Near West Side

Chicago, Illinois


Stretching out in the shadow of the Loop, the Near West Side is a bustling neighborhood that feeds directly off the energy of Chicago's downtown heartbeat. The site of many notable events from the city's history, this area has morphed in recent decades to become a chic and active locality.

Homes in Near West Side

Where To Live

High-rises and large multi-unit complexes are the likely choice for those hoping to move into this neighborhood. The most desirable residences are located closer to the Loop and its many amenities. Homebuyers will certainly pay a premium for these homes but will realize benefits in both quality and convenience.

Around Near West Side

Where To Eat

The Near West Side offers a wide selection of restaurants that are sure to appeal to those seeking variety in their dining. Lunch fare of all kinds is available during the day, catering to the business crowds. For fine dining, head to Randolph Street in the West Loop to experience an exciting restaurant scene that includes creative small plates, upscale burgers, and Japanese delicacies.

Friday Night Fun

Enjoying one of the fine dining establishments is a great way to start the night, followed up by some high-grade cocktails at one of the local bars or lounges. If you're a sports enthusiast or a music fan, it will also be worth your while to check the schedule at the United Center, which hosts several of Chicago's professional sports teams as well as concerts, circuses, and other live entertainment events throughout the year.

The Perfect Sunday

Enjoy an eggs Benedict and a mimosa at one of the Near West Side's brunch spots or pick up a cappuccino at a smaller cafe if you're not in the mood for a meal. Fans of architecture can take a tour of the Chicago landmarks dotting the neighborhood, including several longstanding churches. Break away from the buildings to check out one of the small parks, which add splashes of green to this urban area.

Living Here

Locals Love

Rich selection of restaurants • Everything you need in walking distance • Downtown lifestyle

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