If variety is
the spice of life, Albany Park is on fire. The eclectic neighborhood, long
known for welcoming newcomers from many different countries, has a culture all
are not strangers in this tight-knit Northwest Side neighborhood. Shops and
eateries reflect the neighborhood’s diverse cultures, with Lebanese, Swedish
and Persian restaurants as well as Korean barbeque, fine Filipino and nouveau
include an affordable mix of single-family homes, Bungalows, brick two-flats,
apartments and duplexes. Nearby North Mayfair, part of the larger Albany Park
community, is a mecca of historic Chicago Bungalows, earning a spot on the
National Register of Historic Places.
neighborhood’s 16-acre Eugene Field park includes two bridges over the river
that runs through it as well as a playground, tennis courts, athletic fields, a
60-foot tall light tower and historic Tudor Revival style brick field house.
The park was named for American writer Eugene Field, a Chicago journalist best
known for his work as a children’s poet including the classic Little Boy Blue.
of the highly walkable and bike-able neighborhood will have even more to love
with the addition of the 312 RiverRun trail. The two-mile trail will connect
Albany Park and other nearby neighborhoods and will include the longest
pedestrian bridge in Chicago with a wide expanse to make runners, walkers and
have convenient access whether heading downtown, to the suburbs or O’Hare with
accessibility to the CTA Blue Line, Brown Line and Edens Expressway. The Brown
Line is accessible through the Kimball, Kedzie and Francisco stations.
attend highly rated Taft or Roosevelt High School as well as the acclaimed Von
Steuben Metropolitan Science Center magnet school.