West Town

Shaped by diverse influences from across the globe, embodied by its lively immigrant population.

Welcome to West Town

Eastern European heritage meets funky New American vibes
Less than four miles from downtown and bounded by the Chicago River to the east, West Town straddles a collection of distinct neighborhoods, known for their vibrant culture and artsy vibes, global dining scene, and effervescent nightlife. It is crossed by the Kennedy Expressway, providing direct access to O'Hare International Airport and the Chicago Loop, while being served by four stops on the CTA Blue Line running through West Town’s buzzing commercial strips.
A cultural melting pot draped in a homely ambiance, West Town is shaped by diverse influences from across the globe, embodied by its lively immigrant population. Cultural events enliven the community, sprawling with unique museums, street murals, and gallery art, while charming vintage shops, lush green spaces, and the prestigious Logan Square lie within walking distance of homes.
With its unique neighborhoods, West Town, no doubt, flaunts some of the most eclectic architecture around, from the 100-year-old brownstones of Wicker Park to the comfy lofts of Bucktown, exquisite bungalows in Logan Square, and multimillion-dollar mansions in Ukrainian Village, the Chicago West Town offers something for everyone.

What to Love

  • Urban hotspot with an eclectic, artsy vibe
  • Ukrainian National Museum
  • Home to Chicago’s first botanic brewery
  • Diverse architecture across different neighborhoods
  • Vibrant arts and culture
  • Trendsetting restaurants and shops

Local Lifestyle

Refined and trendy, Chicago’s West Town is an enclave that puts you close to everything you need while balancing the uniqueness of all its attractive neighborhoods. Doused in a homey, suburban feel with access to incredible restaurants, stores, and clean open spaces to stretch every now and then, there’s very little left to be desired outside its offerings. Quick commute to The Loop has made West Town a favorite among young professionals but families also gravitate to it for its excellent schools, kid-friendly atmosphere, and awesome community vibes.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The sheer number of commercial strips to explore, sprawling with vintage shops and chic boutiques, casual coffee houses, and fine dining restaurants, will have you spoiled for choice in West Town. From the Komoda gift shop on Chicago Ave to Free People on North Milwaukee Ave and others, these bustling streets exemplify the entrepreneurial charisma of each neighborhood within the prestigious West Town!
Start your day with a Mayan mocha at Dark Matter Coffee – Star Lounge Coffee Bar—a hip art embellished café with a long bar serving hearty sandwiches and pastries alongside the coffee. There’s no better way to fully awaken yourself for the day! Parlor Pizza Bar is where to go for yummy wood-fired pies paired with craft beer and cocktails. Stop in at the Perch Kitchen and Tap for classic bar bites including cheese curds, croquettes and cheeseburger served with flavorful drinks.
Craving mozzarella sticks or loaded hummus? Then Toots Pizza is your best bet. For bougie brunch on the weekends, visit Twisted Spoke, where the menu features everything from BBQ Nachos to flaming lemon wings and chilaquiles. Artisanal beers are served in Dark Matter Coffee – The Mothership, touted as Chicago’s most innovative coffee importer and roaster, so you don’t want to miss out on the heavenly goodness of their lattes or cortado!

Things to Do

West Town comes alive in the summer with the Wicker Park Renegade Craft Fair, where hundreds of innovative local and national small businesses come together in a celebration of community and creativity, displaying handmade wares, sparkly jewelry, colorful pottery, and more to enchant attendees. Pour into the streets with your friends and neighbors for the vibrant, annual West Fest featuring band concerts, local vendors, and the fabulous West Town Art Walk!
Lap it up in the pool at Eckhart Park, and head over to the fitness center for a relaxed or intense workout session (your call!), and bring the kids to the splash pad at Pulaski Park, where everyone can settle down for a little picnic afterward!


West Town is served by the Chicago Public Schools, home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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