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South Loop is the area bounded by the Stevenson Expy (2450 S) on the south, Congress Pkwy (500 S) on the north, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River. ZIP codes: 60605, 60616, 60607.

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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s most conveniently-located apartments

Astoria Tower

Chicago’s South Loop stretches from Congress Pkwy (500 S) on the north to the Stevenson Expressway on the south – a distance of two miles. Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St, has the most convenient overall proximity to the Loop, Grant Park, the CTA Red Line, college and university campuses and the Museum Campus, of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 30, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos nearing first occupancy

1345 S Wabash

1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in Chicago in years, is about a month away from welcoming its first occupants to a prime South Loop location. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath plus den unit pictured in this post is mirrored on opposite sides of the building on floors 4 and 5. All of the units ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Sneak peek at a furnished model at 1345 Wabash

1345 S Wabash

Two furnished models at 1345 Wabash are prepping for their first viewings, a milestone in the completion of the South Loop‘s newest condo tower. 1345 Wabash will welcome its first occupants in the spring of this year. One of the furnished models is a tier 05 one-bedroom. The home has 10-foot high ceilings that are ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 17, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Affordable South Loop one-bedrooms available now

Park Michigan

Yesterday’s warm weather offered residents of Park Michigan the chance to head across the street to Grant Park, Chicago’s magnificent front yard. Jewel-Osco, Trader Joe’s and the CTA Roosevelt Rd hub are within a block of Park Michigan, and dozens of restaurants and bars are within a few minutes’ walk. Park Michigan has one-bedrooms renting ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 17, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop Market slates spring opening at The LEX Apartments

South Loop Market

Residents at the luxury lofts and apartments at The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, can look forward to the spring opening of the fourth South Loop Market location in their building. The popular, family-run business is a convenience store that offers a wide enough selection of groceries and staples to minimize trips to the supermarket. Beyond ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 10, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Stylish, affordable new condos with great West Loop access

CTA Roosevelt Rd

Office expansion in the West Loop, headlined by Google’s impending move to 1K Fulton, has been garnering a lot of attention recently. If you work in the West Loop and want a stylish, affordable, new-construction condo you have a South Loop option with quick and convenient public transit access to the West Loop. The new ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – a corner 2-bedroom at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower owes its popularity to a steps-to-everything South Loop location, a full suite of amenities, a high level resident service, and apartments with great layouts and condo-quality finishes. There are currently only two units available for rent at Astoria Tower. One is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath corner with the popular split-bedroom and a large balcony. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Designer finishes at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

The new rental towers sprouting up in downtown Chicago boast of having “condo quality finishes.” The new condos at 1345 Wabash can rightfully lay claim to finishes that raise the definition of “condo quality” to a new level, at monthly ownership costs well below the rent at a new apartment tower. The finish brands at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop condo construction update

Thumbnail image for South Loop condo construction update

1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in Chicago in the past half-dozen years, is nearing completion and first occupancies are slated for early spring. 1345 Wabash was designed by the award-winning firm of Brininstool + Lynch. The developer, CMK Companies, is one of Chicago’s leading real estate firms with a strong track record ...

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

Hyper-convenient South Loop apartments

Park Michigan

City life is more fun when you live across the street from Grant Park and grocery shopping, a public transit hub, and a ton of bars and restaurants are a short walk away. The Park Michigan apartment tower has a stellar South Loop location across from Grant Park and steps from grocery shopping, dozens of ...

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

1345 Wabash condos will help you burst the rent bubble

1345 Wabash

If the rapidly rising rents of the past few years have you questioning whether it’s time to buy, it’s time for you to meet the friendly, professional and knowledgeable sales staff at the new 1345 Wabash condos. 1345 Wabash has a stellar South Loop location, high-style finishes, out-of-the-ordinary architecture and attractive rent vs own numbers. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 12, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A visit to three new South Loop apartment sites

1000 S Clark St

I stopped by three South Loop construction sites yesterday for a brief look. The sixth floor of 1000 S Clark is nearing completion and work has begun on the seventh floor of JDL Development‘s 469-unit, 29-story apartment tower. Foundation work is continuing on Golub & Co‘s 41-story, 397 unit apartment tower at 1001 S State. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 11, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New CTA Green Line station opens near The LEX apartments

Cermak rendering Green Line

Residents at The LEX, a luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, enjoy great access to public transportation via nearby bus, Red Line and Metra stops, and convenient access to Lake Shore Drive and the city’s expressway grid. Yesterday’s opening of a new Green Line station at Cermak Rd, two short blocks from The LEX, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 9, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos have great transportation access

CTA

The new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop have Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco just over a block north, close proximity to Grant Park and the Museum Campus, and dozens of bars and restaurants, including a half-dozen on the same block, within a short walk. Dealing with the daily commute, however, is often more ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Blowing off the blizzard at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Malnati's South Loop

Yesterday’s blizzard conditions may have wrecked Super Bowl Sunday plans for many Chicagoans, but residents of the South Loop‘s Astoria Tower had plenty of fallback options steps away from their luxury apartments. Jimmy Green’s sports bar, Lou Malnati’s pizzeria and a 7-Eleven are in the building next door to Astoria Tower. Just past the 7-Eleven ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 2, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The window of opportunity at 1345 Wabash condos

1345 S Wabash

The construction elevator will be coming down soon and all of the windows will be in place at 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in downtown Chicago in years. The closing-in of the building signals a closing window of opportunity for home buyers to lock in the most desirable units at currently attractive ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos target spring occupancy

1345 Wabash

Chicago’s real estate recovery will reach a milestone this spring when residents begin moving into 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise in years. Some of the buyers at 1345 Wabash have architecture and style as their highest priority. Some have been attracted by the South Loop location’s vitality and convenience. Some have been swayed ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The burgeoning burger scene near Park Michigan apartments

Five Guys

There are already half a dozen places to grab a hamburger within about a block of the South Loop‘s Park Michigan apartments. The options include, in alphabetical order, Artists Café. Eleven City Diner, Five Guys, The Scout, Urban Counter and Wabash Tap. Chicago Magazine is reporting that the popular Burger Bar will open on Thursday, ...

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

South Loop riverfront poised for major development

Kardas aerial

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting that CMK Companies is acquiring a vacant 6.5-acre parcel south of Harrison St and north of River City along the river. According to Crain’s, the site where parts of Divergent were filmed is being acquired by another developer. The above shot was taken from 235 Van Buren, a 714-unit condo ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 19, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a stylish new South Loop condo for less than rent

1345 Wabash

If you want to live in a high-style, architecturally distinctive home in a prime South Loop location, you’ll want to visit the new condos nearing completion at 1345 Wabash. 1345 Wabash is setting a new standard in the South Loop with finishes that are familiar to readers of upscale design magazines: Florense cabinetry, Duravit floating ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2015