"A Street Divided"
North Mohawk Street provides an interesting dichotomy, depending upon where on North Mohawk you stand. If you are south of North Avenue, the street is still kind of sketchy. The street hosts lots of older buildings, some of which have been torn down and replaced by new condos and single family homes, and plenty of subsidized housing nearby. Although undergoing a face lift and rejuvenation, I probably wouldn't feel comfortable walking alone here at night. However, the area is still in the heart of Old Town/Lincoln Park, so lots of amenities are nearby. It might be a good place to buy real estate with the hopes of appreciation as the area continues to improve. North of North Avenue, however, gentrification has taken over! There are more single family homes (that sell for millions of dollars) than dilapidated two and three flats, and no subsidized housing in sight. The closer one gets to Armitage, the more shopping, dining and recreational options exist, but the area is predominantly residential. In the next 5-10 years, my guess is that the south end of Mohawk will continue to improve, especially with the destruction of Cabrini Green.