The West Loop is located directly west of the Chicago River east to Ashland Avenue and south of Grand Avenue to the Eisenhower Expressway.
One of the trendiest neighborhoods for young families and single and working mid-thirty-somethings, the West Loop is full of nightlife, shopping, art galleries and much, much more! Living in Chicago doesn’t get much better than this!
The West Loop is home to many of the city’s finer restaurants – just walk up and down Randolph Street (a.k.a. Restaurant Row) and you’ll run into Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s famed restaurant, Girl and the Goat, as well as Avec and Maude’s Liquor Bar. The West Loop also houses many converted loft studios that have now become art galleries.
The famous United Center, home to the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls, resides in the West Loop neighborhood and hosts some of the most well-known entertainers in the world as they travel through the Windy City.
The West Loop offers high-end shopping at a slew of gift shops and artsy stores! It’s also home to over 30 unique art galleries and, drumroll please…Oprah Winfrey’s famed Harpo Studios.
In the summertime, enjoy the Taste of Randolph Street, the Pitchfork Music Festival, the Nike Town/Bastille Day 5K run/walk and the Chicago Antique Market.
Real estate listings range from West Loop condos for sale to town houses and loft spaces converted from old warehouses and factories.
Getting around the West Loop is easiest by foot – who wouldn’t want to enjoy the scenic views of the neighborhood? Otherwise, it is recommended to use the many CTA bus routes or newly opened El stations. For out-of-town trips or longer drives, head to nearby Union Station for the train, or hop on the neighboring expressway.