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Living in South Loop Chicago

South Loop is the 11th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with 35,008 residents.

South Loop has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

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

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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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Ping Tom Memorial Park

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One Museum Park

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

South Loop is the 11th most walkable neighborhood in Chicago with a Walk Score of 91.

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

South Loop Chicago Apartments for Rent

South Loop Neighborhood Ranking

Compare South Loop to other Chicago neighborhoods.

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Name

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Transit Score

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Population

9 Grant Park 93 100 81 1,158
10 Fulton River District 92 96 83 4,427
11 South Loop 91 93 78 35,008
12 DePaul 90 76 76 30,656
13 Bucktown 90 72 82 17,318

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 489 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South Loop.

People in South Loop can walk to an average of 14 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Flaco's Tacos

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Buddy Guy's Legends

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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

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 near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

South Loop has world-class public transportation and about 29 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 40 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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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

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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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Dearborn Park

Photo of Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Dearborn Park

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South Loop Elementary School

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South Loop Elementary School

Photo of Dearborn Park in South Loop, Chicago

Dearborn Park

Photo of Cotton Tail Park in South Loop, Chicago

Cotton Tail Park

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

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Polk Street Station

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730 S Clark St

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Entrance to Dearborn Park

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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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Jones College Prep

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Hackney's

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Dearborn Park

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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