Diversity Lives Here
Albany Park is a north side Chicago neighborhood located in Jefferson Township, about 8 miles northwest of the Loop. It was named after Albany, NY, the hometown of one of the original investors who bought 640 acres of land in the area that eventually became Albany Park. It is bound by the Chicago River on its north and east sides, by Pulaski on its west, and Montrose to the south. Because of its close proximity to the river, Albany Park boasts many scenic areas and parks for picnicking, sports, or just relaxing.
Albany Park is one of the most diverse neighborhoods you’ll find in Chicago, and its zip code (60625) is one of the most diverse areas in the entire United States. There is a large Korean contingency, but many other nationalities and religions also call this neighborhood home. Albany Park is an area with more foreign-born residents than almost any other area in Chicago.
While Albany Park is known for the diversity of its residents, this characteristic also extends to the types of restaurants, grocery stores, and retail shops you’ll find in the area. Owing to the large number of Korean families in Albany Park, the main strip of commercial activity that runs along Lawrence Ave has been nicknamed “Seoul Drive”. Visitors can also find many other restaurant and dining options in the area, including Middle Eastern, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Jewish, and Palestinian.
The Brown Line stops in Albany Park at Kimball, Kedzie and Francisco. The Blue Line stops at Montrose.
Buses that run in Albany Park include Lawrence (81), Pulaski (53), Montrose (78), Kimball/Homan (82), Irving Park (80), and Foster (92).
Find additional travel information at www.transitchicago.com
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