The Loop

Home in the Heart of Chicago
This centrally located neighborhood offers its residents with very popular architectural signature landmarks such as the Frank Gehry-designed amphitheater or the most visited Cloud Gate with its contemporary designs. Alongside these remarkable structures, the Loop encloses cultural institutions, impressive restaurants and tons of shopping options.
What The Loop Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.1
value
8.0
amenities
8.3
social
8.0
management
8.0
safety
10
Median rents in The Loop
Studio
$
2,000
1 Bedroom
$
2,400
2 Bedroom
$
3,300

Living in
The Loop

Great Location
Easy Commute
Safe
Great Restaurants And Bars
Proximity To Amenities
Pet Friendly
Noisy
Fun Neighborhood
The Loop — 8.6/10 Rating (based on 54 neighborhood reviews)
Love the neighborhood! As long as you don't mind an influx of tourists in the summer, it's a great place to live. It's a quick walk to Millennium Park & the lake. It's also very easy to get to the River North area. It's a central area for the CTA and walkable to the Metra. Some restaurants are closed early and on weekends, but there are more places open the closer you get to Michigan Ave.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
MDA City Apartments
The Loop is an unlikely place to live but I love it. You are in the heart of the city, close to every L line possible, very good restaurants and walking distance to River North without paying River North prices for apartments. Apartments are smaller throughout the neighborhood but if you are an urbanite and don't mind limited closet space you will love it here. Mostly everyone is walking distance to work.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Pittsfield Building
The loop is always bustling and is a fun place to live. We are right near the lake, and it's super easy to get to State or Michigan. It's a pretty central location. The only downside is it's a very touristy area, and to go to the bars and restaurants we like we have to walk over about 15 minutes to River North.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Millennium Park Plaza
The Loop is where everything happens. All of the comedians, concerts, and shows always come to this part of Chicago. If you want action and fun, this is the place to be. If you want to be in a more quiet and secluded spot, consider living elsewhere.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Columbus Plaza Apartments
The best neighborhood in Chicago, hands down. My wife have visited nearly every neighborhood in Chicago and none are nearly as clean or luxurious feeling as Lakeshore East. It is close to the Loop, shopping, the trains, and Mariano's.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
The Loop is known for being the business district, so there is not a true "neighborhood" feeling at all. However it is close to every train line, and River North is walking distance for bars/restaurants.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
200 N Dearborn St
Rivernorth is nearby which is a huge perk, the big downfall is that all the food places close SUPER early and may not be open on the weekend in the loop. Occasionally the homeless can be bothersome.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
200 N Dearborn St
Good access to public transportation. Easy to get to either airport and most local ('L') and regional trains. Taxi service good but during weekends harder to hail a cab.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
235 W Van Buren
I have only had great things to say about my neighborhood. Lakeshore East has so much to offer between a dog park, grocery store, restaurants, nail saloon, and more!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
The Linea is in the Loop. We like that the loop isn't flooded with tourists on the weekends but do wish my places stayed open on the weekends as we like to get out.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Linea
Kind of a bummer things close early and not open on Sundays; however, this helps alleviate traffic and it is less crowded which I actually appreciate.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Linea
This apartment complex is tucked away in Lakeshore East, which feels very suburban even though it is located right downtown, very close to Navy Pier.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
It's downtown Chicago in the Loop. Meaning mainly business, off hours for restaurants because they cater to lunch primarily but it's okay to me.
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10
/10
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Linea
easy access to public transportation
very lively area with full of bars and restaurants
but too much noise + traffic all year around
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Millennium Park Plaza
Great place to live if u work in the loop. I wouldnt live here if u didnt because you are paying the price for something ur not jsing
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Millennium
Really provides everything needed. Entertainment, dining, nightlife, daytime activities. Love being so close to Maggie Daley Park.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
73 East Lake
The neighborhood is tucked away east of Michigan Avenue. It is incredibly quiet and family friendly in the midst of the city.
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10
/10
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North Harbor Tower
Great area to live in. Everything is near and easy to walk to. The train is right next to us to with 2 different stops.
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10
/10
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200 N Dearborn St
Amazing neighborhood with convenient access to public transportation through the Pedway to the red and blue lines.
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10
/10
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The Shoreham
Awesome naborhood. Lake views . Huge cycling trail along the lake. Milleniumpark right in front of yu our door.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
Love the loop - but no grocery store and everything shuts down early. However, not a far walk from anywhere.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Linea
Great neighborhood. Lots of bars nearby. River north is walkable distance and it has a lot clubs and bars.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Metropolis
I enjoy living in the loop because it’s walking distance to work, but it gets loud and very touristy
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Mila
I love this neighborhood for the amenities, proximity to everything and safety. However, what this place lacks is variety of places to eat. I love there is a Mariano's within walking distance and a beautiful park for the kids and our dog. Also you can walk to the lake and see the fireworks every summer. It's a little hidden gem.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
North Harbor Tower
Everything is close by, literally everything, from supermarket to cafes to the loop however only minus is that all restaurants close early as they are in the loop
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
Everything is nearby this building complex. 3 blocks away from Grant Park and tons of stores nearby. There is a 7-11 across the street and a CVS a block away. Very close to the CTA (Harold Washington Library stop) and the Jackson stop.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
ARC at Old Colony
Its a good neighborhood and its nice to walk to work. The only downside is how crowded it often gets.
