Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Humboldt Park

Located on Chicago's West Side, Humboldt Park is rich with generations of culture. The cosmopolitan yet laid back atmosphere permeates everything here. Humboldt Park features many casual and eclectic dining options that are comfortable and conveniently accessible. It is particularly well known for having a very welcoming atmosphere.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $67,500 to $1,695,000

Closed Prices: $41,000 to $1,500,000

Median Sale Price: $425,000

Average $ per sq ft: $236

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $233, $0 to $3543/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1875 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 1875 to 2022 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 8 Bathrooms

Getting Around Humboldt Park

Around Humboldt Park

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Neighborhood Reviews

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Beautiful, lively live place to live

Karl G
As the name suggests this neighborhood is built around Humboldt Park, one of the crown jewels of the Chicago Parks system. One could easily spend entire afternoon strolling the park itself. The surrounding blocks are filled with mature trees and beautiful old row houses. There is a vibrant Puerto Rican community that in the neighborhood and there are quite a few outdoor festivals in the summer celebrating Puerto Rican culture and history. With that, this is not a sleepy neighborhood by any stretch of the imagination. New bars and restaurants seem to be opening all the time which contribute to the feeling of a neighborhood that is full of life.
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