The area has experienced rapid gentrification in recent years and is a haven for young families. Close enough to the Loop for a quick work commute but not engulfed by towering high-rises, the West Loop is a perfect middle ground for many of Chicago’s young working adults and families just starting out. A former manufacturing and warehousing area, many of the buildings have been converted to loft condominiums, restaurants, night clubs, and art galleries. If you’re looking for great dining options, take a stroll down Randolph Street and you will undoubtedly be satisfied.
Fun Fact: West Loop is also the former home of Harpo Studios, owned by well-known talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and the production site of her syndicated television show.
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Colored with revitalized and converted brick warehouses, the Fulton Market is one of Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhoods. WeWork is anchored between Fulton Market and Randolph St., two thoroughfares that continue to attract the world’s top restaurateurs and businesses including nearby neighbor, Google.
Merit School of Music transforms the lives of Chicago-area youth by providing the highest quality music education – with a focus on underserved communities – inspiring young people to achieve their full musical and personal potential.
New Life is a Non-Denominational Christian Church helping change the neighborhoods in which we live. New Life currently meets in over 25 Chicago-land locations with a new West Loop location opening in the Fall of 2016!
West Loop Community Organization
The West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) is a recognized delegate agency for the City of Chicago. Formed in 1991, the WLCO is a membership organization that represents the business and residential communities within the West Loop boundary. Promoting local businesses, supporting economic development and advocating for continued growth are ways in which the organization works to improve the quality of life in the West Loop.
At the Montessori Academy of Chicago, our goal is to develop engaged and independent thinkers who embrace community responsibility and leadership. Our teachers strive to inspire a joy of learning, academic success, emotional well-being, and creativity in each student, so they may advance from the Academy to make a difference in the world.
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