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THE LOOP

With its wide range of amenities, shopping, restaurants, theaters, live music, museums, parks, festivals, farmers markets, and more, the Chicago Loop is not only the most dynamic neighborhood in the city; it’s also the most convenient place to live.

A steady stream of buses, trains, and cabs shuttles people in and out of the Loop, where building facades showcase moments in history. The Loop’s vast architectural heritage, lush public park spaces, enticing water recreation, and sheer variety of artistic and cultural avenues help feed multiple audiences—from locals to visitors from across the globe.

Commute Times

The Loop          by train,          by car

Merchandise Mart          by train,          by car

Union Station           by train,         by car

Millennium Park          by train,           by car

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29m

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Boundaries

East to West Lake Michigan to Chicago River
North to South Chicago River to Congress Pkwy
Nearby Neighborhoods River North, New East Side, and Streeterville

Closed Prices:

$135,000 to $7,099,640

Median Sale Price:

$410,000

Average $ per sq ft:

$488

Association Fee Ranges:

$236 to $8800/mo, $236 to $8800/mo

Square Footage:

515 to 6688 Sq. Ft.

Type:

Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Year Built:

Current Prices:

$151,204 to $10,800,000

Quick Facts

Bedrooms:

Bathrooms:

0 to 5 Bedrooms

1 to 10 Bathrooms

1885 to 2021

THE NEIGHBORS

The famed restaurant and bar scene, close proximity to public transit and three major expressways, and downright cool, the industrial atmosphere makes he Loop a desirable location to live and work.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A growing population of young professionals and families, restaurateurs, and some major tech industry players.

Protected lake views, architectural wonders, and non-stop public transit.

Living in the Loop turns landmark buildings like the Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Chicago Theatre into your next-door neighbors; public art-speckled streets and historic drawbridges become your driveway. And it means forever having Millennium Park and Lake Michigan right outside your door.

THE LIFESTYLE

Endless shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities—many with unbeatable views of the park and lake.

More people are choosing to live in the Loop, where walking to work, yachting on the lake, touring architecture, dining along the river, shopping on Michigan Avenue, witnessing a Broadway show, or attending concerts in the park are all possible at a moment’s notice.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

An ever-revolving door to an urban, on-your-toes lifestyle.

Millions of visitors from all over the world flock to the Loop’s many attractions each year, intrinsically linking the area to tourism. Nearly 300,000 daily Loop workers and a significant saturation of college students also foster a fast-paced (and not so quiet) environment for residents.

THE MARKET

From new construction condos to quirky lofts, the high-rises lining the park pack a variety of housing options.

Living in the heart of downtown can limit options to high-rise apartments and condos. But since the Loop’s residential population has more than doubled in the past decade, real estate business is booming.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

Convenience—whether you’re headed out to see friends around the city or they’re inevitably coming to you for entertainment.

Regional events like Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, and the Chicago Marathon draw millions each year. Plus, a plentiful assortment of cuisines and emerging nightlife options give Loop audiences more reasons to linger long after the sun goes down.

TRANSPORTATION

This heavily trafficked neighborhood was designed to accommodate commuters from all over the city. The 'L' runs in a loop (hence the neighborhood name) around the center of the area, making it easy to get to any destination. For those navigating to Chicago's Far South Side, Millennium Station and Van Buren Street Station house the Metra, and multiple bus routes traverse the area, including one that runs west to Ogilvie Transportation Center. You can also walk anywhere in the Loop without raising your heart rate. The Pedway, an underground tunnel system that spans 40 blocks, makes walking to work feasible regardless of weather patterns.

Commuter

ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Festival, held each June, is the city's largest music festival. More than 500,000 blues fans gather in Chicago's Millennium Park and venues throughout the city for multiple days of free and open-to-the-public performances by some of the genre's most revered musicians, as well as up-and-coming and local talent.

For nearly 40 years, the festival has been a Chicago institution, with a diverse lineup that has included everyone from B.B. From B.B. King and Buddy Guy to Etta James and Koko Taylor and others, The genre's contributions to soul, R&B, gospel, rock, hip-hop, and other genres are highlighted in performances.

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