The 606 Opens in Time for Summer

The Bloomingdale Trail, AKA the 606, opened to the public on June 6th. This biker friendly trail has been the talk of the town for the last few years for many Bucktown and Logan Square residents as plans for the project were revealed.

Many of us have seen the abandoned, overgrown rail track that crosses many of West Town’s most popular areas. The feedback I’ve gained from discussions with our tenants in these areas is that they are excited. They are excited to have a new option for a place to run, a place to safely bike, and a place to take a stroll with the dog. One of our tenants told me this week that it’s a park like setting that serves as an efficient route towards downtown.

I agree that the 606 is a positive addition for this section of Chicago. The trail is utilizing a previously abandoned stretch of land that was dark and full of crime, and has created a park like trail Chicagoan’s can use in many positive ways. The 606 is something we are promoting in marketing when leasing to new renters. If you live nearby this trail, you should know that it’s available to you. I believe that the 606 has helped us lease our rentals to prospective tenants. I’ve had conversations with other investors to the area and they too are excited. Bucktown and Logan Square properties are typically smaller, walk up style buildings, without any of the amenities new developments would have. People are attracted to these buildings because of the neighborhood feel and privacy you lose in larger buildings (not to mention $$$). The neighborhood is their amenity. And the 606 is another addition to the area that serves as an ideal amenity.

Root Realty has many wonderful rentals near the 606. Call us today to be matched up with your next great apartment.