Riding the Red Line: Roosevelt

The third stop on my tour of the Red Line was the Roosevelt station near Roosevelt Road and State Street in the South Loop.

Traveling north from the South Side, Roosevelt is the first subway station that riders encounter. The surrounding neighborhood is more dense than the areas around the Cermak/Chinatown or Sox/35th stations, but Roosevelt actually sees less traffic than either of those stations on a yearly basis. The station does get a 95 from Walk Score, and rightly so — Grant Park is close, as are stores, restaurants, and a variety of high-rises and townhomes.

From Roosevelt, riders can transfer to seven CTA buses and the Orange and Green lines at Roosevelt/Wabash, or walk east to the Metra Electric and South Shore Lines at Museum Campus/11th Street.

The most common type of home for sale near the Roosevelt station is a two-bedroom / two-bath condo. The median price of a home is over $550,000, and the average time on market is 720 days (skewed dramatically by the number of unsold homes at One Museum Park‘s two towers).

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