Apartments for rent on Chicago's Northwest Side are found in a mix of working-class neighborhoods and historic districts of Chicago. Neighborhoods such as Portage Park, which was once a fashionable retail shopping outpost in post-war Chicago, and Old Irving Park abound with classic bungalows, plus many other types of picturesque homes and apartments for rent.
Small storefronts still populate Milwaukee Avenue, the main conduit for this cluster of formerly blue-collar neighborhoods. Apartment renters on the Northwest Side shouldn't be surprised to see signs on display outside of local businesses in various languages such as Polish, Spanish and Korean in this part of Chicago. Apartment renters in this region rely on the CTA Blue Line and I-90 for quick access to downtown Chicago.