South Loop

This area is perfect for nature lovers and those seeking a bit of reprieve from bustling city.

Welcome to South Loop

With unbeatable views of Lake Michigan, this up-and-coming community has become a desirable place to call home in Chicago
Bursting with celebrated jazz clubs and vibrant pocket neighborhoods, the South Loop district is a revamped and reconstructed area of Chicago where up-and-coming restaurants, retailers, and businesses thrive. Conveniently located by the water with modern amenities, South Loop’s traditional, neighborly atmosphere blends well with the luxe high-rises along the shore and upscale culinary wonders nestled along wide streets or busy corners. 
Home to an array of museums and top entertainment destinations, there are endless possibilities in this dynamic neighborhood. With Grant Park right in your backyard and access to multiple small green spaces throughout the community, this area is perfect for nature lovers and those seeking a bit of reprieve from bustling city life in a contemporary neighborhood. Fall in love with the architecture, lakefront views, and cultural attractions in this coveted Chicago neighborhood.

What to Love

  • Beautiful lakefront Museum Campus
  • Quaint historic districts tucked between skyscrapers and highrises
  • Conveniently located with easy public transit access 

Local Lifestyle

Loaded with outdoor spaces, amphitheaters, concert halls, legendary athletic complexes, and some of the most comprehensive museums in the nation, South Loop is the ideal community for those looking to invest their time into cultural experiences. Visit Printer’s Row for an extensive history of the printing press and physical books, take a stroll through the 57-acre Museum Campus and observe unique art installations or take the kids to the playground, and indulge in upscale, award-winning restaurants on every street. With so much to experience, South Loop is an idyllic place to call home for foodies and the culturally aware.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

The X-Pot offers upscale dining that bridges the gap between Asian and American cuisine. Spearheaded by innovative restaurateurs Xiang Tian Xia and Chubby Cattle, the X-Pot exists to awaken your senses to a truly memorable dining experience. With high-quality ingredients and excellent A5 Wagyu beef flown in daily from Japan, make a reservation to enjoy the best hot pot experience in Chicago. Giordano’s began in a small kitchen in Torino, Italy. The family’s dream to open a pizza shop, Giordano’s is now one of Chicago’s best pizza spots. Try their award-winning pies today — you won’t be disappointed! 
With innovative menus and experience customer service in mind, dining at Yolk is a favorite experience in the South Loop. The neighborhood favorite destination for quality breakfasts and lunches with seasonal treats, Yolk offers upscale dining in a casual environment. Visit Devil Dawgs for hand-cut fries, gourmet, all-beef hot dogs, and shakes in a cool, laid-back hole-in-the-wall spot along State Street. Don’t eat meat? Don’t worry — Devil Dawgs has options for vegetarians!
The premier shopping destination in the South Loop neighborhood, The Roosevelt Collection is an urban oasis where “life meets leisure.” The open-air development is home to over 25 shops, luxury apartments, and a beautiful central park space.

Things to Do

Known for its trifecta of museums on “Museum Campus,” South Loop is home to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium, all conveniently located within a 57-acre park in the heart of the neighborhood. The “campus” is the major draw of the South Loop community, offering the ideal location to enjoy nature and experience the best of culture in one park along the water. 
Wintrust Arena is the premier event space in Chicago and a modern architectural gem. Home to sporting events and concerts, Wintrust accommodates up to 10,000 guests for a myriad of events. Tucked along McCormick Square, Wintrust is a top destination for entertainment in the South Loop. Another popular destination for world-class events and concerts is Soldier Field, an outdoor, multi-purpose stadium home to the Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team. Soldier Field is also the oldest in the NFL and open for sporting events, concerts, and championship matches in both hockey and football. 
Another famous festival held at Grant Park is Lollapalooza, a four-day music festival celebrating music across all genres, the visual arts, and non-profit organizations. Held each year in July, Lollapalooza brings over 170 bands across 8 stages to the neighborhood and offers “carnival-like” fare to curb your cravings and quench your thirst during the hottest event of the summer. Grant Park, a 312-acre public park located in Chicago’s central business district and the top destination for leisurely, recreational activities and world-famous festivals.


In addition to a few high-achieving public and private schools in the area, The Loop is home to two top-rated institutions of higher education:

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