A lovely part of Chicago, the desirable North Center neighborhood is relatively well-off, home to those that earn a sizable sum. North Center is a kid-friendly community that offers plenty of conveniences and amenities for parents as well.
Food, Libations and Recreation
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in North Center are N Lincoln Ave. and W Irving Park Rd. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. With our easy-to-use apartment finder tool, skip the search and head straight to what matters most.
North Center has restaurants and bars, including Katerina's, an opportune spot for drinks after work. The cuisine offerings in North Center are as follows: pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. For those looking for some great places to kick back with a cocktail, check out some neighborhood hot spots, like Globe or Tiny Lounge. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, McDonald's and Wendy's are both around the proverbial corner.
With Body Sense on W Irving Park Rd., residents can easily find time to take care of themselves. Additionally, Chicago Park District is a place where you can get some fresh air and stretch your legs.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in North Center, check out the Yelp page.
North Center has a number of grocery stores, including Beverley's Natural Health Food and American Federation Of Natural. Head to Blue Sky Bakery, a bakery on N Lincoln Ave., or swing by Little Miss Muffin, which is also in the area, and warm up to delicious baked goods and tasty treats. Additionally, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Trader Joe's and Aldi.
Chicago Dollar Market and Angel Sales Inc are two of the convenient retail options in North Center. For retail shopping, the apartment rentals in North Center are conveniently located next to Merchandise Distributors.
Neighborhood School Stats
Where you rent will largely determine which schools your children attend. They could be eligible to attend a school in the Lincolnwood School District 74 or the City Of Chicago School District 299. Some of the schools near the apartments in North Center are St. Benedict High School, Albany Park Multicultural Elementary School and St. Benedict Elementary School. Remember, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent will likely determine what schools your children are able to attend. It is a good idea to consult with area school districts for the final word.
Lincolnwood School District 74 provides two elementary schools and one middle school, with student-teacher ratios similar to City Of Chicago School District 299. In spite of this commonality, City Of Chicago School District 299 reports more students enrolled. City Of Chicago School District 299 has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Lincolnwood School District 74.
The average household size in North Center is 2.19 residents per household, and 23% of households have children. The average household income is $134.6K, and annual living expenses amount to $87.7K. The percentage of residents with a college degree or higher is 18%.