Palmer Square

Palmer Square

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Palmer Square

Palmer Square is a small neighborhood in one of the fastest growing areas in Chicago. Located in Logan Square just northwest of Wicker Park and bordering Milwaukee Avenue, Palmer Square features some of the more unique restaurants and shops that the city has to offer. The neighborhood’s residential areas offer charming vintage abodes as well as sleek new constructions, their distinct designs exemplifying this community’s creative energy.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $175,000 to $1,999,900

Closed Prices: $186,000 to $1,130,000

Median Sale Price: $462,500

Average $ per sq ft: $300

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $509/mo

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

Age: 1887 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1887 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Palmer Square

Around Palmer Square

Palmer Square is unique in that it offers a busy commercial area as well as green space and quiet residential streets. Since it is a growing neighborhood, there are many newer condominiums and renovated homes that reflect a modern style and taste. Within its heavily trafficked commercial borders, Palmer Square is filled with residential streets that offer plenty of tree cover and tranquility.

Though small, Palmer Square is a popular destination for restaurants of all kinds. Walking up and down Milwaukee Avenue offers a wide variety of choices that can serve any taste, from diner classics at Cozy Corner Restaurant and Pancake House to late-night pizza at The Boiler Room. Thanks to the acclaim of its independently owned restaurants and bars, the culinary scene in Palmer Square offers a certain uniqueness that not many neighborhoods in Chicago can boast. Foodies from all over the city come to Palmer Square for Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Bang Bang Pie Shop, and 90 Miles Cuban Cafe.

With an exciting culinary scene and plenty of venues for artists and performers, Palmer Square attracts creatives of all kinds looking for a space to master their craft. Easy access to the Kennedy Expressway and the Blue Line train has also made Palmer Square a popular area for professionals who work in the Loop. Milwaukee Avenue will fill with fun-seekers and tourists on the weekends — particularly during the summer — while residential areas will stay fairly quiet.

Palmer Square is home to some of the finest late-night establishments in the city. Each spot has its own original atmosphere and menu curated with local brews and creative cocktails. In the summertime, the patio at Parson’s Chicken and Fish is the place to be — their Negroni slushy lives up to the hype. If you’re looking to dance, East Room hosts well-known DJs throughout the year. Emporium is another popular choice thanks to a huge collection of arcade games as well as air hockey, foosball, and pool tables. A more laid-back atmosphere can be found just down the street at Slippery Slope, a cozy tavern whose upstairs hides a retro-themed cocktail bar, The Heavy Feather.

Palmer Square offers a relaxed environment to spend a Sunday inside or outdoors. Grab some brunch at The Chicago Diner or enjoy a day out at Palmer Square Park. The neighborhood has plenty of green space perfect for a Sunday picnic or an afternoon jog. There's also a number of shops in the area, whether you’re looking for a new book or a new outfit.

Locals Love

  • Bustling commercial center
  • Easy access to downtown
  • Great restaurant and bar choices
  • Green Space

Locals Don't Love

  • Congested and bustling lifestyle
  • High rent
  • Lack of parking

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