Noble Square

Chicago, Illinois


A "blink and you'll miss it" neighborhood, Noble Square serves as a prime representation of Chicago's West Side--simultaneously urban and bucolic, bustling and tranquil. Simply put, it's rare for a neighborhood this charming to reside in a city this large. Noble Square does tend to be quieter than the surrounding neighborhoods, but a stretch along Chicago Avenue is pulling the neighborhood into a more commercially active area. While life in Noble Square tends to be leafy and subdued, the always-bustling West Loop and Wicker Park are just a few minutes away.     

Homes in Noble Square

Where To Live

Idyllic homes and condominiums can be found throughout the neighborhood. Some newly renovated properties are located between Augusta and Chicago Avenues. The northern half of Noble Square offers single-family homes, two and three-flats, and multi-unit condominiums within walking distance of the Blue Line and Milwaukee Avenue. Generally, Noble Square features contemporary and classic housing styles that are charming and well-kept.

Price Vibes

The price point in Noble Square asks a bit more of its residents than in surrounding areas. Although prices on the whole are high for the West Side, the price per square foot is a little more forgiving, meaning that, yes, you will be paying more for the home, but will generally be receiving more space. Noble Square is great if you're looking for a starter home but with room to grow. Given the popularity of the area, single-family homes are difficult to come by, but do come on the market every now again, rewarding the eagle-eyed home shopper.

Around Noble Square

Where To Eat

Noble Square features some unique and delicious dining options. Fantastic Mexican and seafood cuisine can be found along Ashland Avenue. La Pasadita is a well-loved taqueria that’s open late while El Barco Mariscos offers a seafood-focused menu and a colorful porch. Alegrias is another option for Mexican-style seafood that offers heaping platters and lets you BYOB. Elsewhere in the neighborhood, on Milwaukee or Chicago Avenue, you can find Thai, Cuban, and Middle Eastern cuisine as well as upscale American fare.

Friday Night Fun

Unique and intimate dive bars are characteristic of this part of West Town. Noble Square has some great venues for a Friday night out with friends. Beauty Bar offers manicures and full salon services in a casual lounge area with drinks and appetizers. Elsewhere, nightclubs host wild dance parties while storied taverns cater to a low-key clientele.

The Perfect Sunday

Noble Square has eclectic shopping and unique vendors, many of which offer Polish and traditional items. A relaxed Sunday in Eckhart Park may lead to a stroll through this classic Chicago neighborhood and a visit to the Polish Museum of America.

Transportation Options

Public transportation is a bit of a nonstarter in Noble Square. There are some bus routes that run along east/west along Division Avenue and Chicago Avenue and diagonally along Milwaukee Avenue, but there is no 'L' stop, unless you want to cross over into River West or Wicker Park, which have Blue Line stops. Traffic in this neighborhood mainly consists of spillover from downtown but tends to move fairly quickly, so getting home from your office should be relatively painless, even if your weekly grocery run will not be especially convenient.

Living Here

Locals Love

Easy of access to amenities and services • Proximity to the Blue Line and Kennedy Expressway • Unique nightlife and dining options

Residents Say

Noble Square is one of the friendliest neighborhoods I've lived in. It's small, yes, but it offers something other neighborhoods can only dream of--a true neighborhood culture.
- Noble Square Resident

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