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Living in South Loop Chicago

South Loop is the 34th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 31,803 residents.

South Loop has excellent public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Dearborn Park, Printers Row, Chinatown, East Pilsen, South Commons, The Loop and Prairie Shores.

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Walk Score of South Loop, Chicago, IL

South Loop is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Chinatown Square

Photo of Chinatown Square in South Loop, Chicago

Chinatown Square

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in South Loop Chicago.

South Loop is the 34th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 89.

Find apartments in Chicago's most walkable neighborhoods: Near North, Printers Row and Gold Coast.

South Loop Neighborhood Ranking

Compare South Loop to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Transit Score

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Population

32Palmer Square8971827,719
33Near East Side8998825,918
34South Loop89897931,803
35West Town89767621,162
36Wrightwood Neighbors8979799,809

See Walk Score rankings for all of Chicago.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 558 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South Loop.

People in South Loop can walk to an average of 11 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Triple Crown Restaurant

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Buddy Guy's Legends

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Alexander Price
on Wentworth & Cermak

Transit Score of South Loop, Chicago, IL

South Loop has Excellent Transit

Transit is convenient for most trips. Find South Loop Chicago apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

South Loop has excellent public transportation and about 30 bus, 1 rail and 4 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from South Loop on public transit.

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South Loop has about 31 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, I-GO and Getaround.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in South Loop Chicago? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Terri Buseman

A resident of the South Loop since 1985, Terri Buseman has sold a variety of downtown properties, from single family homes and townhomes, to lofts and condominiums since 2004. She and her husband have raised their family in the city, and therefore can relate to the challenges families face when making real estate changes.

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One Museum Park

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Museum Campus

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John G. Shedd Aquarium

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Bike Score of South Loop, Chicago, IL

South Loop is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Crime in South Loop

South Loop has less violent crime and less property crime per person than the Chicago average.

South Loop Crime Rate

Compared to all Chicago neighborhoods.

How do you feel walking in South Loop Chicago?

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Astoria Tower

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Ping Tom Memorial Park

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Nine Dragon Wall

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Woks 'n' Things Inc

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Chinatown

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One Museum Park

thumbnail for Field MuseumGo blackhawks! Seriously the Field Museum is a must for any tourist in the south loop / printers row area. Take the family and see the great exhibits!

Alexander Price
on Field Museum

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Museum Campus

Photo of John G. Shedd Aquarium in South Loop, Chicago

John G. Shedd Aquarium

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Chinatown Market

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Sakura Karaoke lounge

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Alexander Price
on Chinatown Market

South Loop is Talking About...

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1130 South Michigan. Chicago Il

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730 S Clark St

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Shedd Aquarium

thumbnail for Chinatown Square#Chinatown, This is the main stage of the square. Performances and exhibitions are held here all year.

Alexander Price
on Chinatown Square

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