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West Humboldt Park
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

West Humboldt Park Overview

West Humboldt Park is a part of Humboldt Park.

A small up-and-coming, family-oriented area just west of spacious Humboldt Park, this primarily residential neighborhood mixes greenery and old homes with a splash of small businesses. As in many areas of Chicago, West Humboldt Park is a conventional development of detached, brick houses set off from the street by green grass lawns and long stretches of concrete sidewalks. Out on the major avenues, West Humboldt Parkers partake in delicious local menus at the dozen or so taquerias, pizza joints and sandwich shops in the vicinity. The retail stores in West Humboldt Park are good for quick errands and essential items. Mom-and-pop places reign supreme in this west side Chicago neighborhood, although a couple national establishments have made an appearance in recent years.

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We have three words for you: brick, brick and more brick. The homes in this neighborhood are primarily small brick houses, lined neatly in a row, with square green lawns and large trees completing the Cleaver-esque look. The porches (nearly every home has one) provide both a display for flower pots and a social gathering spot. Every few blocks you’ll find a corner church. Developers are eating this place up, pouncing on the aforementioned vacant lots, which we bet will soon be turned into some form of housing.

West Humboldt Park is even more residential and family-oriented than Humboldt Park proper, its neighbor to the east, and a smattering of parks and all those grass-covered yards provide ample space for kids to play. There’s still the occasional two-flat, but most homes here are designed for single families and make for ideal first-time property purchases or starter homes. Do-it-yourself-ers, keep your eyes peeled in this area. In between the perfectly crafted redbrick bungalows you’ll be able to find a few lots here and there that need a little work. Who doesn’t like a good fixer-upper?

West Humboldt Park History

The West Humboldt Park area shares a similar history to that of its larger neighbor, Humboldt Park. Initially settled by Eastern Europeans after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the area has experienced an ebb and flow of different ethnic groups, but as of late the neighborhood is home to primarily Latino and African-American families.

Though the neighborhood has seen some grim years, the arrival of families has turned it into a more reserved and pleasantly congenial place to settle down and raise the kids. And while the emergence of new residents on the scene and continual changes along the neighborhood blocks has brought a focus to West Humboldt Park’s present and future, the area is full of memories and hints of its past.

Once a booming industrial district, remnants of that era can still be found along the streets hugging vacant lots, serving as reminders of the neighborhood’s tougher times. Thankfully, smaller mom-and-pop shops have taken over, and the main thoroughfares in West Humboldt Park bustle with businesses ranging from restaurants to clothing stores to tire shops to banks. Larger chains are beginning to settle in the area, as well, and we expect a Starbucks will likely pop up in a few years.

Dream Town Knows West Humboldt Park

As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in West Humboldt Park. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your West Humboldt Park home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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The Sights of West Humboldt Park

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Schools In The West Humboldt Park Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the West Humboldt Park area.

School Type Grade Rating

Brunson Math & Sci Specialty Elementary School

932 North Central Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
1

Lloyd Elementary School

2103 North Lamon Ave - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-5
4

Schubert Elementary School

2727 North Long Ave - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-5
4

Stowe Elementary School

3444 West Wabansia Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Young Elementary School

1434 North Parkside Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

McNair School of Excellence

4820 West Walton Street - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

West Park Elementary Academy

1425 North Tripp Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Mcauliffe Elementary School

1841 North Springfield Avenue - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Northwest Middle School

5252 West Palmer St - public

Middle 6-8
2

St Genevieve School

4854 West Montana Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Our Lady Of Grace School

2446 North Ridgeway Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Northwest Institute For Contemporary Learning Academy

5108 West Division Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Austin Career Education Center

5352 West Chicago Avenue - private

High 10-12
NR

Maternity BVM Elementary School

1537 N. Lawndale Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Chicago Christian Academy

5110 West Diversey Avenue - private

Preschool - Elementary PK-6
NR

Jehovah Lutheran School

3740 West Belden Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Bethel Christian School

4215 West West End Avenue - private

Elementary - Middle K-8
NR

Douglass Academy High School

543 North Waller Ave - public

High 9-12
3

Orr Academy High School

730 North Pulaski Rd - public

High 9-12
1

Alpha Omega Ministries

1251 North Parkside Avenue - private

High 9-12
NR

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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