South Loop

South Loop

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About South Loop

Home to both luxurious high-rise condos and a number of college campuses, the South Loop is a microcosm of the bustling city that is Chicago, combining unmatched urban living with cultural flavor. Almost everything is nearby, from shopping to dining to world-famous museums, attracting a crowd of professionals who come for the neighborhood's proximity to the business district.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $148,000 to $2,250,000

Closed Prices: $110,000 to $1,837,500

Median Sale Price: $363,000

Average $ per sq ft: $322

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $39099/mo, $0 to $681, $320/quarter

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1883 to 2023

Sq. Ft.: 527 to 6000 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around South Loop

Around South Loop

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.

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.

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.

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.

A diverse crowd of people cycles through the South Loop, from tourists to street performers to college students. The neighborhood is home to people from all over the world, which is reflected in the wide variety of restaurants and shops you can find. All ages and interests can find something to explore in the South Loop.

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.

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.

Locals Love

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

Locals Don't Love

  • Expensive Parking
  • Event Traffic at Soldier Field
  • Businesses Close Relatively Early

Neighborhood Reviews

2 Reviews
5.0

Lots of growth, great transit access and very dog friendly

Michael G
The South Loop has a lot going for it these days with the addition of a lot of new shops and restaurants over the last few years. Along with that, it has the added benefit of being very close to the Loop, Grant Park, Soldier Field and the Museum Campus. For me personally, I really enjoy the dog-friendliness of the neighborhood. Many buildings allow dogs, even large dogs, and a lot of the residents take full advantage of it. My dog is never short of friends to play with at Grant Bark Park or Fred Anderson Dog Park. I think dogs in the South Loop actually get better exercise than most dogs in the suburbs. Beyond that, transportation access is great whether by car or public transit. We've got stops for the Green, Orange, Blue and Red lines within a couple blocks of most Sloop locations. We've also got on-ramps onto to I-55, I-290, and I-90/94 and Lake Shore Drive. And the Loop is just a short walk to the north.

A really exciting place to live

Samantha R
There's never a dull moment when you live here- whether it's a festival in Grant Park, a charity 5k on Lake Shore Drive, or a concert at Soldier Field, you will truly never be bored in the South Loop. It's also home to a number of local universities, which keeps the crowds of locals diverse and fun. Possibly the best part of the area, though, is the ease of access to transportation. You're right by the Metra for access to suburbs, and at the center of all CTA lines to get to pretty much any Chicago neighborhood.
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