The West Loop is a recently developed Chicago neighborhood that was once an industrial corridor. Over the past 20 years, the area has transformed into a thriving hub of art galleries, bars, restaurants and loft apartment rentals as well as loft condominiums, many of which are available as West Loop apartments for rent. The hip and artistic feel in the area, along with its proximity to Downtown, have made this one of Chicago's most sought-after neighborhoods.
The Kavi Gupta Gallery, featuring a variety of contemporary art pieces by artists from all over the world, is generally considered to have started the art gallery trend in the West Loop. Many galleries followed in its footsteps, including EC Gallery (a variety of works from up-and-coming artists), Dubhe Carre'o Gallery (modern ceramic art), Anne Loucks Gallery (contemporary sculptures and paintings), Donald Young Gallery (video and film art) and many more that are walking distance from most West Loop apartment rentals.
The far West Loop is also home to some of Chicago's trendiest restaurants and bars, the United Center (home of the Bulls Basketball team and Blackhawks Hockey team) and Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios. Summertime events include Pitchfork Music Festival (independent music festival) and the Taste of Randolph Street, where the hottest restaurants on the Randolph Street corridor come together to provide a weekend of delicious food and delightful music.
If you need to commute to many of the Chicagoland suburbs and are looking for apartments for rent near the Oglivie metra train station or if you need an apartment rental near Chicago's Union Station the West Loop is the cities most convenient location.
The West Loop is already one of Chicago's top neighborhoods and it continues to grow rapidly. Its location between the Loop and West Town make this an easy choice for those seeking a vibrant and accessible neighborhood.
If you are considering a West Loop apartment for rent you might also be interested in nearby River North apartments for rent. Or if you like living near Downtown, how about in it? Check out our selection of apartments in the Downtown/Loop area.