South Loop Apartments

New construction, high rise luxury apartments, condo rentals, beautifully appointed loft apartments, Chicago South Loop apartments come in varying shapes and sizes. From studio apartments to 3 bedrooms, South Loop apartment dwellers can live in close proximity to the Loop with numerous brand new luxury rentals available with views of Lake Michigan, Grant Park, Soldier Field, the Museum Campus and the stunning city skyline.
Located near both DePaul University and Columbia College, this area is populated by college students, young professionals and their families, and a few empty-nesters. There are plenty of retail options. Grocery stores are located nearby, and while a car can be useful, this neighborhood is easily traversed by bike and on foot. Many residents choose this neighborhood for the selection and quality of South Loop apartments for rent. The ability to walk to work or nearby museums, theaters, restaurants and entertainment are all huge bonuses for residents. Additionally, living in the South Loop means Chinatown lies less than a mile to the southwest, an area rich with amazing dining options. Plus, the 'L' runs through the neighborhood via the Red, Green and Orange lines, which makes commuting easy.

What’s Close By:

  • The Chicago Theater
  • Millennium Park
  • Miller’s Pub
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Harold Washington Library
  • Columbia College

Neighborhood Vibe
New construction, high rise luxury apartments, condo rentals, beautifully appointed loft apartments, South Loop apartments come in varying shapes and sizes and occupy one of downtown Chicago's ideal locations.
At a Glance
From studio apartments to 3 bedrooms, South Loop apartment dwellers can live in close proximity to the Loop with numerous brand new luxury rentals available with views of Lake Michigan, Grant Park, Soldier Field, the Museum Campus and the stunning city skyline.
Heart of the Neighborhood
Located near both DePaul University and Columbia College, this area is populated by college students, young professionals and their families, and a few empty-nesters. There are plenty of retail options. Grocery stores are located nearby, and while a car can be useful, this neighborhood is easily traversed by bike and on foot.
Best Way to Get Around
he 'L' runs through the neighborhood via the Red, Green and Orange lines, which makes commuting easy.
About the South Loop
Many residents choose this neighborhood for the selection and quality of South Loop apartments for rent. The ability to walk to work or nearby museums, theaters, restaurants and entertainment are all huge bonuses for residents. Additionally, living in the South Loop means Chinatown lies less than a mile to the southwest, an area rich with amazing dining options.
History in The South Loop
Chicago crime boss Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history. He and his henchmen made their money primarily by bootlegging and operating casinos and speakeasies in the Roaring Twenties. He was on Chicago's first "most wanted" list, and he became the face of 1920s American gangster violence. After Johnny Torrio retired from the mob, Capone set up shop in Rooms 406 to 410 of the Metropole Hotel, which was one of at least five of his business headquarters. Chicago apartment renters in the South Loop can pass by the address at 2300 South Michigan Avenue during a stroll through this Capone-free neighborhood today.

On August 26, 1968, 10,000 anti-war demonstrators and 23,000 police and National Guardsmen squared off in Grant Park at 720 South Michigan Avenue, in the biggest riot in the city's history. When one of the demonstrators started lowering an American flag, policemen started to beat him. The demonstrators responded by throwing rocks, food, and pieces of concrete. As the clash escalated, protestors began chanting "Hell no we won't go" and "Pigs are whores." Police began using tear gas to force the massive crowd to exit the park. Perhaps the most famous image of the event took place in front of the Hilton Hotel, where fighting between protestors occurred in front of live TV cameras for 17 minutes. As this happened, people shouted "The whole world is watching." The riots triggered a famous trial in which eight people were charged with conspiring to incite the riots. After Bobby Seale disrupted the trial, he was severed from the case. The jury decided that five of the defendants incited the riots but that no conspiracy was involved. Two defendants were acquitted of all charges. Separately, Judge Julius Hoffman sentenced all seven defendants and two defense lawyers to contempt-of-court jail sentences, however, all of the contempt sentences and the riot charges were either dismissed by higher courts or dropped by the government.

Typical rents

Studio$1585-1964
1 Bedroom$1742-2333
2 Bedrooms$2400-4806
3 Bedrooms$2900-7404
4+ Bedrooms$1828-1830

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