Chicago’s West Side is made up of vibrant, ethnically diverse neighborhoods that contribute rich cuisine, music, art and influence to the city. Shops frequented by trendy bloggers and fashionistas…down-home chefs working with recipes that have been passed from one generation to the next…small brewpubs that specialize in one or two out-of-this-world beers…designers who refresh their creative spirit with a walk through a massive greenhouse…these are the kind of stories you’ll find on Chicago’s West Side. The University of Illinois at Chicago is situated in this part of town, and the United Center (home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls) is on the West Side.
The I-290 expressway runs through the middle of this district and provides easy access to the central business district, as well as various public transit options. The CTA’s Blue, Pink and Green Line trains operate various stops throughout this part of town.