South Loop Real Estate Guide
Welcome, if you’re thinking of living in Chicago’s South Loop, here you’ll see all the latest South Loop real estate for sale including South Loop condos, lofts, apartments, townhomes and single family homes. Living in the South Loop means enjoying easy access to transportation, world class cultural attractions, shopping and restaurants.
South Loop Real Estate For Sale
Here you’ll find all the current South Loop real estate listings for sale in the Chicago MLS. Everything, including South Loop apartments, condos, lofts, townhomes and single family homes. Plus this weekend’s South Loop open houses.
South Loop Real Estate For Sale By Price Range
South Loop Real Estate For Sale By Property Type
Here are a few links to help you search for other South Loop property types. For example, South Loop townhomes and pet-friendly condos. If you would like, we will establish a search for the specific type of South Loop property that meets your needs. Just let us know!
Popular South Loop Condo & Loft Buildings
Here you’ll find information about some of the more popular South Loop condo and loft buildings. Of course these are just a few. There are many more buildings to consider. We’ve been working in the neighborhood since 2007 and know all the South Loop condo and loft buildings quite well and can assist you with buying, selling or renting in any building.
South Loop Resources
Go beyond browsing South Loop condos for sale with resources providing everything you need to know about buying in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.
Living In The South Loop
For over ten years the neighborhood has defined “up-and-coming” and “booming”. It continues to morph from an industrial area to a trendy residential area featuring the latest shops and restaurants.
The South Loop has a prize location adjacent to Chicago’s incredible museum campus, Grant Park and all the activities along Lake Michigan. The Art Institute, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium. Plus the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry are all just steps away.
Tips For Buying A South Loop Condo, Loft, Apartment
Here are our best tips for buying a South Loop condo, loft or apartment.
Buying A South Loop Condo Or Apartment
There are all types of South Loop condos for sale. But most are located in high-rise buildings. If you’re thinking off buying a high-rise condo / apartment in Chicago, the four best Chicago neighborhoods for high-rise condo living are Downtown, Streeterville, New East Side and of course the South Loop.
While the first three neighborhoods we mentioned above are of course worth considering, if you’re seeking an apartment with a jaw-dropping Chicago skyline view, then the South Loop should be the first neighborhood on your list.
When looking at South Loop apartments for sale, there are literally dozens of excellent buildings to consider. Plus a few bad apples. In the late 2000’s there were many South Loop high-rises that didn’t quite get built as planned. They fell into limbo during the realty downturn. Some were not finished to the level of quality we expect for our clients.
If you’re seeking new construction we can represent you in your negotiations with the developer. It costs nothing and can save you big in the end. It’s never a good idea to be unrepresented when walking into a developer sales center.
South Loop apartments for sale can be truly spectacular. They are some of best choices for those interested in spectacular city and lake views plus proximity to everything that makes Chicago wonderful.
Buying A South Loop Loft
The South Loop is one of the best neighborhoods to find Chicago lofts for sale.
South Loop loft inventory is exciting. Because of the industrial past of the South Loop, there are a wide variety of very cool South Loop lofts for sale.
For example, the Printers Row section of the neighborhood has many old converted printing houses. All of which have now been converted to concrete and timber lofts. There are some really excellent South Loop loft buildings to consider. And over the past decade, we’ve been in them all.
Most South Loop lofts fall into two categories: brick and timber lofts and concrete lofts.
The brick and timber lofts are a good bet because that’s what most people think of when they think of buying an industrial style loft. You know…the über cool artist loft. Take note though…sometimes that brick and timber “coolness” comes at a price. In some buildings, those old wood floors don’t have much insulation so you end up hearing your neighbors a little more than you’d like.
If you prefer peace and quiet, you’ll want to explore the concrete loft style. They are normally much quieter. And towering concrete ceilings offer their own stylistic vibe.
Thanks for reading!
We’ve enjoyed helping our clients in the neighborhood since 2007. It’s never too early to get started!