Home to the highly-regarded National Museum of Mexican Art, Pilsen has become a brilliant canvas with bold and colorful murals decorating its storefronts, homes, and overpasses.
Art, music, and food are at the heart of this vibrant lower West Side neighborhood. Along 18th Street, residents enjoy a lively district featuring restaurants, bakeries, shops, grocery stores, and Thalia Hall. The community hosts annual events such as the Fiesta Del Sol, which brings carnival rides, live entertainment, and delicious food to Pilsen each summer.
A quick 15-minute drive from downtown Chicago, Pilsen also offers convenient access to several bus routes as well as the CTA Pink Line and Metra’s BNSF Railway.
Pilsen’s thriving art community and proximity to The Loop continue to attract Chicagoans. Infill development of condominiums and single-family homes is in full swing, and large loft conversions are becoming common throughout the community.