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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
West Town is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 30,298. West Town is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in West Town offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Town there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Town and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Town...
Population
30,298

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$431,174
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,447
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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West Town Rankings

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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
    424.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    431.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    486
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,891.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    457.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$87,372
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Love this area! Super classy yet artistic at the same time. This neighborhood is quiet but close to everything you need, such as restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and walking distance to river west/river north. Such a neighborhood feel to it.
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We have really enjoyed living in West Town. It's an up-and-coming neighborhood with easy access to public transit, freeways and nearby shops, grocery store and hospitals.
West Town, stretching west from the Milwaukee Blue Line stop along Chicago Avenue, offers a palatable blend of historic and modern buildings, fun and friendly entertainment for all types, and excellent food at all hours of the day. Fantastic food can be found at longstanding venues such as El Taco Veloz and Cafe Central, LUSH, as well as at newer establishments like Butterfly Sushi, Five Star Grill, and Yuzu Robata Grill. Boutiques and galleries from the quaint to the outrageous pepper the spaces between restaurants and apartment dwellings. This up and coming area feels safe at all hours, even allowing a person to run after dark along the well-lit sidewalks.