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Humboldt Park

Humboldt Park is the official community boundaries established by the City of Chicago include Bloomingdale Ave to the north, the Union Pacific railroad tracks to the south, the train tracks running between Kostner and Cicero to the west, and Humboldt Park proper to the east (to the East side of California Ave).

In contrast to the Humboldt Park Official Community Area, the Humboldt Park Neighborhood's borders include Western Avenue to the east, Pulaski Road to the west, North Avenue to the North, and the Union Pacific tracks to the south. The railyards southeast of Grand and Sacramento are also part of the community area. There are two distinct areas of Humboldt Park (the neighborhood): East Humboldt Park (In the West Town Community Area) and West Humboldt Park (In the Humboldt Park Community Area), divided by Sacramento Boulevard. Both sides have large Hispanic populations, the bulk of which is of Puerto Rican origin, making the area as a whole, the center of Chicago's Puerto Rican community, though the neighborhood also has significant numbers of Mexicans and other Hispanics. Most Blacks live in the western portion of the neighborhood as well as south of Grand Avenue, and most whites live in the eastern portion of the neighborhood, east of California Avenue. East Humboldt Park is east of Sacramento Boulevard to Western Avenue and between North Avenue and Division Street. Though it is considered a part of the Humboldt Park Neighborhood, it is officially a part of the West Town Community Area. The area has been in the process of gentrification. Most residents on this side of Humboldt Park are middle class residents. The area once had [3] the largest middle class Puerto Rican community in the Midwest. The area is home to many social service institutions, a burgeoning scene of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops as well as two sixty-foot Puerto Rican flags on Division Street which mark the history of the area, especially from the 1970s to the mid 1990s. The many empty store fronts on North Ave. and Division St. have yielded fledgeling new business such as tattoo shops, stained glass craftsman, bar and grills, and a remodeled grocery store with a rich Mexican presence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's sweeping school closings have left no neighborhood schools in east Humboldt Park.

Distance to Downtown Chicago 

6.5 miles

Average Drive Times

14 min to Chicago Loop/ 25 min to O’hare/ 28 min to Midway Airport 

Transportation 

CTA 

Recreation 

Humboldt Park is one of three parks established in 1869 with the West Park Commission. Originally landscaped by William Le Baron Jenney and later re-designed by renowned prairie landscape architect Jens Jensen, the park features various lagoons connected by a prairie river, a formal garden guarded by two buffalos designed by Edward Kemeys originally cast for the 1893 World Columbia Exposition and recast in bronze in 1911 as well as ball fields, soccer fields and stunning architecture. Not to be missed are the 1928 Fieldhouse designed by Michaelsen & Rognstad, the 1907 Boat House designed by Schmidt, Garden & Martin, and the restored Stables from 1896 which is now the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture.

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