Belmont Cragin is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois with a population of 79,626. It is designated Community Area 19, and is located 8 miles NW of the Loop. For generations, Belmont Cragin has been a relatively quiet, safe, family- oriented part of Chicago, where manufacturing jobs, a ordable homes, transportation options, good schools, parks and shopping attracted working Chicagoans to settle and start a home. Living in Belmont Cragin offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Belmont Cragin there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.