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
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