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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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Enjoy car-free living at new South Loop condos

CTA Roosevelt Rd

If you’re looking to enjoy car-free living or ditch one of your cars, the sleek new 1345 Wabash condo tower is an ideal choice. The CTA transit hub at Roosevelt Rd is just over a block from 1345 Wabash, just past Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s. Red, Orange and Green line trains connect to Midway Airport, ...

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

Value-priced South Loop one-bedrooms

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment community that was built as a condo, has a selection of one-bedrooms available for immediate, mid-August and September occupancy, beginning at $1,725 a month. The LEX is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, high-service community with on-site parking and a range of 1- and 2- bedroom tower and loft-style apartments. Floor plans and ...

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

The South Loop’s best new condos

1345 S Wabash

1345 Wabash is the only new-construction condo building in the South Loop, giving it the “best” title by default. If a host of competitors were to spring up, however, 1345 Wabash would still retain its premier rank. The Brininstool + Lynch architecture, the designer finishes and loft aesthetic, the developer’s track record, the attractive pricing, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The most conveniently-located South Loop apartments

Astoria Tower aerial

The South Loop spans a distance of two miles, from Congress Pkwy (500 S) on the north to the Stevenson Expressway on the south. 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 any ...

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

Your South Loop apartment search made easy

Aerial view of South Loop

The South Loop’s recent surge in popularity has been fueled by rents that are affordable relative to other downtown neighborhoods, and by renters’ heightened awareness of the neighborhood’s burgeoning dining and nightlife scene, excellent public transportation and proximity to public parks, Loop offices and colleges and universities. The South Loop spans an area that stretches ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A visual tour of the Burnham Pointe apartment amenities

Burnham Pointe

Burnham Pointe, 730 S Clark St in the South Loop, was built as a condo and converted to rentals. We hadn’t been in the building for years but its acquisition by a YoChicago advertiser prompted us to stop in for a look around. Burnham Pointe has a large, welcoming lobby, pictured above, with 24/7 door ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Look and learn at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

A tour of the four furnished models at 1345 Wabash, downtown Chicago’s newest condo high-rise, is a great way to pick up some decorating tips for your next home. A tour also gives you the opportunity to ask questions about how life’s lived in the South Loop, the ins and outs of condo ownership, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 14, 2015

Mike Britton moves apartment pool from Uptown to South Loop

Craigslist ad

Want a renovated apartment in the South Loop with a pool and a sun deck? A Craigslist ad from Chicagoland Property Group’s Mike Britton has just what you’re looking for. There’s only one teeny, tiny problem: the building pictured and described in the ad doesn’t have a pool. That’s only a problem if you’re a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 7, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hedge against rent increases with a new South Loop condo

1345 S Wabash

Run the rent vs own calculations on purchasing a new move-in ready South Loop condo at 1345 Wabash, and purchasing looks very attractive. Even on a pre-tax basis, monthly ownership costs are lower than rent. One-bedrooms at 1345 Wabash start at $229,900 and two-bedrooms at $289,900. The minimal-amenity approach at the architecturally distinctive high-rise contributes ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 7, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments across from Grant Park

Park Michigan sundeck

Residents of Park Michigan, the luxury apartment tower at 1212 S Michigan, enjoy grilling on their sundeck. One of the pleasures of relaxing on the sundeck is reveling in the proximity of Grant Park, across the street from Park Michigan. Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco are at the end of the block on Roosevelt Rd, and ...

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

Why Matt and Fernando bought in the South Loop at 1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash buyers

Matt and Fernando are among the newest homeowners at 1345 Wabash, the South Loop’s newest condo community, where 1-bedrooms start at $229,900 and 2-bedrooms at $289,900. We asked Matt and Feranndo a few questions about their purchase. Why 1345 Wabash? We were struck by three major things. 1. High quality construction. 2. An environmentally sustainable ...

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

Rent a condo-quality apartment in the South Loop

The LEX

The LEX is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, high-service community with on-site parking and a range of 1- and 2- bedroom tower and loft-style apartments. The LEX was built as a condominium and boasts condo-quality apartment finishes, including in-unit washer / dryers. An infrequently available 1-bedroom in the loft portion of the building can be rented at ...

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

New South Loop condos close to public transit

CTA Roosevelt Rd

The sleek new 1345 Wabash condominium tower has units that are move-in ready and priced from $228,900 for 1-bedrooms and $289,900 for 2-bedrooms. 1345 Wabash has a stellar South Loop location, with destination restaurants on the same block and scores more within a few minutes’ walk. Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s are a block north and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s most conveniently-located apartments

Astoria Tower location

The South Loop spans a large area, stretching 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, Millennium Park, the CTA Red Line, college and university ...

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

A new condo gem emerges in the South Loop

1345 Wabash

The new 15-story 1345 Wabash has seen its first closings and is receiving the final polish that realize its promise as a quiet architectural gem. CMK, a developer known for creating innovative, high-style residences, teamed with the award-winning firm of Brininstool + Lynch to pursue its quest for intelligent design for contemporary living. Move-in ready ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 16, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Great South Loop location, great prices at Park Michigan apartments

Park Michigan location

The Park Michigan apartment tower has an enviable location across Michigan Avenue from Grant Park. Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco are a block west and the CTA’s Roosevelt Rd hub is just over a block. The best of the burgeoning South Loop dining scene is within a two-block radius of the building. Park Michigan residents enjoy ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 8, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Furnished models available at fast-selling South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

Pricing that starts at $229,900 for move-in ready 1-bedrooms and $289,900 for 2-bedrooms is only part of the reason for the brisk sales pace at the new 1345 Wabash condos in the South Loop. The location shares the block with great bars and restaurants, and Trader Joe’s, Jewel-Osco, and the CTA Roosevelt Rd transit hub ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 8, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos selling at a brisk pace

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1345 Wabash has secured 39 new contracts over the past two months, and the sales pace has accelerated since the opening of an on-site office and furnished models. Rising rents in the South Loop, interest rates that are low by historical standards, and a growing awareness of the neighborhood’s advantages have prompted renters to sharpen ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 1, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Luxury South Loop rents on the rise, but still a bargain

The LEX

If you’ve been following rent prices in the South Loop you’ve noticed that they’re trending upward. The good news is that luxury apartments in the neighborhood are still bargain-priced. The LEX, which was built as a condominium and converted to rentals, has 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-baths available in its loft and tower sections. All of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 1, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos are move-in ready

1345 Wabash Unit 510

1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise to be built in Chicago in the past half-dozen years, has moved in its first residents and has move-in ready units available for purchase. Prices start at $229,900 for one-bedrooms and $289,900 for two-bedrooms. Unit 510, pictured here, is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath with an expansive living / dining ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 26, 2015