Sitting just west of downtown is Chicago’s West Loop, an area that is experiencing a development boom quite unlike anything in recent memory.
The West Loop area is bordered to the north by West Grand Avenue, to the south by I-290, to the west by Ashland Avenue and to the east by the Chicago River. The entire neighborhood covers only about one-and-a-half square miles, but packed inside is block after block of renovation and new construction — and some of the most desirable homes in the Second City. Now, the West Loop is a destination for food, drinks, and entertainment. Concert venues, restaurants, hotels, and more line Randolph and Madison, the two main stretches of this trendy neighborhood.