The epicenter of North Center lies at the six-way intersection where Irving Park road meets Lincoln and Damen Avenues. North Center is bordered on the north by Montrose Avenue, on the south by Diversey Parkway, on the west by the Chicago River, and the east by Ravenswood Avenue.
The roots of North Center have cultural influences that include German, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Greek, Croatian and French.
Whether you are looking for a casual pub to gather with friends, a theater to watch live music, or want to try a new international cuisine, North Center has a number of venues to match anyone’s needs. Bakeries, coffee shops, and delis are also included in the variety of North Center offerings.
Roscoe Village lies on Chicago’s North Side between North Center and Lakeview. Today, the Roscoe Village Neighbors (RVN) work to ensure the village is well kept and maintained. Known for the annual ‘Retro on Roscoe’ event, as well as smaller neighborhood events, Roscoe Village housing options range from vintage greystones to new construction and everything in between. Its boundaries are roughly Ravenswood Avenue on the east, Belmont Avenue on the south, the north branch of the Chicago River on the west and Addison Street on the north.
Commuters into the city can either drive on I-94, the Kennedy Expressway, or take the CTA Brown Line from the Addison or Paulina stops. There are also many buses that travel to the city center.
Roscoe Village has a variety of shopping boutiques, antique shops and restaurants from which to choose and is about 7 miles away from downtown Chicago and Michigan Avenue.