Douglas is a colorful south side Chicago community named for politician Stephen A. Douglas. The region is famous as both a current and historic hub for African American artists, home to many thriving black businesses. Residents can experience local artwork everywhere from the area’s painted murals to swank galleries such as the Guichard Gallery and Steelelife Gallery. Local cuisine traces its global roots in soulful restaurants such as Mississippi Rick’s, Rick’s Munchies, L26, and Bronzeville Coffee and Tea. Nearby entertainment spots similarly reflect African American pride, including the famous Harold Washington Cultural Center.
Douglas real estate is equally mindful of its heritage, boasting beautiful vintage and historic properties. Towering Victorian, Greystone, and Italianate homes abound, featuring friendly porches, verandas, and picture windows. Architecture lovers will appreciate the unique woodwork, stone carving, and design of these homes. Families will appreciate the convenient proximity to the CTA Green Line, Metra Electric District Line, and fine schools such as the Illinois Institute of Technology.