The Regal, two blocks from the Congress Pkwy interchange, has the best South Loop access to the expressway grid. Congress has direct connections to I-90/94 and I-290. The Regal is the only South Loop building that lacks on-site parking.
The LEX has the quickest access to the Stevenson Expressway, I-55.
Access to the city’s expressways is theoretically direct via Roosevelt Road but can be grindingly slow at peak hours due to congestion from the retail cluster on Roosevelt.
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You’ll find links to our objective, visually-rich apartment reviews of South Loop buildings, and links to near real-time availability checks for most of the buildings, at our at-a-glance list, and some tips and advice at our Guide to renting in the South Loop.
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