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Living in South Loop Chicago

South Loop is the 12th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 35,008 residents.

South Loop has world-class public transportation and is a biker’s paradise.

Nearby neighborhoods: Grant Park, Armour Square, The Loop, West Loop, University Village - Little Italy, Fulton River District and Bridgeport.

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93 Walk Score of South Loop, Chicago, IL

South Loop is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Photo of Cotton Tail Park in South Loop, Chicago

Cotton Tail Park

Photo of Astoria Tower in South Loop, Chicago

Astoria Tower

Daily errands do not require a car in South Loop Chicago.

South Loop is the 12th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 93.

Find apartments in Chicago's most walkable neighborhoods: East Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park and Near North Side.

South Loop Chicago Apartments for Rent

South Loop Neighborhood Ranking

Compare South Loop to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Population

10 Fulton River District 94 96 87 4,427
11 Bucktown 93 73 94 17,318
12 South Loop 93 92 90 35,008
13 Ravenswood 93 69 87 35,239
14 West Town 93 75 94 21,561

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 493 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South Loop.

People in South Loop can walk to an average of 16 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Jazz Showcase in South Loop, Chicago

Jazz Showcase

Photo of Flaco's Tacos in South Loop, Chicago

Flaco's Tacos

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thumbnail for Cotton Tail ParkThis neighborhood institution has wonderful views of the Willis (Sears) Tower, playground equipment for kids, it's dog friendly and perfect for relaxing and reading a book or doing some yoga in. #DearbornPark

Jamie
on Cotton Tail Park

92 Transit Score of South Loop, Chicago, IL

South Loop is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find South Loop Chicago apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

South Loop has world-class public transportation and about 24 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.

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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Photo of One Museum Park in South Loop, Chicago

One Museum Park

Photo of Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Dearborn Park

Photo of Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Dearborn Park

90 Bike Score of South Loop, Chicago, IL

South Loop is a Biker’s Paradise

Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.

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Photo of Ping Tom Memorial Park in South Loop, Chicago

Ping Tom Memorial Park

Photo of One Museum Park in South Loop, Chicago

One Museum Park

Photo of Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Dearborn Park

Photo of Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Dearborn Park

Photo of South Loop Elementary School in South Loop, Chicago

South Loop Elementary School

Photo of South Loop Elementary School in South Loop, Chicago

South Loop Elementary School

thumbnail for Jazz ShowcaseLive jazz in printers row! Great for dates or if you are a music lover like myself go alone and hear some talented musicians and some experimental jazz.

Alexander Price
on Jazz Showcase

Photo of Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Dearborn Park

Photo of Cotton Tail Park in South Loop, Chicago

Cotton Tail Park

Photo of Polk Street Station in South Loop, Chicago

Polk Street Station

Photo of 730 S Clark St in South Loop, Chicago

730 S Clark St

thumbnail for Dearborn ParkThis is a vibrant playground surrounded by single family and townhomes and adjacent to the neighborhood elementary school.

Terri Buseman
on Dearborn Park

Photo of Buddy Guy's Legends in South Loop, Chicago

Buddy Guy's Legends

Photo of Entrance to Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Entrance to Dearborn Park

Photo of Blackie's South Loop in South Loop, Chicago

Blackie's South Loop

thumbnail for Dearborn ParkThis is a vibrant playground surrounded by single family and townhomes and adjacent to the neighborhood elementary school.

Terri Buseman
on Dearborn Park

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