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St Bens
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

St Bens Overview

St. Bens is a part of North Center.

Named for the 100-plus year-old parish at its center, St. Ben's is a strong family-oriented neighborhood offering attractive residential streets and tantalizing cuisine within its scenic borders. Elegant, well-preserved Victorian homes are an example of St. Ben's old-school architecture that is injected with a sense of modernity by newer construction condominiums and loft conversions. Rows of two-flat, brick buildings are also commonplace in this north side Chicago community. Instead of big box stores and chain eateries, you'll find a pleasing number of beloved, independent neighborhood haunts, always packed with regular clientele and smiling faces. Every year, St. Ben's residents pull out all the stops for BenFest, a two-day block party that is heavy on the family fun. And Ribfest is not to be missed either, especially if you are on a mission to find the best slab of ribs in Chicago.  

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Part of the majestic beauty of St. Ben's neighborhood is the existence of much of the community's original architecture. St. Ben's real estate features elegant Victorians that are intact and well-preserved, while brick two-flats and single-family homes line the streets offering residents a more modest housing option. Taking a stroll through the neighborhood, one may see several older homes being renovated at a time, however, new developments are also popping up—including condos, townhomes and loft conversions. This is one Chicago neighborhood with no shortage of greenery. Rows of trees shade the residential blocks where sizable lawns and landscaped yards abound.

St Bens History

The history of this Chicago neighborhood is closely related to that of North Center because St. Ben's is bound on three sides by the larger North Center community. St. Benedict's Parish (2215 W. Irving Park, 773 588 6484) is the institution for which the area acquired its name. Around the turn of the 20th century, German Catholic families living in the vicinity sent their children a mile-and-a-half to St. Matthias, the closest Catholic school at the time. The commute was difficult, so families in the community felt a need to establish a neighborhood school of their own which led to the founding of St. Benedict's.

Shortly thereafter, St. Benedict's opened its doors to these road-weary students. Over the years, the church has made improvements and expansions, continuing to attract Chicago residents from all over to worship and learn.

Today, St. Ben's Parish is a still a respected co-ed elementary and high school that continues to grow in enrollment.

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Schools In The St Bens Area

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

School Type Grade Rating

Bateman Elementary School

4220 N Richmond St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

Budlong Elementary School

2701 West Foster Avenue - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

McPherson Elementary School

4728 N Wolcott Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Reilly Elementary School

3650 West School St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Roosevelt High School

3436 West Wilson Ave - public

High 9-12
2

Waters Elementary School

4540 N. Campbell Ave - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
5

Our Lady Of Lourdes

4641 North Ashland Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Queen Of Angels Elementary School

4520 North Western Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Lawrence Hall Youth Services

4833 North Francisco Avenue - private

High 9-12
NR

North Park Elementary School

2017 West Montrose Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Park View Lutheran School

3919 North Monticello Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St Philip Lutheran

2500 West Bryn Mawr Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Chicago Montessori

1713 West Cullom Avenue - private

Preschool - Elementary PK-2
NR

German International School Chicago

1726 West Berteau Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Thresholds-James House

4448 North Kimball Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Greenfields Academy

3232 N. Elston Ave. - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Burley Elementary School

1630 West Barry Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
9

Coonley Elementary School

4046 North Leavitt St - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
8

Haugan Elementary School

4540 North Hamlin Ave - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-6
5

Linne Elementary School

3221 North Sacramento Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

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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