About Albany Park
Current Prices: $109,900 to $1,648,000
Closed Prices: $75,000 to $1,845,000
Median Sale Price: $291,500
Average $ per sq ft: $207
Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $1387/mo
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1900 to 2022
Sq. Ft.: 600 to 5500 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms
Around Albany Park
Under the umbrella of Albany Park stand three smaller sub-neighborhoods: Albany Park, Mayfair, and North Mayfair. The latter neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places because it contains some of the country's best examples of "Old House"-style architecture. And, while many inhabit North Mayfair's famous bungalows, you can also find well-priced apartments and duplexes within Albany Park's confines.
Albany Park welcomes residents from all over. This lends itself to one of the city's most colorful culinary scenes full of authentic ethnic eats. You'll find them everywhere, although many restaurants tend to center around main drags like Lawrence, Montrose, and Kedzie Avenues.
There's no run-of-the-mill day in Albany Park -- its eclectic residents make sure the neighborhood is ever-changing. For that reason, the only thing you should expect to see in this neighborhood is variety unlike anywhere else in the city. You might run into a restaurant serving a dish you've never tried, or you may pass a community center hosting an event you've never seen, all making for an original experience every day.
Its far-north location means that Albany Park doesn't have as much of a nightlife scene as the downtown area does. That doesn't mean that it's completely quiet on a Friday night, though. Gamblers, for example, is a neighborhood institution where locals flock to sip cold beers and throw darts -- they even have a darts team and league if that's your forte. Otherwise, head to the main thoroughfares like Pulaski Road and Lawrence Avenue to find more nightlife variety.
Locals will tell you that one of the gems within the confines of Albany Park is Gompers Park, the ideal place to spend a leisurely weekend afternoon. The peaceful oasis has its fair share of water features, including a well-manicured lagoon where herons are known to land for a wade. You might also want to take an architectural walking tour of North Mayfair, where those historic houses still stand.
- Variety of Restaurants & Markets
- Budget-Friendly Living
- Easy Access to Public Transportation
- Historic Architecture
Locals Don't Love
- Distance from Downtown
- Few Public Schools
- Little Nightlife
- Noise and Traffic
Neighborhood Reviews1 Review
A beautiful, diverse neighborhood on the northwest side
buyers and sellers in this neighborhood.