Humboldt Park, located on Chicago’s west side, is one of the city’s remaining grassroots neighborhoods. Recent gentrification produced a perfect blend of working-class values and urban amenities. Efforts to improve the area began in the 1990s, leading to new construction that featured modern, high-end touches. The area displays a proud, rich history of diversity (as demonstrated by the two, sixty-foot Puerto Rican flag archways that flank Division Street). Humboldt Park is quickly becoming a Chicago hotspot thanks to its developing flair for hip taverns and neighborhood-centric shops, as well as a long-established music scene. It is one of the city’s most affordable yet trendy areas.