Welcome to Southport Corridor

Enjoy a family-friendly quarter with high walkability
Southport Corridor is an inviting part of the Lakeview community with incredible turn-of-the-century, traditional homes, and old-fashioned architecture. This part of Chicago was also once a popular farming center as Chicagoans discovered The Lakeview Hotel and the attraction of then-undeveloped land outside the city center.

Southport Corridor has phenomenal homes from the 19th Century and beyond, as well as quaint brick apartment homes and small shops. Southport Corridor surrounds Southport Avenue, a major north-south route through Chicago. This part of town is easily accessible by the elevated rail line, is well-established, and is one of the most charming parts of Chicago.

What to Love

  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Abundant restaurants, shops, and entertainment
  • Historic buildings with character and charm
  • Sought after school district

Local Lifestyle

Southport Corridor is a growing, vibrant community home to residents of all ages and backgrounds. People from all over Chicago come to shop on Southport Avenue and stay for the historic architecture and friendly community. Locals know their city extremely well and take great pride in maintaining it.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Southport Corridor is a lively district with many dining, shopping, and entertainment options, and walking down Southport Avenue is the best way to experience this part of town.

Little Goat Diner, which recently moved to Southport Corridor from its popular spot in the West Loop, is part of the Boka Restaurant Group and features a trendy, inviting vibe and a menu of exquisite creations from Top Chef champion Stephanie Izard. Another new restaurant in the Boka Restaurant Group, GG’s Chicken Shop, features a menu centered around rotisserie chicken, salads, sandwiches, and sides helmed by Michelin-star Executive Chef Lee Wolen.

Crosby's Kitchen is an inviting, vibrant spot and serves Midwestern food. When it's time to pick up groceries, Southport Grocery is a foodie haven that serves breakfast and lunch and has a pop-up dinner menu.

This area is also known for select fashion boutiques, such as Baby Dolls Boutique, an apparel store for little ones and infants. The Krista K Boutique showcases new and known labels and has a collection of shoes, bags, and jewelry. Click Shoes & More specializes in shoes, boots, and more for the hip, fashionable Chicago crowd.

Things to Do

Trick or Treat on Southport lets families sport their Halloween costumes, play games, attend a photo session, and warm up with cocoa or a brew while outside. Tucked under the L, the Low-Line Market at Southport has local produce and goods on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Sheil (Bernard) Park on Southport Avenue has a new playground, recreation center, and programming for those interested in theater.

Those who want to experience the older section of Southport can visit Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture, a theater that produces shows and offers classes to locals. Another historic building that still operates is the Music Box Theater, which opened in 1929 and screens an impressive collection of independent films in its 700-seat auditorium.


The highly-acclaimed Chicago Public School District serves the community of Southport.

  • Friedrich L. Jahn Public School, Grades PK-8
  • Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, Grades K-8


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7,439 people live in SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $89,672. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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33 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR, IL

SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR has 3,303 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,439 people call SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR home. The population density is 53,774.759 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby SOUTHPORT CORRIDOR. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Burley Elementary School
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Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center
PreK - 3rd
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