Lower West Side

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About Lower West Side


Situated just three miles southwest of The Loop, The Lower West Side has evolved as a diverse hub with neighborhoods such as Pilsen and Heart of Chicago.

In Pilsen, bold murals and street art can be found in seemingly unexpected places, highlighting the neighborhood’s artistic energy and vibe. Local galleries and studios have popped up in the area, and colorful collections have made their way into the National Museum of Mexican Art. Dive bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and unique storefronts line the streets.

Nearby Heart of Chicago boasts old-school restaurants with delicious cuisines. Residents are also treated to breweries, parks, and specialty shops. Public transit is provided by the Metra and CTA with both the Pink and Orange Lines running through the neighborhood. The CTA also offers several bus routes.