Old Town

The name is not deceiving — Old Town is one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods, and it also happens to be one of Chicago’s most unique and inviting neighborhoods. Only seven of its original buildings survived the Great Chicago Fire, yet the history granted by its proximity to the city-center is still perceptible. In fact, the Chicago History Museum is located here, at the point where Old Town and Lincoln Park meet, and together, these neighborhoods make up a large part of the Near North region of Chicago.

Old Town has a great nightlife scene. Stretching down Wells Street are a multitude of bars, restaurants, and theaters, not the least of which is the famed Second City. Old Town was also the location of the famous, illegal Blues Brothers Bar. Characterized by a variety of restaurants, boutique shops, and entertainment venues, Old Town has a lot of charm to go with its history.

If that’s not enough, it’s also the home of Habitat’s office, located in the heart of the neighborhood in the original Crate&Barrel building at 1510 N Wells Street. Stop by and see us!


Wells and Lincoln from North Avenue (1600N) to Armitage(2000N)