Pilsen

Welcome to incredible Pilsen

A Community with flare and flavor

Culture thrives in Pilsen and invites you to explore the treasures that wait around every corner. Here bold murals have blossomed in the most unexpected places — on the fronts of homes, along railway overpasses, and wrapped around train platforms. The artful vibe continues within storefront galleries and studios, as well as in the colorful collections of the National Museum of Mexican Art, a highly-regarded cultural institution. It’s a neighborhood that pulses with a youthful spirit and is ever evolving. For over 150 years, Pilsen has been a port of entry for immigrants.

Early on it was waves of Eastern Europeans, which later shifted and became predominantly Latino. Now blended in the close knit Mexican-American community is creative types and students. Thanks to this diversity, you’ll find offbeat vintage shops, independent coffee houses and quaint cafes alongside bodegaspanaderias and restaurants serving authentic Mexican cuisine.

Adding to the multicultural mosaic is the neighboring area Heart of Chicago, anchored by several old-school Italian restaurants. But whether you’re on 18th Street or Oakley Avenue, it’s the strong cultural heritage and rich working class legacy that are the backbone of Chicago’s Lower West Side neighborhoods.

Things to See in Pilsen

Pilsen is a neighborhood where art comes to life around every corner. Here bold murals have blossomed in the most unexpected places — on the fronts of homes, along railway overpasses, and wrapped around train platforms. The 16th Street railroad embankment in the neighborhood has become a canvas to experience some of Chicago’s and the world’s celebrated street artists. There are many specialty and regional Mexican restaurants in Pilsen. Many are just plain diner types with little ornamentation or ambiance. But, it is the quality and taste of the food that counts.

Rent Values

Pilsen is an up-and-coming neighborhood that’s a great location to consider if you’re looking for a good deal on an apartment or condo for rent. Located just south of downtown and just west of the South Loop, Pilsen apartments for rent provide a close proximity to Chicago’s central business district, while it’s unique mix of ethnic restaurants and quaint boutiques continue to attract a wide range of people looking for a diverse place to live, work, and play. In addition, the Pilsen neighborhood is also home to one of the city’s largest art districts.

  • For Rent
    2007 S. Allport Street

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,300 /month

    This beautifully finished building offers 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom + den apartments with high ceilings in a great location.

    • Bed1, 2, 3, 4
    • Baths1, 2, 2.5
    • Sq Ft600 - 2000
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    2030 W. 21st Street

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,500 /month

    Beautifully finished building offers 2 bedroom apartments with high ceilings in a great location.

    • Bed2
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft573-648
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    1758 W. 21st Place

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,500 /month

    Beautifully finished building offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with very high ceilings in a great location.

    • Bed1, 2, 3
    • Baths1, 2
    • Sq Ft732-1253
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    1711 S. Carpenter St

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,050 /month

    Beautifully finished building offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with very high ceilings in a great location.

    • Bed1, 2, 3
    • Baths1, 2
    • Sq Ft438-1023
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    1632 S Allport

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,650 /month

    This building is located two blocks north of 18th street and all the great dining and shopping in Pilsen.

    • Bed2
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft743-768
  • For Rent
    1040-44 W. 18th Street

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,200 /month

    Beautifully finished building offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with very high ceilings in a great location.

    • Bed1, 2, 3
    • Baths1, 2
    • Sq Ft333-1141
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    1722 W 21st Street Chicago IL 60608 Exterior
    1722 W. 21st Street

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,400 /month

    Beautifully finished building offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with very high ceilings in a great location.

    • Bed1, 2
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft512-700
  • For Rent
    1724 W 21st Street

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,550 /month

    These amazing apartments had an extensive renovation in 2017.  This property features very tastefully done large kitchens.

    • Bed1, 2, 3
    • Baths1, 2
    • Sq Ft620 - 1446
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    1843 W Cullerton Street

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,350

    These amazing 2 bedroom apartments had an extensive renovation in the Summer of 2017.  This property features very tastefully done large kitchens.

    • Bed2
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft654-713
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    2001 S Allport Street Chicago IL 60608 Living Area 2
    2001 S Allport Street

    Chicago, IL 60608

    From $1,400 /month

    Beautifully finished Greystone Building offers 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with incredibly high ceilings in a great location.

    • Bed2, 3
    • Baths1, 2
    • Sq Ft619-1464