South Shore is Community Area 43 of Chicago’s 77 Community Areas, located along the lakefront, approximately nine miles southeast of Chicago’s Loop. In total, this community covers 3.05 square miles (1,954 acres) and contains 8,596 individual parcels of property. Rainbow Beach, the South Shore Cultural Center, and the Stony Island Arts Bank are some of South Shore’s major landmarks and cultural treasures.
The South Shore Community Compact was founded in 2021 to collaboratively develop and advance a vision for South Shore’s future. The Compact is a unique structure consisting of three organizations focused on key elements of a strong and healthy neighborhood — people, commerce, and housing — and includes Neighborhood Network Alliance, South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and South Shore Works.