May's Feature Neighborhood: South Loop

Chicago's South Loop has been growing and developing for years. It's a great mix of a bustling, unique downtown hub, and residential areas with accessible entertainment in one. 

An unrated feature about the South Loop is the concentration of people. Though this area is mainly made up of condos with storefronts underneath, you won't find yourself overwhelmed by a lack of space or narrow streets. There is plenty of walking space and open land to get out and explore the area. The Lakefront path is nearby, making commuting downtown or traveling southbound easy and alluring whether you are driving or want to bike to your destination.

Entertainment is everywhere to be found in the South Loop; Reggie's Rock Club (in spite of it's name) hosts performers and events of all genres such as the traveling Pancake and Booze Art Show, as well as regular local performers. Museum Campus, location of the renowned Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Planetarium and Soldier Field, are but a short bus ride away.

Being adjacent to the Loop has its perks; public transportation is easy in the neighborhood, with multiple Metra, Green, and Red line stops train stops within walking distance from all major streets, making the South Loop readily accessible to all parts of Chicago.