South Loop Neighborhood in Chicago

South Loop Neighborhood in Chicago

The South Loop neighborhood in Chicago is the area bounded by the Stevenson Expressway (2450 S) on the south, Congress Pkwy (500 S) on the north, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River. ZIP codes: 60605, 60616, 60607.
Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood is one of the city’s fastest south loop neighborhoodgrowing neighborhoods. As the Loop area becomes saturated, people are taking advantage of the prime real estate just south of the Loop and discovering a new, exciting place to live. 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.

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South Loop includes several assorted areas. Much of its eastern edge is encompassed by the Museum Campus, an impressive collection of cultural treasures that includes the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. This campus sits on scenic lakefront parklands that are an extension of Grant Park. With 319 acres of green space and recreational fields, Grant Park is known as “Chicago’s front yard” to locals and also plays host to major city events such as Taste of Chicago, Chicago Jazz Festival and a host of other summer activities.
Jutting out further into Lake Michigan is Northerly Island, a peninsula sought out by nature lovers. In 2015, a 40-acre park opened on the southern part of the island. The park features a concrete trail for walking and bicycle riding, a lagoon, and landscaped wildlife habitats. Northerly Island’s nature preserve is meant to revitalize the environment that was originally there. The new park is now home to migratory birds and natural wildlife. To protect its new inhabitants, dogs are not allowed on the park.  This is in addition to the bike paths and running trails all alongside the lake.

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Looking north at Northerly Island,

At the southern edge of South Loop, the sports fans know Soldier Field as the stadium for the beloved Chicago Bears football team. McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the country, is also in the immediate area.
In the adjacent Printer’s Row neighborhood, urban loft condos now fill the commercial spaces in what was formerly the center of the Midwest’s publishing industry. Connections to this past are still seen within the venerable, independent book stores and annual summer Printers Row Lit fest here. But business professionals and students have also brought new life and redevelopment to the area.
The South Loop neighborhood is dominated by condos.  Because of its proximity to downtown, it is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago.  Recent homes sold in the range of $97,000 to $1.9 million.

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Millie C. Lumpkin, Broker