West Town is more of an idea than a neighborhood. Ask a local about its boundaries, and they'll likely give you more of a general feeling than a direct answer: West Town is really just a collection of West Side neighborhoods, incorporating parts of the West Loop, a dash of the Fulton Market District, a taste of Ukrainian Village, and a sliver of an area that's not really much of anything discernible.
But what West Town lacks in agreed-upon boundaries, it more than makes up for in culture (for what it's worth, West Town stretches roughly from the Chicago River to Humboldt Park and from Bloomingdale Avenue on the north to Union Pacific Railroad on the south). The neighborhood has some of the city's most iconic music venues and highest-rated restaurants, all in one of the most eclectic areas in the city for shopping, playing, and living. Residents have their choice of living in anything from stately single-family homes to factories converted into condos to a high-rise.