YoChicago http://yochicago.com Real estate news, video, guides, blog | homes, apartments, neighborhoods | Chicago & suburbs Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:10:32 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Bargain-priced renovated Lakeview studios http://yochicago.com/bargain-priced-renovated-lakeview-studios/40301/ http://yochicago.com/bargain-priced-renovated-lakeview-studios/40301/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:10:32 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40301

The all-new, affordable studios at 3838 North Broadway are a dream come true in a prime Lakeview / Wrigleyville location. Apartments in the all-studio building, which has been renting up quickly, start at just $845 a month.

Where you live is far more important than how much space you have to live in. The studios at 3838 North Broadway aren’t the largest in the neighborhood, but they’re in a great neighborhood. We think you’ll find that they offer the most creature comforts and the best value at the price point.

The sunny apartments have all new kitchens and baths, plank floors, ceiling fans, high ceilings, crown moldings, walk-in closets and large windows.

Building amenities include a fitness room, laundry room, bike storage and resident storage lockers. A rooftop sundeck is in the works.

The location is close to shopping, dining, bars, transportation, parks and Wrigley Field.

Visit the on-site leasing office at 3838 North Broadway for a tour.

BJB Properties owns and manages 1,000s of renovated apartments in prime near-lakefront locations from Streeterville to Rogers Park.

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Rent on the Gold Coast and River North’s Main Street http://yochicago.com/rent-on-the-gold-coast-and-river-norths-main-street/40304/ http://yochicago.com/rent-on-the-gold-coast-and-river-norths-main-street/40304/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:08:34 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40304

State Street is one of Chicago’s iconic thoroughfares, and it’s at its best in the Gold Coast and River North. More than 50 years ago the lyrics of a Frank Sinatra song summed up the magic of living on State Street:

On State Street that great street I just want to say
They do things that they don’t do on Broadway
They have the time, the time of their life …

Step outside your front door at Chestnut Place, 850 N State St, and you’re feeling the throbbing pulse of a great city. You’re on the border of the Gold Coast and River North, steps from fabulous dining, nightlife, Michigan Avenue and Oak Street shops, charming parks, Oak Street Beach, public transportation, Loyola’s downtown campus and great hospitals.

All of the apartments at Chestnut Place are corner units with good south views due to the building’s unusual saw-tooth configuration.

Chestnut Place is pet-friendly, non-smoking and has on-site parking, leasing and management staff, and 24/7 door staff. You’ll find floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info at the Chestnut Place website

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Transit-oriented apartments in the Fulton River District http://yochicago.com/transit-oriented-apartments-in-the-fulton-river-district/40306/ http://yochicago.com/transit-oriented-apartments-in-the-fulton-river-district/40306/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:06:12 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40306

K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is a transit-oriented development steps from scores of bars and restaurants and convenient to parks and shopping.

Residents who commute by car appreciate K2′s quick access to the expressway grid, and those who rely on public transportation appreciate how many options are within a short walk.

The nearby CTA Blue Line stop connects to downtown, to O’Hare airport and to Wicker Park and Bucktown dining and nightlife. Pink and Green Line stops at Clinton and Morgan take residents to the Loop, the Medical District, the IIT campus and Oak Park. The nearby Metra station has trains to the northern suburbs.

Buses stop at K2′s front door. There’s a protected bike line just beyond its side door, and Divvy bikes next door at the Jewel-Osco.

Seasonal water taxis at the nearby Metra station offer a quick and joyful ride to Michigan Avenue shopping, Chinatown dining, and the cluster of big-box retailing in the Clybourn Corridor. Metra trains take residents to Lake Forest and other North Shore suburbs.

K2 is a pet-friendly, full-amenity, high-service new apartment tower. K2 has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

You can access studio to 3-bedroom floor plans and near real-time info about available apartments and rents at K2′s website.

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New Evanston townhomes have high-rise amenities http://yochicago.com/new-evanston-townhomes-have-high-rise-amenities/40289/ http://yochicago.com/new-evanston-townhomes-have-high-rise-amenities/40289/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:10:36 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40289

The new E2 Apartments in downtown Evanston has 3-bedroom, 2 ½ and 3 ½ bath tri-level townhomes available for rent, in addition to single-level apartments in the towers.


Townhome residents have access to E2′s extensive amenities and services, which rival anything you’ll find in the newest Chicago apartment communities, and surpass most. Each townhome has assigned garage parking immediately adjacent to the home.

