Printer’s Row is a historic oasis filled with local shops, bars, restaurants and parks.
Historical · Walkable · Vibrant · Charming
Printer’s Row is located just south of The Loop and is close to the Chicago River. Its name came from the many buildings in the area that were used by publishing businesses in the late 1880s. Now, those same buildings have been converted into residential condos and lofts. You will find a mix of housing options here, from converted residential lofts to new high rises, making it the perfect neighborhood mix.
If you’re planning on living in Printer’s Row, expect tree-lined streets, historical, red brick buildings and a friendly neighborhood vibe. You’ll be a short walk away from major train lines and busses for a short and easy commute. Sitting in between The Loop and South Loop, expect a quieter oasis in the heart of Chicago. You’ll see friendly faces and small, neighborhood shops that will make you forget you’re in the middle of downtown Chicago.
Printer's Row Chicago Neighborhood Guide
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This neighborhood offers an urban feel with a special suburban charm, just south of The Loop. The charm of the converted, historical printing and publishing buildings is mixed with luxury high rise rentals. Expect open floor plans and tall ceilings, perfect for lovers of exposed-brick. The neighborhood is centered around walkability and small neighborhood businesses. It’s home to the old Dearborn Station and printing presses. Walk along South Dearborn Street for small, local shops. In the summer, you’ll find the local Saturday Farmers’ Market and local street festivals, including Printer’s Row Lit Fest and Art Festival.
This welcoming neighborhood includes the quaint yet modern
for all of your gourmet kitchen needs. Head to Half Sour for your favorite beer on draft, local events, and comedy shows. Printer’s Row is an easy walk from the Chicago River, so take your pup on a stroll around Southbank Park and Riverwalk on sunny days. Don’t forget to head to Printer’s Row Park for a local farmer’s market and Printer’s Row Wine Bar and Shop for advice on your next favorite bottle.
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Parking may be difficult in Printer’s Row, but the nearby public transport options are extensive. Printer’s Row is extremely close to several CTA train lines and busses, which makes commuting and traveling around the city a breeze. It is walking distance to Grant Park, Southbank Riverwalk, and the Chicago Public Library. Spend the summer here outside at the farmer’s market, a local street festival, a neighborhood park, or on a patio at a neighborhood bar. Live here if you want to live in the heart of Chicago with a mix of industrial lofts and modern high-rise buildings.