The South Loop is bounded by the Stevenson Expy (2450 S) on the south, Congress Pkwy (500 S) on the north, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River. ZIP codes include 60605, 60616 and 60607.
The South Loop is bordered on the north by the Loop, on the west by East Pilsen and University Village, and on the south by the Near South Side and Armour Square.
Every major South Loop apartment building is listed in this guide, with links to building websites and near real-time rent and availability checks, where available. Structured information on apartments, amenities and a building’s immediate surroundings can be found on the linked YoChicago Review pages.
This guide also includes a grid of video tours of many of the buildings, and a map locating all of the buildings.
Working with a rental service broker
One of the (many) lies that rental services tell renters is that they can negotiate a better deal for you. In fact, you surrender all your negotiating leverage when you’re working with a broker who’s being paid by the landlord / management company. Your only hope for a deal when you’re represented by a broker is to negotiate a rebate of a portion of the broker’s commission. Ask about the compensation that they’re being paid, and demand a rebate of everything over a half-month’s rent. A half-month’s rent is the co-op commission that brokers receive on condo rentals, and condo rentals are typically more time-consuming for the broker.