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Humboldt Park is Community Area 23 of the 77 on the city's official list. The Humboldt Park neighborhood, in our take, starts at Chicago Ave (800 N) and ranges north to Bloomingdale Ave (1800 N), from Western Ave (2400 W) to Pulaski Rd (4000 W). It includes West Humboldt Park, which corresponds more closely to the official neighborhood boundaries on the city's maps.

ZIP codes: 60651, 60647, 60622.

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Slow progress on Chicago Avenue condos

2424 Chicago

When I stopped by in early August, picture above, the 8-unit condo building at 2424 W Chicago Ave was nearly topped out. Yesterday’s visit showed less progress than I’d expected after the passage of three and a half months. Work was in progress, but the building still wasn’t fully closed in. A sign on the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 21, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A classic timber loft steps from the Bloomingdale Trail

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If you’re looking for the true loft aesthetic you’ll find it at Buck City Lofts. This one-bedroom plus den has the high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, exposed brick and ductwork, and a fireplace that define the loft genre. It also has its share of creature comforts: in-unit washer /dryer, an oversized bath, great closet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A new Noah Properties home in a hot Humboldt Park location

1707 N Whipple Chicago

The 8-square-block area bounded by Humboldt Blvd, Kedzie Ave, North Ave and Bloomingdale Ave has undergone rapid change in the past few years. New homes have sold rapidly and more are under construction. Spurring the changes are the neighborhood’s proximity to the delightful Humboldt Park lagoons to the south and ready access to the new ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

A hot pocket of new homes in Humboldt Park

1707 N Whipple Chicago

Despite the hot market, it’s still a bit premature to be talking confidently about hot neighborhoods. And, however heated the market might become, it will always be a stretch to tag an entire neighborhood as hot, given how heterogeneous most are in character and housing types. Neighborhoods where activity is mostly frozen can contain hot ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 8, 2013
ChicagoWest / Southwest

Neighborhood Treasure, West Humboldt Park

West Humboldt Park

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago is “a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthening neighborhoods.” It concentrates its efforts on West Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, Back of the Yards, Chicago Lawn, West Englewood, Auburn Gresham and Roseland. NHS recently launched a series of videos at YouTube spotlighting its focus neighborhoods as “Neighborhood ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 19, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Luxury condos mix with affordable housing in “West Wicker Park”

North and Talman

It was November of 2008 when YoChicago first looked at the new condominiums at 1555 N Talman in Humboldt Park, and expressed skepticism about the development’s claimed location in “West Wicker Park.” The building was incomplete at the time, and a 2-bedroom unit was listed in the $490s and a 3-bedroom in the $640s. Fast ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 15, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Are you ready for Humboldt Park?

1501 N Talman Chicago

The blocks just south of North Avenue east of the park in Humboldt Park have seen a great deal of new construction activity in the past ten years, both single-family homes and condominiums. It’s all been small-scale infill development. Walk the streets, as I did last August when I took these photos, and you’ll see ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 9, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Should you go condo or single-family in Humboldt Park?

Humboldt Park, Chicago

Two Humboldt Park new listings slid into our email inbox over the weekend, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo asking $299,900 and a 4-bedroom 3 ½ bath single-family priced at $359,900. The condo, Unit 504 at 2800 W North Ave, is in a building that we first noted in May of 2009, just before it was branded ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

The Bloomingdale Trail and the High Line

High Line, New York

It seems like every article about Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail contains a mandatory reference to New York’s High Line. Last Saturday I made my second visit to the High Line. I visited the initial phase two years ago, and this was my first look at the second phase. I’ve been along the path of the Bloomingdale ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Which Humboldt Park is the real one?

