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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
West Loop is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 20,431. West Loop is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in West Loop offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Loop there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Loop and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Loop...
Population
20,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$407,502
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,006
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    502.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    297.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,409.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$113,348
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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West Loop is an up and coming Chicago neighborhood, located just across the river from the central Loop. It has great dining and night life options, with more being added all the time. Apartments / housing is expensive but good deals can still be found in the surrounding neighborhoods. The vibe of West Loop housing is the "loft" style - exposed brick, timber, and warehouse elements - due to the industrial past of the neighborhood.
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Awesome neighborhood in downtown. One of the safest and richest part of Chicago. There is nice restaurants and skyscrapers. I love it here!
Great neighborhood for easy access to award-winning restaurants and to many offices downtown. While it doesn't have the neighborhood feel of a Lincoln Park, it's great for urbanites!