Living In Irving Park
More than any other in-town Chicago neighborhood, Irving Park really feels like a suburb.
Even so, Irving Park has it’s own solid commercial district with a wide variety of specialty stores and national and independent businesses. You’ll find many large turn-of-the-century Irving Park homes on large lots with broad front lawns. The tree-lined streets of Irving Park are most certainly some of the very best in the city.
As for transportation, well you won’t find an abundance of cabs here so you’d better plan to drive or take the train. The good news is that you can take the Blue Line “El” at the intersection of Irving Park and Pulaski for an easy trip to O’Hare or the Loop. Owning a car in Irving Park is easier than many other Chicago neighborhoods. Street parking is plentiful and the I-90 runs right through the neighborhood for easy commuter access.