West Loop Real Estate
Only a few minutes west of River North and of course the Downtown Loop, since the late 1990s and early 2000s, West Loop has been one of the Windy City's fastest growing and changing residential real estate markets. Once exclusively the home of factories and warehouses, Chicago’s West Loop has maintained its industrial grit and charm but added a slew of housing opportunities for home buyers, from loft conversions to new construction mid-rise condominiums. This increasingly trendy neighborhood offers home shoppers a unique blend of historic charm and contemporary luxury. With a median price of $372,000, the homes for sale in West Loop tend to have uniquely stylish ambiance—features such as exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and floor-to-ceiling windows are common amenities in many West Loop lofts and condos.
West Loop Neighborhood Information
The home owners in Chicago’s West Loop get to enjoy being within walking distance of the Downtown Loop and its amenities without the downside of having to deal with its constant scrum; in addition to having a neighborhood rife with its own attractive features. From Randolph Street’s famed Restaurant Row to side streets sprinkled with chic boutiques, edgy music venues, and trendy art galleries. The West Loop is also one of the Windy City’s most dog friendly neighborhoods. Dog owners can walk their pooches down to Skinner Park at 17. S Loomis, or over to the West Loop Dog Park at 100 S. Peoria. West Randolph’s Union Park is also a popular spot for dog runs, as well as a communal space for picnics, and recreational sports. The aforementioned Restaurant Row boasts every kind of cuisine resident’s desire. From Au Cheval’s legendary hamburgers, bakeries like Warm Belly, butcheries like Publican Quality Meats and breweries like Haymarket to an increasingly wide range of sushi, taco, and mixology lounges.
West Loop Accessibility
The West Loop is the home of Uber, Twitter, Google's main Chicago hub, McDonald's future headquarters and Oprah's famed HARPO Studios and as result is one of Chicago’s most commuter friendly neighborhoods. The Metra’s Union and Ogilvie Stations are nearby and run trains out to Chicago’s Southern, Western, and Northern suburbs and surrounding states via Amtrak. It has easy access to both the Kennedy and Eisenhower Expressways, is serviced by numerous CTA bus lines as well as Blue, Pink, and Green L Trains.