South Loop Homes for Sale
The South Loop is the quieter, more residential southern neighbor to Chicago’s bustling downtown commercial center. The mainstay of the South Loop is Columbia College Chicago, a private school that owns nearly seventeen buildings in the area and a majority of the land. Several public schools in the South Loop include Phillips Academy High School and the South Loop School.
With the Loop literally bursting at its seams, the South Loop, with its convenient proximity, has transitioned into the gateway to the Loop. After a hard day’s work in the Chicago downtown financial district, recreational activities such as biking or jogging at the lakefront or catching a concert at Millennium Park are a stone’s throw away. Frou-frou shopping at State Street is contrasted by the flea markets of South Loop thus suiting every budget and every taste.
The South Loop’s increasing popularity is evident in the rapid pace at which the neighborhood is growing. Among the South Loop’s most distinctive qualities are the numerous buildings that were once warehouses have now been reconstructed by developers into spacious condos, lofts and homes. Luxurious town homes compete with cozy lofts and budget condominiums. Much thought has also gone into properly planning commercial and shopping areas around the neighborhood in a bid to achieve self-sufficiency. Several fine dining options have opened up in the South Loop and today it is as easy to enjoy a romantic evening in a private vault at the Opera as it is to meet work buddies over a casual and easy drink at Kroll’s.
The South Loop has recently been the center of much construction activity and there is a lot to choose from for any homebuyer. The neighborhood is far from saturation and holds out the promise that there is a lot more still to come. Despite the buzz around South Loop it still has open spaces which are best taken in and enjoyed during a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood. Amidst all the frantic activity, the South Loop continues to beckon with the peace within.
Just south of the Chicago’s downtown commercial center – the Loop, is the aptly named neighborhood of South Loop. With the exception of Printer’s Row, South Loop covers most of the land that falls east of the Chicago River and to the south of Congress Parkway. The southern border of the South Loop is subject of great debate. For some the boundary is Roosevelt Road, however, others stretch the neighborhood right up to Cermak Road.