Located on Chicago's South Side, Bridgeport is the birthplace of five Chicago mayors and the home of the Chicago White Sox. But that’s only the beginning of Bridgeport’s story.
Today the close-knit neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Early on, immigrants of all nationalities moved to the area to work on construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal along the Chicago River.
In recent years, residential developers have jumped on opportunities to convert older warehouses and manufacturing plants into loft homes that appeal to buyers discovering the area for its affordability and proximity to downtown. In addition to converted warehouses, new construction single-family homes and three-flat walk-up condominiums are springing up alongside historic bungalows.
Bridgeport has become a thriving artists' community with multiple galleries, the Zhou B Art Center and neighborhood art festivals. The Bridgeport Art Center, occupying the former 500,000-square-foot Spiegel Catalog Warehouse, provides a stunning creative space, with incredible views for artists and events.
For the sports-minded, the excitement of a Major League Baseball game is right up the street when the White Sox play at Guaranteed Rate Field. Getting to the ballpark is as easy as taking the Red Line, which is located along the eastern side of the community.