About North Park
Current Prices: $129,900 to $715,000
Closed Prices: $100,000 to $790,000
Median Sale Price: $360,000
Average $ per sq ft: $222
Association Fee Ranges: $150, $135 to $472/mo, $0
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1903 to 2021
Sq. Ft.: 700 to 5700 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms
Getting Around North Park
Around North Park
Much of North Park’s eastern half is residential, as is Pulaski Park, a pocket neighborhood on the north end. To the west, the neighborhood’s parks, nature preserves, and cemeteries take up much of the locality, though there are a lucky few homeowners who live right next to these green spaces. Many homes in the area reflect a European aesthetic brought by the neighborhood’s early residents, and the area overall offers a quieter way of life than the more densely populated parts of the city. While North Park doesn’t have great access to public transportation, homeowners on the south end of the neighborhood may be able to walk to the Kimball Brown Line stop.
North Park offers a range of cultural cuisine that will send residents on an international tour within the comfortable boundaries of their own neighborhood. Tre Kronor is a staple in the area serving Scandinavian fare that hearkens back to North Park’s Swedish immigrants. Several Asian restaurants in the area are popular as well, offering both dine-in and delivery services, while Libanais just north of the neighborhood offers a wide variety of Lebanese dishes as well as a coffee menu.
A long history of immigrants settling down in North Park has led to a cultural melting pot of European, Asian, and Hispanic influences seen in the area’s architecture and cuisine. North Park appeals to those looking for a quiet lifestyle within the city limits. While the neighborhood is relatively far from the Loop, many residents choose to work in the area and take a personal interest in maintaining the community as a result. Students at North Park University and Northeastern Illinois University also bring a youthful energy to the locale.
Sports enthusiasts can catch an evening game at one of the local colleges, then continue the night over pint glasses filled with imported ales. The bars here are very locally oriented — don't be surprised if the staff and patrons are on a first-name basis. Literary types who have had their fill of European brew might also seek out a poetry reading at one of the schools or local clubs.
North Park's rich natural landscape will delight lovers of the outdoors. Multiple groves, picnic areas, and green spaces are abuzz with activity in the summer and offer peaceful serenity in the winter. The North Park Nature Center, crown jewel of the area's reserves, provides ample opportunities for Chicagoans to explore the woods, listen in on educational talks, or lend their time with volunteer opportunities.
- The tight-knit bond of the community
- Seclusion from the busier areas of the city
- Easy access to beautiful outdoor areas
Locals Don't Love
- Lack of nightlife
- Distance from Downtown
- Distance to Lake Michigan
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