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 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 to O’Hare International Airport, commuters have access to the CTA Blue Line and Brown Line, as well as the Edens Expressway.