Welcome to the Near South Side
Chicago's Near South is a community reborn. It is home to thriving businesses, five historic districts, covers at least eight TIF Districts; and includes major Cultural and Educational institutions in the City of Chicago. Looking today at the area just south of the Loop, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River, you'll find a vibrant place where you can live, work, play, study, and shop.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE NEAR SOUTH
Near South Planning Board
Winter Breakfast Program
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
636 S. Michigan Avenue
Registration and Networking: 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Program: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Celebrate, Cultivate and Prosper
What Tourism Means to the Business Community
President & CEO, Choose Chicago
Executive Director, The Auditorium Theatre
Brett Batterson, Executive Director of the Auditorium Theatre, will share highlights of the theatre's first 125 years, leading up to the National Football League's decision to host the 2015 NFL Draft at the national historic landmark theatre. Choose Chicago's President Don Welsh will follow with a discussion on what Near South residents and businesses can expect during the draft. He will share plans to date and elaborate on how this exciting opportunity came to Chicago's South Loop as well as focus on what tourism means to the business community in general.
THE NEAR SOUTH SIDE - A PLACE TO LIVE, PLAY AND WORK
From young singles to empty-nesters, people are finding homes in new high-rise towers, in rehabilitated coach houses, in lofts converted from old warehouses, or in communities of new townhouses.
Explore our diverse neighborhoods and visit the restaurants, retail shops, museums, galleries and historic sites of spots like Printers Row, Chinatown, the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Motor Row, and Central Station for just a start. Experience amazing events at McCormick Place, the nation's largest convention center; or peruse the White Sox schedule for a home game at U.S. Cellular Field.
All in all, the Near South encompasses many amenities from retail, health care, fitness, churches, hospitals... the essentials that link you to the community. It's also a center for education. Over 24 colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning call the Near South home.
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