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West Humboldt Park
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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.

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.

The Sights of West Humboldt Park

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West Humboldt Park Neighborhood Photo
West Humboldt Park Neighborhood Photo

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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.

20 schools in area
School Type Level Grade(s) Rating

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

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

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

Our Lady Of Grace School

2446 North Ridgeway Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St Genevieve School

4854 West Montana Street

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
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

Chicago Christian Academy

5110 West Diversey Avenue

Private Preschool - Elementary PK-6
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

Alpha Omega Ministries

1251 North Parkside Avenue

Private High 9-12
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

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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