Albany Park

Community Area: Albany Park

Situated 8 miles northwest of Chicago's Loop, Albany Park is one of Chicago's most diverse communities.

The neighborhood was first settled as a farming community in the mid-1800s, when a local entrepreneur named Richard Rusk purchased 10 acres of land. Rusk opened a horse track on the land, which attracted city residents and ultimately led to the community's growing popularity. In 1889, the area, along with the rest of Jefferson Township, was annexed by Chicago. The neighborhood was reportedly named after Albany, New York, which was the hometown of one of the men who purchased 600 acres of land near the property.

The community is home to Albany Park Multicultural Elementary School, which serves students in 7th and 8th grade. Several Chicago Public Schools are also located in the area, including a number of elementary schools and Roosevelt High School.

Albany Park offers many acclaimed restaurants, including Arun's Thai Restaurant, which has been recognized by Chicago Magazine as one of the top 20 restaurants in Chicago. The neighborhood is easily accessible via the CTA's Brown and Blue Lines and the Edens or Kennedy Expressways. Community events that take place throughout the year include The Taste of Albany Park and The Albany Park "Bon Appetit" Restaurant Crawl.






Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Francisco, Kedzie, Kimball, Montrose, Rockwell

Metra
Milwaukee District North

at Mayfair Metra



Click on the market snapshot below to view detailed market trends


Average Sales Price

$277,284

Average Days on Market

81

Sales Prices vs. List Price

98%


Data represents the community area's average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.




Where Can I Get Solar Eclipse Glasses In Chicago?  Aug 17th, 2017
Where Can I Get Solar Eclipse Glasses In Chicago?

You waited too long, but there still might be hope for you yet.

Shredding Event Set For Albany Park, And The Paper Will Be Recycled Too  Aug 9th, 2017
Shredding Event Set For Albany Park, And The Paper Will Be Recycled Too

The event will be held Thursday and people can also bring previously shredded paper for recycling.

Like Your Movies Dark And Twisty? Check Out Film Noir Tuesdays At Nighthawk  Aug 1st, 2017
Like Your Movies Dark And Twisty? Check Out Film Noir Tuesdays At Nighthawk

Sip on classic cocktails and munch on free popcorn during Tuesday's viewing of "Criss Cross."

News via DNAInfo