North Center is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, Illinois, located in the city's North Side with a population of 35,543. It is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. This neighborhood is rich in history and culture, from the architecture to the cuisine. North of Roscoe Village and south of Ravenswood, you can find a wide variety of home types in the area, although you will mostly see European-style single-family homes. North Center is regarded by residents as a relatively safe city community. The public schools in North Center are above average. Living in North Center offers residents an urban suburban mix feel. In North Center there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. While the neighborhood primarily consists of residential streets, there are a seemingly endless number of options for dining, entertainment, and activity. Along Lincoln Avenue and Irving Park Road are some of the neighborhood's finest bars and restaurants, offering a variety of dining options from classic American to traditional Pho. Catch a soccer game at The Globe Pub or grab a drink at one of the many bars in the area. Six elementary schools in the area and a number of pocket parks make this a fantastic neighborhood for starting a family while still being close to some nightlife.