If you like being close to everything but not in the center of the urban storm then South Loop is a neighborhood to consider. With a nice variety of hotels, restaurants, new stores at Roosevelt Collection, and shops on Canal you can definitely work up an appetite for anything you wish. You also have the ICON Theater for when you need your fix of the big screen or go play in world famous Grant Park with Lake Michigan as your backdrop. Having the park and lake so conveniently located, you’ll have tons of options to go and explore all the free festivals, concerts, and movies in the park. If you love football, Soldier Stadium is home to the Chicago Bears and countless sport events and music concerts. With Lake Michigan so close to your doorstep you can enjoy great views of the lake or coastline or easily enjoy your favorite watersports at Burnham harbor. Let’s not forget about Museum Campus, home to the Shedd aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium!
South Loop is one of the most desirable and yet still very affordable options in the city. With a walk score of 92 and a transit score of 93 great walk score, with markets like a Trader Joe’s and Wholefoods are steps or a short ride away.
Write up credit: Danny Merai