The crown jewel for the West Town Chicago neighborhood is most likely the impressive array of restaurants on W Chicago Ave. Other parts of Chicago are quick to tout their dining scene as the finest in the city, but there are few neighborhoods that contend with West Town for pure variety of culinary fare and all of it is served with a high bar of quality. Everything renters in West Town could fancy for a meal, from casual takeout spots and local taquerias to elevated tapas or spectacular sushi, is available along the stretch of W Chicago Ave between Ashland Ave and Western Ave.
Getting around the neighborhood is simplified due to the many public transit options near West Town apartments. The CTA bus routes that crisscross the West Town neighborhood include no. 8 Halsted bus, the no. 66 Chicago bus, no. 65 Grand bus, no. 50 Damen bus, and the no. 49 Western bus (also available as an express option, the no. X49 for streamlined service up and down this major street). The nearest CTA Blue line station will either be Chicago or Division station, somewhat at the eastern edge of the neighborhood but accessible via a 10-15 minute walk or a quick bus ride from many West Town apartments. The Metra station at the neighborhood's southwest corner is where renters can catch the MD-N, MD-W and NCS trains that have service from downtown Chicago to the northwestern suburbs.
Schools in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago include Christopher Columbus School, Fredrick Chopin Elementary School, James Otis School, Mancel Talcott Public School, Mitchell Elementary School, Rowe Middle School, St. Nicholas Cathedral School, William H Wells Community Academy, and Wolcott College Prep Arts and Athletics.