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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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Affordable South Loop condos with designer finishes

1345 S Wabash

CMK has developed a following among buyers who want to live in an architecturally distinctive building. At 1345 Wabash, CMK is setting a new standard for interior finishes, and attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes:. Florense cabinetry, for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Cloudy-day views from the sundeck at Park Michigan apartments

Roosevelt Rd CTA

My plans to shoot the views from the sundeck at Park Michigan were disrupted by the weather – cloudy and gloomy. I opted for some close-ups of what’s close by the South Loop apartment tower. Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s are steps from the sundeck grills. Target, the Shops at Roosevelt Collection, and Whole Foods are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments with an indoor pool

Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower has a full suite of amenities, and one amenity that you won’t find at any other South Loop luxury apartments: an indoor pool and whirlpool. The pool is on a level that includes east- and west-facing sundecks with gas grills, a well-equipped fitness room and a spa room. Astoria Tower also has a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1345 Wabash buyer snapshot: Meet Craig and Jennifer

Craig and Jennifer 1345

Jennifer and Craig currently reside in a rental residence in the South Loop. They recently purchased a new condominium at 1345 Wabash, and were kind enough to share with us some of the reasoning surrounding their purchase. What did you choose to purchase at 1345 Wabash? We love that 1345 Wabash is a no-amenities building. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

First signs of progress on South Loop apartment site

901 S State

It’s been nearly three years since the news first broke that Golub & Co was planning a 35-story, 392-unit apartment tower at the southeast corner of State St and 9th St. The first sign that the South Loop project may be poised to move forward is that parking is no longer available on the site, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Food, fun, music and luxury South Loop apartments

The LEX

A great way to check out a neighborhood is to visit the street fairs and festivals that take place there. You’ll meet some of the local businesses, feel the community’s vibe and have a chance to learn about the area from residents. This Saturday, September 6, the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance is sponsoring its annual ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour new luxury lofts in a great South Loop location

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan, is a landmark in the South Loop. The building’s distinctive architecture and history have earned it a slot on the National Register of Historic Places. Just over a month after opening, more than half of the lofts have been leased. Aviation Lofts has recently undergone a complete makeover into 49 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Scenes from the Bash on Wabash, next door to 1345 Wabash

Bash on Wabash

The Bash on Wabash is an annual weekend event sponsored by the Greater South Loop Association. It’s held in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Wabash – just outside the new condos under construction at 1345 Wabash. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo development in the South Loop in nearly half a dozen years, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a South Loop 2-bedroom with great views and upgrades

701 Wells 2905

Unit 2905 at Wells Street Tower, 701 S Wells, is a highly-upgraded 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with the popular split-bedroom layout. The home boasts hardwood floors throughout, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large island, and a gas fireplace. Both bedrooms have large closets. The master suite has a spa bath with double-bowl vanity ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a new South Loop condo for far less than rent

1345 S Wabash

CMK Companies‘ 1345 Wabash, the first new-construction condominium in the South Loop in years, offers buyers a compelling value proposition: a high-style, architecturally-distinctive home in a prime location for substantially less than the cost of renting. A new 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1345 Wabash can be purchased for $305,900. Buyers can currently lock in 30-year ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
Downtown / Loop

Looking down on River City

River City

The faint of heart home buyer might think that the only way to look at River City is down. We did that, but in a more literal way, when snapping the above photo from a neighboring South Loop high-rise. When we checked in on River City condo prices back in January of 2011, some had ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quiet foundations and breast cancer awareness at 1000 South Clark

1000 S Clark St

Residents at AMLI 900 in the South Loop listened to nearly two months of steel striking steel as pilings were hammered into place last April and May to support the new AMLI Lofts immediately to the north. Residents who stayed on may have been dreading the start of construction for the new apartments at 1000 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Attend the Bash on Wabash, and check out Park Michigan Apartments

Bash on Wabash

The 1300 block of South Wabash Ave is one of the best restaurant and bar destinations in downtown Chicago. It’s also just a block south of the Park Michigan Apartments, 1212 S Michigan Ave, in the South Loop. Starting at 13th and Wabash, a few steps south will take you to Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Assembling the South Loop’s newest condos

1345 S Wabash

The site of 1345 Wabash, the first new condo development built in the South Loop in years, is currently a busy staging area for skilled trades shaping and assembling a bewildering variety of forms and materials. The end result of all the activity will be a sleek building that makes a distinctive statement in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A corner two-bedroom with a great balcony at Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower

The two-bedroom, two-bath apartments with downtown views at Astoria Tower in the South Loop have been one of the popular building’s most sought-after floor plans. One of them is currently available for September 29 occupancy, renting for $2,645 a month. The apartment has a split-bedroom layout that’s ideal for roommates or a home office. Both ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

There’s a food mall outside Astoria Tower’s apartments

South Loop Club

If you rent at Astoria Tower and commute to the Loop via the CTA Red Line stop at Harrison, or attend Roosevelt University’s nearby vertical campus, you’ll pass a food mall along your 5-minute walk home. Heading south along the east side of State Street the first venue you encounter is the South Loop Club. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Parks and more at new South Loop condos

Coliseum Park

Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre “front yard,” is a few short blocks from 1345 Wabash, the new condos under construction in the South Loop. The sloping lawn at the new skate park under construction at Grant Park will serve up dramatic views of the wall of buildings fronting the north and west sides of Grant Park. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
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Rental deal of the day – South Loop 2-bedrooms in the $2,300s

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower at 2138 S Indiana in the South Loop, currently has a selection of two-bedroom, two-bath units at monthly rents in the $2,300s. The apartments have 9-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a gas-cooking kitchen that’s open to a spacious living / dining area, large balconies with panoramic views, in-unit washer / ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos making rapid progress

1345 S Wabash

If you’re at Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos or The Scout, head a few feet south from that quintet of outstanding restaurants to check out the progress at 1345 Wabash. The architecturally-distinctive new condo tower is rising rapidly out of the ground on a block that’s a South Loop dining destination, and close ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Start of construction spurs sales at 1345 Wabash

1345 S Wabash

The new 15-story condominium at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop has begun to rise out of the ground and is on pace to add a floor every five working days. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo tower in downtown Chicago in years, and it’s targeting occupancy in March of next year. “We have ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2014