I've been living in the South Loop area for 29 years and I really enjoy it. It's close to downtown area and it's a calm place to live. The atmosphere is pretty laid back too.
Transportation is very easy. I have a car but sometimes I take the trains or buses to go downtown or other areas in Chicago, since finding a parking space can be hard and expensive sometimes.
The main park in Dearborn Park is one of my favorite places to visit during warmer days whenever I feel like jogging.
In June, you should really go to the Annual Book Fair in Printers Row, especially if you're into literature. I like history books and sometimes I find rare collections there. It's really worth a visit.
So what exactly are you looking for in the South Loop area?
I'm a broker/owner of Keller Williams Chicago Properties and South Loop is one of my main focus areas so if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 312-505-1944 or email@example.com and I'll tell you more about living in South Loop. Or you can also visit my website, http://www.LuxuryHomeChicago.com to see some Chicago listings that might interest you.
Good luck in finding a home and have a good day!
Check out everyblock.com. From there you should be able to get an idea of demographics, amenities, neighborhood profile. If you have a specific address you can research that also.
I use to own a condo in Printers Row/Dearborn Park (same neighborhood) and am very familiar with the neighborhood.
The choice of the neighborhood really depends on your lifestyle, i.e. what do you like to do, where you work, what's the proximity, hobbies, family, etc....
Pick and address of each area that you're considering then use the above website and compare lifestyle, not just demographics.
Hope that helps! Feel free to contact me directly for more information.
Good luck & welcome to Chicago in advance! You're going to love it here no matter where you choose to live!
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