The townhomes front Central Street, and open to a welcoming foyer.

The homes have hardwood floors, large windows and high ceilings. Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space, quartz countertops, under-mount sinks, glass mosaic tile backsplashes and a stainless steel appliance package with a gas range.

The top-floor master suite has an oversized bath with double-bowl vanity and separate tub and walk-in shower. The master suite has a private roof deck.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

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Why Matt and Fernando bought in the South Loop at 1345 Wabash http://yochicago.com/why-matt-and-fernando-bought-in-the-south-loop-at-1345-wabash/40291/ http://yochicago.com/why-matt-and-fernando-bought-in-the-south-loop-at-1345-wabash/40291/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:08:46 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40291

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 location. 3. An amazing location (access to shopping, the lake, the “L,” freeways, and good restaurants) all within our budget.

What do you like about the South Loop?

Having lived in Los Angeles and Milwaukee, we are familiar with doing research to see which neighborhoods are attractive to us.

We learned (and have experienced) that the South Loop is a very active, safe and diverse community. It has all the amenities that we value. These include great access to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and proximity to the lake. We are also excited to take our dog “Taters” to the dog park and museum campus that are both nearby.


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What were the deciding factors?

The biggest deciding factor for us wanting to buy at 1345 Wabash is the location. The building has easy access to the Red, Green, and Orange train lines, as well as close proximity to the Interstate.

Grocery stores and restaurants are all very close as well, which is a big advantage in Chicago winters! In addition, we value the LEED certification that the building has earned.

The 1345 Wabash sales center is open daily on-site, and furnished models are available for viewing.

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A few apartments available at 1225 Old Town on fabulous Wells Street http://yochicago.com/a-few-apartments-available-at-1225-old-town-on-fabulous-wells-street/40294/ http://yochicago.com/a-few-apartments-available-at-1225-old-town-on-fabulous-wells-street/40294/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:06:23 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40294

With wide sidewalks lined with bars, restaurants, outdoor cafes, boutiques, one-of-a-kind shops and destination entertainment venues, Wells Street is one of the most attractive pedestrian thoroughfares in Chicago. It’s a great place to live.

Apartments at Wells Street’s 1225 Old Town have rented quickly since the building opened several years ago, but a few are available now and for mid-July, August and September occupancy

Current availabilities include two 1-bedrooms, priced at $2,623 and $2,864. A studio is available for A studio and a 2-bedroom, 2-bath will be available for mid-July occupancy at $2,178 and $4,588, respectively.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for 1225 Old Town’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments are online.

1225 Old Town is the newest full-amenity high-rise in Old Town. The building is pet-friendly, smoke-free, and has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff. The leasing office is open daily.

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The West Loop’s newest apartment tower has a walk-to-Google location http://yochicago.com/the-west-loops-newest-apartment-tower-has-a-walk-to-google-location/40296/ http://yochicago.com/the-west-loops-newest-apartment-tower-has-a-walk-to-google-location/40296/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:04:46 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40296

According to Google Maps, Google’s new West Loop offices at 1K Fulton are a 12-minute walk from the West Loop’s newest apartment tower.

Google’s move to the West Loop is slated for later this year and the new Gateway West Loop apartments at 11 S Green St are prepping for occupancy late in July.

Gateway West Loop residents who opt for an apartment with the spectacular skyline view to the east can head to the rooftop sundeck for a northwest view of the Google offices and nearby CTA stop at Morgan St.

Floor plans for the studio, convertible, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are online, along with information about rents and availability dates.

Gateway West Loop has a full suite of amenities, including a rooftop pool and sundeck with dramatic skyline views, resident lounges and a fitness center.

Gateway West Loop is pet-friendly and smoke-free. The building will have on-site leasing and management staff, 24/7 front desk and concierge service, and valet dry cleaning service by Pressbox.

Call 877-661-7592 for further information.

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How to find your best West Loop apartment http://yochicago.com/how-to-find-your-best-west-loop-apartment/40201/ http://yochicago.com/how-to-find-your-best-west-loop-apartment/40201/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:17:14 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40201

If you’ve been searching for a new apartment in Chicago’s West Loop / Fulton River District, the odds are that you’ve been exposed to one or both of the above ads. The ads invite you to click through for help in finding your “perfect” West Loop apartment.

Clicking on the ads takes you to a rental service a/k/a apartment finder a/k/a apartment locator website where you’ll see ads for less than half of the buildings in the West Loop and adjacent Fulton River District.

