This Old House honors NW Side Chicago neighborhood

Updated 2/18/2010 6:27 AM

A Chicago neighborhood filled with historic bungalows and tree-lined streets has landed on a best-of list by This Old House magazine.

The magazine lists North Mayfair on the city's Northwest Side as one of the best "old-house neighborhoods" in the U.S. and Canada.


North Mayfair was selected for its affordability and ongoing efforts to maintain the area's historic character.

Many of the homes in the neighborhood date back to the early 1900s. And neighbors succeeded in getting part of the area listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The magazine's list includes 51 neighborhoods chosen for their architectural diversity, the craftsmanship of the homes, and the preservation activity in the area.