Founded in 1882 and located just one mile north of Chicago’s Loop, Near North is hugged between Division Street on the north, Chicago Avenue on the south, State Street on the east and the Chicago River on the west. Some of Chicago’s most prosperous families have resided in the Near North neighborhood, including the Wrigleys and the McCormicks.
The Near North scene boasts a plethora of great culinary cuisine including Chicago’s mainstay steakhouse, Morton’s, and Art Smith’s (one of Oprah’s favorite chefs) famous Table Fifty-Two. Near North also offers quiet shopping away from the Magnificent Mile tourist attractions. Local boutiques such as Blake along with staple shops like Anthropologie and Barnes & Noble are all present in the neighborhood. Lastly, Near North residents love their Farmers’ Market…on Division Street! Vendors and farmers alike come together every Saturday from 7am to 2pm, from spring to early fall.
Near North is one of Chicago’s most affluent and sophisticated neighborhoods. Historic homes, brownstones, downtown Chicago condos, high rises and the charming streets of Near North give this neighborhood its unique perfection.
Near North is close to Chicago’s Red Line El stop, numerous CTA bus stops and is a short 5 minute ride to the expressway.