A lively intersection of cultural influences, Mayfair is one of the more diverse and quirky neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago. With plenty of space to enjoy the natural scenery, an eclectic restaurant scene, and excellent access to public transportation and parking, Mayfair is sure to appeal to anyone attracted to the many perks of city living while still enjoying a quieter neighborhood residence.
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  • Current Prices:$194,900 to $675,000
  • Closed Prices:$80,850 to $645,000
  • Median Sale Price:$299,900
  • Average $ per sq ft:$186
  • Association Fee Ranges:$92 to $467/mo,$0
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  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1876 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:600 to 6,250Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms


For those looking to invest in a new home, Mayfair features a wonderful variety of designs to suit the buyer's needs. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $92 to $467, master fees around $199, and taxes for the year range from as low as $3,029 to as high as $10,062. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $92 to $467, and taxes for the year range from as low as $865 to as high as $4,195. Homes in the community generally have finished basements. The area features homesites averaging around a quarter acre in size. Many of the residences within this community feature assigned parking and garages.

Where to Live

Many of the homes offered here are in a traditional, no-nonsense style, but what they may lack in elaborate architecture they more than make up for with structural integrity and reliability. Townhouses and condos are common, and the small brick homes here can accommodate both families and single residents. Real estate here runs in an affordable range, appealing to first-time homebuyers and younger renters.

Where to Eat

Mayfair offers a wide sampling of ethnic foods that match the diverse background of its residents. Many of the best restaurants can be found on the north end of the neighborhood, dotting Lawrence Avenue. Whether you're seeking the rich spice blend in Peruvian cuisine, the hot bite of a Korean dish, or the tenderness of Middle Eastern fare, Mayfair is sure to have an eatery to meet your latest craving.

What You'll See

The neighborhood welcomes all people of all backgrounds with open arms, leading to a diverse population that is friendly to outsiders and eager to expand its horizons. The laid-back atmosphere attracts both older couples looking to settle down and recent graduates getting their first apartment in the city. While it may not be in the heart of Chicago's party district, the neighborhood is still lively enough to attract a social crowd while still maintaining a peaceful atmosphere.

Friday Night Fun

The bars and pubs in this neighborhood welcome a tight-knit and familiar customer base that matches the friendly community. Most patrons dropping in for a drink are locals, and are always up for a cocktail and some relaxed conversation. There's karaoke for music lovers, and for film enthusiasts, Mayfield Park is a host of Chicago's "Movies in the Park" series.

The Perfect Sunday

Pass through one of the street markets to pick up some seafood or spices, which you can save for a meal later in the week or enjoy immediately for a quick lunch on the spot. For those looking to continue shopping but not interested in emptying their wallet, the neighborhood offers numerous discount shopping outlets that boast a range of styles at reasonable prices.

Locals Love

Proximity to nature • Access to the highway • Access to Blue Line and O'Hare airport.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic noise from the highway • Distance to Lake Michigan • Cold weather limits park activities.


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  • 1409 Students
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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.


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"Lots to Choose From"

Mayfair has many homes styles and price points. We've got homes for just about every price point. We love being close to 94, but there is some traffic noise.