Google Street View

There’s an idealized Humboldt Park and a real one. You can find the idealized version at a real estate site: A diverse, family-friendly area full of mom-and-pop shops, plenty of greenery and neighbors chatting on front stoops is the core of Humboldt Park living. But the real treat is that the neighborhood hustles and bustles ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 27, 2012
ChicagoWest / Southwest

How to tell you’re in an unsafe area

Humboldt Park sign

In Chicago, a Safe Park Zone sign is a warning that you may encounter gang activity, drug sales and weapon-carrying teenagers. You won’t find Safe Park Zone signs in safe parks, but you will find them, for example, in parts of Humboldt Park. Safe School Zone signs are helpful in determining whether there’s gang or ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 10, 2012

Some questions about Humboldt Heights

Humboldt Heights sign

There’s a part of Bridgeport east of Halsted that some of the locals mockingly refer to as Bridgeport Heights in light of the area’s supersized homes. I’d never heard of “Humboldt Heights” before spying the above sign on the 3200 block of Potomac Ave, just off Humboldt Park. There are few references to Humboldt Heights ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 30, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Humboldt Park – too many bullets in the cake

TipsyCake Chicago

You have to love a sassy Aussie – but not everyone does. Especially one who talks about moving her business from Humboldt Park to Bucktown because of “too many bullets in the cake” and cops who “would knock on the door and ask to taste the crack.” The remarks by Naomi Levine, owner of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 23, 2012
News & trendsMarket conditions

Tough time for condos in three once-strong markets

Rogers Park condo graph

Condominiums in Rogers Park, Humboldt Park and Irving Park — three neighborhoods that once had strong new development and high selling prices — are now selling for 25%, 27%, and 40% of their peak price levels in 2007 or 2008. As of last quarter, the median selling price of a condominium in Rogers Park was ...

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Posted by Jeff Baird on February 14, 2012
ChicagoWest / Southwest

Google Street View’s Humboldt Park time capsule

500 block N Central Park Chicago

View the 500 block of N Central Park Ave in Google Street View and you’ll see a very different scene than the one, above, that I saw early yesterday afternoon. Google Street View serves up a historical snapshot of a part of Humboldt Park that has deteriorated rapidly over the past several years. West of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 29, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Visit a Humboldt Park open house and make a drug buy

Humboldt Park

A recently-listed new construction home at 910 N Richmond Ave in Humboldt Park is holding an open house this Sunday, October 16, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home includes hardwood floors on the main and upper levels, a large fenced yard, and a 2-car garage in the $389,000 listing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 13, 2011

Stupid Realtor tricks, pricing games variety

Humboldt Park

The newly-built home at 2448 W Cullom Ave in the fictional “south Ravenswood Manor” has more than 70 entries, beginning in May of 2006, in its listing history at Redfin. The latest is a $100 price reduction – to $874,800. Another recently-built home, at 1106 N Christiana St in Humboldt Park, has 3 dozen entries ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 22, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Humboldt Park, real estate sites and the real world

Division Street, Joeff Davis photo

Real estate brokerage sites typically feature upbeat overviews of Chicago’s neighborhoods. The articles often appear to have been authored on a low budget by people who’ve never set foot in the neighborhoods they describe. For example, you’ll find the following description of Humboldt Park, word for word, at both a real estate brokerage site and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Open house – new light-filled home in West Bucktown

2628 W Homer St, Chicago IL

We’ve long been skeptical of the West Bucktown moniker, but ongoing redevelopment lends some legitimacy to real estate brokers and the West Bucktown Neighborhood Association’s renaming of the area bounded by North Ave (1600 N), Armitage Ave (2000 N), Western Ave (2400 W) and California Ave (2800 W). Ultimate Homes has been building new construction ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 13, 2011
ChicagoWest / Southwest

Hispanics become the majority in Humboldt Park, even as their numbers decline

Humboldt Park, Chicago

The Hispanic population of Humboldt Park fell by 4% in the past decade, dropping from 31,607 to 30,337, according to new Census data. But due to a steeper rate of decline in the community area’s total population, Hispanics actually became the majority demographic in Humboldt Park, rising from 48% in 2000 to 52.5% in 2009. ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 4, 2011