If you’re thinking of renting in the central city area, you have dozens of choices to review. The most difficult task is to develop a general understanding of the many buildings available to you, and then to sort out the numerous options, amenities and features of each. Thankfully, Tom & Chantal have done the hard work for you. We’ve already visited each of these properties and carefully studied the features, costs and unique characteristics of each. We can help by offering a thoughtful analysis of how these many options fit with your own needs.
Downtown Chicago is experiencing a renaissance of residential housing with the opening of many new apartment towers in central neighborhoods like River North, Streeterville, South Loop, Loop, the West Loop and West Town. There are multiple new apartment towers which have come available within the past eighteen months in each of these areas. These new towers are competing with one another (and with the older buildings) on the basis of location, convenience, amenities, and style. There’s literally something for everyone, if you can manage to sift through the astounding array of options. Here’s a look at just four buildings of the many new properties coming online in recent months.
Mila Luxury Apartments
Mila Luxury Apartments opened for residency in September of 2016. Mila is located on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street. It holds 402 apartment homes among forty-one floors and boasts 30,000 square feet of amenity space. These amenity areas include onsite fitness area, yoga, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lounge, fire pits, business center, dog run, valet, concierge and even 24/7 room service! There’s a study, a sky lounge and secure package delivery area with refrigerated storage for groceries. There are twelve apartments on each floor. The homes on each corner of the floor have a balcony for private outdoor space. Unit sizes range from a small 540 square foot studio to the largest two-bedroom home of 1134 square feet with prices from $1800 to $4500 per month. Mila is truly state-of-the-art, catering to the distinctive resident who insists of the highest level of service and amenity.
Marquee at Block 37
Marquee at Block 37 opened about the same time as Mila, several blocks away. Marquee is located on Randolph Street, between State and Dearborn in the building known as Block 37. If you’re looking for convenience to Chicago’s transit system, this building is for you, sitting atop the junction of the CTA’s Red and Blue main lines as well as the underground pedway system. Step outside your door and walk across the street for Daley Plaza’s many activities including farmers markets and public rallies. Marquee holds 690 apartment homes among thirty-eight floors. It’s got thousands of square feet of amenity space, including some outstanding views of downtown landmarks such as Daley Plaza and the Chicago Theater. Amenities include onsite fitness area, hot tub, steam and sauna, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lounge, fire pits, business center and dog run! There’s a cinema room, event space with catering kitchen and even a guest suite for your visitors. There are twelve apartments on each floor. The homes on each corner of the floor have a balcony for private outdoor space. Unit sizes range from a small 587 square foot studio to the largest three-bedroom home of 2102 square feet with prices from $1915 to $7647 per month. Marquee holds its place among the best, with astounding amenities, views and services for the most discriminating tenant.
Wolf Point West
At the historic junction of the three branches of the Chicago River lies the ultra-modern apartment tower known as Wolf Point West. This tower hosts 509 homes among forty-six floors. Apartment sizes range from a 493 square foot studio to an 1829 square foot, three bedroom penthouse. Prices range from $1918 for that small studio to $9195 for the penthouse homes. This building includes all the state-of-the-art amenities you’d expect at a property of this caliber. There’s an outdoor pool, a business center, gallery lounge, dog run, fitness center, golf simulator, club room, top floor sky lounge, sky deck, outdoor kitchen, fire pits and an outdoor television. The outdoor amphitheater allows residents to relax and watch the river traffic go by ….. contemplating the historic development of this city which arose right on this spot. This property is particularly convenient to River North nightlife, the riverwalk itself and a number of popular destinations such as the Merchandise Mart and River North commercial district.
The newest apartment tower to rise in Streeterville is located on the east side of McClurg Court between Grand and Ohio Streets. The 45-story tower hosts 490 apartments ranging in size from 552 square foot studio homes to 1768 square foot, three-bedroom homes. Prices range from $1912 to $8805 per month. Amenities include rooftop pool, several lounges, wellness spa with hot tub and massage room, yoga studio, entertainment room with catering kitchen, billiard table, media theater, business center, pet spa, serenity gardens, This new tower is particularly convenient to the Streeterville campus of Northwestern University including the medical complex, business and law school. It’s a short walk to the lakefront and Navy Pier and back to Michigan Avenue.
These are just a few buildings to get you started. More are presented in this article on the Curbed Chicago Website at this link.
After reviewing the features of all these new buildings, they do tend to blend in among one another so that you develop a general sense of the common amenities and prices that characterize these residences. Indeed, most of these properties have similar “luxury characteristics” that meet the needs of the discerning resident. It may be the case that your choice of new residence will boil down to how you apply your own unique matrix of criteria based on neighborhood, convenience, style of the building, friendliness of the staff and just overall first impression when you walk in the door.
Let’s Get Started!
Tom and Chantal are happy to accompany you on a tour of these and many more properties. Let us be your guide, your home search concierge, if you will. We’ll help you select the perfect home from among all these wonderful options available to you. We’ll even arrange a private car tour of your favorite choices. Call us today and act fast, before your new home is rented to someone else. Reach us at (312) 725-0223