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Near North Side (Area 8) is one of the 77 communities into which the city is officially divided.

It spans the area bounded by the Chicago River north to North Ave (1600 N), and Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River. The Near North Side includes numerous sub-neighborhoods, each of which probably better describes the area in question: Gold Coast, Old Town, River North, Sandburg Village, Streeterville, etc.

ZIP codes: 60610, 60611, 60654.

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Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 3/26/15

Scott

Planned Property is offering a month’s free rent on all 2-bedroom apartments at 1000 North LaSalle, a building with a private dog park. Chestnut Tower is offering a month’s free on vacant two-bedrooms for leases beginning by April 12. All apartments currently on the market are brand new designer renovations featuring new cabinetry, wood plank ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s newest apartment tower is now open

North Water

There’s a special appeal to renting a never lived-in apartment. Everything is fresh and new, and waiting for your personal touch. The experience is even more special when you’re one of the first-movers and can select from among a building’s most desirable apartments. North Water, a stunning 52-story tower, opened recently in Streeterville and the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 18, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

At North Water apartments, beauty is more than skin deep

North Water

If you’ve been anywhere near the river in downtown Chicago recently you’ve noticed a new addition to the skyline. The striking blue façade of the 52-story North Water apartment tower gives the building pride of place in vistas along the river. It’s a worthy complement to the architectural icons that line the river. Viewed from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 13, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 3/12/15

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Two newly-renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments are available at Chestnut Tower for $3,240 a month. The apartments have designer finishes, oversized stainless steel appliances, espresso cabinetry, glass tile backsplashes, quartz countertops, plank wood flooring and USB receptacles. Leases that begin by March 31 will receive a month’s free rent and a $100 monthly parking rate. Scott ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 12, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New River North / Gold Coast apartments prep for summer occupancy

State & Chestnut

First occupancies at the new State & Chestnut apartment tower are slated for July 1, Apartment finishes and common-area amenities can be previewed at the leasing center at 873 N Rush St, just around the corner from State & Chestnut. If you’re unfamiliar with the exciting, steps-to-everything neighborhood, a two-blocks walk in any direction from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The panoramic views from North Water’s corner 2-bedrooms

North Water view

The corner apartments at the new 52-story North Water tower in Streeterville are 2-bedroom, 2-baths with balconies. The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the views, but you’ll need to step out on the balconies to fully appreciate how terrific they are. The interior and north view shots, above, are from a northeast corner on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 5, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Dog-friendly 2-bedrooms steps from the Gold Coast and Old Town

1000 N LaSalle

We could compare the search for a dog-friendly high-rise in the Gold Coast to barking up the wrong tree, but that would be a horrible pun, so we won’t. The contemporary high-rise apartment building at 1000 N LaSalle is dog-friendly and adjacent to a tranquil private dog park. The tree-shrouded, grassy area is a favorite ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2015
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Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 2/26/15

North Water view

The on-site leasing office and model apartments are now open at North Water, a 52-story apartment tower at 340 E North Water in Streeterville. North Water is a full-amenity view building with sweeping vistas in every direction. Apartments are available for March 1 and later occupancy. Chestnut Place, 850 N State, is offering a month’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A walk-in tour of new Gold Coast / River North apartments

State & Chestnut

The leasing center for the new State & Chestnut apartment tower opened recently around the corner from the building at 873 N Rush. The ground-level leasing center has a model kitchen and bath and all the information you need to experience the sleek new apartment tower itself. The first residents will move in to State ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A peek inside the new North Water Apartments

North Water apartments

I stopped by the new 52-story North Water apartment tower in Streeterville yesterday morning for a brief visit. The building is poised to move in its first residents early next month, and will have all of its apartments ready for occupancy by April 1. The lobby, pictured above, is raised half a level above the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 19, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

The hyper-urban scene at Chestnut Place apartments

Starbucks on Rush

The Chestnut Place apartment tower’s location at 850 N State St shares the upscale vibe of the Gold Coast and the vibrancy of River North. Chestnut Place residents have walk-to-access to an almost unimaginably rich dining, nightlife and shopping scene. Step outside the front door at Chestnut Place and Tempo Café is across the street. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 19, 2015

An Old Town / Gold Coast high-rise with spacious renovated apartments

1120 LaSalle

1120 North LaSalle doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the newest apartment towers, but it does have spacious renovated apartments in a terrific location on the border between Old Town and the Gold Coast. Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of the building and several renovated apartments, and a look at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 17, 2015
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Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds

River East

The Lofts at River East, Streeterville’s only rental loft building, has been leasing rapidly for April 1 occupancy. All of the south-facing two-bedrooms with balconies overlooking the Ogden Slip have been rented for April, but a few are available for mid-May at rents ranging from $4,020 to $4,200. One-bedrooms are still available for April occupancy, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 12, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New apartment tower slated for summer start at Clark and Division

Jewel

The website for the development that will replace the Jewel-Osco store at Clark and Division is announcing that construction is expected to start this summer. The new development will include a 35-story, 390-unit apartment building atop a new Jewel-Osco. According to the development’s website, the new Jewel-Osco is expected to open 14 to 16 months ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 10, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Division Street apartments targeting mid-year occupancy

625 Division

625 W Division, a 16-story, 240-unit apartment tower under construction on the Near North Side is about three-quarters of the way to its full height. The building appears to be on target to meet its occupancy goal of mid-2015. It will be competing with several new buildings with stronger locations that are delivering units at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Commuting made easy at Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place residents who commute to the Loop have a tough call to make on a cold and snowy Chicago morning. They can hop on the #36 CTA bus that stops directly outside the building, walk two minutes south past a Starbucks to catch the Red Line subway, or grab one of the readily-available taxis. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 4, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Experience the new State & Chestnut apartments

State & Chestnut

State & Chestnut, the sleek new apartment tower at 845 N State St, won’t begin moving in its first residents until July 1. Prospective residents won’t have to wait, however, to experience the building. A leasing center recently opened at 873 N Rush, and a visit there is an experience in itself. The leasing center ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 30, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent on renovated apartments at Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place, an apartment tower at 850 N State in the Gold Coast / River North neighborhood is undergoing a complete makeover and offering a month’s free rent on newly-renovated apartments. The renovated apartments have wood-look floors in the living areas and a sleek, open-plan kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and good cabinet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 30, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Near North Chicago apartment deals and finds

Atwater night view

Atwater, 355 E Ohio, will apply the $450 admin fee to the first month’s rent for a client who rents a currently vacant apartment within 48 hours of their initial visit. Resident parking at Atwater is $225 a month – a bargain for Streeterville. Unit 3506 at Atwater, a 1-bedroom, has been newly renovated with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are these Chicago’s tallest fire escapes?

Lawson YMCA

The 24-story Lawson YMCA on Chicago Ave is 262 feet high at the roof line, according to the Emporis database. The three exterior fire escapes on the north side of the building are the tallest I can recall seeing in Chicago. Are there any taller ones in Chicago, or were there at one time?

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 26, 2015