Bursting with color, Pilsen invites you to explore this vibrant lower West Side neighborhood that’s filled with art, music, culture & authentic food.
Throughout Pilsen, you’ll find bright & bold murals adorning its storefronts, homes & overpasses and spilling into the neighborhood’s many galleries & inside the highly-regarded National Museum of Mexican Art.
A melting pot of cultures, residents enjoy a bustling walking district along 18th which features eclectic vintage shops, independent coffee shops, bodegas, panaderías & some of the best authentic Mexican cuisine in the city.
The community’s heritage also shines during events like the Fiesta Del Sol – the largest Latino festival in the Midwest. The annual event brings carnival rides, live entertainment and delicious food to Pilsen each summer.
The neighborhood is a quick 15-minute drive from downtown Chicago while also providing convenient access to several bus routes as well as the CTA Pink Line and Metra’s BNSF Railway.
A primarily residential neighborhood, infill development of condominiums and some single-family homes is in full swing, and large loft conversions are becoming common throughout the community. As more developers & investors (hello, house hackers) continue to gravitate to Pilsen, we hope that it continues to preserve its rich culture & history.