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About The South Loop

The South Loop is one of Chicago's first residential districts, its recent development transformed the South Loop back into a residential neighborhood. Working-class immigrants, primarily Irish, initially settled south of the young City near the river while the well-to-do built houses along Michigan and Wabash Avenues. Railroads entering Chicago in the 1850s established passenger stations and freight houses at the southern edge of the business district. The Chicago Fire of 1871 spared the area. Displaced Loop businesses found temporary quarters in the South Loop. Another fire, in 1874, ended the area's remaining residential character. 

By 1900, railroad tracks filled the area from State Street to Clinton Street, serving freight depots and passenger stations - Central, Dearborn, LaSalle Street, and Grand Central - that marketed the southern edge of the central business district. As Chicago became the nation's printing center, warehouse buildings filled the narrow blocks near Dearborn Station, convenient both for printing salesmen and express shipments. 

The decline of passenger trains left the rail yards vacant, while changes in the printing industry had emptied out Printers' Row. The 1973 Chicago 21 Plan reflected business leaders' worries about the derelict South Loop and called for construction of an urban new town there. 

Downtown businessmen organized a corporation to build such a community, on 51 acres of Dearborn Station rail yards, and residents moved into Dearborn Park in 1979. Middle-class residents were attracted to an integrated neighborhood in the heart of the City, and a second phase was built south of Roosevelt Road after 1988. 

Pioneering architects and developers recognized the potential of the warehouse buildings on Printers' Row, and they were converted to loft apartments as Dearborn Park was being built. Redevelopment spread west to the river when River City opened in 1985, and then east and south with residential conversions along Wabash and Michigan Avenues. In 1992 construction began on Central Station, a 72-acre redevelopment project on former Illinois Central rail yards east of Michigan Avenue south of Roosevelt Road. 

Today, the hustle and bustle that the South Loop has to offer is appealing to both single individuals and families alike. Occupants living in the South Loop find their commute to the Loop easier than most, with all "L" trains and downtown bus lines at the grasp of their fingertips. 

 

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1000 South Michigan Avenue #71-ph1, CHICAGO, IL - $8,100,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 4 Beds
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  • 5,488 SQFT
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Introducing 1000m, Chicago's Most Exciting New Address! Located Directly Across From Grant Park, 1000m Is Designed By World-renowned Architect Helmut Jahn And Local Design Icon Kara Mann. Residences Range From Spacious 1br To 4br Penthouses, With ...

1000 South Michigan Avenue #6802, CHICAGO, IL - $5,650,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,104 SQFT
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Introducing 1000m, Chicago's Most Exciting New Address! Located Directly Across From Grant Park, 1000m Is Designed By World-renowned Architect Helmut Jahn And Local Design Icon Kara Mann. Residences Range From Spacious 1br To 4br Penthouses, With ...

1000 South Michigan Avenue #6402, CHICAGO, IL - $5,450,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,060 SQFT
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1000 South Michigan Avenue #6002, Chicago, IL - $5,270,000

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  • 3 Beds
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  • 4,017 SQFT
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Introducing 1000m, Chicago's Most Exciting New Address! Located Directly Across From Grant Park, 1000m Is Designed By World-renowned Architect Helmut Jahn And Local Design Icon Kara Mann. Residences Range From Spacious 1br To 4br Penthouses, With ...

1000 South Michigan Avenue #6801, CHICAGO, IL - $4,590,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 4 Beds
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  • 3,607 SQFT
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Introducing 1000m, Chicago's Most Exciting New Address! Located Directly Across From Grant Park, 1000m Is Designed By World-renowned Architect Helmut Jahn And Local Design Icon Kara Mann. Residences Range From Spacious 1br To 4br Penthouses, With ...

1000 South Michigan Avenue #6201, Chicago, IL - $4,350,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 4 Beds
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  • 3,540 SQFT
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Introducing 1000m, Chicago's Most Exciting New Address! Located Directly Across From Grant Park, 1000m Is Designed By World-renowned Architect Helmut Jahn And Local Design Icon Kara Mann. Residences Range From Spacious 1br To 4br Penthouses, With ...

1000 South Michigan Avenue #6803, CHICAGO, IL - $4,180,000

Residential, Attached Single
  • 3 Beds
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  • 3,120 SQFT
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Introducing 1000m, Chicago's Most Exciting New Address! Located Directly Across From Grant Park, 1000m Is Designed By World-renowned Architect Helmut Jahn And Local Design Icon Kara Mann. Residences Range From Spacious 1br To 4br Penthouses, With ...

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1530 South State Street #18a-b, CHICAGO, IL - $3,495,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,500 SQFT
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1000 South Michigan Avenue #5602, Chicago, IL - $3,430,000

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  • 3 Beds
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  • 3,094 SQFT
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Introducing 1000m, Chicago's Most Exciting New Address! Located Directly Across From Grant Park, 1000m Is Designed By World-renowned Architect Helmut Jahn And Local Design Icon Kara Mann. Residences Range From Spacious 1br To 4br Penthouses, With ...

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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 6:05pm CST.