The neighborhood of West Town is situated in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
West Town is a great area for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. This part of Chicago has a very large number of streets to visit. There are a large number of people around most of the time, there are many nearby entertainment venues, and places to go out at night are well-distributed throughout the area. Randolph Street is among the most active streets in this part of the city. Public green spaces, such as Smith Park and Union Park, are very well-spread out and there are a few of them close by for residents to enjoy, which makes them easy to reach from the majority of locations in West Town.
Around 40% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in West Town, while large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes are the main housing types in the rest of the housing stock. This part of Chicago has quite a good selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 60% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and 40% are owners. A majority of the housing growth in this area took place prior to the 1960s.
In West Town, residents will almost always be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Concerning food, it is especially easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from most houses for sale in West Town. There are over 100 groceries in this part of the city, and the best selection can be found on streets such as Elizabeth Street. In addition, thanks to over 200 restaurants and about 30 cafes, West Town is a very good place in which to go out to eat. It is also a short distance to a very good selection of clothing stores.
This part of Chicago enables property owners to get around using several alternative means of transportation. The public transit service in this neighborhood is great thanks to 3 rapid transit stations (Morgan Station, California Station and Ashland Station) on the Green Line and Pink Line, and a few nearby bus lines. West Town is also a fairly good part of Chicago for moving around by car. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 94, are very easy to access from anywhere in West Town. West Town is an extraordinarily pleasant part of Chicago for pedestrians; most daily errands can be run on foot, and innumerable businesses of different types can be found as well.