The South Loop is a testament to large-scale redevelopment while preserving a rich historical past. This section of the city was spared from the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and became the chosen place for Chicago businessmen to build elegant mansions and town-homes during the city’s recovery.
South Loop’s increasing popularity is due to its location to the loop, the lakefront and Grant Park and the new Soldier Field. Numerous loft conversions, luxury new construction, historic row houses of Printer’s Row and the Dearborn Park residential development are bringing the young and old back into the city.
Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute attract young artists and students to the South Loop. Chicago’s Museum Campus is the cultural epicenter of the neighborhood and brings tourists and locals alike to see the world famous Field Museum & Shedd Aquarium almost every day of the year.