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North Center & St. Ben's

North Center is the geographic center of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Irving Park Road, and Damen Avenue. The Chicago neighborhood is built on strong family values and has both good schools and economic stability. There is also an abundance of bowling alleys, diners, and nostalgic storefronts, although the area is enjoying an influx of new interest and, as such, new businesses. The exact boundaries of North Center are becoming a matter of some debate, however, as most residents will tend to identify their street as belonging to any one of the several other neighborhoods that surround this smallish Chicago community.

North Center

North Center boasts commerce, dining, shopping and clubs along its major streets while enjoying quiet, tree-lined streets everywhere else. Many home buyers who are unable to find acceptable real estate in the more popular neighborhoods to the east, Lakeview or Lincoln Park, are opting to go just a little further west.

A Catholic school on Leavitt Street named St. Benedict's lent its name to a sub-neighborhood of North Center, St. Ben's, an increasingly popular destination for young professionals, but also a family-centric community focused heavily on its children.

The El Brown Line stops at Addison, Irving Park and Montrose, and CTA busses run on most of the major streets in the neighborhood.

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Dining in St. Bens & North Center

Europian Pastry Shop & Cafe
4701 N Lincoln Ave
Cuisine: European
Chicago Brauhaus
4732 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: European
Daily Bar & Grill
4560 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: American
Grecian Taverna
4761 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: Greek
La Boca della Verita
4618 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: Italian
Woody's
4160 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: American
G & L Fire Escape
2157 W. Grace
Lincoln Restaurant
4008 N. Lincoln

Resources in St. Bens & North Center

Hospitals
Advocate Ravenswood Medical Center
4550 N. Winchester

Methodist Hospital
5025 N. Paulina

Ravenswood Hospital
4055 N. Western
Post Office
2011 W. Montrose

Entertainment in St. Bens & North Center

Lincoln Square
W. Leland & N. Lincoln
North Center
W. Belle Plaine & N. Damen
Martyr's
3855 N. Lincoln
Lyon's Den
1934 W. Irving Park
Johnny Hardtails
3937 N. Lincoln
American Theater Company
1909 W. Byron

Shopping in St. Bens & North Center

Play it Again Sports
2102 W. Irving Park
Sears
1900 W. Lawrence

Schools in St. Bens & North Center

Amundsen High
5110 N. Damen
Coonley Elementary
4046 N. Leavitt
McPherson Elementary
4728 N. Wolcott
North Park Elementary
2017 W. Montrose
Queen of Angels School
4412 N. Western
Ravenswood School
4332 N. Paulina