Living in Albany Park is like living in a cultural melting pot. People from pretty much every corner of the world now call this Northwest Side neighborhood home. In fact, a portion of Lawrence Avenue has earned the moniker “Korea Town,” which you’ll find fitting as you stroll past the many Korean-owned shops and restaurants along “Seoul Drive.”

Besides its rich cultural diversity, Albany Park has more than its fair share of enchanting parks and gardens due to its location along the Chicago River. It is the home of the renowned Albany Park Theatre Project, and features easy access to the rest of the city and the loop via the Brown Line. Albany Park is truly and eclectic and exciting area that would be easy to call home.

Caffeinate

Dunkin Donuts 4821 N Kedzie
Brothers Coffee Shop 4720 N Kedzie
Coffee Berry 4700 N Kimball

Sweat

BodyWorxs Chicago 4650 N Kedzie
Galter LifeCenter 5157 N Francisco
Lincoln Square Athletic Club 4662 N Lincoln

Stock Up

Aldi 5001 N Pulaski
HarvesTime Foods 2623 W Lawrence
Andy’s Fruit Ranch 4773 N Kedzie
Mayfair Market 4728 N Pulaski

Feast

Goosefoot 2656 W Lawrence
Great Sea 3254 W Lawrence
Restaurant Sarajevo 2701 W Lawrence
Noon O Kebab 4661 N Kedzie
Semiramis 4639 N Kedzie

Recover

First Slice 4664 N Manor
Tre Kronor 3258 W Foster
Cafe Selmarie 4729 N Lincoln
West River Cafe 4400 N Kedzie

Get Around

Brown Line Kedzie & Leland
Brown Line Francisco & Leland
Bus #81 Lawrence Lawrence & Albany
Bus #93 Kedzie Kedzie & Lawrence