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Near South Loop, a Neighborhood Rental Guide

Having an apartment in the loop offers renters spectacular architectural displays.

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.


Moderately Priced for the Location. Living near the South Loop rents can range from $1,300 to $3,000 depending on apartment size.


An ideal neighborhood because of its close proximity to the Loop, Museum Campus, and Grant Park.


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


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


Located close to Museum Campus, and the Loop you can find a lot of different things to do everyday.


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.
About 32 bus, 1 rail 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 & that’s not all. There are movie theaters, museums, and parks to visit as well.

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 Theater

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


People near South Loop 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!


Casual Dining

Fine Dining

Fast Food


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

Bridgeport Coffeehouse

Corner cafe serving fair-trade coffee & light fare in a quaint, casual setting with a tin ceiling.

Meli Cafe

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

Peet's Coffee & Tea

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

Mercat a la Planxa

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

Artist's Cafe

50-year-old institution serving sandwiches & wraps, fresh-baked pastries & housemade gelato.


Sushi bar & 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 & organic ingredients in its burgers & shakes.

Sofi Restaurant

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

Flaco's Tacos

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

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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


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

Mercat a la Planxa

Creative Catalan-focused tapas, tasting menus & 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 & sidewalk seating.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

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

Devil Dawgs on State

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

Jersey Mike's Subs

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

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Retro-style counter-serve chain known for made-to-order toasted sandwiches, salads & 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, and not to mention some of these places have really fun themes too-only adding to 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 & famous acts 7 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.


Nightclub & cocktail lounge featuring specialty drinks, sports on TV & frequent Djs.


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.

500+ retail shops