One of the ads is for a studio in a new West Loop building that leased up all its studios well over a month ago. Look carefully at the ad and you’ll see an availability date of August 7, 2016. What’s up with that other than a bald bait and switch? The ad states “No” for parking, but the building does have a parking garage.

If you do a keyword search on Craigslist for “West Loop” apartments you’ll get 1,000s of results, including ads from other brokers for the unavailable studio apartments.

Failure to update ads on a timely basis is a violation of state law but, in our experience, compliance with state law isn’t exactly a priority for Chicago’s rental services. Generating “leads,” i.e., getting renters to contact them, is a priority.

If you want to find your best West Loop / Fulton River District apartment, start with YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of downtown apartments, where you’ll find links to YoChicago’s structured reviews of all of the buildings in the area, and links to near real-time rent and availability checks at all but one of them. Identify the buildings you’re interested in and that have available units in your price range and contact them directly.

Not all of the buildings cooperate with rental service brokers, and most cooperate only with a limited group of brokers. Chicago rental services routinely advertise properties that they can’t or won’t show you. If you’re determined to work with a broker to find your next apartment, you need to be keenly aware of the fact that doing so may be kissing away the opportunity to find your best apartment deal. That’s just one of the things that rental services won’t tell you.

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A list of River North and Streeterville apartments with indoor pools http://yochicago.com/a-list-of-river-north-and-streeterville-apartments-with-indoor-pools/40186/ http://yochicago.com/a-list-of-river-north-and-streeterville-apartments-with-indoor-pools/40186/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:10:01 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40186

There are six apartment towers with indoor pools in Streeterville and three in the adjacent River North neighborhood.

We’ve listed all of them below, with the newest buildings in each neighborhood first. The links will take you to our detailed, richly visual apartment reviews which link, in turn, to the building websites where you’ll find near real-time rent and availability info in most cases.

You’ll find all of the buildings with indoor pools in other downtown neighborhoods on our at-a-glance lists of Downtown and Near North Side apartments.

We’ve also published a list of Loop / New East Side apartments with indoor pools.

Parc Huron, built in 2010, has a colorful “aqua center” with a pool, waterfall, sauna and steam rooms, and lounging areas.


River North’s west77, which was built in 1988, has had a recent makeover of its amenities. The indoor pool opens to a spacious rooftop sundeck with gas grills, tables and seating areas.

100 West Chestnut dates to 1983. There’s a whirlpool adjacent to the pool.

A helicopter view of Streeterville

Eight Fifty Lake Shore Drive was built as a private club in the 1920s and converted to apartments in 2014.

Optima welcomed its first residents in 2013. The pool and whirlpool are adjacent to a south-facing outdoor terrace.

Cityfront Place, built in 1991, has a sundeck with river views adjacent to the pool.

420 East Ohio opened in 1990. The building has a skylit indoor pool adjacent to a sundeck.

Axis was built in 1986. The skylit pool is adjacent to the fitness center.


The amenities at McClurg Court, which was built in 1971, have been recently updated. Three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the pool and whirlpool and look out onto the sprawling sundeck.

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Today’s deal – free rent at hot new West Loop apartments http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-hot-new-west-loop-apartments/40195/ http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-hot-new-west-loop-apartments/40195/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:08:20 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40195

The West Loop has been Chicago’s hottest neighborhood and JeffJack, 601 W Jackson, has been the hottest new apartment tower.

JeffJack opened earlier this year and is nearing full occupancy, but still offering a month’s free rent on select 1- and 2-bedrooom units. All of the studio and convertible apartments have been leased.

JeffJack apartments have a loft aesthetic, with floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and exposed concrete beams and ceilings. The apartments have designer finishes and in-unit washer / dryers.

JeffJack is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity community with 24/7 door staff. JeffJack has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff.

The leasing office is open daily on-site, and walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. You can access near real-time rent and availability info prior to your visit.

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Rent a condo-quality apartment in the South Loop http://yochicago.com/rent-a-condo-quality-apartment-in-the-south-loop/40193/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-condo-quality-apartment-in-the-south-loop/40193/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:06:40 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40193

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 $1,720 for early September occupancy. Tower units start at $1,808 for a 1-bedroom, $2,426 for a 2-bedroom, 1-bath and $2,582 for a 2-bedroom, 2-bath.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability information can be accessed online.

