Produced and edited by Candace Kuzmarski
Albany Park is one of 77 well-defined Chicago, Illinois, community areas. It is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, and one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States. It has one of highest percentages of foreign-born residents of neighborhoods in Chicago.
Due to the diverse population and immigrant population attraction, the population of the neighborhood has increased by 16.5% in the last decade.
The official community is bounded approximately by Foster Avenue and the North Branch of the Chicago River on the north, Montrose Avenue on the south, Elston Avenue on the southwest, and the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east. It is in Jefferson Park Township, which was annexed into Chicago in 1889.
The traditional neighborhoods within the official community are (including rough boundaries):
* Albany Park: North: North Branch of the Chicago River (about 5100 N); South: Montrose (4400 N): East: North Branch of the River (about 3000 W); West: Pulaski (4000 W).
* Mayfair: Lawrence (4800 N), Montrose (4400 N), Pulaski (4000 W), and Cicero (4800 W).
* North Mayfair: Bryn Mawr (5600 N), Lawrence (4800 N), Pulaski (4000 W), and Cicero (4800 W).
Immediately to the north, in North Park, lie Northeastern Illinois University, North Park University, and the Bohemian National Cemetery.