West Loop: Thriving Business Climate and Ideal City Living

March 06, 2014

West Loop, ChicagoWest Loop is the perfect community for anyone seeking to live in a thriving city environment, whether you’re single, starting a family or already have a family. As one of the fastest growing residential neighborhoods in Chicago, residents enjoy great retail locations, a rising amount of greenery, award-winning dining and loft-style living.

The growing business market in West Loop has experienced an exceptionally high growth rate and has caught the attention of national companies. With more and more large and small businesses—including some Fortune 500 companies—migrating to the area, West Loop has become an inspiring and creative location for a prosperous business community.

Children residing in the West Loop attend schools such as Skinner West Elementary, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and a vast selection of private schools.

This trendy, up-and-coming Chicago neighborhood has plenty to offer! From delicious food to eclectic shopping, West Loop is an ideal place for young professionals.

Shopping and Dining

  • Girl & the Goat. If you haven’t made your reservation yet, then you better hurry! Girl & the Goat is one of Chicago’s most popular restaurants, and it just so happens to be located in West Loop. The name says it all- enjoy craft beers, wine made on location and fresh bread baked daily paired with a delicious entre of goat empanadas.
  • Décollage. Find some cool vintage clothing and knick knacks at this trendy boutique. With items found at estate sales to things picked up along world travels, there is something here that is sure to catch your attention. Items are priced from $25 and include corsets, swimwear and lingerie.
  • D’amato’s Bakery. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try one of D’amato’s Bakery’s handmade cannolis. Sweets aren’t all they specialize in, though. The Bakery’s pizza, subs and breads are also mouthwateringly delicious.
  • Brew & Grow. Interested in crafting your own beer? Head to Brew & Grow on 19 S. Morgan St. to take classes and find everything you need to brew your own beer. Along with beer, Brew & Grow also offers supplies for making your own cheese and growing microgreens.

Entertainment and Recreation

  • National Hellenic Museum. It’s all Greek to them! Visit the museum to learn about Greek culture and about the contributions of Greek Americans. As the first and only museum dedicated to Greece’s history as well as modern progression, the National Hellenic Museum is a great way to learn about the Greeks. Educational events are held often and are open to the public.
  • The Mid. Enjoy a night out on the town at this West Loop nightclub/live music venue. Step out on the balcony to view the beautiful Chicago skyline, then head back inside to dance the night away on the large dance floors. Three full service bars and cozy booths and table seating will keep you coming back.
  • The Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM). Spend the evening listening to some contemporary music played by the CCM. With more than 75 shows a year, there are plenty of opportunities to watch these amazing performances. The CCM is devoted to the study and performance of chamber music.
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Contemporary dance is what keeps this professional dance studio touring nationally and internationally. Make sure to catch one of the studio’s riveting shows along their national tour.

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