Life in the South Loop

Chicago’s South Loop is a dynamic neighborhood and rapidly growing in popularity, with the lake only a couple blocks to the east, Roosevelt Avenue on the north and Cermak Rd on the south. Once home to the city’s robust manufacturing companies, the South Loop has become a noteworthy mix of loft residential spaces, an eccentric university district, and some of the city’s new residential constructions. The Wells Place offers easy access to all that the South Loop has to offer, with the convenience of a historical, newly converted residential loft community.

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Cafes and Coffee Shops8Cafes and Coffee Shops
Parks5Public Parks

South Loop History

Before McCormick Place became the convention hall, the South Loop was home to the Coliseum that was used as Chicago’s convention hall beginning in 1899. Host for many prosperous-seeking events surrounding the Coliseum became sites for brothels, gambling houses, and saloons throughout the neighborhood. During the early 20th Century, the South Loop was not only known for its infamous parties but also for Chinese merchants developing in Armor Square and ultimately creating what is today’s Chinatown. In recent years the City of Chicago has worked to improve transit access to the neighborhood that will round-out efforts to make the South Loop appeal to many looking to relocate into a more resident friendly neighborhood.

South Loop Landmarks

From Soldier Field to McCormick Place, the South Loop is full of signature landmarks that make the area one of the city’s most livable neighborhoods. The South Loop’s Museum Campus is a display of Chicago’s finest exhibits being home to the Field Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium, there is plenty to explore within a short walk from Wells Place.

South Loop Lifestyle

The South Loop is one of Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhoods for residents and businesses. With so many high rise buildings under construction, Wells Place offers the same luxury finishes with the benefit of being a mid-rise building, only four stories tall.

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