Albany Park

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$98,000 to $1,394,000
  • Closed Prices:$89,900 to $1,250,000
  • Median Sale Price:$300,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$209
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$0 to $1387/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1900 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:680 to 99,999Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres

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Homes for Sale

The community of Albany Park offers a great range of choices for buyers. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have monthly homeowner association fees ranging from $98 to $769, and taxes for the year range from as low as $488 to as high as $13,342. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have quarterly homeowner association fees ranging from $98 to $769. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $2,637 to as high as $11,502. Homes in the community generally have unfinished basements. The area features homesites averaging around a quarter acre in size. Perfect for drivers, many of these residences include a garage as well as assigned parking.

Where to Live

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.

Where to Eat

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.

What You'll See

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.

Friday Night Fun

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.

The Perfect Sunday

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.

Locals Love

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.


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