Near West Side Real Estate Listings and Information

Near West Side

Near west side is located (west of the Chicago River), adjacent to the Loop. The history of the Near West Side of Chicago includes founding of Hull House, a prominent settlement house.[3] The Great Chicago Fire started in the Near West Side. The area is home to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the United Center and the several major hospitals. Greek Town and little Italy are located in Near West Side .

Distance to Downtown Chicago 

2 miles

Average Drive Times 

8 min to chicago Loop/ 24 min to O’hare Airport/ 22min Midway Airport


Interstate 290 and 90 both run through the Near West Side. Their interchange is a major transportation hub for the region. The southern and western boundaries of the area are defined by busy rail-road tracks. The St. Charles Air Line, at the area's southern edge is also a major passenger train route.[12]

The area is served by the Blue, Green, Pink 'L' lines, as well as many CTA bus routes. Union and Ogilvie station, major terminuses for Metra and Amtrak trains, are on the eastern edge of the Near West Side.


The New Maxwell Street Market still runs from 7AM-3PM every Sunday regardless of season. The much smaller size and higher vendor fees ensure that the original flavor of the world's greatest outdoor market is now only a piece of history, but the New Market has a truly awe-inspiring number of cheap Mexican food along with discount jewelry, t-shirts, random vintage items, suspicious electronics, and other flea market classics, and is a lot of fun.

More traditional retail has been slow to develop for the rest of the Near West Side, with college students being the only relatively affluent consumer group in the area. Even after the spate of expensive residential developments in the West Loop and University Village, it's still under-served for shopping purposes. However, there are a few places worthy of note:


Chicago Park District Eckhart pool and UIC Recreation Areas

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  • 555 Listings For Sale
  • $495,186 Average Listing Price
  • $243 Average Listing Price per Square Foot

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