Ave

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Park View Lutheran School

3919 North Monticello Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

CICS Northtown

3900 W. Peterson

Charter High 9-12
5

Wonder Montessori School

5644 North Pulaski Road

Private Elementary K-1
NR

Thresholds-James House

4448 North Kimball Avenue

Private Elementary - High n/a
NR

Prussing Elementary School

4650 North Menard Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Scammon Elementary School

4201 West Henderson St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Beaubien Elementary School

5025 North Laramie Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Haugan Elementary School

4540 North Hamlin Ave

Public Preschool - Elementary PK-6
5

Hitch Elementary School

5625 North Mcvicker Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Edison Elementary Regional Gifted Center

4929 North Sawyer Ave

Public Elementary - Middle K-8
9

Vaughn Occupational High School

4355 North Linder Ave

Public High 9-12
NR

Luther North College Prep

5700 West Berteau Avenue

Private High 9-12
NR

Queen Of All Saints School

6230 North Lemont Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Schurz High School

3601 North Milwaukee Ave

Public High 9-12
3

Volta Elementary School

4950 North Avers Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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