Irving Park

The Neighborhood Of Irving Park is your source for information on Irving Park. If your moving to Irving Park or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Irving Park, on the Northwest Side, is a community known for its historic homes and convenient shopping areas. The neighborhood is bounded by Montrose Avenue, Elston Avenue, Irving Park Road, the North Branch of the Chicago River, Addison Street and Cicero Avenue.

Old Irving Park, bounded by Montrose Avenue, Pulaski Road, Addison Street and Kostner Avenue, is an architectural treasure trove. Queen Anne, Victorian and Italianate homes, vintage farmhouses and elegant bungalows are in various stages of renovation or preservation.

The Villa Historic District-bounded by Avondale, Addison, Pulaski and Hamlin-has 125 architecturally significant California- and Chicago-style bungalows, many with Prairie School details. Many of the older homes are on 50-foot-wide lots facing tree-lined parkways.

Independence Park, bounded by Elston, Montrose, Pulaski and the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), has a wealth of historic homes to offer, including some from the turn of the century.

Important Information For Irving Park:

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 We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.