The new Green Line station at Cermak provides quick access to the Loop, the West Loop, the IIT campus and the University of Chicago hospitals. The Lex’s South Loop location is near a growing restaurant, bar and nightlife scene, and has convenient access to McCormick Place, the new sports arena that’s under construction, the lakefront and the city’s expressway grid.

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Tour the posh amenities at Streeterville’s new North Water apartments http://yochicago.com/tour-the-posh-amenities-at-streetervilles-new-north-water-apartments/40197/ http://yochicago.com/tour-the-posh-amenities-at-streetervilles-new-north-water-apartments/40197/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:04:48 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40197

Residents at the sleek new North Water tower in Streeterville enjoy spectacular views and posh amenities. Join us for a quick look.

The lobby sets a tone of quiet sophistication for North Water’s extensive amenities.


The 15th floor fitness center has a good variety of cardio and strength training equipment, dramatic views of the lake, and a separate area that can double as a yoga studio.

The pool deck is on the 15th floor.


A grilling area and an outdoor lounge area with a large-screen TV are adjacent to the pool,


There’s a large resident lounge on the 15th floor with a media area, a large bar and a comfortable seating area looking out onto the pool deck.


The 15th floor also hosts a coffee bar, computer workstations, a printer and a small conference room.


Residents who want to enjoy day-long sun and spectacular views of the lake and Navy Pier fireworks, can gravitate to the sundeck and resident lounge on the 50th floor.



The 50th floor resident lounge has distinct functional areas: a quiet zone for relaxing or small gatherings, a fully-equipped kitchen with a large island, and a comfortably-furnished media center.

The lounge has wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the lake.

Available studios at North Water rent from $1,899, convertibles from $2,119, 1-bedrooms from $2,099, 2-bedroom, 2- and 2 ½ baths from $3,829 and 3-bedrooms with 2 ½ or 3 baths from $8,989. You’ll find floor plans and near real-time rent and availability information online.

North Water is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly and smoke-free community. North Water’s experienced leasing staff can answer your questions or accommodate your pre-arranged or walk-in visit seven days a week.

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Rehabbed Rogers Park apartments near Loyola and the beach http://yochicago.com/rehabbed-rogers-park-apartments-near-loyola-and-the-beach/40199/ http://yochicago.com/rehabbed-rogers-park-apartments-near-loyola-and-the-beach/40199/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:02:51 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40199

The area near Loyola’s campus and the lakefront is, to many, the most attractive part of Rogers Park.

The completely renovated apartments at 1246 West Pratt are at the heart of that area, with close proximity to beaches, campus, shopping, dining, theaters and more.


To gain a feel for the neighborhood, ride the CTA Red Line north to the Loyola stop and walk north along Sheridan Road to Pratt. You’ll experience a lively, pedestrian-friendly, crowd-pleasing locale. When you reach Pratt, look to your right and you’ll see park and beachfront. Swivel your eyes left and 1246 West Pratt is the vintage high-rise a half-block away.

One-bedroom apartments at 1246 West Pratt start at $1,045 a month.

Common-area amenities at 1246 West Pratt include a rooftop fitness room, a laundry room, bicycle storage, and on-site leasing and management staff.

BJB Properties owns and manages 1,000s of renovated apartments in prime near-lakefront locations from Streeterville to Rogers Park.

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Tour a Potter Palmer rowhouse on Astor Street http://yochicago.com/tour-a-potter-palmer-rowhouse-on-astor-street/40181/ http://yochicago.com/tour-a-potter-palmer-rowhouse-on-astor-street/40181/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:18:43 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40181

One of the five Astor Street rowhouses built by Potter Palmer late in the 19th century has just been listed for sale.

The 8,000 square foot home is on a 29-foot wide lot at 1322 N Astor. It was gutted and completely rebuilt by the current owner over a 2-year span beginning in 2002.

This sophisticated home is an ideal venue for entertaining. It boasts large rooms and enchanting outdoor spaces, from a tranquil garden adjacent to the first-floor family room to a sprawling penthouse terrace with skyline views.

Join Steve, the owner, for a tour in the video.

You can read more about the home in this article at Crain’s Chicago Business.

The home is listed at $7,200,000 with Meladee Hughes of Coldwell Banker.

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A sunny Lincoln Square townhome in a gated community http://yochicago.com/a-sunny-lincoln-square-townhome-in-a-gated-community/40183/ http://yochicago.com/a-sunny-lincoln-square-townhome-in-a-gated-community/40183/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:20:04 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40183

Unit 1 at 4949 N Lincoln Ave is a sunny corner townhouse that’s owned in fee simple.

