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Near West Side

The Near West Side, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois directly adjacent to the downtown central business distict (the Loop).

The Greektown section of Chicago is located roughly between Van Buren and Madison Streets, along Halsted Street, within the Near West Side community area of Chicago. The neighborhood is known for its plethora of excellent Greek restaurants, and its 24 hour foodspots.

The West Loop makes up the northeast quadrant of the Near West Side, just west of Chicago's Loop. It is bordered by Grand Avenue on the north, Van Buren Street to the south, and Ashland to the west. The West Loop is made up primarily of warehouses that are still in use or recently converted to loft condomniums, newly constructed "loftominimus," restaurants, art galleries, and some retail. The West Loop is also the home of Harpo Studios, owned by talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and the production site of her syndicated show.

Tri-Taylor consists of the area around 3 Taylor Street intersections (Damen, Oakley, Western), hence "Tri-Taylor." The neighborhood is traditionally an extension of the Little Italy neighborhood to its east. Recently it has been composed mostly of students from nearby University of Illinois-Chicago. The neighborhood is also home to the Chicago Technology Park research center.

The Little Italy neighborhood is a fraction of what it once was, but it still has a marked presence in Chicago due to its famous restaurants. Encompassing 12 blocks on Taylor Street, Little Italy is home to the landmark restaurants Rosebud's, Pompeii, Francesca's and Tuscany. The neighborhood lies between the Illinois Medical District and the UIC campus.

The Illinois Medical District is the 2nd largest medical district in the United States. Cook County Hospital, one of the largest county-run hospitals in the U.S. The District had its start in the 1870's when Cook County Hospital, Rush Medical College, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons were established on the Near West Side following the great Chicago Fire of 1871.

The district is also home to: University of Illinois hospitals, Rush Medical Center, Rush University, University of Illinois College of Medicine, UIC College of Dentistry, UIC School of Pharmacy, Jesse Brown VA, The Neuropsychiatric Institute, Rothstein CORE Center, Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Illinois Forensic Science Center, West Side CDC, Chicago Dept. of Public Health and the Cook County Coroner's Office.

University Village is a late 1990s housing development in the shadows of University of Illinois-Chicago. The neighborhood encompasses the old Maxwell Street neighborhood. In the early and mid-20th century, the Maxwell Street neighborhood was the Midwest's largest and most important "port of entry" for international and internal immigrants. It is also a place where the music known as "Chicago Blues" originated, a musical form that has influenced much of popular American music. Beginning in the 1920s, Maxwell Street was the first stopping place for thousands newly arrived from the Mississippi Delta. The continuous interaction of musicians over the course of several decades produced, in the period immediately following the Second World War, the style known as Chicago Blues.

Citywide Services provides residential appraisal service in the Near West Side. Our appraisers are state certified and have experience with single family homes, townhouses, condominiums as well as small residential income properties. For all your Chicago appraisal needs contact Citywide.

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