The newest addition to Chicago’s family of neighborhoods, the Fulton-Randolph Market district is a recently designated landmark district bounded by Grand Avenue and Randolph Street to the north and south, and Western Ave and I/90-94 to the east and west. From the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th, the Fulton Market district served as a produce and meat packing district and a hub of wholesale food distribution in the Midwest. In the early 1900s, the nation’s “Big Three” meat packers, Philip Armour, Gustavus Swift, and Nelson Morris, all operated on the Fulton Market Street. Today, Fulton Market is still largely associated with food, attracting Chicago foodies who seek the avant-garde.
Fulton’s gritty industrial past are evident in its historic manufacturing and warehouse buildings, which now house offices for some of the world’s biggest companies. Google, Uber, and McDonald’s have established a presence in Fulton Market, bringing with them a slew of young employees. Where there were once meat companies and cold storage facilities, there are now creative firms, award winning restaurants and new places to call home.
- 14,200% population growth since 2000
- 70% professional workforce
- 67% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher
- Skinner Elementary
- Young High School
- Noble-Rauner High School
- Noble-Golder High School
- Ogden High School
Dining, Nightlife, and Shopping
Foodies flock to Fulton Market! Quickly becoming one of Chicago’s most sought after neighborhoods, the Fulton Market District features celebrity-chef driven restaurants.
Real Estate Options
Lofts- and lots of them. Fulton Market’s old factories and warehouses are transforming into trendy offices and lofts for the neighborhood’s booming population. Since major companies like Google, Uber, Rick Bayless, Soho House, Billy Reid, McDonald’s, and Kit & Ace have opened offices in the area, housing demand has far exceeded supply.
1K Fulton, once a 1920s era cold storage warehouse, is now a state of the art LEED Gold Certified office and retail space. Developer Sterling Bay is behind the 1K Fulton project, along with several other office/retail developments at 1055 W. Fulton, 1245 W. Fulton, and 1100 W. Fulton. As far as residential real estate goes, there are plans by Tucker Development and Bridgford Foods to build a complex that would accommodate 582 new residential units. Bridgford is planning a 13 story building at 171 N. Green and a 5 story structure at 170 N. Green.