WEST LOOP HISTORY
Freight trucks mingle with BMWs along the neighborhood’s border roads of Ashland Avenue and Halsted Street, while parents pushing baby strollers strut alongside dog walkers and joggers. We think this section of town has a fine balance between urban renovation and historic preservation, especially since the local charm has remained intact: Many wholesale warehouses have been given new life as art galleries, while local policy-makers have managed to preserve long-time industries still important to Chicago’s livelihood.
WEST LOOP FACTS
Bordering Neighborhoods: The Loop, Fulton River District, River West, University Village/Little Italy, Noble Square
Boundaries: Grand Avenue to the north, I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) to the east, I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) to the south and Ashland Avenue to the west
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