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West Town

Expansive in size and personality

Welcome to West Town

Unassumingly accessible to downtown Chicago, West Town is a large swath of space inside the boundaries of the Bloomingdale Trail (i.e. the 606) to the north, the Chicago River to the east, Kinzie St to the south (i.e. the Union Pacific railroad), and an irregular western boundary that stretches as far Kedzie Ave (i.e. Humboldt Park's western boundary; the park itself). Consisting of the Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, Noble Square, River West, East Village, Pulaski Park, Smith Park, and East Humboldt Park neighborhoods, it crosses a wide spectrum of not only land, but of residential and commercial real estate. Ranging from the $1.5M+ newly constructed single family homes and $800K+ condos to ever appreciating homes which have been in the area (and family) for generations. A strong renters community as well, there's multi-unit contemporary apartment buildings throughout. Commercially, you'll find mom & pop businesses, trendy art galleries, diners, restaurants, coffee houses, nightlife, and green spaces (such as Humboldt Park and Smith Park), West Town is an urban expanse really covering its bases.

What to Love

  • Superb access in all directions
  • Larger range of price points than seen elsewhere in town
  • Boutique shopping and trendy dining
  • Social scene in multiple commercial pockets

What to Do

With an eclectic residency ranging from artists, college students, young professionals, and generational owners, West Town neighborhoods define its personality more so than the the designated community itself. You're find countless live music venues, small to medium sized restaurants and watering holes, and many boutique shops with larger retail names mixed in.

Feeling as though you're really entering "downtown," the River West neighborhood - full of converted lofts and urban chique condos - bridges West Town to River North, the Loop, and the West Loop/Fulton Market District. On the western edge of the Kennedy Expressway sits the Pulaski Park and Noble Square neighborhoods, with the East Village, Ukrainian Village, and Wicker Park residing adjacently to the west. Running up and down Division St., Milwaukee Ave., Damen Ave., and Ashland Ave. there's a palpable energy which began to explode in the early 00's and has been ever-evolving ever since. For homebuyers and renters looking for some financial relief from the northside real estate, West Town offers it. At any time of day or night, you're going to utilize West Town's countless social offerings which attract a young, diverse resident. Yearning a truly urban feel, West Town features amenities like art galleries, live music, independent bookstores, shopping, and plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafés. 


Population: ~ 88,000 
12-mo Single Family Median Home Price: $974,500(as of 9/1/2021)
12-mo Condo/Townhome Media Home Price: $500,000 (as of 9/1/2021)

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