(The Loop | Lakeshore East)
Chicago’s iconic business district, The Loop, has embraced the beauty of balance. Once considered all business, The Loop has become an increasingly popular place to live, work and play.
The Loop’s evolution began in the 1990s as developers built new high-rises and repurposed office buildings for residential use. Today homebuyers can find a wealth of housing options in the historic center of downtown Chicago.
In addition to luxury condominium buildings interspersed among office high rises, The Loop is also home to several large-scale mixed-use developments. These planned communities include amenities such as grocery stores and schools that were previously unavailable in The Loop. Home prices reflect the growing popularity of The Loop as a residential area.
The Loop offers a unique opportunity to live among Chicago’s most iconic landmarks and must-see attractions – from Grant Park, Millennium Park and Navy Pier to the Theatre District and the Art Institute. Residents also have a front row seat to Chicago's marquee events, such as the Taste of Chicago, the Air and Water Show and the Chicago Blues Festival.
Fine dining, cocktails and quick bites can be found at the many restaurants in the area and also at Revival Food Hall – a 24,000-square-foot marketplace that spotlights more than a dozen of the city’s favorite eateries.
Shopping is an easy stroll down the Magnificent Mile. Music is enjoyed at any number of venues and events. And on Monday, when it’s time to get back to work, the office is just a walk away.
Lakeshore East neighborhood has risen above its humble beginnings as a rail yard to become an upscale high-rise haven.
The neighborhood, official since 1991 when Lakeshore East Association of Residents (NEAR) was recognized, is one of several popular areas in or near the Loop.
The neighborhood is bordered by Michigan Avenue to the west, the Chicago River to the north, Randolph Street to the south and Lake Shore Drive to the east. Columbus Drive bisects the area’s triple-level streets, which allow trucks to make deliveries below without disrupting the traffic flow above.
The area is sought after for its convenient location, architecture and amenities. Residents enjoy world-class parks, theater, shopping, bars and restaurants with easy access to work in the Loop or a day at the beach.
Homes include predominantly upscale high-rise condominiums offering incredible views and amenities. During the winter, the Pedway makes for a comfortable walk through downtown; and commuters have access to numerous buses, the L and Metra.
The Refine Residential Team is a dynamic group of 8 real estate brokers who consistently rank in the top 1% of brokers in the Chicagoland area.