Overview

Mayfair is a humble, yet quirky neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. With tree-lined streets, 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 life as well as the peaceful atmosphere found outside of the city center.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$125,000 to $699,000
  • Closed Prices:$74,500 to $665,000
  • Median Sale Price:$342,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$242
  • Association Fee Ranges:$160 to $304/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • 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

Homes

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. Townhouses and condos are common, and the small brick homes here can accommodate all kinds of residents. Homeowners near the western border of the neighborhood have convenient access to Mayfair Park as well as a Blue Line station, I-90, and I-94, though traffic can be heavy. Residents of the eastern end are closer to businesses, restaurants, and bus stops on Lawrence Avenue and Pulaski Road.

Where to Eat

Mayfair offers a wide variety of cuisines for locals and visitors to enjoy. Many of the best restaurants can be found on the north end of the neighborhood along Lawrence Avenue. Whether you're seeking the rich spice blend in Peruvian cuisine, the tangy kick of a Korean dish, or the comfort of Middle Eastern fare, Mayfair is sure to have an eatery to meet your craving.

What You'll See

Mayfair is home to a friendly community that’s welcoming to newcomers. The neighborhood’s laid-back atmosphere attracts residents looking to settle down a short distance from the action. While it may not be in the heart of Chicago's party district, Mayfair has enough going on to attract a social crowd.

Friday Night Fun

The bars and pubs in the area welcome a tight-knit and familiar customer base that reflects the community’s friendly energy. Most patrons dropping in for a drink are locals, always up for a cocktail and some relaxed conversation. Music fans can always find a karaoke night while film enthusiasts can visit Mayfield Park for Chicago's "Movies in the Park" series.

The Perfect Sunday

Pass through one of the street markets to pick up a seafood lunch or some fresh spices to cook with throughout the week. Continue shopping without breaking the bank at any of the neighborhood’s discount shopping outlets, which feature a range of styles at reasonable prices. If you’ve still got energy to burn, Mayfield Park hosts a number of recreational activities with a basketball court, two baseball fields, a spray pool, and a field house.

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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"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.