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7
/10
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Millennium Park Plaza
Beautiful area in a great location with a dog park, playground, and full service grocery store in short walking distance. Restaurants and transit are just ok in this area, but not a bad walk to the "L" and that opens up the restaurant options. No close-by childcare for kids under preschool age, but great preschool and private elementary school, with high price tags. Ubers often find this place impossible to locate due to GPS's going crazy with the multiple layers of Wacker, Randolph, Columbus, and East South Water Street.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
I have lived here for two years. This is not a smoke free building. A lot of college students live here. The apartments are big but are not upgraded. Very close to all the coty attractions. Location of this apartment is its beat thing. Also bug sized apartments also make this a good place to live atu
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8
/10
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Columbus Plaza Apartments
The Loop become quiet after 7 pm at night which is both good and bad. There aren't a lot of open restaurants in the area past 7 pm, however, everywhere delivers. I do wish there had been a closer grocery store as grocery shopping was difficult at times. However, this is a minor issue thanks to grocery delivery services.
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8
/10
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Oakwood 200 Squared
I LOVE living in the Loop/Lakeshore East border. There is always easy access to restaurants, transportation, outdoor amenities, events, and my office. However, this area is always very noisy from cars drag racing down Michigan ave at night.
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7
/10
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Millennium Park Plaza
Grocery Stores are walking distance as well as the Lakefront, Michigan Ave., Millennium & Maggie Daley Park. Lake Shore East also has its own park in neighborhood as well. Everything is nearby so a car is not necessary.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
While you don't have the "neighborhood feel" this is a great, safe and clean area with easy access to parks, stores and restaurants. There's lots of activity throughout the week as well as the weekend.
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8
/10
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Columbus Plaza Apartments
Loop what can I say about the Chicago loop. It's the best downtown in all of the cities. Great food ..a bit crowded and few grocery stores but it's good for those working downtown.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Heritage at Millennium Park
It is more of downtown than a neighborhood but the people in the building are usually nice and friendly
There is a storage unit in the basement and overall a safe area
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
manhatthan building
This is convenient for work, but not a lot to due here after business hours. This particularly section of the Loop (Lakeshore East) is like a suburb within the city
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Chandler
Great for working professionals but not ideal for nightlife seekers or families. A bit of a homeless presence but that's expected in any downtown area.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Randolph Tower City Apartments
The Loop is a great, bustling area. It is an extremely central location and is close to the lake too. The only downside is it's a very touristy area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Millennium Park Plaza
The neighbor is a growing area. There are several new restaurants which has made it nice! Transportation is so easy with everything steps away.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
73 East Lake
There are all companies and good residential buildings around. Its safe to be come late at night as you can see people out going here and there.
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8
/10
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Oakwood 200 Squared
The Loop is convenient for travel and for proximity to downtown shopping. However, the neighborhood doesn't "feel" like a neighborhood.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Heritage at Millennium Park
Though it's near to public transit,the neighbourhood isn't too safe at night.Also,there is constant noise from the trains passing by.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Century Tower
Good locatiOn and good deal, do not stay for amenities or quality of management and staff. Old building and minimal improvements
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8
/10
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200 N Dearborn St
I really like it everything is walkable: bookstores, theaters, parks also more and more restaurants and small grocery stores.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
235 W Van Buren
Neighborhood is great! Especially for working professionals who are employed in the loop or downtown Chicago area.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Tides
The neighbourhood area is great. It is easily accessible to public transport, shopping stores, groceries, parks.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Millennium Park Plaza
Living in downtown is great espetially in summer.the park has a lot of activities concerts etc,close to office
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10
/10
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Heritage at Millennium Park
excellent neighbourhood, primem location, safe location, very convenient, shopping stores, movie theatres,
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10
/10
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Millennium Park Plaza
The loop is walking proximity to the financial district. It is a very quiet neighborhood on weekends.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
235 W Van Buren
The "bucket boys" place themselves at the intersection of Michigan and Randolph and often play all day. The sound is so loud and irritating that it often wakes me up on the weekends and I am unable to study in my apartment. The only way to get them to leave is to call the cops and even then the cops will take forever to do anything.
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8
/10
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Millennium Park Plaza
Great location close to blue, brown, green, pink, orange and red lines. 10 minute walk to State St., 5-10 minutes to River North, 15 minutes to Michigan Avenue. Grocery stores aren't really walkable but most people in the building use PeaPod/Instacart. Safe to walk around at night. A lot of new restaurants (quick service) opening in the area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Oakwood 200 Squared
Located near the river walk. Close to lots of eateries and michigan mile is 20 mins walking , what else a foodie and shopaholic wants 🙃
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Oakwood 200 Squared
The neighborhood is fantastic. The shops are across the street. River North is 10 min walk to all the restaurants.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Metropolis
The Loop is a fun place to live, there is always something going on and more options for food/drink than I know what to do with. Traffic can be a pain.
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/10
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North Harbor Tower


