Located on Chicago's South Side, Bridgeport is the birthplace of five Chicago mayors, the home of the Chicago White Sox, and one of Chicago's original ethnic working-class neighborhoods. But that’s only the beginning of Bridgeport’s story.
Today the close-knit neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Early on, immigrants of all nationalities moved to the area to work on construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal along the Chicago River.
Now developers are flocking to the area to convert older warehouses and manufacturing plants into loft homes that appeal to buyers discovering the area for its affordability and proximity to downtown.
In addition to converted warehouses, the neighborhood is also seeing new construction with single-family homes and three-flat walk-up condominiums alongside historic bungalows.
Bridgeport is conveniently located along the CTA Red Line and several bus lines, all within easy reach of the city.
Bridgeport has become a thriving artists' community with multiple galleries, the Bridgeport Museum of Modern Art, and the Version and Select Media art festivals. The Bridgeport Art Center, occupying the former 500,000 square foot Spiegel Catalog Warehouse, provides a stunning creative space, with incredible views for artists and events.
Of course, sports fans love having practically a front-row seat to major league baseball with the White Sox playing right up the street at Guaranteed Rate Field.