Once a port of entry for immigrants at the turn of the century, Tri-Taylor fought hard to preserve its old-world charm. Located just west of Little Italy, the neighborhood sought and won historic landmark status as construction of the Illinois Medical District and Eisenhower Expressway closed in.
Today the neighborhood named for its shape and the street that runs through it is a testament to preservation. The neighborhood’s historic European-style homes and quiet charm continue to attract new residents.
A majority of the homes here have been awarded landmark status including 19th century row homes, two- and three-flats, single-family homes, larger vintage apartments and townhomes. The neighborhood’s affordably priced housing options include new construction and rehabbed lofts as well as University Village with hundreds of new homes.
Surrounding development that once threatened to overtake the neighborhood now contributes to its growth, attracting new residents who work at nearby teaching hospitals and high-tech research park.
Residents enjoy the legendary restaurants of Little Italy heading east on Taylor Street; and the famed Greektown dining district along nearby Halsted Street.