The 606 | Bloomingdale Trail
A Neighborhood Park Like No Other
If you are buying a house in Chicago near The 606, use this real estate guide before you purchase a home. The 606 parks and Bloomingdale Trail are a hot area to buy in Chicago with condos, duplex and single family homes for sale. Learn where to buy a house near The 606 trail, find the best neighborhoods by The 606 (Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Humboldt Park) and get an expert real estate agent.
Along The 606 trail, it's a parade of people and pets, bikes and trikes, skateboards and strollers. This pedestrian path is a flurry of movement and a mix of sounds. Take in the sights, from viaducts covered in graffiti art to downtown skyscrapers on the horizon.
Located on the city’s Northwest Side, the 606 trail runs on the raised path along, for the most part, W. Bloomingdale Avenue (1800 North), which is a narrow one-way street halfway between Armitage Avenue and North Avenue. The eastern end point is Ashland Avenue (1600 West) and the western end point is Ridgeway Avenue (3750 West).
The car-free, multi-use pathway takes all non-motorized modes of transportation so thumbs up to bicycles, strollers, wagons, skateboards and roller blades too. Divvy bike stations are parked nearby if you want a rental. Get here by walking if you are a lucky local living nearby, otherwise the Blue Line 'L' train stations at Damen and Western are the nearest stops.
12 Access Points
About every quarter-mile, parks and ramp entrances along The 606 provide a way up and down the trail.
- Western Trailhead at Ridgeway (3750 West) & Lawndale (3700 West)
- Drake (3532 West)
- Spaulding (3350 West)
- Julia de Burgos Park at Albany (3100 West) & Whipple (3050 West)
- Humboldt (3000 West)
- California (2800 West)
- Rockwell (2600 West)
- Western (2400 West)
- Park 567 Milwaukee/Leavitt (2200 West)
- Churchill Park Damen (2000 West)
- Wood (1800 West)
- Walsh Park at Marshfield (1632 West) & Ashland (1600 West)
Chicago's award winning park system, The 606, is a nature trail, exercise path, art corridor and commuter route all in one.
What began its life as a street level freight train line after the Great Chicago Fire, was then adapted to an elevated train track by 1913. Eventually falling into disuse, it was an abandoned embankment before it became a rails-to-trails success story when it opened to the public in 2015. Formerly known as the Bloomingdale Trail, the trail and collective parks were officially dubbed The 606. The numerals in its name tie in the neighborhood aspect of the city, a reference to the shared digits of all Chicago zip codes.
At 2.7 miles long, there's a lot to see and adventure around every corner. Here is a look at The 606 by the numbers.
Once a rail line that divided neighborhoods is bringing them together. Hop on and off between these four interconnected communities that are all linked by The 606.
6 Ground-Level Parks
At ground level are adjoining parks that serve as entry points for The 606. Find a bevy of activity areas from baseball fields to off-leash dog areas to kiddie playgrounds. Other highlights include the Damen Arts Plaza, the boulevard views from the Humboldt Overlook, a colorful Graffiti Garden that crews back in the '80s started, and the Exelon Observatory — a raised spiraling lookout point to scan the night sky.
- Walsh Park (1722 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago IL)
- Churchill Field (1825 N. Damen Ave., Chicago IL)
- Park No. 567 (1799 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL)
- Julia De Burgos Park (1805 N. Albany Ave., Chicago IL)
- Kimball Park **opening at a later date (1809 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago IL)
- Magid Glove **opening at a later date (3745 W. Cortland St., Chicago IL)
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Locals Who Live Here
Since its opening, neighbors have been treated to a park that has won a mix of awards for design, arts and engineering, including most notably National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design (2016) by the American Planning Association. With so much buzz, real estate along The 606 is moving quick so if you are looking to buy a house on The 606 the time is now. Prices are at a premium along the eastern half in Bucktown and Wicker Park, with custom single family homes for sale, as well as luxury condos for sale and duplex condos for sale. Heading west to Logan Square and Humboldt Park brings more diversity and better pricing for more modest frame homes for sale, brick cottages for sale and multi-unit buildings for sale.
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