South Loop

Chicago, Illinois

Overview

The South Loop has gone through a number of transformations in its lifetime, from museum hotspot to college campus mecca to restaurant powerhouse, but no one can deny its consistent appeal. Hosting quaint (and unexpected, given its proximity to the towering skyscrapers of the Loop) single-family homes and high-rises that soar above the city, the South Loop is as comfortable as it is forward thinking. While the constant flow of college students and office workers fill the neighborhood during the day, at night the neighborhood transitions into a quiet enclave in the shadows of the city's most iconic buildings. Home to one of the most exciting restaurant scenes in the city, front row access to Grant Park, and the city's most famous museums, the South Loop offers a combination of amenities and serenity unmatched by most urban neighborhoods.

Homes in South Loop

Where To Live

Skyscrapers are the hallmark of the South Loop, and you can't go wrong with the views. With the Willis Tower to the north and Lake Michigan to the east, South Loop condos have an unrivaled vantage point to the city. Living near Michigan Avenue tends to put you closer to the crowds, while living just south of Roosevelt Road gives you quieter options.

Price Vibes

The South Loop provides a wider range of home styles in a greater variety of environments, giving residents of the neighborhood more price points to fit their situation. The more industrial southern end of the neighborhood offers more flexibility for first-time homebuyers, while homes in the northern end of the neighborhood—putting one closer to the Loop—fetch higher prices, but are still budget-friendly relative to other neighborhoods that make up the Downtown area.

Around South Loop

Where To Eat

The South Loop encapsulates the wider Chicago food scene with a variety of restaurants offering the city’s best. You can grab a hot dog and a milkshake on State Street or head down Wabash Avenue for a Michelin Star meal at Acadia, whose menu draws inspiration from Maine’s coastal cuisine.

Friday Night Fun

South Loop is home to quite a few late-night bars and pubs. Buddy Guy's Legends is a neighborhood staple for live blues music, while Reggies hosts local and touring rock bands. Residents can also catch a show at a local theater or an occasional concert at Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears.

The Perfect Sunday

Head to Yolk for their creative brunch stylings or toss around a frisbee in Grant Park, one of Chicago's largest green spaces. The South Loop also puts you within walking distance of the picturesque lakefront, a perfect destination for jogging or reading. Of course, all of Downtown Chicago’s attractions are short distance away as well. South Loop residents would do well to get a season pass to The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the finest art collections in the world.

Transportation Options

From the South Loop, there are generally only two ways to go: north or south. There are two Red Line stations, which take one north to the Loop in just a couple of minutes or south to Chinatown and beyond. The Green Line also takes you south to Harlem and west to the suburb of Oak Park, and the Orange Line will also take you north to the Loop and southwest to Midway Airport. Farther south, there are two bus routes that will take you west to Chinatown or Pilsen. Traffic is generally kinder to drivers in the South Loop than in other parts of Downtown, but the neighborhood still maintains an urban, walkable feel.

Living Here

Locals Love

Being in the Heart of Downtown • Easy Access to Public Transportation • Endless Shopping and Conveniences


Residents Say

My favorite part about the South Loop neighborhood is its proximity to the unique parts of Chicago that make it special, like the lakefront, museums, parks and downtown area, all while being in a place that feels modern, convenient and not too crowded.
- South Loop Resident

Homes for Sale

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