Jefferson Park

Chicago, Illinois


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.

Homes in Jefferson Park

Where To Live

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.

Around Jefferson Park

Where To Eat

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.

Friday Night Fun

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.

The Perfect Sunday

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.

Living Here

Locals Love

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

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