The Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago was once the city’s main print and publishing district in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. What makes Printers Row real estate Chicago unique today is that many of the original buildings still exist and have been redeveloped in a way that keeps the history alive. Some of these loft conversions still go by the same publishing name while others continue to have the original signage for additional neighborhood character. Perhaps the most charming feature in Printers Row is the Printer’s Row Park, a small, centrally located neighborhood square with park benches, beautiful landscaped surroundings, and a delightful water fountain in the middle. It’s the combination of history, loft residences, and the quiet/quaint appeal that give Printers Row its niche as a top South Loop destination for home buyers.
The Donahue Building, located at 711 South Dearborn Street in the South Loop, was the first Chicago warehouse to be converted into residential condominium lofts in 1979. Since then, dozens of similar buildings have followed a similar example and now Printers Row is considered Chicagoâ€™s premier loft neighborhood. Another converted residential building of historical significance is the Transportation Building located at 600 South Dearborn. Condos in this building currently average a re-sale price around $225,000 for a one bedroom and rent for approximately $1,650 per month. If you're interested in viewing Printers Row real estate Chicago in person and would like to schedule a showing, contact Ted Guarnero and his team of downtown Chicago real estate experts today at (312) 566-8141.
The close proximity to the Loop, Grant Park, and the lake front of Lake Michigan is what draws most residents to Printers Row. Along with these amenities are the long-time businesses of Blackie’s Bar and Restaurant, in business since 1939, The Custom House Tavern, and Hackney’s Pub. Local residents often frequent the neighborhood businesses and continue to stay loyal to small, boutique shop owners which add to the small-town like feel of Printers Row. In addition, the annual Printers Row Book Fair is held every June to preserve its connection with the printing industry, drawing in hundreds of book lovers and sellers to the neighborhood and boosting the local business economy.
Nearby bus routes include the 145, 129, 62, 22, and 24 routes. The Harrison Red Line subway stop is just a short walk from anywhere in Printers Row and is located at Harrison and State Street. The Brown, Orange, Pink, and Purple train lines can be caught at the Harold Washington Library stop located at Congress Parkway and State Street just 1.5 blocks north of the Harrison Red Line stop. Access to Interstate 90/94 is just a short drive west on Congress Parkway and Lakeshore Drive can be reached from both Jackson Drive and Balbo Avenue.
For more information on available Printers Row real estate Chicago or other great real estate around downtown Chicago, contact Ted Guarnero today at (844) SEE-CHICAGO.
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Listing information last updated on July 5th, 2020 at 2:00pm CDT.