Local information on Albany Park


Chicago Albany Park

The Albany Park Chicago neighborhood...

is one of the 77 communities in Chicago. It is 8 miles northwest of the Loop between Foster Avenue on the north, Montrose Avenue on the south, the North branch of the Chicago River to the east and Cicero Avenue to the west. Albany Park  encompasses the neighborhoods of Ravenswood Manor, Mayfair and North Mayfair.

A bit about the History

Albany Park was an area where people raised livestock and grew crops . In 1868, Richard Rusk  a man of risk took a gamble on a large piece of land and made a lucrative brickyard along the North end of the Chicago River. He loved horse racing so he opened a horse race track which brought in many people to the community.  People started settling in because they loved the country feel and I am sure there was betting back then to so, why not move in.

In 1904, there was much construction done to modify the streets from Belmont to Lawrence due to the Chicago River and it's wretched smell. There was much improvement done to the sewage and disposal system.

During this construction their was also much going on in terms of the Ravenswood elevated line being built and residential builders started constructing lots of bungalows. The 1910 census counted 7,000 inhabitants; by 1920 the number more than tripled to 26,676. In 1930 more than 55,000 people resided in the northwest Chicago neighborhood.

German and Swedish immigrants initially settled the area. After 1912 Albany Park became home to a large number of Russian Jews leaving the crowded Albany-Park-Chicago-1912-foreignerneighborhoods of Chicago's Near West Side. The community remained predominantly Jewish through the 1950s

When the 1970s came around, Albany Park became a mecca for immigrants from Asia to Latin America. In 1990 the community area claimed the largest numbers of Korean, Filipino, and Guatemalan immigrants in Chicago. The Korean community played important commercial and civic roles in the revitalization of the area.There are currently 40 different languages are spoken in the Chicago Public  Schools. Albany Park has long been a port of entry for immigrants and continues to be a springboard to the middle class for new families and entrepreneurs.

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Housing & Population Statistics

According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau the population for this community is 78,651.

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Albany Park's pattern of population shifts continued in the 1990s, as more prosperous Korean immigrants began moving to the northern suburbs. Throughout the twentieth century, Albany Park has acted as a gateway community for aspiring middle‐class ethnic groups, and continues today. As you can see from the chart the hispanic population is increasing and the asians are not far behind.

The major avenue in the Chicago Albany Park neighborhood is Lawrence it has tons of restaurants and many shops. It’s dubbed “Seoul Drive” due to its Korean businesses and it’s ethnicity. Kedzie Avenue is the next biggest street as it has a row of restaurants all throughout since it stretches half a mile to Montrose Avenue.

Hospitals/Medical Centers Closest to Albany Park

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Lincoln Square
5145 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone number(773) 878-8200

 
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 Medical Services provided

  • Cancer Services
  • Cardiology and Heart Services
  • Chicago Back Institute
  • Childbirth
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes Community Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Health Care and Services at Home
  • Laboratory and Pathology Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Midwifery
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Health)
  • Orthopedic Program
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Post-Hospital Services
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Radiology Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center
  • Surgical Services
  • Vascular Services
  • Women's Health
  • Wound Care and Limb Preservation Center

 Medical Center

Heartland Health Center

2645 W Lawrence
(between Washtenaw Ave & Talman Ave)
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 875-1680

 
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Parks

Eugene Field Park albany-park

5100 N. Ridgeway
Chicago, IL 60625 
Hours: Park: 6am - 11pm
Fieldhouse: M - F, 9am - 9pm; Sa, 9am - 5pm; Su Closed

Eugene Field Park was created by the Albany Park District, an independent park board formed in 1917 to provide recreational facilities and enhance the Chicago River's banks in the rapidly-developing North Park and Albany Park communities.

Eugene Field serves its diverse Albany Park community with numerous athletic programs such as basketball, soccer, and floor hockey, as well as step aerobics, and badminton. For the little ones we have a variety of early childhood programs such as Moms, Pops, and Tots, Art & ABC’s, Preschool and Tot Spot to name a few.

The park also features two baseball fields and outdoor basketball court, four tennis courts, and a playground and spray pool. Eugene Field exposes community members to the arts with a number of cultural offerings through programs, performances and partnerships. Both youth and adults get into the act with various drama programs at the park, and oil painting.

Winnemac Park
5101 N. Leavitt
Chicago, IL 60625
Fieldhouse: M-F 1:30-9:30pm; Sa (high school pool) 9am-5pm; Su closed

Winnemac Park, part of the school-park campus program, encompasses nearly 40 acres, including land owned by both the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Park District. Bounded by Damen, Foster, Leavitt and Argyle, Winnemac Park offers programming and program registration in Amundsen High School, Chappell Elementary School and Winnemac Stadium.

In 2008 the park officially opened a new accessible playground for the community. The park was renovated in 1999 with $2 million in improvements including the addition of 200 trees, a scenic prairie garden and nature trail, three softball fields, a soccer field and new walkways, decorative lights and fencing.

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Schools

There are 2 major universities North Park University and Northeastern University.

North Park University  Albany-Park-Chicago-North-Park-University
3225 W. Foster
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 244-6400

North Park University is located on Chicago's north side of and enrolls 3,200 students from around the country and the world. It is an undergraduate 4 year school. North Park University is a Christian university of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is prepares students through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology.

 Some of the majors include:

Africana Studies French and French Studies
Art Global Studies
Athletic Training Mathematics
Biblical and Theological Studies Media Studies
Biology Music
Business and Economics Nonprofit Management
Chemistry Nursing
Communication Studies Philosophy
Creative Writing Physical Education
Criminal Justice Physics
Education Psychology
English Literature Theatre and Performance Studies
Environmental Science Youth Ministry

NorthEastern University 
5550 W. St. Louis
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 583-4050

A fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 students in the Chicago Albany Park area with an affordable, high quality academic experience. Northeastern Illinois University offers a broad selection of degree programs.  Northeastern offers 37 undergraduate majors and 45 minors.  The university also offers 31 graduate degrees.

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