Albany Park

The Neighborhood Of Albany Park

Albany Park was and has remained a port-of-entry for new arrivals from around the globe. According to 1990 U.S. Census figures, the area is 26 percent Asian, 31 percent Hispanic and 12 percent Arab. The remaining residents primarily are white, of European descent. Approximately 47 percent of the area’s population was born in another country.

People of different cultures have been making Albany Park their second home since 1907, when the Ravenswood El began to bring development to the sparsely populated neighborhood around Kimball and Lawrence avenues.

The stretch of Lawrence Avenue through Albany Park, the heart of the neighborhood, was renamed “Seoul Drive” because of its many Korean-owned businesses. At a local music store you’ll find popular Middle-Eastern artists, and visitors can enjoy Palestinian and Korean bakeries in Albany Park. The sounds of different languages and types of music make the streets come alive. In this way, Albany Park can be welcoming, instructive, and world-broadening.

As if that weren’t enough to draw interest, the neighborhood is also bordered by the Chicago River, providing scenic and peaceful spots in the surrounding park area.

Albany Park’s developers and community organizations are hoping that more middle-class people will move into Albany Park, an area roughly bounded by Pulaski Road and Kedzie, Foster, and Montrose Avenues, where housing stock is relatively good. The community’s location, the last stop on the CTA rapid transit’s Brown Line, makes it the next natural spot for redevelopment.

Schools

School Address Phone Grade
Brighton Park School 3825 S Washtenaw Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-7235 Elementary Schools
Burroughs Elementary School 3542 S Washtenaw Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-7226 Elementary Schools
Davis Elementary School 3014 W 39th Pl Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-4540 Elementary Schools
Edwards Elementary School 4815 S Karlov Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-4875 Elementary Schools
Florence Nightingale School 5250 S Rockwell St Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-9270 Elementary Schools
James Shields Branch School 4420 S Fairfield Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-6827 Elementary Schools
Shields Elementary School 4250 S Rockwell St Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-7285 Elementary Schools
Sidney Sawyer School 5248 S Sawyer Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-9275 Elementary Schools
Sidney Sawyer Schools 5247 S Spaulding Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-0440 Elementary Schools
Walter S Christopher School 5042 S Artesian Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-9375 Elementary Schools
Curie Metropolitan High School 4959 S Archer Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-2100 High Schools
Kelly High School 4136 S California Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-4900 High Schools
Brighton Park School 3825 S Washtenaw Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-7235 Middle Schools
Burroughs Elementary School 3542 S Washtenaw Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-7226 Middle Schools
Edwards Elementary School 4815 S Karlov Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-4875 Middle Schools
Florence Nightingale School 5250 S Rockwell St Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-9270 Middle Schools
Shields Elementary School 4250 S Rockwell St Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-7285 Middle Schools
Sidney Sawyer School 5248 S Sawyer Ave Chicago IL 60632 (773) 535-9275 Middle Schools
City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.