About West Town
Comprised of several distinct Chicago neighborhoods northwest of the Loop, West Town is a thriving community that has experienced extensive development over the last decade.
The community includes the neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, East Village, River West, Fulton River District, Noble Square, East Humboldt Park, and parts of Bucktown. With an eclectic mix of hip cafes, independent bookstores, art galleries, music venues, and peaceful city parks, West Town appeals to a variety of lifestyles.
Over the last several years, the community has seen an influx of trendy eateries, bars, and boutiques pop up along Division Street, Chicago Avenue, Grand Avenue, and Damen Avenue, making it a popular destination for shoppers looking for the hottest fashions and for foodies in search of unique cuisine. Every year, locals enjoy a number of festivals, including Do Division Street Fest, West Fest, Renegade Craft Fair, and the West Town Art Walk.
West Town features an assortment of housing styles and price ranges. Condominiums take the form of vintage walk-ups, rustic lofts, and new-construction three-flats and mid-rises. Single-family homes range from smaller cottages and bungalows (often prime candidates for tear-downs) to gut-rehabbed greystones, historic mansions, and eye-popping multimillion-dollar new construction.