West Town, Community Area #24 sits 3 miles northwest of The Loop. As with many Chicago communities, there is a West Town neighborhood and Community Area, and the two have different borders. The key to remember about West Town is that like Chicago, it is an area of neighborhoods. They have their own histories. They have their own character and the community itself has very little cohesiveness, except it is all located in the same general area. The Community Area also contains neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Noble Square, part of Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village amongst others. Unless you happened to be in the neighborhood of West Town, it is doubtful that any resident of the neighborhoods would identify themselves as being from the Community Area, as this is far more an area defined by its neighborhoods.
The built environment in West Town is second to none and the challenge of a tour such as this is drilling down to the essentials when there are so many splendid examples of things to see and a good supply of parks, murals and neighborhood features beyond the architectural goodies.
Starting Spot: West Town Bikes @ 2459 W Division St
Route: view West Town Route
Photo Album: view West Town Photo Album
Upcoming date for the Tour of West Town
- August 30, 2014
Past dates of the Tour of West Town
- October 31, 2009
- February 27, 2010
- August 6, 2011
- December 8, 2012