When you’re looking for a rental home in Chicago, choosing the right neighborhood is typically your first priority. From proximity to work to parks to shopping, there are so many important factors to consider. 

If you’ve just started your search for an apartment rental in Chicago, Old Town is definitely an area you’ll want to explore. For two years in a row, Old Town was named the Most Coveted Neighborhoods in the Country by Realtor.com. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why!

Here are just 5 good reasons to call Old Town Chicago home: 

1. Parks and Green Space

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If you love to spend your time outside, then Old Town is a great place to call home. Surrounded by green space, you’ll have plenty of options when the sun’s out.

Seward Park is a community gem with expansive green space, a charming fieldhouse, and family-friendly programs and events. There’s also Stanton Park, a 6.5 acre area of baseball fields, basketball courts, an indoor pool, and a playground.

And perhaps the most well-known is Lincoln Park, located along the lakefront of Ohio Street Beach. Bordering Old Town, you’ll have plenty to see and do. Recognized as one of the Great Public Spaces in America, it offers world-class amenities and a range of activities for the public. This includes numerous playing fields, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Conservatory, Theatre, a rowing canal, the North Pond Nature Sanctuary, and much more! 

2. Restaurants and Bars

As a culinary mecca, Old Town is home to some of the best restaurateurs, mixologists, and innovative foodies in the country. From Italian to Mexican, you’ll find something to please every palate.

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A few of our favorites include Topo Gigio Ristorante, Broken English, Happy Camper Pizzeria and LuxBar. Just check out a few cafes, restaurants and bars that are all within steps of Old Town Park!

3. Shopping

Get ready to shop ‘til you drop! Old Town is home to some of the best gifts shops, fashion boutiques, and local artisanal stores in the city. This includes Fleet Feet, Handle With Care, Judy Maxwell Home, and Mercy Beaucoup! (and so many more!).

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4. Walk Score

Thanks to its proximity to major hubs like The Loop, transit, shopping and conveniences, having a car is optional when living in this neighborhood. In fact, Old Town Park has a walk score of 98, and a transit score of 90.

5. Fitness Facilities

Speaking of walking, if you love to workout, you’ll have no shortage of options. Equinox, Formula Fitness Club, Shred415 and SoulCycle offer a variety of classes to get that heart rate up.

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Want to learn more about Old Town? Learn more about this sought-after, dynamic neighborhood by visiting our website. Make sure to also check out availabilities for our luxury apartments for rent in Chicago’s Old Town!