Humboldt Park Apartments

Apartments in Humboldt Park are typically found in subdivided single-family homes or vintage courtyard-style buildings. The options for Humboldt apartments for rent can sometimes be limited in this highly desired and affordable neighborhood.

Owing to fifty or more years of emigration, Humboldt Park has risen to become the capital of Puerto Rican culture in the midwestern United States. It’s a densely-populated community of perhaps 850,000 residents, and you know you’ve found the neighborhood when you pass beneath either of the 59-foot, 45-ton metal Puerto Rican flags that heralds the recently-christened Paseo Boricua. Hip-hop, salsa, reggaeton, and bomba spill from open windows, and restaurants serve the best Puerto Rican food in the city, including mofongo (fried, mashed plantains often stuffed with meats and vegetables) and lechón (roast suckling pig).

The neighborhood is named for 207-acre Humboldt Park, one of the brightest gems on the “emerald necklace,” the interconnected ring of majestic parks and boulevards designed by Chicago urban planners during the 19th Century. Humboldt Park enjoys all the attributes of quality recreational space: bike paths, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, and playgrounds, although it’s the extras -- winding roads, a lagoon, cloisters, fountains, and statues -- that make it exceptional. Throughout the neighborhood, politically and socially charged murals emblazon the sides of buildings, and the community recently prevailed in a battle to save many of these works from destruction, including “La Crucifixion de Don Pedro Albizu Campos” of 1971, the oldest exterior Puerto Rican mural in Chicago.

As for transportation, there is no convenient CTA'L'train access, although buses run along the four major thoroughfares in Humboldt Park -- Chicago, Division, North, and Armitage.


At a Glance
Apartments for rent in Humboldt Park Chicago are typically found in subdivided single-family homes or vintage courtyard buildings. Humboldt apartments for rent can lease up quickly in this highly desired and affordable neighborhood.
Neighborhood Vibe
Apartments in Humboldt Park Chicago are in the Midwest’s de facto capital of Puerto Rican culture. It’s a densely-populated community of about 850,000 residents, and murals adorn the sides of buildings throughout the neighborhood.
Heart of the Neighborhood
You know you’ve arrived in Humboldt Park when you pass beneath either of the 59-foot, 45-ton metal Puerto Rican flags that heralds the Paseo Boricua, or “Little Puerto Rico,” a stretch of Division Street between Western and California Avenues.
What We Love
Hip-hop, salsa, reggaeton, and bomba music drift out of open windows. Art is everywhere in Humboldt Park. The oldest exterior Puerto Rican mural in Chicago, “La Crucifixion de Don Pedro Albizu Campos,” dates from 1971 and was recently saved from demolition by community activists.
Best Way to Get Around
CTA buses run along the four major thoroughfares in Humboldt Park -- Chicago, Division, North and Armitage. Cyclists are advised to steer clear of busy Western Avenue, but California Avenue is a pleasant ride and the boulevards, as well as the paths crisscrossing the massive park, are supremely bike friendly.
About Humboldt Park
Apartments for rent in Humboldt Park Chicago are in a neighborhood that’s named for a 207-acre park, one of the brightest gems on the “emerald necklace,” the interconnected ring of parks and boulevards designed by Chicago urban planners during the 19th Century. Humboldt Park enjoys all the attributes of quality recreational space: bike paths, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and playgrounds; although it’s the extras -- winding roads, a lagoon, cloisters, fountains and statues -- that make it an exceptional public park.
Dining in Humboldt Park
Humboldt Park apartments are near restaurants that serve the best Puerto Rican food in the city, including mofongo (fried, mashed plantains often stuffed with meats and vegetables) and lechón (roast suckling pig).
Nightlife in Humboldt Park
The California Clipper is a neighborhood mainstay with live music, a lounge-y vibe and strong drink specials throughout the week. Most of the bars and late-night spots in Humboldt Park are decidedly casual.
Coffee in Humboldt Park

Typical rents

Studio$775-988
1 Bedroom$800-1475
2 Bedrooms$1400-2100
3 Bedrooms$1500-2350
4+ Bedrooms$1895
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