Growing · Residential · Lake Views · Convenient
The South Loop has been the center of new residential construction in Chicago for the last decade as people have realized just how convenient it is. South Loop boasts a large amount of green space, Soldier Field, and an easy commute to The Loop. While many South Loop buildings are brand new high rises, the rent is comparably more affordable than other neighborhoods.
Taking a lakeshore stroll or running along the lake is easy for South Loopers, with its convenient location. Residents of South Loop can be found dining outside at a cafe or taking advantage of their building’s ample amenities on weeknights. The weekends in South Loop are spent walking to Shedd Aquarium or Adler planetarium for whimsical exploration. Or, using the money saved on rent to attend Lollapalooza or go shopping downtown.
Because South Loop is mostly residential, the nightlife options here are slim to none. Most people head downtown for their entertainment, which makes this neighborhood a quiet place to settle down.
South Loop offers a classical and creative feel to Chicago residents with a glimpse at historic Chicago as it was during the boom of the Industrial Revolution. Walk along Motor Row or Prairie Avenue District to witness the windy city through the ages. It is even home to Printer's Row, a mini-neighborhood comprised of re-purposed printing houses. South Loop is one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago because it gives residents convenient access to Chicago’s business district while also providing easy entry to the city’s quiet eastern locales. Not to mention, there's numerous food options at your doorstep.
Residents and visitors to South Loop will never run out of things to do. South Loop is home to Chicago’s Museum Campus, boasting five of the city’s most renowned attractions—The Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, The Field Museum of Natural History, and the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place. Legendary blues musicians have performed throughout Lincoln Park, and music lovers will delight in the numerous music venues, jazz clubs, and speakeasies in this enchanting neighborhood.
Check out our list of the best bars in South Loop.
Live here if you crave a big city feel without big city stressors. South Loop’s convenient location between Magnificent Mile and South Commons strikes the perfect balance between urban dwelling and small-town charm. Opt to stay in South Loop for an authentic Chicago experience and backdoor access to world-famous attractions.