Near West Side

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Near West Side Real Estate

Bounded by the tracks of the Northwestern Railroad, the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Chicago River’s South Branch and 16th Street, the Near West Side is one of the Windy City’s larger communities made up of a set unique pocket neighborhoods—including: Greek Town, University Village, the Illinois Medical District and West Loop. That being the case, there really is no one easy way to describe it or to sum up its varied residential real estate offerings. Homes on Chicago’s Near West Site truly are available in a range of styles and sizes from the vintage single family homes and rowhouses of Little Italy to the luxurious rehabbed lofts and mid-rise condos of the increasingly trendy Fulton Market District.

Near West Side Neighborhood Information

Given its size and the cultural diversity of the various pocket neighborhoods that make up its whole, it’s almost cheating to talk about the Windy City’s Near West Side in terms of its lifestyle amenities. Residents have entertainment options ranging from the traditional ethic cuisine of Greek Town or Little Italy or the award winning gastronomical hotspots dotting West Loop's Restaurant Row to catching concerts or the Chicago Bulls or Blackhawks at the United Center at their fingertips.

Near West Side Accessibility

In addition to boasting walking distance access to the Downtown Loop and being convenient to both the 290 and 90 expressways, Chicago’s Near West Side is served by the Blue, Green and Pink L Train Lines, as well as numerous CTA Bus Routes. Union and Ogilvie stations, major terminals for Metra and Amtrak trains, are also located within the neighborhood.

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