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Printers Row is a great neighborhood, with lots of shopping, dining, and activities close by. Almost every major CTA line is nearby, making transportation easy. Dearborn Park is located centrally, and Grant Park is just a short walk away.
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!
Absolutely one of the best kept secrets in Chicago to live. Prices for some of the older stock condos/lofts in the area are affordable. The location is very central to everything. What a lot of folks don't know is that you have direct access to every single L line within a 5 min walk (with exception to the Green Line which requires a transfer). Easy walk to anywhere in the Loop and everything else in the area.

The little park tucked away on Dearborn street is a hidden oasis with its quaint water fountain, and the weekend farmer's market held her during the warmer months is awesome. Sandmeyer's bookstore is one of the last remaining independent bookstores in the city, easily one of the most charming in the entire city.
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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.
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.
Printers Row gets is name from historically being the home of many old printing and publishing business back in the early 20th century. It has now evolved into a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural oasis for many families. Several university campuses are in this area, so at times, many youth are keeping the energy high, especially during the early evening. If you want the suburban neighborhood feel, with a quality city lifestyle, then the South Loop Printers Row neighborhood is the place to be.
Diverse, vibrant neighborhood that is super close to the loop. Some of the neighborhood fixtures (bars, bookstores, and historical buildings) give the area a cozy feel but the new apartments and condos and the general diversity of the area also make it feel very vibrant and exciting. Printers Row is literally steps from to the major downtown festivals and events in the summer (e.g., Blues Fest, Taste, Draft Town), and has a huge annual event in its own (LitFest).