South Loop

Dynamic, Diverse, Urban Setting with Lakeview View Access

Discover the South Loop

Ideal location for those looking for a vibrant and lively culture, captivating art galleries and a scenic waterfront greenery. Close proximity to Lake Michigan and Northerly Island which offers beautiful grasslands with strolling paths and a stunning view of Chicago’s Skyline. The neighborhood is bounded by the Chicago River to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, Roosevelt Road to the south, and the Chicago River to the west.

The South Loop has a rich history, and was once home to many of Chicago’s wealthiest families during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, the area is known for its mix of residential, commercial, and cultural attractions.

In the 1900’s the area was full of freight and passenger railroad yards at the southern end of the business district. Loft buildings were used for printing and express shipping. However, by the Mid 20th century when the printing and railroad industry declined the area was left vacant.

In the 1980’s the area was revitalized and since then, housing has boomed with historic lofts, high-rise condominiums, and new construction apartments. The neighborhood is well-connected to public transportation, with several CTA bus and train lines serving the area.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


  • MingHin Cuisine
  • Flo and Santos
  • Tapas Valencia
  • Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
  • Yolk


  • Museum Campus
  • Auditorium Theatre
  • Jazz Showcase
  • The Second City
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Buddy Guy’s Legends Blues Club
  • Wintrust Arena


  • Roosevelt Collection Shops
  • State Street
  • Printer’s Row
  • The Shops at North Bridge
  • Maxwell Street Market
  • Dearborn Station
  • South Loop Market

Things to do

  • Visit one of the many museums including the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. Visitors can learn about natural history, space exploration, and aquatic life, among other things.
  • The South Loop is located right along Lake Michigan and has several parks and beaches to enjoy. Take a stroll along the lakefront trail or have a picnic in one of the parks.
  • Explore and admire the historic architecture – home to the city’s oldest house built in 1836, now functioning as a museum, Clark House Museum.
  • Enjoy the thriving arts scene with several galleries, performance spaces, and music venues. 


The south loop is home to several highly regarded schools, ranging from elementary schools to universities.

  • South Loop Elementary School
  • Jones College Prep
  • British International School of Chicago
  • National Louis University
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Roosevelt University
  • DePaul University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology

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