Originally the Old Town Triangle was a small part of Lincoln Park, bounded by North Avenue, Wells Street, and Lincoln Avenue. Neighborhood revitalization in the 1940s helped to preserve the architecture. There still remain some of the single-story frame homes built after the Great Chicago Fire, as well as some that survived the fire.
Over the years the neighborhood has grown. Now many consider it to include the area south of North Avenue to Division and west to Halsted. Most of the property south of North Avenue has been built since the late 1990s or even more recently.
Directly west of Old Town is the Clybourn Corridor developed with strong retail anchors like the Apple Store, Whole Foods, and Crate and Barrel. There are many retailers and restaurants large and small as well as the New City shopping center.
While some original buildings remain, most have been built since 2000.
Average travel times are less than 15 minutes to the loop and less than 30 minutes