EXPLORE CHICAGO’S HUMBOLDT PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
Donning large, distinctive Puerto Rican flags on both sides of Division St, it’s pretty clear that the neighborhood has been home to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community for a while. Humboldt Park, the neighborhood’s namesake, is one of Chicago’s biggest parks and also the location for the annual Puerto Rican Parade and Festival, which draws around a million people every year.
Homes in the area tend to be two or three-flats and single family homes, with classic greystones and German-influenced architecture throughout giving the area a very classic Chicago look. Humboldt Park’s namesake is a historical reminder of the neighborhood’s early group of immigrants, which were mostly German and Scandinavian and built many buildings in the late 1800’s.