We’ve Put Together Everything You Need to Know About Living in Chicago’s Old Town
History of Chicago’s Old Town
Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood is a historic district which houses a vast amount of Victorian styled buildings. This includes one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire, St. Michael’s Church. Old Town is also home to one of the first standing stations of the “El”, Sedgwick. In fact, many streets and alleys in the neighborhood do not follow the typical Chicago grid pattern because they predate the fire.
Chicago Old Town Neighborhood Today
Old Town is home to many new luxury apartments in Downtown Chicago. Old Town is also the best of both worlds. It’s walkable to the heart of the city, Michigan Avenue, and Lake Michigan, but also has a warm neighborhood feel with a lot of great restaurants, shops, green space, and areas to walk a dog. Old Town also makes for easy access to the Loop, River North, and Gold Coast neighborhoods too.
The neighborhood makeup is a mix between walk-ups, mid-rises, brownstones, and sleek, glass high-rise buildings. Anyone will be able to find something to love in Old Town apartments!
Things to do in Old Town
Old Town has a vast amount of things to do and places to go. All along Wells Street, there are numerous bars, restaurants, shops, and exercise boutiques. Living in this area puts you in the heart of it all in one of the most lively neighborhoods of the city.
Residents of Old Town will enjoy:
- Second City Comedy Club
- The VIG
- Topo Gigio
- The Steak Bar
- Zanies Comedy Night Club
- FFC Old Town
- And many more!
Where to Live in Chicago’s Old Town
Luxury Old Town apartments are a lovely escape from downtown, that also provides easy access to all of Chicago’s favorite spots. If you want to live in a historic environment with a plethora of places to try, then Old Town is the neighborhood for you.
Make sure to check out:
The Scott Residences, at 211 W Scott Street, sits on bustling Wells Street, in the heart of Chicago’s popular Old Town neighborhood. The building features convertible, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom layouts. The Scott has a great amenity roof- top deck with panoramic views.
Property highlights include club lounge, demonstration kitchen, fitness center, rooftop sun deck with grills and fire pit, valet dry cleaning, billiards parlor, bike racks, storage lockers, package receiving, and a private dog run.
1225 Old Town is a vibrant luxury residence at 1225 N Wells Street. They offer convertible, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom layouts with gorgeous luxury finishes. It is a pet-friendly building and boasts stunning balcony views. Make sure to check out the roof deck pool during one of the gorgeous sunsets.
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