Old Town

Unmatched ambiance in charm and history

Welcome to Old Town

Always relevant and abundantly charming, walk on Old Town's narrow streets and brick-lined alleys, and you're walking on Chicago history. Bordered by the Lincoln Park neighborhood to its north and the Gold Coast to its east, Old Town is the city's bridge from its northside to downtown. An educated and affluent population calls it home. Well versed in the arts and nightlife, it truly is a Chicago enclave all its own, which its residents wear with great pride. A short jaunt into downtown and bordering greenspace and lake life to its east, Old Town will forever hold its stature in the city of broad shoulders. The "Old Town Triangle" greets all at the intersection of North Ave and Wells St. Thriving on its myriad of shops, restaurants, bars, and theaters; it’s easy to understand why people have decided to call it home for nearly two centuries.

What to Love

  • Classic Chicago atmosphere which envelops its streets
  • Luxurious Victorian homes lining peaceful, private streets
  • A welcome escape from the urban expansion which surrounds it
  • Starter level walk-ups and high-rise condos as an entry point into the neighborhood
  • Location to downtown and North Ave Beach

What to Do

Thriving on its myriad of shops, restaurants, bars, and theaters, Old Town is a scene inviting to all who value historical significance. It simply doesn't feel like any other space within our vast city. Its appeal has been kept for generations with the development and construction of the new never taking away from its character of the past. And this is how its residents and visitors prefer it to stay.  

The birthplace of American improv, it's been home to some of the country's finest comedic luminaries within the walls of The Second City and Zanies Comedy Club. Its restaurant and bar scene is significant with generational staples lining its streets, foregoing the steady turnover of businesses seen all throughout the city over the years. Glowingly referred to as "The best bar in the world that I know about," by late Chicago movie critic and journalist Roger Ebert, the Old Town Ale House is an unchanged glimpse into the nightlife of the mid-20th century heyday Chicago. To this day, frequented by the Chicago luminaries and regular patrons alike, it's a scene all to its own. Also anchored by Twin Anchors (arguably the city's finest ribs), Corcoran's Grill & Pub, Declan's Irish Pub, and The Fireplace Inn, Old Town busts at the seams with classic hangouts with generational clientele. The Old Town Art Fair's annual summer happening stands atop and is certainly a destination every year by everyone.


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Near North Side Stats

**Chicago consists of 77 official community areas, none of which is identified as Old Town. Old Town is considered a neighborhood within the Near North Side, which also consists of River North and Streeterville. Below are the official stats for the greater Near North Side community area.

Population: ~105,000

12-mo Single Family Median Home Price: $1,750,000 (as of 9/1/2021)

12-mo Condo/Townhome Median Home Price: $405,000 (as of 9/1/2021)

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