Getting to Know
The Loop

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Lake Shore Dr to Lower Wacker Dr
North to South Boundaries: Lower Wacker Dr to Congress Pkwy
dining
Everest
Filini
Hot Woks Cool Sushi
Naansense
grocery
Mariano’s
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
Bottom Line Yoga
Brick
SoulCycle
Zip Fitness
parks
Buckingham Fountain
Cancer Survivors Garden
Millennium Park
The Park at Lakeshore East
coffee
David’s Tea
Kilwins
Lavazza Espression
Washburne Café
bus
135 (bus)
20/60/J14 (bus)
24 (bus)
60 (bus)
rail
Blue Line (metro)
Chicago Union Station
ME (rail)
Red Line (metro)
parking
111 North Wabash Avenue
Abm Parking Services System Parking
Park 1 328 S Wabash Ave Lot
Sp Plus North Harbor Tower
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
The Loop includes zip codes 60601, 60602, 60603, and 60604
Rent vs Own
39
%
of The Loop residents are renters
Driving to Work
21
%
of The Loop residents drive to work
New Construction
32
%
of housing units in The Loop have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
7
%
<20 units
2
%
20-49 units
77
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
4
%
18 - 34
39
%
35 - 54
17
%
55+
21
%
Unit Mix
9
%
Studio
35
%
1 Bed
32
%
2 Bed
10
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
56
%
Undergrad Student
18
%
Grad Student
9
%
Unemployed
3
%
Retired
-2
%

Best Apartments
in The Loop


Studio $1,450
1 Bed $1,700
2 Beds $2,800

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Studio $1,520
1 Bed $1,450
2 Beds $3,086

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Studio $1,761
1 Bed $1,839
2 Beds $2,643

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1 Bed $2,295
2 Beds $2,750
3 Beds $4,500

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Studio $1,945
1 Bed $2,220
2 Beds $3,350

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Studio $1,959
1 Bed $2,315
2 Beds $4,497

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