Chicago Loop Guide

The Loop is “downtown” and the heart of Chicago’s bustling business district. It gets its name from the CTA’s elevated tracks that loop the area and provide unparalleled transportation to the rest of the city and the suburbs. In the last few years, its residential opportunities have grown tremendously as city dwellers seek to live, work and play in close proximity.

The Loop is named after the part of Chicago where its famous elevated trains circle the city. This area is a bustling commercial center with a skyline full of diverse architectural styles. It’s also home to urban residents who enjoy being in the heart of a world-class city.


The real estate market in neighborhoods near The Loop is as diverse as the people who make up the city. Studio condominiums start at $120,000. Full-amenity high-rises, spacious townhouses, and urban lofts range in price from $150,000 to the millions.


Trendy neighborhoods like Printers Row, West Loop, South Loop, and Millennium Park attract residents who enjoy fine dining, nightclubs, galleries, and museums. The nearby Magnificent Mile offers high-end shops, and there are many activities and events available in parks along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Location & Area

  • North Boundary: 200 N Lake
  • South Boundary: 300 S Jackson
  • East Boundary: 45 E Wabash
  • West Boundary: 200 W Wells
  • Primary Zip Code: 60611

Current Trends and Facts of Loop Chicago

While always a destination for the world’s businesses, the Loop is an easy walk to the Michigan Avenue shops and office buildings, and LaSalle Street financial centers. After hours, the Loop comes alive with restaurants, boutiques, books, and antique stores.

With a golf course, two marinas and Grant Park nearby, and the city’s great theaters and museums within easy walking distance, residents find that it is easy to incorporate recreation and culture into everyday life.

Chicago Theater

Chicago Theater, I’m sure you’ve probably seen the six-story sign is there to greet you, and welcoming you into an evening of amazing theater performance. Even if you’ve never been to Chicago, you’ve probably seen this sign. It’s a bold famous landmark of the city. And the inside really gives you a feeling of magnificent opulence.

I love a great night enjoying an excellent theater performance, and this famous theater is one of the most amazing and spectacular places to go for an evening of excellent performance.

As soon as you arrive, you’ll be impressed with its immense size alone! It almost takes up a city block okay well half a city block, which is two to three times the length of any other block.

Once you enter it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular landmark. The lobby is five stories high, seeing all this opulent architecture and design can take your breath away! It feels like you’re in another time, which in a way you are.

A little history:
The Chicago Theater was opened in 1921, so as it has been preserved, after it was threatened to be demolished between 1985 when it closed its doors and 1986 when it was bought and remodeled, to reflect the original time period. I just love it! Your wide-eyed gaze continues as you, the magnificence continues up the grand staircase and into the theater itself, where you see seven stories of balconies, the mezzanine, and the main floor. Amazing! This fantastic array of seating is set up for 3600 patrons.

If there is a performance you’d like to schedule your Chicago vacation around I would! It’s an experience not to be missed. Oh and just in case you’re wondering it’s not just Broadway-type shows that perform here.

There are such great performers who perform here take a look:

Comedy Performers:
• Cedric the Entertainer
• Martin Lawrence
• Ellen DeGeneres
• Robin Williams, or even
• Cheech and Chong. Now you know these are going to be a fun night!

Musical performances like:
• Diana Ross
• Melissa Etheridge
• Liza Minnelli
• Kelly Clarkson
• The Blues Traveler
• Various Spanish guitar performances
• Harry Connick Jr. and even
• Prince

There are many dance numbers that perform here as well such as the South Shore Drill Team, and more. So if you love theater like I do be sure to pick your favorite event get your tickets early and be prepared to enjoy an amazing evening here at this amazing theater in Chicago.