West Town is an up-and-coming. Its quasi-industrial vibe, juxtaposed with trendy bars and sprinkled with high-end luxury highrises makes it a unique area with a strong visual arts and music culture.
Check out a craft brewery or handmade pizza joint on Chicago Avenue or one of West Town's many street fairs in the summer. West Town's confluence of different cultures means there is always something exciting to do. Residents look forward to the annual West Fest, which celebrates the community's vibrant music scene. The Fall brings West Town Art Walk which focuses on all forms of the culturally rich art community in West Town, including visual, musical, culinary, and fashion arts. The West Town Food Truck Fest, Renegade Craft Fair, and West Town Winterfest draw similarly large and enthusiastic crowds.
West town is bordered by the Kennedy expressway and is serviced by four CTA blue line L stops, which go directly to the downtown Loop as well as north to O'Hare International Airport.