Historically, River West has roots in a vintage factory-setting. In recent years, the factories have been converted into upscale loft-style condominiums, homes, and apartment buildings. The streets are well-lit with plenty of sidewalk space. There are also several parks and pet-friendly zones scattered around the neighborhood. With easy access to the blue line, River West is an ideal location for the Chicagoan looking for quality of life and access to the city.