Riding the Red Line, starting at Sox / 35th

Last Wednesday I started what will be an ongoing project through the next month or two: a series of videos profiling each Red Line station between Bridgeport and Rogers Park. I started off near the Sox / 35th station, located between the northbound and southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway, and started traveling north. That afternoon I made it as far as the southern end of the Loop (and would have gone farther, had the train not turned into an express from Harrison to Chicago), and occasionally over the coming days and weeks you’ll see segments for each stop along the way.

As I said, the first station I visited was Sox / 35th, which services Bridgeport and US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, to the west, and Bronzeville and the Illinois Institute of Technology to the east. From this point south, the Red Line runs inside the Dan Ryan’s lanes all the way to 95th Street in Roseland, and stops at platforms similar to this one along the way. The next stop on the trip north is Cermak / Chinatown.

The average home found within a few blocks of the Sox / 35th station has three bedrooms, two baths, and a little over 2,000 square feet, is priced around $250,000, and has been on the market for 328 days, according to Redfin.

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