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Five years ago, Kelly Dougherty, 42, left the Edison Park neighborhood for the heart of the city — the Metropolis Condominiums at State and Monroe — and never looked back.

Dougherty and wife Chris Kadow-Dougherty aren’t alone in their appreciation of Loop living. The Loop enjoyed a surge in residents from 2000-2010, according to the Chicago Loop Alliance’s Economic Study and Impact Report released Thursday.

“Shortly after we moved here, we sold our car,” said Dougherty, a sustainability consultant and proposal manager at Weston Solutions, an environmental and construction firm with offices in the Loop. “The transportation options are excellent.”

Dougherty now faces “an arduous five-minute walk” to work, while his wife takes the L and a bus to her candy-making kitchen, Whimsical Candy, home to La-Dee-Dahs.

The couple previously had 20- to 30-minute or longer train commutes to work each way each day.

Dougherty enjoys the opportunity to attend after-work functions with his extra time.

“It is time I no longer have to be cramped in a train, doing nothing,” he said.

The Loop has proven to be a true neighborhood, he said. Chris walks the dog each day to Grant Park, and all the locals know each other’s dogs’ names.

“People who live here bump into each other every day,” he said.

Dougherty appreciates the neighborhood attractions: the Art Institute, Millennium Park and Grant Park among them. He also appreciates the eco-friendly environment. His building has a green roof and encourages recycling, and and he doesn’t need a car to go to a bar, restaurant or concert.

Loop, Chicago Real Estate Listings

Sold Listings in Loop, Chicago

6 N Michigan Avenue, Unit Number 1403 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 6 N Michigan Avenue, Unit Number 1403, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 09838677)
3 beds 3 baths 1,976 sqft $1,025,000
222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 4005 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 4005, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 09785020)
1 bed 1 bath 685 sqft $1,700
222 N Columbus Drive ,Unit Number 4007 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Drive ,Unit Number 4007, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08739996)
1 bed 1 bath $1,800
222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 508 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 508, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08640611)
1 bed 1 bath 750 sqft $1,795
420 E Waterside Street, Unit Number 306 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 420 E Waterside Street, Unit Number 306, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08468849)
1 bed 1 bath 629 sqft $224,000
420 E Waterside Street, Unit Number 206 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 420 E Waterside Street, Unit Number 206, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08443313)
1 bed 1 bath 629 sqft $215,000
420 E Waterside Drive, Unit Number 2110 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 420 E Waterside Drive, Unit Number 2110, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08407819)
2 beds 3 baths 1,356 sqft $3,300
212 W Washington Street, Unit Number 2112 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 212 W Washington Street, Unit Number 2112, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08344950)
1 bed 1 bath 723 sqft $1,700
222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 1111 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 1111, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08324048)
1 bed 1 bath 525 sqft $1,600
222 N Columbus Street, Unit Number 1102 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Street, Unit Number 1102, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08321984)
1 bed 1 bath 520 sqft $1,400
222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 407 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 407, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08215874)
1 bed 1 bath $185,000
420 E Waterside Drive, Unit Number 1112 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 420 E Waterside Drive, Unit Number 1112, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08213590)
1 bed 1 bath 647 sqft $1,925
222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 408 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 408, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08138489)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $184,900
222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 2005 Chicago, IL 60611
Photo of 222 N Columbus Drive, Unit Number 2005, Chicago, IL 60611 (MLS # 08094550)
1 bed 1 bath $1,600
212 W Washington Street, Unit Number 2112 CHICAGO, IL 60611
Photo of 212 W Washington Street, Unit Number 2112, CHICAGO, IL 60611 (MLS # 08068993)
1 bed 1 bath 723 sqft $1,600

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Loop, Chicago School Data

Chicago School Districts

City Of Chicago School District 299
PK-12
http://www.cps.edu/
Central Stickney School District 110
PK-8
Intermediate Service Center 3
K-2
Illinois Migrant Council
n/a
Horizon Science Acad-Mckinley Park
PK-12
Horizon Science Acad-Belmont
PK-12

Chicago Schools

Healy Program Center North
n/a, public
Il Center For Rehab & Educ-R
4-12, public
Logandale Middle School
PK-8, public
http://avondalelogandaleschool.org/
Marshall Middle School
7-8, public
Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Center
PK-8, public
Irving Park Middle School
7-8, public
Jordan Elementary Community School
PK-8, public
http://www.jordan.cps.edu/
Audubon Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://www.audubonelementary.org
Avalon Park Elementary School
PK-8, public
Avondale Elementary School
PK-5, public
Banneker Elementary School
PK-8, public
Barnard Elementary Comp Math & Science Center
PK-8, public
http://www.barnard.cps.k12.il.us
Barry Elementary School
PK-6, public
Amundsen High School
9-12, public
http://www.amundsenhs.org
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School
9-12, public
http://dunbarhs.weebly.com/
Barton Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://www.bartonschoolchicago.org/
Bass Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://perkinsbasselementary.org/
Bateman Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://bateman.cps.edu
Nicholson Technology Acad Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://www.nicholsonstem.org/
Beaubien Elementary School
PK-8, public
Beethoven Elementary School
PK-8, public
Beidler Elementary School
PK-8, public
Belding Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://beldingelementary.com
Bell Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://agbellschool.com
Bennett Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://bennettes.org/