Monthly Archives: February 2009

Neighborhood Profile: Near South Side

The city of Chicago anticipates that the Near South Side will experience one of the city’s biggest population increases over the next several years.

Because of the nearby Mercy Hospital, many medical professionals call this neighborhood home, as do artists taking advantage of home with large, open layouts. The Near South Side remains an old Chicago personality — something difficult to find today.

The neighborhood’s accessibility to the Loop, Chinatown, the Prairie District and the nearby Douglas Park means that plenty of restaurants, shops, and nightlife are within walking distance. Near South Side residents get to enjoy the quiet of their little enclave with ease of access to downtown Chicago — it truly is an island inside the hustle and bustle of the city.

Located on the southern edge of the Near South Side neighborhood is Dunbar Park. Whether it’s a game of tennis, a few laps around the track or a pick-up game of baseball you’re looking for, Dunbar Park can accommodate every recreational inclination.

After sparking up an appetite playing around at Douglas Park, you can head to one of the neighborhood’s restaurants to satisfy your hunger. Whatever you crave can be found minutes from any resident’s doorstep. China Town Cafe, Grand Palace and Ricobene’s, are all Near South Side native eateries and are sure to give you what you are looking for.

McCormick Place fulfills demand for fairs and exhibitions near the lakefront. In 1960, construction was begun on McCormick Place and is now a huge exposition and convention complex for a number of regular Chicago events. McCormick Place also houses the Arie Crown Theatre and is the annual location for the Chicago Auto Show.

Residing among all the culture and history of the Near South Side is Eastgate Village — a community designed for the present and future of Chicago. With units available in townhomes, duplexes and walk-up condominiums, Eastgate Village is perfect for any lifestyle. Schedule an appointment at Eastgate Village today!

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New to You: New CTA Entrance on Polk


The opening of this new CTA entryway, marks the hopeful future for the developing area near the South Loop.

For city commuters constantly searching for the perfect route to the office or are just looking for the fastest way from point A to point B, the new CTA entrance may be one direction to consider. The Red Line has opened up a new street level entrance to the CTA for Harrison at Polk Streets that can be found at Polk and State.

The opening of this new CTA entryway, marks the hopeful future for the developing area near the South Loop.  Polk Street is already a hot spot for various restaurants, bars, festivals, stores and other entertainment venues. And if you’re already a frequent rider who is ready for a change, this may be your ticket to experience a whole new funnel of people that will be parusing through the heart of Printer’s Row and engaging in everything the area has to offer.

Eastgate Village is mere moments from this access point to all the hustle and bustle of Chicago.  Check out our Facebook Page and learn more about the neighborhood and community, as well as, why living at Eastgate Village is wonderful oppurtunity.

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