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West Loop Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Get to know West Loop

West Loop is one of Chicago's fastest growing neighborhoods, just minutes west of River North and the Loop. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, former factories, wholesale markets, and warehouses gave way to new developments, retailers, restaurants and top tech firms, changing it from an industrial mecca to a residential haven.

Oprah's famed HARPO Studios moved to Washington Boulevard in the 1990s, setting off a massive transformation that shows no signs of slowing down. The West Loop is now home to Uber, Twitter, and Google's main Chicago hubs, and the future home of McDonald's headquarters.

Along Randolph Street, more than 20 restaurants- from casual neighborhood spots to high-end steakhouses- fill with diners each night. The West Loop is also home to Top Chef Stephanie Izard's popular restaurants, Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, and Duck Duck Goat. Aviary and Roister sit just steps away, sister projects to the 2016 top-rated restaurant in the US, Alinea.

New CTA stops make the West Loop more accessible by public transportation, while Mary Bartelme Park and Skinner Park provide great green spaces, public basketball courts, baseball fields, and designated dog areas.

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West Loop Real Estate

In the West Loop, residents can have that metropolitan feeling right in their backyard minus the hassle of downtown living. It's no surprise that the number of condos here have doubled in just a few years with new condominium complexes continuing to go up all the time. Since the area is up-and-coming, West Loop real estate prices are still cheaper than in parts closer to the waterfront or in established Chicago neighborhoods north of the Loop, and the population is significantly lower than in communities like River North and Lincoln Park. Plus, any complaints about it being unsafe are wearing thin: In the past two decades the West Loop has become one of the safer city neighborhoods and crime levels continue to decrease each year.

Developers here are also taking a different approach compared with other Chicago neighborhoods, vowing to preserve the charm of the area and working to integrate its history with modern living. In addition to the new developments, there are several rehab projects in the works, including loft condominiums and old warehouse buildings that are being converted into luxury units.

Check out our West Loop home sales statistics [here] to get an idea of the real estate market trends in this neighborhood.

Space to build is a high commodity in the city. As more developments go up and the West Loop grows, so will the prices. If you're in the market for a new place, we recommend checking out the West Loop sooner rather than later.

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