Old Town / Near North apartment guide

Aerial view of Old Town and the Near North Side, Chicago

Old Town is bounded by Division St (1200 N) on the south, North Ave (1600 N) on the north, Clark St (100 W) on the east and Clybourn Ave and Larrabee St (600 W) on the west.

Old Town is often confused with its more affluent and settled northern neighbor, the Old Town Triangle, which is part of Lincoln Park. In recent years, developers have attempted to extend Old Town to include parts of the Cabrini-Green neighborhood. ZIP code: 60610.

Old Town is bordered on the north by Lincoln Park and the Old Town Triangle, and on the south by River North.

The Near North Side Community Area is bounded by the Chicago River north to North Ave (1600 N), and Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River. The Near North Side includes a number of sub-neighborhoods: Gold Coast, Old Town, River North, Sandburg Village and Streeterville. ZIP Codes: 60610, 60611 and 60654.

The Near North Side is bordered on the north by Lincoln Park, on the west by West Town, the Fulton River District / River West, and on the south by the Loop / New East Side.

Every major Old Town / Near North apartment building is listed in this guide. The newest buildings, including ones under construction, are listed first. All of the buildings are pet-friendly, subject to limits, and all of the buildings have on-site parking.

Apartment reviews

Review pages are visually rich and provide objective summary information about each property’s apartments, amenities and location. Where noted, they also feature narrated video walk-throughs of apartments and amenities.

Aerial view Atrium Village, Chicago, September 2016

The existing Atrium Village is being demolished in phases. The first phase of a 4-tower mixed-use redevelopment, a 32-story, 405-unit building, is currently under construction at 1140 N Wells St. First occupancy is expected in 2017.

Terrace 459, a 9-story building with 94 units, welcomed its first residents at 459 W Division St in 2016.

  • One- to 3-bedroom, 1-bath apartments, some w/in-unit laundry
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Xavier, Chicago

Xavier, 625 W Division St, is a 16-story, 240-unit tower built in 2015.

NewCity apartments, Chicago

NewCity Apartments, 1457 N Halsted St, is a 19-story tower with 199 units, built in 2015.

Scott Residences, Chicago

Scott Residences, 211 W Scott St, is a 5-story building with 71 units, built in 2014.

1225 Old Town, Chicago

1225 Old Town, 1225 N Wells St, rises 16 stories, houses 250 units, and was built in 2012.

SoNo East, Chicago, in foreground

SoNo East, 840 W Blackhawk St, is a 22-story tower with 324 units, built in 2012.

Cobbler Square, Chicago

Cobbler Square, 1350 N Wells St, was converted to 295 loft apartments in the 1980s.