Albany Park

Chicago, Illinois


Chicago's Albany Park, a buzzing neighborhood on the Northwest Side, welcomes newcomers from all over. Known as a gateway to the Windy City for some, many decide to stay in Albany Park for good, and for good reason: the neighborhood has a unique and vibrant local culture that's entirely its own.

Homes in Albany Park

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.

Around Albany Park

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.

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.

Living Here

Locals Love

Variety of Restaurants & Markets • Budget-Friendly Living • Easy Access to Public Transportation • Historic Architecture

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Chicago - Northwest

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We're all trendy together


Locals love local business

Logan Square

It's hip to be in the square


As tight-knit as ever


Low-key living


Industrial look, homey heart


Purposefully sleepy


Convenience and community

Irving Park

History with a heartbeat

Kilbourn Park

Small, but substantial

Portage Park

Chicago's Polish pocket


Where local business lives


More than just the airport

Albany Park

Gateway to the Windy City

North Park

Half park. All home.

Jefferson Park

Sprawling, but close-knit

Norwood Park

Parks and plenty of space

Edison Park

All the benefits of a 'burb


Family-centric in Chicago


History and community meet

Pulaski Park

Wicker's residential cousin

Old Irving Park

Where old and new meet

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