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North Center is both a community area and a neighborhood located on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. North Center is bordered on the north by Montrose Avenue, on the south by Diversey Parkway, on the west by the Chicago River and on the east by Ravenswood Avenue. The Chicago El has its Brown Line stops at Addison, Irving Park and Montrose. North Center was settled in the latter part of the 19th century as well as early in the 20th century largely by Germans who worked in what is known as the industrial corridor along Ravenswood Avenue, and the large industrial plants along the Chicago River to the west. Recently, skyrocketing real estate value and gentrification threatens the industrial and manufacturing contingent along the Chicago River as residents are seeking valuable riverfront property. The gentry of North Center is mainly German, Hispanic, Irish, Polish, Swedish, Russian, Romanian, and Asian.

Roscoe Village refers to a neighborhood in the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. While not part of any official city map, Chicago residents perceive the boundaries of the neighborhood to be Addison Avenue, Belmont Avenue, Western Avenue, and Ravenswood Avenue. The primary feature of Roscoe Village is Roscoe Avenue, which bisects the neighborhood’s boundaries between Addison Avenue and Belmont Avenue. Roscoe Avenue is populated by businesses and residents. Local historian and longtime neighborhood resident Chuck Hadley notes that people have been living in Roscoe Village since the 18th Century, when the area was inhabited by the Fox Indians. Today the area is home to over 6200 residents.

Saint Ben’s is a neighborhood in the North side of Chicago. The unofficial boundaries of Saint Ben’s is on the north by 4400 N (Montrose Avenue), on the south by 3600 N (Addison Street), on the west by the Chicago River, and on the east by Ravenswood Avenue. Saint Ben’s namesake comes from Saint Benedict’s Parish, a Catholic school on Leavitt Street.