Near South Side

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$219,500 to $2,474,900
  • Closed Prices:$179,900 to $1,999,900
  • Median Sale Price:$369,450
  • Average $ per sq ft:$357
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$0 to $39099/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1882 to 2019
  • Sq. Ft.:550 to 4,800Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 4Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms

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Homes for Sale

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

The Near South Side offers a number of lofts, condos, and high-rises. Homes closer to the Loop and the lake are prime locations and will ask higher prices. While the quarters here may not have as much square feet per dollar as other neighborhoods, the many amenities, proximity to downtown, and access to public transportation help justify the premium price tag.

Where to Eat

Many of the best restaurants are clustered around Michigan Avenue, which runs through the center of the neighborhood. Styles range from sushi to Italian to upscale American fare, providing a wide variety that is sure to please most patrons. Plenty of options cater to those stopping for a quick and cheap lunch as well as to those seeking a pricier sit­-down dinner. The unique architecture of the renovated buildings and complexes that house these eateries are sure to add a unique atmosphere to any meal.

What You'll See

The Near South Side hosts a diverse population of residents seeking proximity to the Loop. While not as densely populated as some other neighborhoods, the area does attract a number of professionals looking to set up camp within walking distance of the city’s business center. The area also attracts younger newcomers interested in the chic living spaces and numerous cultural and entertainment offerings found downtown.

Friday Night Fun

The many bars and lounges near Michigan Avenue give night owls a great opportunity to indulge in a cosmopolitan-­styled evening of cocktails and relaxation. Those looking for a musical backdrop are sure to enjoy one of the area’s notable clubs, where tunes born out of the city’s deep-­rooted jazz tradition play well into the night. Fans of larger venues should check the schedule on nearby Northerly Island, where you can see a show at the large outdoor concert pavilion.

The Perfect Sunday

Spend the day learning about the natural sciences on the Museum Campus, where three of the city's most notable museums are located. The Field Museum offers an array of fossils and interactive exhibits that will appeal to adults and children alike. For a glimpse underwater, drop in on a show at the Shedd Aquarium. The Adler Planetarium offers snapshots of the stars as well as a famous view of Chicago’s skyline. During the fall, you might also root on the Bears from Soldier Field or a nearby bar.

Locals Love

Trips to museums • Nearby lakefront • Close to downtown.

Locals Don't Love

Rush hour on Lake Shore Drive • Lack of parking • Crowds from Soldier Field.


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