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One of 77 officially designated community areas in Chicago, Bridgeport stands out from the rest of the pack thanks to its culturally-rich history and trendy present.

Located about three miles southwest of the Loop, Bridgeport is a neighbor to Pilsen, McKinley Park, and Armour Square, and puts sports fans in convenient proximity to Guaranteed Rate Field, home to the Chicago White Sox. It’s also been called “a haven for artists and creative types” by Choose Chicago, and was named one of the city’s “coolest neighborhoods” by CNN.

Before its current status as a destination for art and culture, Bridgeport was renowned for being one of the oldest neighborhoods in all of Chicago. It has been the home or birthplace for five mayors, and is also home to the breaded steak sandwich, a Chicago original that still draws visitors to the city.

Want to know more about this quintessential Chicago neighborhood? Here are some resources worth checking out:

Curious what this area’s condo and home markets look like? Let’s take a look:

What Are the Current Real Estate Conditions in Uptown?

If you're looking for a truly unique Chicago experience, Uptown is the area for you!

Nestled comfortably between Edgewater, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview, Uptown is one of the most distinct and historical spots in Chicago. Once a booming entertainment district, Uptown has undergone many transformations over the years. At its heart, though, the area - which includes many smaller neighborhoods, including Sheridan ParkBuena Park, and part of Andersonville - has always been a fascinating, funky place.

Need proof? Check out the area's amazing theaters, including the Aragon Ballroom and the Riviera Theater. The streets of the area also play host to the beating heart of Chicago's jazz scene, including the legendary Green Mill, and feature world class dining, courtesy of strips like the West Argyle Street Historical District, which is laden with appetizing markets and restaurants.

To top it all off, you've got some of the most impressive art-deco design in the city peeking around every corner! And don't just take our word for it; here are some resources worth checking out if you want to explore this vibrant area even further:

Looking to buy or sell in Uptown, including Sheridan Park and Andersonville? Here's what you need to know about the real estate market right now: 

This large two-bedroom, one-bath condo in Edgewater Glen boasts new finishes and a flowing floor plan, including a generous open office space. The home features recently refinished hardwood floors, a redesigned bathroom, and a new, fully custom kitchen with generous eat-in space. 

The main living space features a large living room, gas fireplace, and bright south-facing sunroom overlooking the lush green space that fronts Nicholas Senn School. The split floor plan also features two ample bedrooms, divided by a fully rehabbed bathroom. The new chef’s kitchen is a cook’s dream, featuring custom pull-outs, soft-close drawers, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a five-burner cooktop. 

Just outside the second bedroom you’ll find an open office/sewing room, as well as access to your dedicated laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer. Exit through the office to the back deck, large enough to grill and relax, and continue on to the patio for common outdoor courtyard space. 

Additional laundry, and an exclusive oversized storage unit are just downstairs, in the common basement. Current owners have a transferable garage parking space that is rented for $120/month, right next door. 

The home is on a quiet, tree-lined street, but the life of the city can be found on all sides. The property is just blocks to the Red Line and buses. Diverse food options abound with Andersonville just to the west and Broadway Avenue to the east, plus Whole Foods and Aldi stores nearby. Easy access to Thorndale and Hollywood Beach for beach lovers. Senn Playlot Park and the community garden are each just a block away, and the area features lots of animal-friendly parks and greenspaces perfect for pet lovers. Home is in the Peirce Elementary (1+, IB, Magnet) reporting area.

While the South Loop is a large part of the Near South Side MLS neighborhood, residents tend to think of it as its own area with a distinct feel and a unique set of amazing cultural and historical offerings. 

Among those offerings? The South Loop's eastern edge includes Museum Campus, a sprawling, gorgeous section of Grant Park that includes the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium, along with lots of green space and stunning views of Lake Michigan. Want even more greenery? The South Loop also boasts easy access to Northerly Island, an undeveloped peninsula that is a welcome refuge for city-dwelling nature lovers (and fans of outdoor concerts).

As for Chicago history, the southern edge of South Loop includes legendary Soldier Field, home of the Bears; the area also includes some of Printer's Row - once the central hub of the Midwest's publishing industry - and the Prairie Avenue "Millionaire's Row," the home to many of Chicago's 19th century elites. Plus, this area is home to facilities for some of Chicago's institutions of higher learning, like Columbia College Chicago and Roosevelt University

Curious about what else to expect out of the South Loop? Here are a few handy resources worth checking out: 

Ready to give the area a look for yourself?

Here are the current market statistics for South Loop as of summer 2020:

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