West Loop Gate Neighborhood Guide

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A commuter’s paradise located in the heart of the city.

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Do you need easy access to the suburbs but want to live in the city? Check out the West Loop Gate neighborhood for easy access to Metra trains at Ogilvie Station. Residents live in a mix of mid-rise lofts and high-rise buildings, and many take advantage of their balconies in the summer.

West Loop Gate is located between The Loop and West Loop, just east of the I-90/94 Highways. It’s a transit-oriented neighborhood and is considered a transportation hub for downtown Chicago. It’s also extremely walkable and bikeable, meaning a car is not necessary.

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Neighborhood Vibe

West Loop Gate is an urban, transit-oriented neighborhood. You’ll find a busy, downtown neighborhood filled with residents, commuters, and tourists. Located between West Loop and the Loop, residents take advantage of the many options both neighborhoods offer. Take a quick walk to Randolph Street in West Loop for fan-favorite bars and restaurants or easily head to the Loop to catch dinner and a show. Live a fast-paced lifestyle in the middle of the city.

Favorite Spots

West Loop Gate Chicago is full of some of our favorite restaurants in the City. For an intimate dining experience, head to Avec. Right next door is Blackbird, for a more elevated dining experience. If you’re looking for a great lunch or meal to grab and go, check out the French Market in Union Station for an assortment of delicious options. You’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for here, from fresh fruit to hearty soup.

Things to Know

West Loop Gate is extremely walkable, and parking is hard to find unless you have a spot in your building's garage. With both Union Station and Ogilvie Station in the neighborhood, expect a noisier and busier neighborhood during the workweek. With access to the Green and Pink CTA lines and multiple bus stops, you won’t have a shortage of public transportation options living in this neighborhood. Most residents head to nearby neighborhoods for nightlife and entertainment options.

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