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Old 10-17-2014, 07:58 PM
 
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Im moving back to Chicago soon and am interested in Albany park. I know its one of the most diverse neighborhoods but anything else?
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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Kind of boring and moderately dangerous. Relatively cheap. I got out.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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Kind of boring and moderately dangerous. Relatively cheap. I got out.
Lived here for three years, just bought a condo in the neighborhood a few months back. My wife and I have not had any issues personally relating to crime. Besides the occassional robbery or break in I think only a very small percentage of crime in Albany Park is 'random.' The boring comment is certainly relative but I will be the first to admit its not as exciting as neighborhoods closer to the lake. Proximity to public transit and relatively inexpensive are what sold me and my wife on staying here instead of looking at other neighborhoods.
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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I like Albany Park a lot. Just wish it was closer to the lake. Does anybody know if that Huddle House breakfast place by the Kimball brown line stop is still open? Good little greasy spoon :-)
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:32 PM
 
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Albany Park is cool if you like a relaxed vibe and different cultures. I have to laugh at "moderately dangerous" - not really. Not the #1 safest part of town but it's far from dangerous unless you're running with a gang (but in that case, anywhere could be dangerous right?). There's a lot of different cultures there and a good amount of different foods. It's one of the most diverse places in town really. It's pretty quiet, but not sparse or anything.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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Proximity to the brown line is a big plus. It's cheaper than it's neighbor to the east, Lincoln Square. I would live in LS if I could, but when I do move to the city, I will be looking in Albany Park. There's a great bahn mi place called Nhu Lan at 2612 W. Lawrence. I'm not sure which neighborhood that is officially, but it's one of those two.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:35 AM
 
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It is ethnically very diverse, and increasingly more Asians (Koreans) and Arab, depending on the street
and location. It is an old neighborhood with old houses and buildings. Bus service is okay. Much shopping and small inexpensive restaurants.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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Proximity to the brown line is a big plus. It's cheaper than it's neighbor to the east, Lincoln Square. I would live in LS if I could, but when I do move to the city, I will be looking in Albany Park. There's a great bahn mi place called Nhu Lan at 2612 W. Lawrence. I'm not sure which neighborhood that is officially, but it's one of those two.
That place is great. It's in LS. The river is the border of Albany Park and Lincoln Square. Ravenwood Manor is in Albany Park and it's beautiful.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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I like Albany Park a lot. Just wish it was closer to the lake. Does anybody know if that Huddle House breakfast place by the Kimball brown line stop is still open? Good little greasy spoon :-)
Huddle House is still open. I've been here three years and have yet to go there though.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It is ethnically very diverse, and increasingly more Asians (Koreans) and Arab, depending on the street
and location. It is an old neighborhood with old houses and buildings. Bus service is okay. Much shopping and small inexpensive restaurants.
It is not "increasingly" Korean; they've been filtering out of the neighborhood for decades now.
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