About Old Irving Park
Something old. Something new. Something Blue. Old Irving Park has it all.
Historic well-preserved homes with spacious yards, new development and easy access to the CTA Blue Line make this a highly desirable neighborhood.
The Northwest Side neighborhood is known for its quiet streets and historic homes including meticulously maintained single-family homes in a variety of architectural styles from Chicago bungalow, Victorian and Queen Anne to Farmhouse and Italianate. Many of its relatively affordable historic homes are in various stages of renovation or preservation while new construction is underway as well. Community organizations are active in maintaining the neighborhood’s historic charm.
The neighborhood has a variety of restaurants – from corner taverns, bakeries to delis. Boutiques dot the retail districts as well. In addition to the Blue Line, the neighborhood is close to Metra stations and just off the Kennedy Expressway.
City parks and community centers offer Old Irving Park residents plenty of outlets for sports, music and theater.
High schools include Foreman High School, Kelvyn Park High School and Schurz High School.