South Shore has great transport to the loop via Metra rail and several bus line. It's on the south end of Lake Shore Drive, which gives drivers great access to everywhere. On the north end of South Shore, you have Jackson Park and then the very well established community of Hyde Park, which has tons of cultural destinations, dining and the U of C. South Shore provides tremendous value in the current market for someone who wants to live in a lakefront community in Chicago. Many of the homes and buildings are architecturally significant and oversized. If you're looking for space, access to downtown, lakefront, investment potential and have a tight budget. South Shore has that in spades and is pretty affordable in the current market. If you want nightlife....try another neighborhood.
Keller Williams CCG
As a forty year resident of the south side I have spent a lot of time in the South Shore area. My family owns multiple co-op's on South shore Drive. Throughout the community you have a mix of vintage and new. The vintage units have been well preserved and you have original wood, and over-sized units that often come with butler pantry's, formal entryways and separate dinning room.
South Shore also is one of few areas in the entire city that you can have the lake front as your personal front or back yard. The South Shore Cultural Center has numerous cultural events throughout every season and if you love to golf you can walk to the Jackson Park Golf Course.
Transportation is excellent because you can access numerous bus lines and the METRA.
Because the weather is fair now is the time to take a walk around and walk four blocks in each direction to get a feel for your neighbors. We often go to South Shore for chinese food and turkey burgers. Little Hands was our original choice for child care and has placed several students in selective Chicago Public School Programs.The list can go on and on. South Shore has a mini-Hyde park feel with more land mass and cheaper prices.
The South Shore is rich with history and architecture.
Go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Shore,_Chicago
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Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO