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South Loop, a Neighborhood Rental Guide

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The South Loop is such a dynamic mix of attractions and histories that the neighborhood tends to be seen as many different things to many different people. It is fast becoming one of Chicago's hottest and most dynamic neighborhoods. As more people are attracted to the idea of living, working and playing in the same area, demand for stylish, modern housing is increasing in the South Loop. When it comes to South Loop real estate, old commercial and industrial buildings are being converted to fashionable lofts, and it seems like a new high-rise is erected every day. If you’re looking for a new place to live in an exciting, up-and-coming neighborhood, luxury apartments in the South Loop of Chicago just might be exactly what you want.

AVERAGE RENTS

Rents are moderately priced for the location. Living near the South Loop, rents can range from $1,300 to $3,000, depending on apartment size.

LIFESTYLE

The South Loop is an ideal neighborhood because of its proximity to the Loop, Museum Campus and Grant Park.

COMMUNITY

Sitting close to the excitement of the city, without being in it. It provides an ideal place for people who work in the Loop.

TRAVEL / ESCAPE

Lakeshore Drive, I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) and LaSalle Street Train Station are located nearby.

HOT SPOTS

Located close to Museum Campus and the Loop, you can find a lot of activities to do every day.

Transportation

South Loop residents are fortunate: not only do they live in one of the hippest and most attractive communities in Chicago, but it's also one of the most accessible. It makes getting around pretty easy.

There are about 32 bus lines, 1 rail line and 4 subway lines passing through it.
South Loop has about 31 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, I-GO and Getaround.

4 cta routes

32 bus routes

0 metra routes

25 notable landmarks

Recreation / Entertainment

Whether you're into professional theatrical acts or want to see what the newest group of talented young artists are up to, residents in the South Loop neighborhood are lucky enough to have an assortment of venues from outdoor gigs to long-running stage shows, and that’s not all. There are movie theaters, museums and parks to visit, as well. The plethora of luxury apartments for rent in the South Loop of Chicago all put you right in the middle of some of the biggest and best excitement the Windy City has to offer.

Grant Park

Grant Park is a large urban park in the Loop community area of Chicago. Located in Chicago's central business district.

Charter One Pavilion

The FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island is an outdoor amphitheater located on the man-made peninsula, Northerly Island.

Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Building in Chicago is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan.

Museum Campus

Museum Campus is a 57-acre museum park that sits near Lake Michigan in Chicago and surrounds three of the city's most notable museums, all dedicated to the natural sciences.

551 restaurants bars & coffee shops

Dining

People in the South Loop neighborhood can walk to an average of 12 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes. The neighborhood has a mix of restaurants that includes Italian, American and Asian cuisine, among others. You’ll be able to find a new place to go any day, or night of the week! The sheer variety of dining options in this neighborhood alone makes South Loop Chicago apartments fantastic options for anyone looking for an exciting experience.

Cafe

Casual Dining

Fine Dining

Fast Food

Cafecito

Coffeehouse specializing in pressed Cuban sandwiches plus salads, platters and more in modern digs.

Bridgeport Coffeehouse

This corner cafe serves fair-trade coffee and light fare in a quaint, casual setting with a tin ceiling.

Meli Cafe

Breakfast and lunch served with fresh-squeezed juices, handmade marmalades and coffees in a cozy space.

Peet's Coffee & Tea

Berkeley-born chain featuring signature coffee, tea and blended drinks alongside baked goods.

Mercat a la Planxa

Creative Catalan-focused tapas, tasting menus and inventive cocktails are featured in a stylish, swanky setting.

Artist's Cafe

Fifty-year-old institution serving sandwiches and wraps, fresh-baked pastries and housemade gelato.

Umai

Sushi bar and Japanese standards, plus a full bar, in an airy, loftlike room. Delivery available.

Epic Burger

Part of a local fast-service chain that uses natural and organic ingredients in its burgers and shakes.

Sofi Restaurant

Upscale Northern Italian trattoria dispensing gourmet fare and diverse wines amid intimate tables.

Flaco's Tacos

Tacos, flautas, quesadillas and more fuel diners at the River North outpost of a local Mexican chain.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Family-owned local chain for Italian classics and Chicago-style, deep-dish pizzas with butter crusts.

Cafecito

Coffeehouse specializing in pressed Cuban sandwiches plus salads, platters and more in modern digs.

Mercat a la Planxa

Creative Catalan-focused tapas, tasting menus and inventive cocktails in a stylish, swanky setting.

Tutto Italiano Restaurant

Standard Italian fare in a homey space, with a room decked out like a train car and sidewalk seating.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries and hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.

Devil Dawgs on State

Laid-back counter-serve joint offering creative hot dogs, burgers and milkshakes, plus hand-cut fries.

Jersey Mike's Subs

New Jersey-based counter-serve sandwich chain serving jumbo subs filled with cold cuts and toppings.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Retro-style counter-serve chain known for made-to-order toasted sandwiches, salads and baked goods.

Nightlife / Bars

While the South Loop is still a growing neighborhood, we have no trouble finding suitable nightlife, and plenty of bars, taverns and lounges to keep the evening exciting. Not to mention, some of these places have really fun themes, too, only adding to the nightlife. When you choose any of the many luxury apartments in the South Loop of Chicago, you’ll never be without something to do on the weekend, and you’re sure to find your new favorite hangout — or hangouts — right away.

Bars

Nightlife

First Draft

Best beer list in Chicago and all the food is good/excellent.

Kasey's Tavern

Set in a vintage storefront, this sports-bar stalwart pairs its TVs with a top-shelf beer list.

Buddy Guy's Legends

Classic blues club with up-and-coming and famous acts seven nights a week, plus New Orleans-inspired grub.

Jimmy Green's South Loop Bar & Grill

A varied beer list partners with stadium eats at this sleek sports bar devoted to local teams.

Hackney's Printers' Row

Burgers on dark rye are the main attraction at this publike restaurant with a large beer selection.

Tantrum

Nightclub and cocktail lounge featuring specialty drinks, sports on TV and frequent DJs.

Retail

What would luxury apartment living be without a wide variety of high-class shopping options right there in your neighborhood? The South Loop's shopping district is much more spread out than other areas of the city, but it's growing, like the neighborhood itself, with boutiques, independent stores and grocery stores popping up all over the place. It makes getting the things you need, and of course want, more accessible. South Loop Chicago apartments will put you right where you want to be for a world-class shopping experience every time.

500+ retail shops