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urbangardener
"Walkable"
jeanl4
"Has it's own police force"
la1
"Seminole Blvd and 102 get congested during rush hours "
ryanr2
"Additional fees, and taxes"

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Top community reviews

BCoughlin
4/5 rating details
  • Childcare 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Schools 3/5

"Middle Ground"

Dependent on how you look at it, West Town is really a couple of neighborhoods put together. It sort of encompasses Humboldt Park, Wicker Park, Ukranian village, East Village, and River West. The part of the map on Streetadvisor is kind of part of Humboldt Park, although that would be the area I would think of as West Town.

Being between Wicker Park and Humboldt Park, West Town is sort of a middle ground as a far as how nice the neighborhood is. I'm a big fan of Wicker Park, and would like... Full review
Pros
  • Close to Wicker Park
  • Good Atmosphere
  • Good bars and clubs nearby
  • safe
Cons
  • Some times it gets a bit loud
  • It feels like an up and comer that hasn't quite arrived yet
  • prices steadily increasing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
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