West Town

Historic charm, modern allure.

Welcome to West Town

A Vibrant Urban Oasis

West Town, nestled in the heart of Chicago, boasts a rich tapestry of cultural diversity and historic charm. This neighborhood, a melting pot of cultures, offers a unique blend of old-world heritage and contemporary urban living. Its streets are lined with an eclectic mix of historic buildings and modern developments, reflecting the area's dynamic evolution over the years.

West Town is not just a place but a feeling - a sense of community and vibrancy that resonates through its streets. It's a neighborhood where art, music, and cuisine from around the world converge, creating a lively and comforting atmosphere. Whether seeking the tranquility of tree-lined streets or the buzz of urban living, West Town delivers its diverse range of experiences.

What to Love

  • Eclectic Culture: Experience a blend of various cultures, art, and history.
  • Dynamic Dining Scene: Savor diverse culinary delights, from cozy cafes to upscale dining.
  • Vibrant Art Community: Explore numerous galleries and street art installations.
  • Green Spaces: Enjoy leisurely strolls in beautifully maintained parks.
  • Community Events: Engage in vibrant local festivals and markets.

Local Lifestyle

Living in West Town means embracing a lifestyle where every day is different. Residents enjoy a perfect balance of urban excitement and neighborhood charm. The streets buzz with energy, whether it’s through the lively markets, the sound of live music drifting from local venues, or the laughter from cafes that dot the area. It’s a community where people know each other, where local businesses thrive, and where history is cherished and preserved.

Dining and Entertainment

West Town is a culinary and entertainment haven. Start your day with a visit to Dark Matter Coffee, known for its unique coffee blends. For a casual evening, The Empty Bottle offers a laid-back vibe with live music. Treat yourself to a luxurious experience at AIRE Ancient Baths Chicago, blending relaxation with history.

Food enthusiasts can indulge at Publican Quality Meats, a haven for meat lovers, or explore the unique Filipino-inspired dishes at Kasama. Seafood lovers will relish the offerings at Porto, while craft beer aficionados can explore local brews at Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery. Each of these places offers exquisite tastes and contributes to the vibrant tapestry of West Town's dining scene.

Things to Do

Engage with the arts at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, where the works of self-taught artists take center stage. For a different kind of experience, explore the workshops and events at local stores, where you can immerse yourself in the neighborhood's creative pulse.

Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the neighborhood’s proximity to Chicago’s extensive park system, offering a natural escape within the urban landscape. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll, a picnic with friends, or a moment of solitude, the parks in West Town provide a perfect backdrop.


Overview for West Town, IL

30,663 people live in West Town, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $70,641. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Around West Town, IL

There's plenty to do around West Town, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Las kecas del boulevard, Soul Full Chicago, and Soul Full Chicago.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.7 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.06 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.78 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Town, IL

West Town has 14,376 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Town do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,663 people call West Town home. The population density is 21,177.524 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.08 / 48.92%

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Schools in West Town, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby West Town. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Mitchell Elementary School
PreK - 8th
Holy Trinity High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
Near North Montessori
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Noble St Charter-Golder College Prep
8th - 12th
Noble St Charter-Noble Campus
9th - 12th
Prologue Early College
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lozano Elementary Bilingual & International Center
PreK - 8th
Talcott Elementary School
PreK - 8th
Ogden Intermediate High School
9th - 12th
Otis Elementary School
PreK - 8th
K - 8th
Noble St Charter Rauner College Prep
8th - 12th
The Chicago Academy For The Arts
9th - 12th
No rating available
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