Lower West Side is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois bounded on the south and east by the Chicago River, and on the north and west by the Burlington Northern railroad tracks. It is in Cook County with a population of 33,203. Bordering the Chicago River, the Lower West Side neighborhood offers a combination of diverse areas including the Chicago Arts District in East Pilsen. It’s home to the National Museum of Mexican Art at Harrison Park and the Mana Contemporary Gallery. Living in Lower West Side offers residents an urban suburban mix feel. Popular eateries range from Mexican to Italian, while hip Pilsen Yards and Thalia Hall are great for music lovers.