Chicago’s West Town neighborhood is located on close to the Loop. The neighborhood is a collection of eight diverse communities: Pulaski Park, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, East Village, River West, Noble Square, East Humboldt Park, and Smith Park.
The approximate boundaries of West Town are Bloomingdale Avenue on the north, Kinzie Street on the south, the Chicago River to the east, and a shifting border to the west that includes Humboldt Park and extends to Kedzie Avenue.
CTA buses run down North, Chicago, Grand and Milwaukee. The Blue Line provides direct access to O’Hare International Airport and the Loop.
Today, West Town is seeing an amazing transformation. Major companies are relocating there. Google, McDonalds, United Airlines, Walgreens and Sara Lee are some of the biggest. This is a huge driver for the residential boom that’s occurring. People want to live close to work… no soul crushing commutes on the expressways.
West Town also has a booming restaurant and bar scene. Randolph Street is one the nation’s foremost restaurant destinations. Division Street, and Chicago Avenue are also lined with excellent, casual, places to eat.
The lofts and art galleries, and former meat packing houses in River West give it a distinct New York kind of feel. The Ukrainian National Museum and the Polish Museum of America reflect West Town’s Ukranian and Polish heritage. The massive, golden-domed Saints Volodymyr and Olha Church are Ukranian Village cultural anchors.
West Town is one of Chicago’s hottest areas for real estate right now. In 2016, condominiums and townhouses in West Town sold faster than any other homes in the city or suburbs.
In January 2017, the median list price was $518,000. The median sale price was $485,000.
West Town has a walkability score of 91 and a bike score of 89. The neighborhood’s transit score is 74. There are 13 primary and secondary schools in the neighborhood.