Old Town

Old Town is a neighborhood and historic district on the north side of Chicago, and home to many of Chicago’s older, Victorian-era buildings. It begins a little over a mile north of the Chicago Loop, and its neighbors include the Gold Coast on the east, River North on the south and Lincoln Park to the north. Old Town is a walkable and low-density neighborhood that provides easy access to public transit.

The neighborhood also features a slew of popular restaurants, bars and other forms of entertainment including the famous Second City Theatre where actors such as Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Dan Aykroyd launched their careers.

Perhaps one of Old Town’s most bustling days is the Old Town Street Festival that garners more than 200 local, regional and international artists specializing in a variety of  mediums and methods.

Schools: Franklin, Jenner, Manierre, Ogden ES, Salazar, Skinner North, Payton HS

To Do: Old Town Art Fair, Second City Theatre, Craft Beer Festival at St. Michael’s, Wells Street Art Festival

Information and photo provided in part by Old Town Chamber of Commerce. 

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