West Town

One of the most beautiful and distinct areas in the city.

Welcome to West Town

One of Chicago's most immersive and popular areas.
A vibrant residential community and strong ties to Chicago's historic past make West Town one of the most beautiful and distinct areas in the city. Residents love West Town for the excellent community amenities, including top-rated schools and well-appointed parks, while tourists appreciate the variety of locally-owned businesses and attractions.

You'll find something for everyone in West Town, an area that boasts eclectic art and many beautiful vintage stores. Take a stroll down the streets of this inviting Chicago neighborhood, and you'll quickly discover why so many residents choose to call West Townhome.

What to Love

  • The wide variety of restaurants and shops
  • Distinctive residential areas
  • A history of entrepreneurial pioneers and architects
  • Exciting events and festivals

Local Lifestyle

West Town is a community that is proud of its heritage, which is made up of many bold entrepreneurs and brave immigrants. With well-appointed boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries, there are endless opportunities to experience what makes the area so unique. Residents of West Town are friendly and welcoming, always willing to give visitors advice on what restaurant to visit and how to enjoy the area's best nightlife.

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping

Locals head to The Beetle Bar and Grill for handcrafted pub fare and tasty drinks. The casual setting and low-key vibe attract hundreds of visitors every week. Tous Les Jours serves up French pastries and delicious desserts, while The Breakfast Club and Grill offers all the American breakfast classics you crave, along with friendly service and an impeccably decorated interior.

From museums to art galleries and shopping centers, West Town has something for everyone. The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is one of West Town's cultural hotspots, a fine museum that showcases contemporary Ukrainian-American art. The Digs Chicago is one of Chicago's most immersive entertainment spaces, an art studio that invites everyone to discover the wonder of modern art and creation.

Things to Do

Parks, live entertainment venues, and attractions abound in and around Chicago's West Town neighborhood. Head to Altitude Chicago Trampoline Park for a lively afternoon of excitement, or discover Eckhart (Bernard) Park. This longtime community staple offers everything from playground equipment and sports fields to an indoor pool and fitness center. Another nearby park is Pulaski (Casimer) Park, an established outdoor recreation area with baseball and basketball fields, as well as a gymnasium and auditorium.

Goose Island is one of Chicago's most-visited attractions. This impressive body of water offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, with a popular tour that highlights the history and culture of one of America's greatest and most enduring cities. There's something for every age and interest in West Town, a residential area that boasts a lively commercial scene as well.

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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Biker's Paradise
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Excellent Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Logan Square Coffee & Tea Tour, Lucido's Tacos, and Frera.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.38 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.62 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.94 miles 34 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.25 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.


Total Population


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


Median Age

51.08 / 48.92%

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
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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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