Welcome to The Loop
A cultural gateway where Chicago’s history and thriving present intersect.
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.
Students, artists, business professionals, empty-nesters, and more seeking accessible transportation, world-class attractions, and entertainment.
Chicago’s spirited urban core has a mix of inhabitants as diverse as the spectrum of places to go and things to do in the Loop, making for good company and even better people-watching.
What to Expect
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.
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.
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.
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.