Chicago’s Southwest Side generally refers to the cluster of neighborhoods immediately west of the I-90 expressway and south of I-55, with its southern border around Marquette Park. This section of the city formerly housed the Union Stockyards. The sprawling stockyards and their industrial-scale meat-packing operation left a legacy in the community that’s comprised of names (most notably the neighborhood known as Back of the Yards), places and personalities that helped define Chicago.
Midway Airport is situated in the Southwest Side. Residents have quick access to downtown Chicago or other parts of the city via the Orange and Green Line trains, or the highways mentioned above.