South Loop

Community Area: Near South Side


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About South Loop


We would call the South Loop a boomtown. But that would be an incredible understatement.

New homes, factory conversions and trendy lofts. That’s just the half of it.

Almost every corner of the South Loop is experiencing new development – from the lofts of Printers Row and the Motor Row Historic District to the high-rises of Central Station and retail corridor along Roosevelt Road. There are also not one but two skyscrapers in the works.

A number of large developments are planned and underway, including a mixed-use mega project on a massive parcel of vacant land so large it is called “78” because it’s expected to raise the city’s number of neighborhoods from 77 to 78.

Long after the neighborhood was home to business icons Marshall Field and George Pullman; after being quiet for much of the 20th century, the introduction of Central Station in the 1990s brought the area’s first wave of homes.

Now it’s a tsunami of construction. Warehouses and factories gutted and refashioned into lofts, condos and apartments. New construction underway includes high-rises featuring classic and contemporary architecture, single-family homes, townhomes and mid-rises. There’s even a new pocket park complete with playground and dog run for neighbors to enjoy.

The area's housing boom has brought with it an influx of retailers, sophisticated eateries and a trendy nightlife scene.

Residents enjoy the proximity to the Loop via the Roosevelt L stop for the red, green and orange lines. Museum Campus and the lakefront with incredible views of the lake and skyline are a short walk away.