Neighborhoods within Near South Side: Central Station, Dearborn Park, Museum Park, Near South Side, Prarie Ave. Historic District
Zip codes within Near South Side: 60605, 60607, 60616
South Loop: Recently dubbed the fastest growing neighborhood in America by Chicago magazine, the South Loop is a boom town with a storied past and an incredibly bright future. Chicago's original Gold Coast in the late 19th century, the South Loop was home to such business icons as Marshall Field and George Pullman. But the area went undeveloped for most of the 20th century. The introduction of Central Station in the mid 1990s brought the first wave of thousands of new South Loop homes. Virtually every corner of the South Loop is experiencing new development today, from the lofts of Printers Row and the Motor Row Historic District to the high-rises of Central Station and a booming retail corridor along Roosevelt Road.
Renovations and conversions abound in the South Loop, and many older warehouses and factories have been completely gutted and refashioned into trendy lofts, condos, and apartments. But the big story is new construction - in every size and shape. Chicago South Loop Real Estate includes high-rises featuring classic and contemporary architecture, single-family homes, town homes and mid rises are going up everywhere with prices ranging from about $200,000 to $1 million plus.
Residents of the South Loop benefit from proximity to the Loop, Museum Campus and lakefront; great access to transportation; and incredible views of the lake and skyline. The area's housing boom has brought with it an influx of retailers, sophisticated eateries and a trendy nightlife scene.
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