Old Town

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Old Town Real Estate

Bounded by North Avenue, Division Street, Clybourn Avenue and Larrabee Street Old Town is not one of Chicago’s larger neighborhoods, but it is legendarily artsy, so historic some of it predates the Great Chicago Fire, affluent and brimming with both attractive lifestyle amenities and some of the Windy City’s most sought after real estate. The area’s narrow, tree-lined, streets and quaint brick alleyways are dotted with residential offerings ranging from Victorian-era detached single-family homes, greystones and brownstone walkups to vintage rowhouses, cottages and luxury mid-rise condos. Whether homebuyers are shopping for contemporary luxury or vintage charm they can find what they’re looking for in Old Town.

Old Town Neighborhood Information

Tucked rather neatly between Lincoln Park and the Downtown Loop, Chicago’s Old Town offers its residents what could be best described as an overabundance of leisure and entertainment options. The neighborhood’s Victorian architecture and quaint cobblestone streets give it a comfortable, homey atmosphere, but there are a preponderance of performing arts venues ranging from the Second City and a number of other comedy clubs to the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Steppenwolf Theatre and a variety of live music bars. As far as dining options go, restaurants, lounges, cafes, bakeries and coffee shops are everywhere. Residents can easily find any repast they crave from old fashioned to innovative, Michelin Star restaurants to cash-only pubs or upscale brunch spots. Most of Old Town’s businesses are independently owned, which helps the neighborhood maintain its unique charms.

Old Town Accessibility

Living in Chicago’s Old Town offers convenient access to both Lake Shore Drive and the Kennedy Expressway. The neighborhood’s serviced by several CTA Bus Routes and the Sedgwick Brown Line L Train is centrally located to ferry commuters south to Downtown Loop and north, through and past DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus.

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