Dormant factories and industrial warehouses adapted by artists and entrepreneurs into workspaces in the 1970s and 1980s have since paved the way for a surge of new businesses. Today, the profoundly populated, culturally-rich area with converted lofts and stretches of upscale retail is always buzzing.
One of the neighborhood’s biggest assets is its walk-to-work appeal; residents can quickly get to the office in the morning and just as easily find themselves at a popular bar after hours.
The round-the-clock atmosphere attracts people from all over, 24/7.
Just across the bridge from the Loop, this stylish, urban neighborhood has become a go-to district for art aficionados, shopaholics, foodies, and cocktail connoisseurs to live, work, and play.
Due to its downtown location and lack of single-family homes, it can be difficult settling down with a brood here. But it’s perfect for those looking to absorb all the city has to offer sans young children.
Most buildings are an enticing mix of mid-rise, turn-of-the-century lofts as well as coveted condos and rentals in high-rises with skyline views, all at skyward price points.