West Loop Neighborhood
Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood
Containing the Chicago Fire Fighter Training academy, built atop the site of Mrs. O’Leary’s barn, West Loop is another one of Chicago’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods with its roots as all things industrial. Now it is a thriving, unique neighborhood with a trendy lounge or restaurant opening up every week.
The area is well known for it’s loft style homes and the conversion of many of the old warehouses and factories into the modern contemporary living that the area is well known for. Just steps from the loop, it is a high demand location for many professionals that work within the city, but looking for a more affordable option in living choices.
There are many changes going on for the neighborhood from the transformation of the retail shops of the Greek Town section along Halsted Street and the many new restaurants along Restaurant Row. The West Loop is now home to professionals, artists and foodies that can’t get enough of what they are dishing out at the Publican, Girl & the Goat, Avec and Blackbird. West Loop has also produced a rivaling art scene as well with many notable galleries on Fulton Market.