About Jefferson Park
Current Prices: $100,000 to $849,000
Closed Prices: $85,000 to $1,250,000
Median Sale Price: $351,000
Average $ per sq ft: $200
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.: 1887 to 2022 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.
- 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 Reviews1 Review
Residential with great dining and many bars
buyers and sellers in this neighborhood.