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Irving Park Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Get to know Irving Park

Originally planned as a Chicago suburb, this diverse north side Chicago neighborhood retains much of its cozy charm while offering all the amenities of big city life. Although it is removed from Chicago's central Loop, Irving Park is quite active with its own commercial district that provides a good selection of specialty shops and independent businesses. When night falls, the neighborhood watering holes fill up. A few Irving Park bars draw crowds with live music acts that range from jazz to rock to Hip Hop, but most taverns are simple hangouts with good brews and friendly bartenders. Before heading over to the local pub, Irving Park is a great place to get a bite to eat. Take your pick of American, Thai, Chinese, German, Italian or Mexican cuisine.  In Irving Park, you can even get Bosnian and Serbian dishes. Let your tummy be the guide and you're sure to find Irving Park is a very enticing Chicago neighborhood. 

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Irving Park Real Estate

These days, the neighborhood is a fairly prototypical northwest side community. Irving Park real estate is comprised mostly of two- and three-flat condos, frame houses, and bungalows. Homes in Irving Park feature some of the city's most beautiful architecture, reminiscent of the stately family manors of Oak Park. The five-acre Villa Historic District, located east of Pulaski Road and north of Waveland Avenue, boasts more than 120 architecturally significant bungalows, including two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

While there are some warehouses and industrial stretches, mostly along the diagonal-running Elston Avenue, the bulk of the neighborhood is middle-class residential favoring family-oriented dwellings. The streets are lined with trees, and once you turn off the main roads, car traffic is minimal. Most blocks are friendly, ethnically mixed communities unto themselves, with backyard barbecues in the summer and pre-work shoveling parties in the winter.

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