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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Population
8,421

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,780
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,932
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Printers Row Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    181
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    79
    500
  • Theft
    2,328
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$94,186
National
$55,322
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Absolutely love living in this neighborhood. Dearborn street has a ton of charm and the tiny park with it's water fountain running in the summer along with the Saturday farmers market is the icing on the cake. The location has access to two 24h subways and one elevated Loop station within a block or two radius, which gives you direct access to all line colors except the Green and Yellow. There are so many dining options within Printers Row and the immediate surrounding area and the lake, Grant Park, Museum Campus, State Street, Michigan Ave, etc etc, all within walking distance. The surprising part that many don't know is that you can still get a loft or condo in one of the charming older buildings for a pretty affordable price. Buy now because things are still happening in the area. Once the Wells-Wentworth connector is built and the river complex is completed along with the 78 further south, this area will take off even more than it already has!
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A Charming historic neighborhood, home of the old Dearborn train station. Only a few blocks away from Grant Park, Millenium Park, State Street Shopping, theaters and the Loop. with a friendly vibe. Close to Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Lines and most major bus routes. Great restaurants, pubs, famous jazz venues in the neighborhood.

Walking distance to Dearborn Park, Grant Park and Millenium Park, Museum Campus, the Art Institute, the Chicago Public Library, and nearby theaters.

Alos close to Chicago Board of Trade, Merchantile Exchange, downtown business district, numerous major universities, Lake Michigan, State Street and Roosevelt Avenue shopping. Nice neighbors, dog friendly.
Printer's Row has everything I love about living in Chicago. Beautiful, landmark architecture. Saturday morning Farmer's Market. Restaurants, Bars, Bookstores. Public Transportation hub of the city. Top CPS High School (Jones College Prep, (I have one grad and one student) and top grade school (South Loop Elementary). Small parks, walk 2 blocks to Grant Park. Walk to stores TJ's, Whole Foods, Target. Walk to World Class Culture- Art Institute, Field, CSO, Lyric that rivals any city on Earth. And it's safe. Zero violent crime. Super diverse.