Pilsen

Community Area: Lower West Side

Located along 18th Street between Western Avenue and Halsted, on Chicago's lower West Side, Pilsen has a diverse population that is attracted to its affordably priced housing, thriving art community and proximity to the Loop.

Infill development of condominiums and some single-family homes is in full swing in Pilsen, and large loft conversions are also becoming common throughout the community. Real estate values are on the rise as many developers consider Pilsen one of Chicago's most promising neighborhoods.

Pilsen's colorful heritage comes alive along 18th Street, a lively walking district featuring Mexican bakeries, tiny shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. The community is also known for public murals, commissioned by the neighborhood, that decorate buildings, streets and even the "L" station. Additionally, Pilsen is home to the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum and the largest Hispanic festival in the Midwest, The Fiesta Del Sol. Many artists have also settled in Pilsen giving rise to a number of cafes, book stores and galleries.






Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at 18th St, Cermak/Chinatown, Damen, Halsted, Western

Metra
BNSF Railway

at Halsted St Metra, S Western Ave Metra



Click on the market snapshot below to view detailed market trends


Average Sales Price

$318,559

Average Days on Market

63

Sales Prices vs. List Price

98%


Data represents the community area's average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.




Stations of the Cross Processional Takes To The Streets In Pilsen Friday  Apr 13th, 2017
Stations of the Cross Processional Takes To The Streets In Pilsen Friday

Thousands of Catholics are expected to attend Living Stations of the Cross procession.

Taco Bell Is Coming To Pilsen Area, And Some Neighbors Are Insulted  Apr 5th, 2017
Taco Bell Is Coming To Pilsen Area, And Some Neighbors Are Insulted

Approving the Tex-Mex chain is "slapping the local Hispanic flavor in the face," one neighbor said.

Burglars Hit La Catrina Twice In One Week, Swiping Granddaughter's Savings  Mar 30th, 2017
Burglars Hit La Catrina Twice In One Week, Swiping Granddaughter's Savings

The latest break-ins at the Pilsen cafe come after a rash of burglaries hit 18th Street this winter. 

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