Try something for every taste bud within minutes of home in Old Town. There are more than 30 different kinds of food available to residents in the neighborhood. With conveniences like grocery stores situated in the midmost parts of Old Town, the area caters to the everyday needs of families. Look beyond Old Town for that special apartment. Don't forget areas like Near North Side and Gold Coast.
Food, Libations and Recreation
Use the full spectrum of tools at your disposal when hunting for a new apartment, like the ratings and reviews on this website. To give you a head-start on that research, a couple highly-trafficked areas in Old Town center are N Wells St. and N La Salle Dr. If you're looking for convenience that's offered by lots of nearby shops, restaurants and other amenities in the neighborhood, then Old Town will be an ideal place for you to rent. Once you've done your homework on the area, be sure you use our apartment finder tool to complete your hunt for your next apartment in Old Town.
Treat yourself to dinner in your own neighborhood at Kamehachi. If you're in the mood for drinks, the area has some options. Spoon and Saluki Bar are two places which are sure to hit the spot. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Boston Market and McDonald's are both around the proverbial corner.
A Woman's Gym and Fitness Formula Clubs are located nearby, making it easy for residents to stay in shape. Additionally, Noble Horse is a place where you can get some fresh air and stretch your legs.
For more details regarding fun places to grab a bite or hit up Happy Hour in Old Town, take a peek at the Yelp page.
Old Town has multiple grocery stores in the area, including My Fit Foods Sixty Five and Stop & Shop which are both located on W North Ave. For your sweet-tooth, head to Friends Of Ken Dunkin on N Wells St., or enjoy some baked goods at nearby Twisted Baker, which is also in the area. On top of that, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Jewel Osco and Dominick's.
Regina Court Flowers & Gifts and Executive Gift Collection are only a few of the many retailers located in Old Town. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Gallery 1250 Condominium is on N La Salle Dr.
Neighborhood School Stats
Some of the schools near the apartments in Old Town are Latin School Of Chicago Upper, Ames Middle School and Immaculate Conception St. Joseph School. Before getting too attached to a particular school, be sure to check with your local district to determine if the apartments for rent you are looking at are served by a preferred school or district.
The only district in the neighborhood, City Of Chicago School District 299 has a total enrollment of 422,600 students and 23,100 teachers on staff, for a student teacher ratio of 18-to-1. There are 150 high schools, 478 middle schools and 492 elementary schools in the district.
Cost of Living and Select Demographics
It is understandable why Old Town, with its wide selection of conveniences and general allure, is more expensive than surrounding Chicago cities, such as Near North Side. Old Town reports an average household cost of $91.1K/year, whereas Near North Side's average total expenditure per household amounts to $80.4K/year.
The neighborhood of Near North Side is somewhat different from Old Town in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In Old Town the median age is 29, while in Near North Side it's 39. The average household size for the neighborhood is 1.63 people, and it's 1.85 people in Near North Side. Of households in Old Town and Near North Side, 12% and 7% have children, respectively.
The household median net income in Old Town is higher than that of households in Near North Side. Its average household income is $140.6K/year. Compared to Near North Side where the average income is $118.2K, there is a significantly higher concentration of people living comfortable lifestyles in Old Town.