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
8.0
value
7.8
amenities
8.2
social
7.9
management
8.0
safety
10
Median rents in The Loop
Studio
$
1,645
1 Bedroom
$
1,926
2 Bedroom
$
2,866

Living in
The Loop

Great Location
Easy Commute
Safe
Great Restaurants And Bars
Proximity To Amenities
Pet Friendly
Noisy
Fun Neighborhood
The Loop — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 21 neighborhood reviews)
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
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
Neighborhood Rating
Columbus Plaza Apartments
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
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
Neighborhood Rating
Oakwood 200 Squared
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
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
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
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
Neighborhood Rating
Millennium Park Plaza
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 "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
Neighborhood Rating
Millennium Park Plaza
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 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
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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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
North Harbor Tower
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 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
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
Amazing neighborhood with convenient access to public transportation through the Pedway to the red and blue lines.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Shoreham
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
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
Neighborhood Rating
Millennium Park Plaza
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
Neighborhood Rating
Oakwood 200 Squared
Awesome naborhood. Lake views . Huge cycling trail along the lake. Milleniumpark right in front of yu our door.
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9
/10
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Getting to Know
The Loop

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: S wacker Dr to N Lake Shore Dr
North to South Boundary: W Lower Wacker Dr to W Congress Pkwy
dining
Argo Tea
Beatrix River North
Bowtruss Coffee Roasters
Corner Bakery Cafe
Marianos Fresh Market
Pastoral
Starbucks
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
grocery
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Jewel-Osco
Metro Mart
Walgreens
White Hen Pantry
shopping
Anthropologie
Armani Exchange
Barnes & Noble
Charles Tyrwhitt
Chicago’s Sports
Daniel George Custom Suits
Forever 21
Gentleman’s Cooperative
Gordon’s Ace Hardware
H&M
Macy’s
Nordstrom Rack
Paul Chang Custom Tailors
RL Jewelers
Target
TJ Maxx
Urban Outfitters
Windy City Diamonds
gyms / rec
Buckingham Fountain
Cancer Survivors Garden
Chicagos Women's Fitness
Dearborn Park
FitPro West
Lifestart Wellness Network
Plus One Fitness
Posture Perfect Pilates
Pure Barre Chicago River North
Reform Chicago
Snap Fitness
Team Redzovic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Foundry - Printers Row CrossFit
TourBound Golf Academy
Trainology Fitness
entertainment
Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Gallery 37
Goodman Theatre
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
John Hancock Center
Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Gene Siskel Film Center
Tradition
UIC Student Games & Bowling Center
transit
146 (bus)
146/2/29 (bus)
151/156/28 (bus)
3/4/J14 (bus)
Blue Line (metro)
Green Line (metro)
ME (rail)
Orange Line (metro)
Red Line (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• The Loop contains the 5 digit ZIP codes of 60605, 60603, 60601, and 60616. 47% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically 19%.

• 90% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with 49% having being built in the past 15 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly 40% of the market, with the rest being 1BR and studios.

• 31% of people in The Loop own a car.

The median gross rent in The Loop is $1,705. 40% of The Loop residents are 22-35, 12% are below 22, 18% are 36-50, and 25% are older than 50.

• Roughly 31% of The Loop residents are students (8% grad, 23% undergrad). The median income in The Loop is $81,700.

• Most units are heated by electric, and 90% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in The Loop


Studio $1,350
1 Bed $1,700
2 Beds $2,700

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Studio $1,673
1 Bed $1,924
2 Beds $3,100

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Studio $1,830
1 Bed $1,839
2 Beds $2,643

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1 Bed $2,190
2 Beds $3,000
3 Beds $4,400

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Studio $2,065
1 Bed $2,215
2 Beds $3,260

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Studio $2,163
1 Bed $2,551
2 Beds $3,880

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