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Renters’ Guide to Albany Park

Albany Park, Chicago is a cultural hodgepodge situated along the northwestern border of Illinois, with North Park to its north, Ravenswood east, Irving Park south, and Mayfair and North Mayfair to the west. It stands out as the largest of all these neighborhoods. Albany Park is 8 miles northwest of the downtown Chicago Loop and all of its employment opportunities. The neighborhood enjoys a pleasant ethnic diversity that attracts foodies from all over, which is why a 2017 study based on U.S. Census information found Albany Park one of the “Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Chicago”.

Albany Park, Chicago, IL Demographics

  • Total Population80,676
  • Female 40,327
    Male 40,349
  • Median Age34.2

Cost of Living in Albany Park, Chicago

The cost of living in Albany Park continues to remain affordable, even as prices in nearby neighborhoods skyrocket.  A meal for two at a mid-range restaurant is $60.00 on average, $10.00 higher than the national average. Monthly utilities for a 915-square foot apartment cost about $130.66 in Albany Park, roughly $18.00 less than most other places in the country.

You can live without a car in Albany Park, Chicago – either biking or taking the CTA are popular options. The average cost for a bus ticket is $2.00, and six routes service the neighborhood (53, 78, 80, 81, 82, and 92). The average commute time in Albany Park is 32 minutes, which is 7 minutes longer than the national average.

Average Rent in Albany Park, Chicago, IL

  • Albany Park, Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, January 2020 $1,205 /mo

Albany Park, Chicago, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,00046%
  • $1,001-$1,50039%
  • $1,501-$2,00010%
  • > $2,0005%

Albany Park, Chicago, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Jan / 2020
Albany Park, Chicago, IL $1,025 $1,062 $1,043 $1,221 $1,221 $1,193 $1,164 $1,169 $1,205
National $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,474

Living in Albany Park

Living in Albany Park puts you within a short commuting distance to and from the Chicago Loop; also, some of the some of the best ethnic restaurants in Chicago are in Albany Park. However, some argue that litter and sparse entertainment besides fine dining are two reasons not to live in Albany Park.

Things to do in Albany Park, Chicago

There are many beautiful places in Albany Park, including the historic Eugene Field Park - with tennis courts and architectural preserves - and Jensen Park - with playgrounds and other great things to do with family. The Albany Park Shopping Center has a variety of trending retail stores. Some of the best places to eat in Albany Park are Semiramis, which offers excellent Lebanese dishes, Noon-O-Kabab, with its Persian specialties, and Chicago Kalbi, which specializes in gourmet Korean food. Couples’ attractions include upscale winetasting at Angelo’s Wine Bar or a casual sports bar setting at Gamblers.

Employment and Economy

Albany Park enjoys a robust local economy driven by a wide variety of family restaurants, many of which have been in business for generations. As such, top industries include hospitality, followed by healthcare jobs (due to Heartland Health Centers and Galilee Medical Center). Manufacturing, retail, and education come next.

Albany Park, Chicago, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households29,445
  • Family 17,116
    Non-family 12,329
  • Children 8,483
    No Children 20,962
  • Average People Per Household2.66
  • Median Household Income$63,106
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,203

Education in Albany Park

The North Park University in Albany Park enrolls over 3 thousand students, and the Albany Park Multicultural Academy is a “1+ level school”, meaning social and emotional education is taught in addition to core curriculum. In addition, the Albany Park Elementary School recently won five separate medals in the State Science Competition.

Albany Park, Chicago, IL Education Statistics

  • No High School9%
  • Some High School25%
  • Some College17%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree29%
  • Graduate Degree16%

Tips for Renting in Albany Park

If you are moving to Albany Park, know that your landlord can only enter the unit after they have given written notice at least two days in advance (unless it’s an emergency, or if repairs are required). You, however, may give your landlord 14 days to make repairs. After that, you can legally withhold a portion of the rent.

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