Chicago’s South Loop becomes example of fine living
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With all the new developments, upscale eateries and major retailers putting down roots here, Chicago’s South Loop is slowly becoming one of the trendiest and most dynamic neighborhoods in the entire city.
Once a highly industrial area, the South Loop is now home to a plethora of thriving businesses, young professionals working in the Loop, and Chicago’s most vibrant entertainment location, Grant Park. It’s here that the world-famous bash is being held year after year, to the enchantment of passionate fans everywhere; this year’s Lollapalooza music festival is scheduled for August 3-5, and will feature big names such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence and the Machine, and the Black Keys.
Among other iconic buildings, the South Loop shelters the 1836 Clarke House, a historical landmark and one of the city’s oldest residences situated in the fashionable Prairie Avenue District; the Motor Row District the largest, intact early “automobile row” in the United States, with buildings that once housed urban sales centers for different makes of automobiles, including Ford, Buick, Fiat, and Cadillac; the Museum Campus is also here, with the Shedd Aquarium, Alder Planetarium and the Field Museum located on its premises; sports enthusiasts will be happy to know that Soldier Field, home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears, is right there, too, on Lake Shore Drive.
Image via The Lofts at Roosevelt Collection
The housing in the South Loop ranges from apartments and condos in classy mixed-use developments, to picturesque single-family homes and townhomes. Everything is so cool and convenient, and it all fits so well together that it creates a whole new living experience, relaxed and lively at the same time. The Lofts at Roosevelt Collection offers a fine example of urban sophistication and downtown living away from the hustle-bustle of the Loop; the mixed-use development comprises more than 340 airy, modern residential lofts situated above 400,000 square feet of future retail and restaurant space. Residents here are pampered with complimentary massage sessions and pilates classes, exemplary services, delicious dining and state-of-the-art cinematic experience at the at the 16-screen Showplace ICON Movie Theatre.
If you want to really feel the neighborhood’s vibe and have direct access to the residents’ opinions, check out South Loop Neighboors home page, an initiative launched by some of the community’s members to ease interaction and communication between South Loopers.