If there's one word to describe Pilsen, it's "vibrant." This working-class neighborhood has the highest concentration of anything and everything Latino in the city. From the jingling bells on the tamale guy's cart, to bustling 18th Street, Pilsen is lively, colorful and authentic.
The neighborhood features, amongst other things the National Museum of Mexican Art, dozens of art galleries, taco stands, hot dog joints, great coffee shops and restaurants to satisfy all your needs. Harrison Park breaks up the industrial stretch, allowing folks to kick back and play some tennis or baseball. Businesses are plentiful on Ashland and Damen Avenues between Cermak and 18th Street.
Pilsen apartments are classic duplexes and single-family homes in a predominantly industrial area. The sense of community is strong. Youngsters running around, families enjoying the neighborhood, a new generation of residents discovering this amazing area, Pilsen is a neighborhood that truly reflects how special a neighborhood in Chicago can be. A trip into the city is easy thanks to three pink line stops (Western/Cermak, Damen/Cermak, and 18th Street). But don't move too fast. You might miss all the murals.