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Your Guide to West Loop The West Loop of Chicago has gone through several major transformations thro...

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Your Guide to West Loop

The West Loop of Chicago has gone through several major transformations throughout the years. Once an area comprised of factories and warehouses, the West Loop community of now is a buzzing, exciting, electric community. Today the West Loop is home to the United Center Arena and its two major sports franchises, the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls.

Many of what was once industrial has been converted- comfortable lofts and sought after condos now existing, surrounded by a thriving entertainment scene. The West Loop neighborhood offers convenient access to the downtown area, access to transit, and an eclectic restaurant scene; all while boasting its converted industrial appeal and an array of just about everything the city has to present. Click here for more

The West Loop is two miles west of the Chicago Loop. It's bordered by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad to the north, the Pennsylvania Railroad to the west, the Chicago River to the east, and 16th Street to the south. Surrounding the neighborhood are the Chicago communities of Garfield Park to the west, Ukrainian Village to the north, the Chicago Loop to the east, and Pilsen to the south.

West Loop was created in 1850, and Union Park in 1854, as an escape for Chicago's elite from the bustle of the business district. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 forced many to relocate and soon the West Loop was refuge to over 200,000 people. The latter part of the 20th century saw a rise in real-estate values, and the construction of the United Center made the community attractive to the middle class again. Continued growth and an influx of affluent and eclectic people have put the West Loop back on the map as one of Chicago's more favorable communities to live in.

The constantly changing and evolving community of the West Loop has now become a region preferred by professionals looking to live close to their work in the Chicago Loop. Industrial Parks and warehouses have been refashioned as residential apartments and homes. High-rise office buildings and residential buildings have been erected. Lofts and luxury townhouses now mingle with the eclectic architectural patchwork of the West Loop.

Adjacent to the loop, residents are only a skip away from the center of Chicago. The CTA green, blue, and pink lines service much of the West Loop area. Chicago's Union Station is located in the neighborhood and offers residents easy access to Amtrak and METRA Rail services. Residents also have quick access to the Kennedy Expressway and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway.

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