November 11

Chicago Neighborhood Guide – South Loop

Chicago Neighborhood Guide – South Loop


Alderman: 3rd Ward Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Sophia King

Population: 23,021

Public Schools: 

  • South Loop School (pre-K-8)
  • Phillips Academy High School
  • Jones College Prep High School (magnet school)

Notable restaurants: 

Two-starred Michelin restaurant Acadia sits on S Wabash Ave, leaving you not far from some of Chicago’s top dining opportunities. 

For more dining options for the everyman, there is a cluster of restaurants around the corner of Dearborn and Polk. Flaco’s Tacos, Roots Handmade Pizza, and Half Sour are all within steps of each other.

For a weekend morning walk, pick up coffee and pie from Spoke & Bird on E 18th St has a great patio to bring your dog, significant other, kids, or whomever while you savor your morning coffee.

Notable Parks:

  • Grant Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Cottontail Park
  • Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens
  • Coliseum Dog Park
  • Many more

Activities: Chicago is the birthplace of Blues music, and Buddy Guy’s Legends club is a go-to destination for live Blues on S Wabash Ave.

For more nightlife spots to check out, there ar several establishments around Cermak Ave, circulating around the Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line “EL” stop. Sage Room, the VU Rooftop, Bureau Bar, and Reggie’s on State has a rooftop bar with a pop-a-shot. Plus during the summer there’s a free bus that will take you from Reggie’s to White Sox games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Median home price: $382,366

Median rent price (one bedroom): $2,690 per month


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