West Town

West Town has become one of the most trendy districts in the city.

Welcome to West Town

Dynamic art scene with a suburban feel
Chicago is made up of unique pockets of cultures and communities. Once home to immigrants, West Town has become one of the most trendy districts in the city. The global traditions provided by the residents who built its culture live on, evolving into creative art scenes of all mediums, from food to music to film to other forms of local artisans.

Consisting of Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, and Logan Square, this district never has a dull moment. Residents are always eager to participate in the funky atmosphere that makes West Town a go-to spot for those keen to experience thriving local businesses like nowhere else in the city.

What to Love

  • Active local culture
  • Chicago Avenue is perfect for bar-hopping
  • Milwaukee Avenue
  • Wicker Park/Bucktown
  • The trendy boutiques founded by contemporary artisans
  • The district’s lively music scene

Local Lifestyle

Ask any resident of West Town if they love their community, and the answer would be a resounding yes. It is an inside joke with Chicagoans that defining the borders of West Town is more of a concept than a strict grid. Each neighborhood flows into one another, creating an organic energy that builds a dedicated community. Yet, for many, this is what they love about West Town.

Its community of artisans places Wicker Park and Bucktown at the forefront of emerging trends, including grassroots movements in art, music, and cuisine. There is always something exciting going on here, whether you feel like a concert at Subterranean, drinks on a rooftop bar, or bargain-hunting in the Six Corners area.

West Town has the perfect merging of urban and suburban. Residents can walk from their West Loop offices to the brownstone walk-ups, single-family homes, or condominiums they call home. The friendly residents are always eager to introduce you to a new bar or cafe and invite you to one of the many festivals in the area.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

A melting pot of creatives will provide some of the best spots for food, boutiques, and bars. Where else could residents access one-of-a-kind shops like Asrai Garden, where locals can buy flowers and craft soaps? Asrai Garden creates stunning fresh flower arrangements. You will find fine jewelry, accessories, and apothecary items in the store. Fjällräven, the Swedish backpack that took the internet by storm, has a store in West Town.

Shops like P45 and Scotch & Soda are stocked with stylish apparel for residents to browse through, and Neighborly is the perfect place to source mid-century modern furniture. Another beloved local spot is Myopic Books, which sells second-hand books and hosts poetry readings and literary events.

Things to Do

Craftsmanship is celebrated in the majority of West Town attractions. Pockets of nature in the cityscape become art galleries like The 606, with sculptures dotting hiking trails weaving through West Town. Far from the only art festival, "Around the Coyote" festival is for filmmakers, sculptors, photographers, painters, writers, musicians, and other multimedia artists to debut their work every year.
Renegade Craft was made to collect creatives from every season and skill set to sell their work and build a community of like-minded individuals. Wicker Park Music Fest is another popular festival that puts the art first, prioritizing music appreciation and creating a pure environment for those eager to enjoy musicians and songwriting.


West Town proudly claims some of the best schools in Chicago. Some examples are:


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%

Men vs Women

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

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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

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 Rhoyal Decadence, Paleteria y Neveria Tamarindo Loco, and The Unwaste Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.08 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
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