The Tri Taylor neighborhood is within MLS area 8028. It is located on the Near West Side of Chicago, on the western end of Taylor Street’s Little Italy. The triangle shaped area is bordered by Congress Parkway to the North, the diagonal Ogden Avenue to the East, Roosevelt Road on the south and railroad tracks on the west.
Traditionally, this area is an extension of Little Italy but has been considered one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago as it borders African American, Irish, Hispanic and Italian areas. Today, the growing area is mostly inhabited by students from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is also home to the Chicago Technology Park research center as well as the West Side Center for Disease Control, the office for the Medical Examiner of Cook County, and the Chicago Hope Academy.
Residents who live in the Tri Taylor area are attracted to the neighborhood for it is a short walk from a variety of restaurants and bakeries in Little Italy and is also conveniently close to Greek Town on Halsted Avenue. This community, is characterized by its European-style, restored 19th century rowhouses and two and three flats, as well as townhouses and single family homes built with Joliet limestone after the fire of 1872.