The Lower West Side
neighborhood sits in the heart of Chicago,
Illinois and hosts a diverse population. This dynamic community, located three miles southwest of the Loop,
features styles of apartments and condos for rent that reflect the neighborhood's historic flavor, including Pilsen,
its oldest section. A community focal point, the National Museum of Mexican Art, provides free admission to its collections, which are among the country’s largest. Nearby Harrison Park welcomes locals for indoor swimming, gymnastics, baseball, tennis, and football/soccer. A playground, community garden, and computer lab contribute to the park's popularity.
For authentic Puerto Rican dishes such as bistec jibarito y arroz con gandules, put the Jibarito Stop on your "must go" list. Ignotz Ristorante serves authentic Italian meals including rigatoni in vodka sauce with crumbled sausage. Neighbors enjoy nighttime socializing at the Barrel, a popular community dive bar known for serving beverages from local breweries.