Old Irving Park

Old Irving Park

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

About Old Irving Park

Old Irving Park is a quiet and unique neighborhood on Chicago's north side dotted with vintage buildings and architecture. The historic nature of the neighborhood melds with Irving Park's blue-collar confidence to create a community that blends the old and the new, all while providing easy transportation options and access to schools.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $129,900 to $1,899,500

Closed Prices: $58,000 to $2,500,000

Median Sale Price: $401,500

Average $ per sq ft: $233

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $485/mo, $0

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

Age: 1886 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 700 to 7900 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Around Old Irving Park

A wide variety of homes can be found in Old Irving Park, including classic Chicago bungalows, brick two-flats, modern condominiums, and spacious estates. Residents in the northeast corner may have to contend with traffic and noise, but they are also closer to the Blue Line, Metra, and Kennedy Expressway for an easier commute. Further south, the neighborhood tends to be quieter with plenty of tree cover and beautiful landscaping.

Sabatino’s has wowed diners for decades with their heaping portions of old-school Italian cuisine. Another favorite in the neighborhood is Smoque BBQ, whose made-from-scratch sauces and smoked meats have customers lining up out the door. Mexican, Moroccan, and Thai restaurants can also be found in Old Irving Park’s eclectic dining scene.

Old Irving Park is a haven for Chicagoans who want to keep close ties to the city without sacrificing the quiet, slow-moving pace of suburban life. Long stretches of residential areas are bordered by commercial districts along the main roads. There are several schools in the neighborhood as well as locally owned businesses beloved by locals.

Old Irving Park is not necessarily the city’s liveliest neighborhood on a Friday night, but for its residents, this is a good thing. They simply hop on a Blue Line train to Wicker Park or the Loop when they’re looking for a big night out. However, Old Irving Park does have a handful of humble bars and pubs that always have a game on and occasionally host DJ nights.

You'll be able to have the ideal lazy Sunday in Old Irving Park thanks to its slower pace. After breaking the fast with a hearty brunch, take the afternoon to stroll through the neighborhood. Call up a friend to shoot some hoops at Kilbourn Park or simply relax under a tree with a good book.

Locals Love

  • Strong sense of community
  • Historic architecture
  • Access to highways to and from downtown
  • Access to CTA trains and buses
  • Abundance of single-family homes

Locals Don't Love

  • Pricey housing
  • For some, the quieter nightlife scene
  • Distance from downtown

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review

I love Old Irving Park

Stephanie C
Now, I have lived in the Chicago area my whole life, in many different neighborhoods in the city limits and also have lived in some of the suburbs every neighborhood has it's goodside andit's badside. However the bad side I have yet to find in Old Irving Park. This is one of the best areas I have ever visited or lived in in Chicago. I am very pleased with the mix of calmness and convenience as well as the selection of housing in the area too. I don't know much about the schools as I have no children yet but I really like the area for just myself and my two cats.
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