Fulton Market

Fulton Market

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Fulton Market

Fulton Market is one of Chicago's west side neighborhoods undergoing a spectacular revitalization. For many years the area was a completely industrial, but now it's evolving into vibrant mix of residential and commercial properties. Warehouses and factories dating back to the early 1900s have been converted into urban lofts, state-of-the-art workspaces, chic restaurants, and cafes. The neighborhood maintains a post-industrial feel, though modern skyscrapers are always in view.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $314,000 to $4,300,000

Closed Prices: $249,500 to $2,550,000

Median Sale Price: $590,000

Average $ per sq ft: $462

Association Fee Ranges: $472, $0 to $1315/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1882 to 2019

Sq. Ft.: 1882 to 2019 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 4 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Fulton Market

Around Fulton Market

A handful of condo buildings provide most of the residential offerings in Fulton Market. They're spread out throughout the neighborhood and are typically under ten stories. Living in Fulton Market is truly an urban experience no matter which part of the neighborhood one resides in. Each building is just a quick walk to public transportation and a short distance away from the activity along Lake and Randolph Streets.

Pricing in Fulton Market tends to be about the same as in other neighborhoods on the near west side. Compared to condos in Streeterville or the New East Side, however, a two- or three-bedroom condo in Fulton Market feels like a bargain. As major employers open or expand offices nearby, demand for housing throughout the West Loop area is likely to increase, which is why Chicago is carefully considering new construction to meet the demand.

Living in Fulton Market means being able to walk to some of the best restaurants in the country. Girl & the Goat and the Publican are two places that locals would likely recommend as standouts in the neighborhood's lauded restaurant scene--before casually mentioning that there are about a half-dozen Michelin-starred restaurants within four blocks. Aside from the haute cuisine, casual fare ranging from BBQ to ethnic cuisine to Chicago-style pizza is readily available.

On weekday mornings, you'll see residents heading out to work in the nearby downtown neighborhoods. Lunchtime gets busy, as most of the downtown crowd is well aware of Fulton Market's reputation for food. At night, you’ll see zombified professionals trudging right past the Haymarket Memorial after a long work day. The city does its best to add some green to the area. Space for urban landscaping is limited, but trees and flowers are planted in sections of sidewalk to create some wonderful bursts of color among the gray concrete and sepia bricks.

Residents who love live music are near one of Chicago's best known music venues right on Lake Street. Bottom Lounge moved to the Fulton Market district in 2008 and, in addition to its 700-seat main hall, offers a full menu at its own restaurant. While most of the eateries in the neighborhood have their own bars, there's a handful of wine bars, Irish pubs, and sports bars for those seeking a more casual night out. For theatre fans, major productions are always playing in Chicago's Theater District just a short cab ride from the neighborhood.

The neighborhood is relatively quiet on Sunday mornings. It's the opportune time to head over to Union Park for a quick jog or have a light breakfast at a cafe. Those who brunch will find that some of the top Fulton Market eateries offer very serious brunch menus. Grocery shopping on Sunday is particularly convenient as there are two major grocery stores on Halsted Street. Sunday is also a good day to check out some of the city's world-class museums and art galleries, all of which are a just a few minutes away.

Residents of Fulton Market have a full menu of transportation options. Ogilvie Transportation Center is one of two Metra train stations providing service between the city and the suburbs. The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Green and Pink train lines have a stop at Morgan Street providing easy trips to the western suburbs. Residents who need to get to O'Hare Airport have the option of taking the Blue Line at Grand Avenue. Ride-shares and cabs are also easy to find in the area. Parking can get expensive and traffic can be intense, so many residents forgo car ownership with so many other transportation options available to them.

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