West Loop is a booming part of town that benefits from its urban feel, its history, and its proximity to downtown. The former home of Chicago’s famed meatpacking district, West Loop has been transformed into a neighborhood that pays homage to its roots with new, world-class restaurants and trendy eateries.
Considering its architectural past, it’s no wonder that West Loop has become Chicago’s exciting loft district — much like New York’s SoHo — attracting a variety of residents to its converted warehouses and brand new condominiums. The emergence of many art galleries adds to the urban flare that has made this area such a desirable place to both live and visit. And as the name implies, it is virtually an immediate extension of Chicago’s downtown Loop district, sitting just across the south branch of the river, providing a quick and exciting escape from the cavernous, workday streets.
Ashland (1600W) to Chicago River, Eisenhower Expressway to Grand Ave (530N)