About Albany Park
If variety is the spice of life, Albany Park is on fire.
Neighbors are not strangers in this tight-knit Northwest Side neighborhood. Shops and eateries reflect the neighborhood’s eclectic identity, with a variety of cuisines and tastes for residents to try.
Homes include a mix of single-family homes, bungalows, brick two-flats, apartments and duplexes. Nearby North Mayfair, which is part of the larger Albany Park community, is a mecca of historic Chicago bungalows, earning a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
The neighborhood’s 16-acre Eugene Field park includes two bridges as well as a playground, tennis courts, athletic fields, 60-foot tall light tower and historic Tudor Revival style brick field house. The park was named for American writer Eugene Field, a Chicago journalist best known for his work as a children’s poet including the classic Little Boy Blue.
Residents of the Albany Park have access to the 312 RiverRun trail, a two-mile trail that connects Albany Park and other nearby neighborhoods and will include the longest pedestrian bridge in Chicago with a wide expanse for runners, walkers and cyclists.
Whether heading downtown, to the suburbs or O’Hare International Airport, commuters have access to the CTA Blue Line, Brown Line and Edens Expressway.