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

33,458 people live in West Town, where the median age is 33.6 and the average individual income is $67,771.53. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,458

Total Population

33.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,771.53

Average individual Income

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.

98
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
94
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
68
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mora Mia Smoothie Bar and Cafe, Logan Oyster Socials, and Kurt Gippert Bookseller.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.57 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.06 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.49 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.08 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.67 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Town, IL

West Town has 15,483 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. 33,458 people call West Town home. The population density is 13,486.37 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,458

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.6

Median Age

50 / 50%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
15,483

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$67,771.53

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in West Town, IL

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Mixed Schools ()
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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mitchell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Holy Trinity High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Near North Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Noble St Charter-Golder College Prep
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Noble St Charter-Noble Campus
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Prologue Early College
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lozano Elementary Bilingual & International Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Talcott Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Ogden Intermediate High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Otis Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Noble St Charter Rauner College Prep
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
3/5
The Chicago Academy For The Arts
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
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