the south loop

Central Downtown

Best For: Late Nighters, Young Families, Hidden Gems

About The South Loop

Too often associated with the noise and crowds of The Loop, the South Loop offers a distinct hidden gem in the city with it’s mix of both downtown feel but often quiet, tree-lined streets and parks.

The South Loop is home to Grant Park and some of the city’s best museums, all of which can be seen from the neighborhood’s high rises. If that’s not your thing, there are condo and single family homes scattered throughout as well.

Closer to the loop prices are higher, but as you head further south, student housing from Roosevelt University and more affordable rentals start to fill the blocks - any of which offer proximity to attractions such as Buddy Guy’s Legends Bar or Michelin star rated Acadia, and of course, Solder Field.

Additional Resources

Living in The South Loop

Learn more about schools, local reviews, safety, commuting, demographics, and developments.

Living in Near South Side

See what it's like to live in the Near South Side neighborhood of Chicago with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

South Loop Chicago - Curbed Chicago

Every aspect of living in Chicago, for people who care about their city, their streets, and their homes.

Eating in The South Loop

Where are the best and hottest new restaurants?

South Loop Chicago - Eater Chicago

Food news and dining guides for Chicago.

The 10 Best Places near South Loop, Chicago, IL - Yelp

Browsing all of South Loop, Chicago, IL - Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, Yolk - South Loop, Mercat a la Planxa, Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, Umai, Eleven City Diner, Devil Dawgs - South State, Grant Park, First Draft