About Humboldt Park
The Humboldt Park neighborhood derives its name from a large Chicago park that anchors the neighborhood. The park is, in fact, one of Chicago's very largest, stretching north from North Avenue to Augusta Boulevard and east from California to Kedzie. The park and the adjoining neighborhood were originally named in the 1840s after Alexander von Humboldt, a famous German naturalist. The park has many fascinating landmarks including the Boathouse Pavilion, which was built in the Prairie School style in 1906 and designated a Chicago Landmark in 1996.
The housing stock in Humboldt Park boasts some of the most beautiful graystones and walkups in Chicago, which were built along Humboldt Boulevard and other streets adjoining the park. Today, this area is enjoying a complete renaissance from restoration of the glorious mansions on the Boulevard to new construction, contemporary three flats, condominiums and lofts.
The Park itself has been completely restored and along with its landscaped lagoon is a beautiful oasis in the heart of a vibrant city. The area is populated by artists, students, musicians, young professionals and others. In recent years, a number of great restaurants and bars have opened in the area making Humboldt Park a popular social destination.