Printers Row is located just south of the Loop. Between Congress, Polk, Plymouth and the Chicago River.
Printers Row has its roots in Publishing and Printing companies.
In the 1880’s, Printer’s Row was the Midwest hub for printing. But by 1970’s the printing industry vastly changed, resulting in the area being abandoned. Eventually the printing buildings were converting to lofts, similar to Soho in NY.
A highlight of Printers Row is the Dearborn Station. Originally it was a passenger train station in 1885. Now the building, with its huge clock that you can see when you look down Dearborn avenue, has been transformed into a retail center.
Homebuyers looking to live close to the Chicago Loop will find tree-lined streets with a residential ambiance. The area is mostly condominiums, rehabbed lofts, high-rises and a few townhomes.
Since you are very close to the Loop, public transportation is very convenient. Steps to multiple bus lines and the Red Line at Polk.
The median price of the area is $281K and condominiums range between $170K and well over $1M. The neighborhood is best known for vintage properties that have been converted to lofts. However, there are many new construction high-rise condominiums built from 2004-2008.