The neighborhood of Old Town is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Old Town offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. There are a very large number of things to do in this neighborhood to visit. There are many nearby entertainment venues, there are often crowds of people around, and with its a few nightlife venues, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink since they are generally located very close by. Main streets, such as Division Street, are very good for those who enjoy going out. Although this area does not contain any parks, green spaces are well-distributed in nearby neighborhoods, making them very easy to reach.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing roughly 70% of buildings in Old Town, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. The average year of construction for dwellings in this area is 1971. This part of Chicago also has a good choice of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between renters and home owners is about even.
It is especially easy to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from most houses for sale in this part of Chicago. Furthermore, thanks to 50-odd restaurants and cafes in Old Town, there is almost always a place to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. It is also especially convenient to reach a variety of clothing stores on foot, for example on Schiller Street. In terms of education, it is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from anywhere in Old Town. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools.
This part of the city is an excellent neighborhood with regards to traveling without driving. Traveling on foot is very convenient for residents in Old Town; running daily errands is very convenient, and numerous businesses are especially nearby. With Clark/Division Station on the Red Line, and a few nearby bus lines, this neighborhood is very transit friendly. However, this part of the city is not especially car friendly. That being said, it is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway from any home in this neighborhood.