South Loop

Head south of the loop for soul, blues, and all that jazz.
The South Loop neighborhood packs almost as much as it’s northerly neighbor, but has a noticeably quieter vibe. Here, you’ll find the beginnings of Chicago’s Chinatown, scenic Northerly Island, Soldier Field — home of the Bears, and, if you can believe it, even more spectacular museums. As one of Chicago’s fastest-growing neighborhoods, housing doesn’t come cheap. But for all it has to offer, the South Loop is still a steal no matter what the market says.

Let me show you South Loop

Where is South Loop?

How to Get Around

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WALK SCORE

South Loop is extremely walkable. Just check the weather first!

93

TRANSIT SCORE

The Red and Blue lines run through South Loop, but several buses, ride shares, and hundreds of taxis are always at the ready.

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BIKE SCORE

Easily bike throughout South Loop, especially along Lake Shore Drive’s famous bike paths.

Who lives in South Loop?

  • Trendsetters
  • Fitness Fanatics
  • the Young Crowd
MEDIAN RENT MEDIAN PRICE
1BD
$1,770
$471k
2BD
$2,270
$800k
3BD
$2,325
$1.2M

   What's cool in South Loop?   

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 Local

14 Parish

14 Parish

Head to South Loop’s historic Motor Row to enjoy this laid-back Caribbean venue complete with Jerk Chicken and short ribs.

La Cantina

La Cantina

Critics rave about the fresh Mexican food from La Cantina, including its impressive vegan menu.

Vice District Brewing Company

Vice District Brewing Company

Check out the growing number of breweries in South Loop, including this one whose name alludes to the neighborhood’s former reputation.

Museum Campus

South Loop

In South Loop, you’ll find the other half of Chicago’s big museums, each one more impressive than the next. Check out their websites for special discount days when Illinois residents get in for free.

  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Field Museum
  • Adler Planetarium

Hitting the gym is easy in South Loop. There are several fitness options from small boutique CrossFit boxes to large national gym chains.

  • Cycmode Indoor Cycling
  • LT Bodyworks
  • Snap Fitness
  • Phenomenal Fitness
  • South Loop Strength & Conditioning
  • Orange Theory Fitness

Fit Fam

South Loop
Chicago Pie

South Loop
When it comes to pizza, there’s nothing quite like a Chicago Deep Dish. All Chicagoans have their loyalties, but it’s understood that the base model comes on a buttery crust, followed by cheese, additional meats and veggies, and sauce on top. The South Loop neighborhood offers prime examples of the best pizza Chicago has to offer.

  • Lou Malnati’s
  • Gino’s East
  • Aurelio’s Pizza
  • Chicago Pizza Tours