Welcome to the South Loop
Something for everyone
Welcome to the South Loop. The fast-growing South loop neighborhood is a modern, stylish commuter haven of new construction residential high rises, lavish townhomes, and rehabbed warehouse lofts alongside the Museum Campus just South of the Loop. South Loop includes the smaller neighborhoods of Dearborn Park, Printer's Row, Prairie District, and Central Station.
Public transportation is easy: the South Loop has access to Red, Green and Orange line CTA trains, as well as the Metra light rail stations. There are also many buses, which traverse the neighborhood.
Perfect for those who: work in the Loop, and want a more relaxed environment and newer units than the Loop, and a more mellow atmosphere than River North and hipper than Streeterville.
What it is like to live in the South Loop: An easy commute into the Loop or River North means less time wasted traveling every day. Instead, spend time at quiet coffee shop, stroll along the river at Ping Tom Park, grab a drink at one of a number of local bars and restaurants. The South Loop tends to be less packed with tourists than the Loop itself, and business centered more around residents than commuters.
The South Loop is located to the south of LaSalle Street, east of the 90 Expressway, north of the 55 Expressway Junction, and west of Lake Michigan.
Types of residential housing:
- Vintage and contemporary multi-family apartment buildings, including mid-rises and high-rises offering high-amenity condos and apartments
- Single-family homes, townhomes, and rowhouses
The South Loop has access to Red, Green and Orange line CTA trains, as well as the Metra light rail stations. I-55 and I-90/94 also cut through the neighborhood, as well as Lake Shore Drive.
Schools in the South Loop
The South Loop is home to a number of outstanding public and private elementary schools and high schools.
Attractions, landmarks, and things to do
The museum campus lies on the neighborhoods Eastern border, home to the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, the Shed Aquarium and Soldier Field. Beautiful historic mansions line the Motor Row District on South Michigan Avenue. McCormick Place is home to some of the largest conferences and expositions in the world. There are plenty of opportunities to see live music, from huge stadium concerts which take place on Northerly Island, locals rocking at Reggie's, rising DJs spinning at the Shrine, classic blues bands strumming Buddy Guy's Legends to a jam at the historic Jazz Showcase, which has been operating in the neighborhood for over 70 years.