Pilsen is located on the West side of Chicago, three miles southwest of the Chicago Loop.
Pilsen was originally settled by German and Irish immigrants in the 1840’s. In the mid 1900’s Mexican migrants began to settle in Pilsen and continue to be the predominate nationality in the neighborhood.
Pilsen is a neighborhood that overflows with music, art, culinary tradition, and nightlife. It’s home to award-winning restaurants, iconic music venues, and sensational murals.
The first thing you’ll notice about Pilsen is the colorful street art. The buildings are covered in massive paintings that hint at the thriving arts community that exists here.
Pilsen is also a haven for offbeat boutiques, hip eateries, and cool music venues standing alongside bodegas, panaderias, and family-owned restaurants serving authentic Mexican cuisine.
Public transportation: Pink Line at Western, Damen and 18th. Orange Line: Ashland station. The CTA also has 8 bus routes that go through the neighborhood. Via car: the Stevenson Expressway exits at Damen and Ashland.
Most of the homes in Pilsen are multi-family valued between $150,000 -$350,000. But there are a few “gems” priced over $1M.