- Current Prices:$44,000 to $3,675,000
- Closed Prices:$20,000 to $3,550,000
- Median Sale Price:$384,188
- Average $ per sq ft:$260
- Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $233,$0 to $3543/mo
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1844 to 2018
- Sq. Ft.:1 to 7,151Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 6Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres
Humboldt Park is a community filled with various home designs. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $60 to $4,805, and taxes for the year range from as low as $399 to as high as $10,763. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $60 to $4,805, and taxes for the year range from as low as $411 to as high as $17,117. Homes in the community generally have unfinished basements. The community has homesites around a quarter acre in size. Many of the residences within this community feature assigned parking and garages.
While Humboldt Park is often referred to as one neighborhood, local residents make a distinction between the eastern and western sides. East Humboldt Park is frequently considered to be on the edge of Wicker Park, and with prices to match. West Humboldt Park, which starts around the actual park, tends to be where the homes start to become more accessible. Generally speaking though, once you go west of Western (an area recently christened as the WOW district), you'll start to see why Humboldt Park is considered one of the better value neighborhoods on the West side of Chicago.
Where to Live
There are several housing styles found throughout Humboldt Park, ranging from contemporary to mid-century. Houses and condominium complexes are found throughout the west side of Humboldt Park. Meanwhile, the east side features more recently renovated condominiums and homes. Vintage and modern architecture can be found in the smaller units south of Chicago Avenue.
Where to Eat
This neighborhood is known for scrumptious family-owned restaurants and cafes. There are many options from casual bars to romantic bistros along Grand Avenue. Several restaurants boast that the 'local' feel is what draws locals and tourists alike to their venues. This is a neighborhood where stories are shared amongst grills and kitchens near the northeast part of Humboldt Park amidst striking decor, menus, and ambiance.
What You'll See
Humboldt Park has a great deal of traffic in some areas but also has parks and quiet neighborhoods in others. Expect to find greenery and trails tucked away between California and Homan Avenues as this was one of the city's first designated recreational Areas. Businesses and traffic drive crowds near Grand and Chicago Avenues regularly. Still, a large portion of the area between California and Pulaski Avenues has several residential properties and is relatively quiet.
Friday Night Fun
Neighborhood cafes make for an engaging start to the evening along West Division Street. The neighborhood's international influence creates a vivid music scene at night. The perfect evening would include a casual walk past beautiful murals on every street followed by drinks at a local bar and grill.
The Perfect Sunday
The art and music scene features numerous performances at restaurants and park venues. The eclectic artwork and local vendors reflect the cosmopolitan nature of this neighborhood and make a Sunday walk uplifting and full of excitement. The unique and specialty bakeries are decadent and make for a great afternoon stop.
While Humboldt Park itself does not have an 'L' stop, residents of the east side of the neighborhood are walking distance to two Blue Line stops, which will take you to the Loop in about 20 minutes and to O'Hare Airport in less than an hour. Major east/west bus routes run directly through the neighborhood, along North Avenue and Division Street, either of which will take you to Wicker Park's vast selection of nightlife spots and shops. North/south bus routes are found along California Avenue and Western Avenue.
While Humboldt Park is widely considered a picturesque neighborhood, it's not exactly the most convenient. There are a few mid-sized grocery stores and shops scattered around the neighborhood, but larger shopping trips will require a trip to Logan Square or Wicker Park. If you do need to travel by car or rideshare, you're only a few minutes from the Loop, as traffic is rarely a concern in Humboldt Park.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.