Park West is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
Park West offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. This part of Chicago has a very large number of areas for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There are numerous nearby entertainment venues, the streets are very often busy with people, and with its approximately 10 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. It is very easy to reach parks from a large number of locations in the neighborhood, since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy, such as Lincoln Park.
The large proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Park West is an important part of its character. The average year of construction for dwellings in this neighborhood is 1945. This part of Chicago has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 60% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while owners occupy the remainder.
In Park West, residents will usually be able to access both primary and secondary schools by walking. House owners benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Regarding food, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in this area. Diversey Parkway is among the best streets for groceries. In addition, thanks to over 50 restaurants and about 10 cafes, Park West is a very good place in which to eat out, for example along Lincoln Avenue. It is also a short walk to a very good variety of clothing stores.
This part of the city will attract house buyers that appreciate a variety of methods of transportation. The public transit network in this part of Chicago is very accessible thanks to a few nearby bus lines. Driving is also a good medium of transportation in Park West. Nearby highways are easy to access from any home in this part of Chicago. Physically active property owners will welcome the especially walk-friendly character of Park West; most daily needs can be carried out on foot, and a variety of businesses are very nearby.