So, 27th street? What is the draw there? Why would anyone in their right mind invest in or want to move to 27th and Wells? That’s where the new “SoHi” neighborhood comes in. Their motto is So Much So Close. Much like the SoHo neighborhood in Manhattan or Chicago – SoHi stands for “South of Highland”. At least the name is a break from the 3rd/5th/latest craze Ward District!
So what does 27th street have? How about these for starters: A freeway exit, Marquette University and Harley Davidson headquarters. Its 5 minutes from Downtown - the stoplights are perfectly timed all the way down Wells street, 5 minutes from Miller Park, 5 minutes from Wauwatosa. Its right up the block from the newly renovated Ambassador Hotel and its Envoy lounge. Of course, there are some down sides too, but the district has stepped up security in an all-out effort to revitalize the area. Many of the multi-unit residential buildings have already been improved in that area over the past 10 years leaving a live-able environment. Couple that with some new excitement, some cash, and some fresh condos at a reasonable price, and maybe, just maybe, you have a vibrant new district called SoHi.
They’ve got an open house coming up on Saturday October 21st from 1-3pm. Stop by and check out the excitement: www.sohidistrict.org . It took awhile, but there is a lot going on right now. There are new businesses, new rental units, and new condos. Both already improved, and more importantly under construction. These condos aren’t the downtown-$300k+ variety, they are around $100k with space to enjoy!