Located about three miles northwest of central Chicago,
the city's West Town
neighborhood sits within the wider West Town community area. Rentals in sought-after West Town cost a bit more than the Chicago average, but commuting costs run lower due to the neighborhood's proximity to downtown Chicago. Interstate 90 conveniently runs down West Town's eastern border, making it easy for residents to travel to work and to school.
An abundant number of festivals and special events make the West Town neighborhood a really fun place to live. West Fest fills a section of nearby Chicago Avenue in the summer, bringing live music and a variety of interesting street vendors to the area. Early fall activities include the Renegade Craft Fair and the West Town Art Walk, both of which highlight creativity and promote local artists. Food options in West Town include Folklore on West Division Street, which serves its patrons an excellent selection of steak-centric Argentinian dishes. The restaurant's rustic atmosphere makes it ideal for a weekend wind-down session.