Humboldt Park, located on Chicago's West Side, is rich in cultural history. The cosmopolitan yet relaxed atmosphere pervades everything here. Humboldt Park has many casual and eclectic dining options that are both comfortable and easily accessible. It is particularly well-known for its friendly atmosphere.
The Loop by train, by car
Merchandise Mart by train, by car
Union Station by train, by car
Millennium Park by train, by car
East to West - Western Avenue to Pulaski Road
North to South - North Avenue to the Union Pacific tracks
Nearby Neighborhoods - Hermosa, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, and West Town
$50,000 to $1,500,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0 to $233, $0 to $3543/mo
1 to 6250 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$67,500 to $1,750,000
1 to 7 Bedrooms
0 to 6 Bathrooms
1875 to 2022
The Humboldt Park neighborhood is densely populated with families, as well as a few artists and the occasional young professional drawn in by the real estate bargains available.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Families, plus a few artists and the occasional young professionals.
Has a great deal of traffic in some areas but also has parks and quiet neighborhoods in others.
As one of the city's first designated recreational areas, expect to find greenery and trails tucked away between California and Homan Avenues. Crowds gather frequently near Grand and Chicago Avenues due to businesses and traffic. Nonetheless, a large portion of the area between California and Pulaski Avenues is residential and relatively quiet.
Indulge to scrumptious family-owned restaurants and cafes.
Along Grand Avenue, there are numerous options ranging from casual bars to romantic bistros. Several restaurants claim that the 'local' feel is what draws both locals and tourists to their establishments. This is a neighborhood where stories are shared among grills and kitchens near the northeast corner of Humboldt Park, surrounded by striking decor, menus, and ambiance.
A lot of reasons to love Humboldt Park.
From its rich Puerto Rican roots to its historic namesake park to the bustling cultural corridor, the neighborhood has it all.
Everywhere you look, you can sense the residents' pride in their heritage and community. There are numerous family-owned restaurants serving traditional dishes, colorful murals painted by local artists, and a seemingly never-ending parade of vibrant cultural events that attract thousands of visitors each year.
Considered one of the better value neighborhoods on the West side of Chicago.
While Humboldt Park is often referred to as a single neighborhood, locals distinguish between the eastern and western sides. East Humboldt Park is frequently considered to be on the outskirts of Wicker Park, with prices to match. West Humboldt Park, which begins around the park itself, is where the homes begin to become more accessible. However, once you get west of Western, you'll see why Humboldt Park is regarded as one of the better value neighborhoods on Chicago's West Side.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
So green and residential.
Sometimes it feels like you're not even in Chicago. The completely relaxed atmosphere is created by features such as mature leafy trees, real backyards "the kind you have to mow," and lovely streets ideal for an evening stroll.
While Humboldt Park does not have a 'L' stop, residents on the east side of the neighborhood can walk to two Blue Line stops, which will take you to the Loop in about 20 minutes and to O'Hare Airport in under an hour. Major east/west bus routes run directly through the neighborhood, along North Avenue and Division Street, taking you to Wicker Park's diverse nightlife and shopping options. California Avenue and Western Avenue have north/south bus routes. While Humboldt Park is widely regarded as a beautiful neighborhood, it is not the most convenient. Although the neighborhood has a few small shops and grocery stores, going to Logan Square or Wicker Park is necessary for larger shopping trips. As traffic is rarely an issue in Humboldt Park, if you do need to travel by car or rideshare, you are only a few minutes from the Loop.
Puerto Rican Parade And Festival
“The Puerto Rican festival of Chicago is an inclusive nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting the culture, art, and values of the Puerto Rican community through a celebration of customs from the island to the diaspora while honoring ancestors, elders, traditions, and the work of the community.”