Chicago’s South Loop: an excellent place to call home.July 04, 2019
Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood has a storied past. At the turn of the 19th century, it was home to the seedier side of the city’s nightlife. Today, haunts like the Everleigh Club are long gone. They have been replaced by modern-day microbreweries, Michelin-star restaurants, and more.
Here are seven reasons why growing numbers are calling Chicago’s South Loop home.
1. Culture. The Museum Campus is an inspiring collection of cultural treasures that includes the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. This campus sits on scenic lakefront parklands. Pockets of public art like the Agora, over one-hundred torso-less sculptures that reflect our busy, fast-paced lifestyles. This and other intriguing pieces found near the South Loop will raise interesting questions and spark new ideas.
2. Entertainment. Grant Park. With 319 acres of green space and recreational fields, Grant Park is known as “Chicago’s front yard” to locals and also plays host to major city events such as Taste of Chicago, Chicago Blues Festival and Lollapalooza.
3. Convenience. Getting your daily dose of anything is just a few blocks away. Retailers like Target are just up the road. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Jewel are nearby sources of sustenance within the South Loop. And if you need access to public transportation, the CTA’s Roosevelt train station, that serves the Red, Orange, and Green lines, is only a few minutes walk away. Additionally, the Michigan & 13th Street bus stop is only a few steps out of the front door of The Paragon.
4. Competitive spirit. Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears football team and other significant events throughout the year, provides opportunities for tailgating, cheering, and Monday morning quarterbacking.
5. Nature. Need to unplug? Want a tech detox? Well, ditch your laptop, turn off your iPhone, and hike over to Northerly Island. The gently rolling, grassy hills provide a relaxing place for a walk away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the South Loop. Fabulous skyline views, too.
6. Craft. Motor Row Brewing, Moody Tongue Brewing Company, and the Ballast Point Brewing Company are South Loop neighborhood craft breweries. With tasting rooms and a range of signatures brews, these places are great destinations for a group of friends looking to add some gusto to an evening out.
7. Possibilities. The Paragon is ground zero of many engaging options in the South Loop. From its rooftop Sky Lounge to the 2,100 square foot co-working space, The Paragon is designed to make every day excellent.