Living in the West Loop
The West Loop is one of the fastest growing residential neighborhoods in the city, thanks in part to its convenient location, nearby retail offerings, family-friendly community, loft-style living and budding green space.
The WLCO is consistently working to make the West Loop the most livable, safe and rewarding neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Our organization works directly with local aldermen, the 12th District Chicago Police department and community stakeholders to improve and expand the neighborhood’s overall livability. Moreover, by working with the City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP), promoting existing businesses and meeting with potential developers, the WLCO is continually advocating for positive growth and economic development in the West Loop. The WLCO is also responsible for actively bringing much-needed amenities to the neighborhood, including the new Mary Bartelme Park, the neighborhood component at Skinner West Elementary School and a pilot parking program to the area.
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Keeping Up With Demand
New residential development continues to emerge as the demand for large, family-friendly housing increases. This trend of new development is a direct result of low residential inventory and the desire for many to live in a neighborhood known as much for its close proximity to downtown and major transportation hubs, as it is for its world-class “foodie scene.”
With the addition of a neighborhood component at Skinner West Elementary School and an expanding array of private education options, the West Loop attracts and accommodates young, urban families. Other nearby educational institutions include nationally-recognized Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to educational opportunities, the West Loop is home to family friendly neighborhood parks, including the award-winning Mary Bartelme Park and Skinner Park, both of which have children’s playgrounds and ample green space.
Large residential projects such as CA3 at 130 N. Aberdeen and single-family homes and condos at 37 S. Sangamon cater to young couples looking to expand their family yet stay in the West Loop. Additionally, new private education centers such as The Gardner School and specialty retail (including a new ice cream shop on Madison Street), all contribute to the neighborhood’s ever-growing family friendly vibe.
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