The neighborhood of Albany Park is situated within the city of Chicago, Illinois.
No matter what type of character home buyers prefer in a neighborhood, Albany Park is a good option. This part of the city has many places to discover. Despite the fact that there are few nearby entertainment venues, there are crowds of people around most of the time, and with its about 10 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. Monticello Avenue is among the most active streets in this part of the city. Albany Park is quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor, although that is not the case closer to the railway line. It is very easy to access parks from many locations within the neighborhood since there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to unwind in.
Roughly 45% of buildings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Albany Park, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This neighborhood also has a choice of housing size options; houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly two thirds of the population of this neighborhood rent their home while owners make up the remainder. Most homes in this neighborhood were constructed before the 1960s, during its latest housing boom.
It is a very short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from most houses for sale in this area. Residents are served by public and private elementary schools. When it comes to food, property owners in this part of Chicago will appreciate that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Additionally, with 150-odd restaurants and cafes in this part of the city, there is usually a place to get some food or drink just around the corner. House buyers have access to a good number of clothing stores within walking distance.
Albany Park presents home owners with several alternative modes of transportation. This area will attract physically active home buyers as it is very conducive to traveling on foot; most common errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by. This area is a very convenient part of Chicago for moving around by public transit due to 2 rapid transit stations (Kedzie Station and Kimball Station) on the Brown Line, and a few nearby bus lines. Albany Park is also car friendly. The majority of real estate listings are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway.