Renovations and conversions abound in the South Loop, and many older warehouses and factories have been completely gutted and refashioned into trendy lofts, condos, and apartments. But the big story is new construction - in every size and shape. High-rises featuring classic and contemporary architecture, single-family homes, town homes and mid rises are going up everywhere with prices ranging from about $200,000 to $1 million plus.
Residents of the South Loop benefit from proximity to the Loop, Museum Campus and lakefront; great access to transportation; and incredible views of the lake and skyline. The area's housing boom has brought with it an influx of retailers, sophisticated eateries and a trendy nightlife scene.