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Near North Side
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Near North Side Overview

A small section of downtown Chicago that combines urban with residential; couture with cuisine; and Chicagoans with the occasional spotted celebrity; the Near North neighborhood features many of the city's most notable shops, restaurants and residents. The culinary backdrop in the Near North is anchored by a blend of trendy, new hotspots and treasured mainstays. Whether you crave a good ole' burger, or would rather a nice, juicy porterhouse, the restaurants around here are sure to suffice. The Near North is also quite the site for a mini shopping spree, especially for the literary types as there are a disproportionately large number of bookstores in the area. Fashionistas will find their fill of en vogue styles, too, but the real draw to the Near North is its fun nightlife. Many of the neighborhood restaurants double as late-night bars and dance clubs. Once the midnight hour approaches, Near North hangouts heat up.

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We’re not going to beat around the bush as far as real estate is concerned; this is one of Chicago’s most sophisticated neighborhoods. In Near North you have a blend of historic luxury homes, modern condominiums, studio lofts and a slew of high-rises, and the charming residential blocks off the main streets are home to many gorgeous single-family properties that give this community a long-established feel and air of pride.

Three- and four-story brownstones, stately mansions and stunning row homes are positioned perfectly one after another down tree-lined streets, and we can say one thing about this neighborhood: it’s impeccably manicured. There’s nary a flower, shrub or piece of grass out of place.

While you can find studio flats and tiny one-bedroom apartments for as low as $120,000 in the Near North neighborhood, many of multi-unit condos go for a little bit more … as in millions. Although you don’t have to spend six million dollars to buy an amazing high-rise penthouse with views of the water, you can if you want to in Near North. The average sales price for a one- or two-bedroom unit is around $423,000, but for a three- bedroom place the average price goes up to $1.3 million.

Because of the high cost of living in the Near North, the area attracts an older crowd of couples, families and retirees. But as it’s such a happening neighborhood, there’s always a variety of people walking up and down the streets, giving the area a diverse feel.

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Near North Side History

Back in the olden days, the Near North neighborhood was just another unnamed, undeveloped Chicago area. That is, until Potter Palmer got his hands on it (yes, the Palmer of Palmer House Hilton fame). Palmer bought some land near the lakeshore in 1882. Back then, the area was covered in ponds, grass and greenery, but Palmer changed all of that. He built himself a cute little mansion on what would later be known as Lake Shore Drive and one of Chicago’s most heavily-trafficked roadways.

Other wealthy folks followed suit with mansions of their own, putting this neighborhood in the category of elegance and luxury since its inception. Within a decade, the value of the land in this area had increased by 400 percent, and soon some of Chicago’s wealthiest citizens, like the McCormicks and the Wrigleys, were moving from their Prairie Avenue homes (on the south side) to new digs near the center of the city.

Fast-forward a hundred years and the vibe in the Near North neighborhood has largely remained the same. Sure, there are more shops, trendier restaurants and hipper bars, but it is still home to many wealthy Chicagoans, and though it’s located right near the heart of the city, there is enough grass, trees and flowers (mostly on the residential side streets) to make you feel like you’re at least slightly in touch with nature.

While the area has the occasional art gallery, this neighborhood is more about the hustle and bustle of shopping and dining. So if you are a foodie, a fashionista, or if you just like to be in the middle of things, Near North is definitely your neighborhood.

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Schools In The Near North Side Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Near North Side area.

School Type Grade Rating

De Diego Elementary Community Academy

1313 North Claremont Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Columbus Elementary School

1003 North Leavitt St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Young Magnet High School

211 South Laflin St - public

Middle - High 7-12
10

Alcott College Prep

2625 N Orchard St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-9
9

Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center

160 West Wendell Street - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Payton College Preparatory High School

1034 North Wells St - public

High 9-12
10

Josephinum Academy

1501 North Oakley Boulevard - private

High 9-12
NR

West Town Academy

2021 West Fulton Street - private

High 9-12
NR

The Latin School Of Chicago

59 West North Boulevard - private

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

St Josaphat School

2245 North Southport Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Lasalle II Lang Acad Elementary School

1148 N Honore St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Rauner College Prep

1337 W. Ohio St. - charter

High 9-12
9

Esperanza School - Intensive

520 North Marshfield Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Metropolitan Schoolhouse

1415 N. Dayton - private

Elementary - High K-12
NR

Lincoln Elementary School

615 West Kemper Place - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
10

Lincoln Park High School

2001 North Orchard St - public

High 9-12
9

Wells Community Academy High School

936 North Ashland Ave - public

High 9-12
4

Sabin Elementary Magnet School

2216 West Hirsch St - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
3

Rudolph Elementary Learning Center

110 North Paulina St - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-5
NR

St. Mary of the Angels

1810 N Hermitage Ave - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

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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