Albany Park

Albany Park

Albany Park is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago, IL and is one of the most diverse in the United States. It has one of highest percentages of foreign-born residents of neighborhoods in Chicago including residents from Latin America, Mexico, Guatemala, Philippines, India, Korea, Vietnam, the Former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia), Romania, Pakistan and the Middle East.

The name "Albany Park" refers both to one of Chicago’s 77 official community areas and the traditional name of a neighborhood within that community. The official community is bounded approximately by Foster Avenue and the West branch of the Chicago River on the north, Montrose Avenue on the south, Elston Avenue on the southwest, and the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east.

The large quantity of affordable housing in Albany Park is what makes this area a tremendous attraction. The area features Cottages, small apartment buildings, and bungalows.