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Lower West Side, Chicago

community area in Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Lower West Side is a community area on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is three miles southwest of the Chicago Loop, and its main neighborhood is Pilsen (/ˈpɪlsɪn/). The Heart of Chicago is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of the Lower West Side.

Although there was some increase in the Hispanic presence in the late 1950s, it was not until the early 1960s that there was a great spurt in the numbers of Latinos in Pilsen.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is located in the Pilsen neighborhood.