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Albany Park & Irving Park East

The residents of the Chicago neighborhood of Albany Park and Irving Park East cannot be easily classified. Since the Ravenswood El began bringing commerce into the neighborhood around Lawrence and Kimball almost 100 years ago, immigrants from many different cultures have made Albany Park and Irving Park East their new home. As a result, the neighborhood's residents now speak an estimated 25+ different languages. This diversity is rarely matched by other Chicago communities and offers a vast array of cultural experiences.

Albany Park

A stretch of Lawrence Avenue has been dubbed Seoul Drive due to the collection of Korean-owned shops and businesses in the area; approximately 40% of the businesses in this neighborhood are Korean-owned. One can also find Italian, Japanese, Jewish, Palestinian and many other culturally-oriented shops, restaurants and businesses in Albany Park and Irving Park East. You can eat at Gigio's Pizza and Thai Touch Restaurant and then shop at Khyam Meat and Grocery without leaving the neighborhood.

Albany Park and Irving Park East border on the Chicago River, providing some very scenic spots and parks for dining, living and recreation.

Located at the northern end of CTA's Brown Line [Ravenswood], Albany Park sits halfway between the Loop and O'Hare Airport.


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Dining in Albany Park

Ferndell and Marias Restaurant
3956 W North Ave
Chicago , IL 60647
Phone: (773) 252-0840
Cuisine: American
Chicago Kalbi Korean Restaurant
3752 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL 60625
Phone: (773) 604-8183
Cuisine: Asian
Cafe Lutz
2458 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL 60618
Phone: (773) 478-7785
Cuisine: European
Mirabell Restaurant & Lounge
3454 W Addison St
Chicago , IL 60618
Phone: (773) 463-1962
Cuisine: German
Nancy's Original Stuffed Pizza
3970 N Elston Ave
Chicago , IL 60618
Phone: (773) 267-8182
Cuisine: Pizza/Italian
Sabatino's Restaurant & Lounge
4441 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago , IL 60641
Phone: (773) 283-8331
Cuisine: Italian
Arun's Thai Restaurant
4156 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL 60618
Phone: (773) 539-1909
Cuisine: Thai
Thai Little Home Cafe
4747 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL 60625
Phone: (773) 478-3944
Cuisine: Thai
Hot Shots Bar
5151 N. Lincoln
Montrose Saloon
2933 W. Montrose

Resources in Albany Park

Hospitals
Kindred Hospital
2544 W. Montrose

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N. California
Post Office
2522 W. Lawrence

Entertainment in Albany Park

Lincoln Square Lanes
484 N. Lincoln
Peek Inn
2933 W. Irving Park

Shopping in Albany Park

Supermarkets:
Aldi Foods
2431 W Montrose

Harvestime Foods
2532 Lawrence

John's Food Mart
4947 N. Kedzie

Clark Market
4853 N. Kedzie
Thrift Stores
Good Byes
3505 W. Lawrence

Thrift & Resale
3240 W. Lawrence

Schools in Albany Park

Early Learning Center
3021 W. Montrose
Gospel Outreach Christian School
2800 W. Cullom
Le Ballet Petit School
4630 N. Francisco
Newton Bateman School
4220 N. Richmond
Our Lady of Mercy
4416 N. Troy
Transfiguration School
5044 N. Rockwell
Waters Elementary
4540 N. Cambell