Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Jefferson Park

Nestled in the city’s northwest corner and sheltering wooded areas, quaint architecture, and an array of art exhibitions, Jefferson Park has become a popular destination for Chicagoans settling down in the northern neighborhoods. The area has a long and rich history, and its offerings are sure to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, and students of culture seeking a peaceful locale.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $110,000 to $839,000

Closed Prices: $85,000 to $1,250,000

Median Sale Price: $352,750

Average $ per sq ft: $237

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $382/mo, $455/quarter

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1887 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 642 to 6000 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Jefferson Park

Around Jefferson Park

Apartments and condos are common and affordable here. Potential residents often look to live near the zone’s center, putting them within walking distance of the the neighborhood’s eponymous park in addition to the El, Metra commuter trains, and even the highway. Multi-person units are common and houses are available and desirable in this family-friendly district.

Jefferson Park’s long history of Eastern European influence is well-reflected in the cuisine here, which includes authentic delis and Polish-style eateries. The neighborhood is also a hot spot for American fare and barbecue, with several establishments specializing in the art of a tender rib rack. Small and quick operations dealing in everything from Mexican to Vietnamese also dot the streets for those getting a bite to go.

The area is very family-friendly, and is well known as a destination for city employees. Don’t be surprised to find yourself neighbors with members of Chicago’s fire department or the city clerk’s office. These civil servants are the foundation of Jefferson Park’s welcoming soul, which has proved attractive to a wide array of middle-class Chicagoans.

Enjoy a nice dinner and then swing by the Copernicus Civil and Cultural Center, a fully restored 1930s theater that features weekly events and shows sure to please the artistically inclined. Many of the performances are heavily influenced by the neighborhood’s history and culture, making an evening here a true partaking in the Jefferson Park experience. Afterwards, cap off your night at one of the classic pubs and Irish bars scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Enjoy a late breakfast at one of the locally-owned cafes, which serve up items with a personal touch for customers. Order up some snacks to go and take a picnic trip to one of the local parks or wooded areas. Once you’ve had your fill of food and nature, swing by one of the local art galleries to browse creations from Jefferson Park’s locals.

Locals Love

  • A neighborhood laced with history and culture
  • Easy access to the Blue Line and O'Hare airport
  • Proximity to the Forest Preserve

Locals Don't Love

  • Bar patrons can get noisey
  • Distance to Lake Michigan
  • Distance to Midway airport

Neighborhood Reviews

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Residential with great dining and many bars

Katrina W
Jefferson Park is a residential hub located on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Homes range in styles but is mostly filled with classic and updated bungalows. Jefferson Park is home of Chicago landmarks such as the Copernicus Center that houses concerts, film festivals, community clubs and exercise classes such as Jazzercise, the ever popular Taste of Polonia, and was even a venue that President Obama chose to speak at. The Ed Paschke art center is a new addition to the neighborhood and is currently featuring an exhibit by grammy winning rapper and Chicago native Lupe Fiasco. The Gift theater is a renowned theater for its plays and improv that Chicago residents come from all over to visit. Jefferson Park is rich with great dining and a relaxed nightlife. Gale Street Inn is one of the more popular spots and, famous for its ribs, is a great atmosphere for a special occasions or dates. Jefferson Park is home to many Polish residents but also has a diverse selection of Thai, Mexican, Chinese, and pub restaurants. It is a diverse and residential community that is conveniently located near several cta stops and has its own Blueline stop for convenient traveling to all parts of Chicago.
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