Near South Side Chicago Real Estate
Chicago's Near South Side is an area brimming with attractions. Museums, parks, and waterfront attractions can be found here, all within a convenient distance of some of the most elegant and luxurious condos that Chicago has to offer. Fantastic transport, up-scale real estate, and an improving community await residents in this prestigious area. Buying one of the homes for sale in Near South Side is the ideal choice if you're looking for properties in or around the heart of this great city.
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Real Estate in Near South Side, Chicago
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Real Estate in Near South Side, Chicago
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About Near South Side Real Estate
Like many areas along Chicago's lake shore, the Near South Side shows distinct patterns of development in corridors parralel to the lake's edge.
Near South Side is bounded on its western and eastern edges by parks, amenities, and transport lines. Moving towards the center, Near South Side hosts contemporary residential developments in the form of luxury and high-rise condos in the east, and smaller townhomes in the west. North South Side's middle portion is a wide, mixed-use commercial area, with a variety of residential options.
Detached homes are relatively rare in Near South Side, as condos dominate the landscape. These vary from the tall, glass spires in the northeast, to smaller apartments, to converted industrial spaces.
All throughout the Near South Side, many residents enjoy excellent views, both of the lake, and Chicago's downtown skyline. Trendy conversions of older industrial spaces into lofts and studio tend lie along the areas middle band. Excellent townhome options can also be found clustered around Clarke House Museum in the southeast.
Even newer developments in the Near South Side have sought to maintain the general aesthetic of the area, opting for red brick and stone-accented exteriors. In newer and refurbished buildings, these exterior features are combined with luxury interiors, sporting the best in open concept living and urban convenience.
Interiors often feature hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, floor to ceiling windows, and large soaking tubs. Storage space is also generous throughout these units.
Overall, the Near South Side area of Chicago is perfect for professionals looking for affordable options near downtown, those looking for luxury condos, and anyone looking for a good investment in an already-desirable and rapidly improving area.
Make sure to check out our Chicago building directory if you're looking for more information on condos for sale in the Near South Side.
Near South Side Area Information
The Near South Side community is located just south of Chicago's downtown central business district. The area is bordered by Roosevelt Road in the north, 26th Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, and the Chicago River, Clark Street, and Federal Street to the south.
Once the most prestigious residential area in Chicago for wealth families, the Near South Side gave way to transport related industries around the beginning of the 20th century. The Near South Side has since experienced a return to form, with numerous developments bringing residential luxury back to the area.
Now the Near South Side boasts some of the city's premier attractions and condo buildings, as well as the convenient transport options that it was long known for.
Community Attractions in Near South Side, Chicago
Near South Side's eastern shore is home to a network of parks, studded with some of Chicago's best known attractions. These include:
- Shedd Aquarium
- Adler Planetarium
- The Field Museum
- Soldier Field - A rather large stadium
- Burnham Harbor - Home to the area's marina
- Northerly Island - With more parks on the way
- McCormick Place - Chicago's premier convention center
The Near South Side also features a number of smaller parks, like Ping Tom Memorial Park, Cotton Tail Park, Webster Park, Mark Twain Park, and McCormick Place Bird Sanctuary.
Near South Side Schools
Students in the Near South Side are served by the Chicago Public Schools district. The area is home to four elementary schools:
- John B. Drake Elementary
- Haines Elementary
- National Teacher's Academy
- South Loop Elementary School
There are also three charter high schools: Ray Graham Training Center, Perspectives Rodney D. Joslin, and the Young Women's Leadership School.
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Listing information last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 4:05am CST.