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1000 North LaSalle apartments, Gold Coast adjacent

by Joe Zekas on 4/22/14

1000 North LaSalle is a 9-story apartment building situated at the cusp of the River North, Old Town and Gold Coast neighborhoods.

The building was completed in 1981. Barancik Conte & Associates was the architecture firm for the building. Burton Lipman Associates was the general contractor.

The apartments

1000 North LaSalle has studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments.

Floor plans are available online. In mid-April 2014 studios were available for $1,265 to $1,325, one bedrooms from $1,545 to $1,725 and two-bedrooms from $2,375.

The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows and most have space-expanding bay windows.

All-electric kitchens have been updated in a variety of styles and feature ample cabinet space and microwaves. Some of the units have dishwashers.

The apartments have comparatively good closet space. Heat and air-conditioning are individually controlled.

The second bath in two-bedroom apartments has a stall shower, a feature that’s surprisingly rare in the area.

Apartments lack the high ceilings and in-unit washer / dryers found in the new downtown apartment buildings – but rents are substantially lower and living spaces comparatively more generous than in those buildings.

Views. East-facing units offer the best views, with higher-floors having decent views of the skyline.

Amenities, services, policies

1000 North LaSalle has a good mix of amenities for a smaller building.


The building has a well-equipped fitness room, a sundeck, a laundry room and a business center with free Wi-Fi.

1000 North LaSalle is pet-friendly and has what’s probably the largest private dog park in the area.

The building hosts a variety of resident social events throughout the year. Personal and bike storage spaces are available. Reserved parking, both covered and uncovered, is available on-site along with guest parking.

1130 North LaSalle has on-site leasing and management staff, and 24/7 door staff.

The location

1000 North LaSalle is in a keystone location that affords residents walkable access to the Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park and River North. The immediate area has a strong appeal to all age groups.

Shopping. Residents of 1000 North LaSalle have several major grocery stores nearby, in addition to the popular seasonal farmers market on Division St.

Treasure Island, which bills itself as “America’s most European supermarket,” is two blocks northeast of the property.

Jewel Foods, two blocks north and a short block east, is open 6 am to midnight 6 days a week and 24 hours Sunday.


The new, upscale Plum Market is a block west on Wells St, just north of Division. A new Target recently opened a few blocks west on Division St. A number of convenience stores and delis are near the building.

CVS and Walgreens pharmacies are a few minutes’ walk northeast of the building.


Oak Street boutiques, Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops and Water Tower Place are a few minutes’ walk from the building.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Residents at 1133 North LaSalle are within a short walk of three major clusters of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues along Wells Street, Division Street and Rush Street, and have ready access to the thriving River North restaurant and nightlife scene.


The pedestrian-friendly Wells Street strip that begins a few blocks from the property is packed with popular bars, sidewalk cafes and comedy clubs, and still retains a few of the quirky shops from its days as a tourist destination.


A short walk from 1000 North LaSalle is the storied Division Street nightlife strip, home to Mothers, the legendary Butch McGuire’s and more than a dozen other establishments.


The Rush Street triangle that frames Mariano Park is one of the most vibrant people-watching, drinking and dining scenes in Chicago.

Parks, recreation. Residents at 1000 North LaSalle have good access to a wide range of parks and recreational activities.

Oak Street Beach, with its spectacular views of the Lake Shore Drive skyline, is a few short blocks east.

Lincoln Park, home to the Zoo, Conservatory, North Avenue Beach and a host of playing fields and other attractions, is just over half a mile north. It’s one of the greatest urban playgrounds in the nation.

Washington Square Park, a tranquil gem, is two blocks southeast of 1000 North LaSalle.

Seward Park, two blocks west, has ball fields and basketball courts for more active recreation.

Transportation. Public transportation from the location is excellent.

The CTA Red Line stop at Clark and Division is a half-block north and a short block east for easy access to the Loop and Cubs and White Sox ballparks.

A variety of CTA bus routes criss-cross the area along Division, State and LaSalle Streets. Buses stop just outside the building


The building is almost equidistant from the Brown / Purple Line stop at Franklin and Chicago and the Red Line stop at State and Chicago.

Access to I-90/94 and the rest of the city’s expressway grid can be slow along Division St during peak hours. If you’re southbound or headed for the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290), Ontario St is a better option.

A ZipCar car-sharing location is on-site and DIVVY bike stations are nearby. Taxis swarm the area 24/7.

The competition

Direct competitors for 1000 North LaSalle include four other Planned Property buildings in the immediate area: 1111 , 1133 and 1330 North Dearborn, and 1120 North LaSalle.

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

You’ll find additional tips and options at YoChicago’s Guide to renting on Chicago’s Near North Side and our at-a-glance list of Near North apartments.

1000 North LaSalle in the news

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