The home boasts an unusually large and open kitchen, dining and living area that steps out onto a spacious outdoor terrace.

Every room in the 2-bedroom, 2-bath home is light-filled and larger than you’d expect. The luxurious master suite has volume ceilings, a custom walk-in closet and a master bath with dual vanities, designer tile, a walk-in shower and a jet tub.

The penthouse level has a room that can be a third bedroom, an office or a family room.

The townhome community is gated, lushly landscaped, and has a fitness room and a party room.

The home has an attached 2-car garage and has recently been listed for sale at $499,900.

Eric Rojas of Kale Realty is your tour host in this sponsored video.

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A list of Loop / New East Side apartments with indoor pools http://yochicago.com/a-list-of-loop-new-east-side-apartments-with-indoor-pools/40176/ http://yochicago.com/a-list-of-loop-new-east-side-apartments-with-indoor-pools/40176/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 01:08:09 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40176

Seven of the 14 apartment buildings in Chicago’s Loop / New East Side neighborhood have indoor pools.

We’ve listed all of them below, with the newest buildings first. The links will take you to our detailed, richly visual apartment reviews which link, in turn, to the building websites where you’ll find near real-time rent and availability info in most cases.

You’ll find all of the buildings with indoor pools in other downtown neighborhoods on our at-a-glance lists of Downtown and Near North Side apartments.


73 East Lake opened in 2014. The pool is flanked by three two-story high window walls. The pool area has a whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms, and a tiled shower room open to the pool. A mezzanine lounge and a yoga studio overlook the pool. There’s a spacious landscaped sundeck with gas grills and cabanas adjacent to the pool.

OneEleven also was completed last year. The south wall of the indoor pool opens to a sprawling, multi-level landscaped sundeck with gas grills and screened seating areas.

Randolph Tower was built in 1929 as the Steuben Club and completely renovated in 2012. The skylit pool, on the 27th floor, has an adjacent outdoor “sky park” with a hot tub.

Oqkwood 200 Squared opened in 2010. The south wall of the indoor pool opens seasonally to a landscaped outdoor deck.


The apartments at Aqua, which opened in 2009, share amenities with the condo and hotel portions of the tower. Aqua also has an outdoor pool on its rambling amenities deck.

North Harbor Tower dates to 1988. The landscaped terrace adjacent to the skylit indoor pool was recently renovated. The Brish Swim School offers kiddie classes in the pool.


Millennium Park Plaza was built in the 1960s. The 38th floor pool has a domed skylight. The sundeck is a floor higher, on the roof of the building.

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Downtown Chicago apartment deals and finds, 6/26/15 http://yochicago.com/downtown-chicago-apartment-deals-and-finds-62615/40148/ http://yochicago.com/downtown-chicago-apartment-deals-and-finds-62615/40148/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:18:39 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40148

Echelon, a luxury tower across the street from Jewel in the Fulton River District, is offering a rent credit when you apply within 24 hours of your first visit. The credit: $750 on all apartments, and $1,000 on Unit 505 (a 1-bedroom). Near real-time rent and availability info is online.

Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower at 601 W Jackson, has leased all of its studio, convertible and penthouse apartments, and is offering a month’s free rent on select 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments.

K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted in the Fulton River District is offering new renters who lease within 24 hours of their first visit a waiver of the $400 admin fee or discounted parking of $199 (regularly $240) on a 12-month lease.

The new Gateway West Loop is prepping for occupancy late in July and has adopted a “Priced Right” approach to rents that “allows our clients to know they will receive consistent pricing and a renewal next year that is true to their monthly payment.”

Gateway West Loop apartments have a high-level of finishes, in-unit washer / dryers and private outdoor space. Preliminary rents, subject to change, start at $1,595 for studios, $2,076 for convertibles, $2,061 for 1-bedrooms, $2,399 for 1-bedroom plus den apartments and $2,914 for 2-bedroom, 2-baths.

OneEleven, the new riverfront apartment tower at 111 W Wacker, has several studio apartments slated to become available for July and August occupancy, starting at just under $1,700 a month.

Floor plans and near real-time availability info can be accessed online. Leasing office staff can be contacted at 773-527-7347. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary, but it’s a good idea to check rent and availability online or by phone before visiting.

The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, has only a single loft unit available, a 1-bedroom for $1,726. Tower 1-bedrooms start at $1,826 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,632.

Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St in the South Loop is almost fully occupied. A 1-bedroom will be available August 2 for $2,118. Two 2-bedrooms are available now starting at $2,968.

All offers, of course, are subject to expiration dates.

Pass the word to anyone you know who’s looking for an apartment: YoChicago is the go-to source for information about available deals, discounts and infrequently-available apartments.

Note: This feature includes only YoChicago advertisers.

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Tour a Gold Coast / River North 2-bedroom with a great layout http://yochicago.com/tour-a-gold-coast-river-north-2-bedroom-with-a-great-layout/40128/ http://yochicago.com/tour-a-gold-coast-river-north-2-bedroom-with-a-great-layout/40128/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:30:50 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40128

Four furnished models are now open at State & Chestnut, the new luxury apartment tower on the cusp of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods.

The 02 tier 2-bedroom, 2-bath model, pictured here, illustrates the homes’ highly functional layouts and upscale finishes. Click any image to view a full-screen version.

The great room living area is flexible enough to accommodate different furniture layouts and spacious enough for large pieces. Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the skyline and sunset views from this southwest corner apartment.

The open-plan kitchen has an island with a breakfast bar, quartz counter tops, a tile backsplash and more than ample cabinet and counter space. The stainless steel appliance package includes a gas range, a dishwasher and a built-in microwave.

The apartment has the preferred split-bedroom layout, with the hardwood floors extending into the bedrooms. The master suite situates a walk-in closet between the sleeping area and the master bath, a nice touch for couples who keep different hours.

The master bath has a nice-sized vanity with an under-mount sink and a bank of drawers. There’s a wall-wide mirror and a wall-mounted medicine cabinet.

The second bedroom functions well as a home office with space for guest sleeping, or for roommates. Sliding closet doors expand the utility of the space.

The second bath has a wide walk-in shower and similar finishes to the master bath.

The foyer provides a sense of arrival as you enter the apartment, and has space for a table.

State & Chestnut is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity tower with 24/7 door staff in a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, steps-to-everything location. Floor plans and near real-time availability info can be accessed online.

An on-site leasing center is open daily. Appointments are strongly encouraged, since the office is often booked solid.

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New single-family homes under $500K in Old Irving Park http://yochicago.com/new-single-family-homes-under-500k-in-old-irving-park/40123/ http://yochicago.com/new-single-family-homes-under-500k-in-old-irving-park/40123/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:08:32 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40123

Ranquist Development‘s history of building sophisticated, flexible, contemporary homes at an approachable price has made it one of the city’s hottest selling builders.

Ranquist’s newest community is Basecamp Old Irving Park, 48 new single-family homes in the popular Old Irving Park neighborhood.

The homes will be built around a small private park. Construction is slated to begin this fall for occupancy next spring. Homes on larger sites closer to the park have begun going under contract.

Buyers at Basecamp Old Irving Park can select from two plans: one with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and the other with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. All homes will have detached 2- or 3-car garages and private yards. Pre-completion prices are slated to begin at $479,900.

A furnished model home is open at 455 W Hobbie in Ranquist’s Basecamp River North development, which sold out pre-construction. The model is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 and Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6, or by appointment. Contact Heather at 312-399-9816.

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Tour a furnished model in Kildeer at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club http://yochicago.com/tour-a-furnished-model-in-kildeer-at-woodleaf-at-the-sanctuary-club/40125/ http://yochicago.com/tour-a-furnished-model-in-kildeer-at-woodleaf-at-the-sanctuary-club/40125/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:06:34 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40125

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer is a lush enclave of luxury homes on sites that back up to wooded areas and lakes.

Woodleaf is in the Stevenson High School District, which Business Insider ranks as the second best in America.

Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s most experienced home builders, has teamed with three talented architects to offer buyers a variety of custom and semi-custom homes at Woodleaf.

A furnished model is open at Woodleaf. The home’s open flow, oversized windows and great outdoor space make it feel much larger than its 3,800 square feet plus a high-ceilinged basement

Seven new home plans are being offered at Woodleaf, priced from the low $700s to the mid-$800s.

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Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 6/25/15 http://yochicago.com/old-town-river-north-streeterville-and-gold-coast-apartment-deals-and-finds-62515/40064/ http://yochicago.com/old-town-river-north-streeterville-and-gold-coast-apartment-deals-and-finds-62515/40064/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:02:34 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40064

Four furnished models are available at the new State & Chestnut tower, which recently welcomed its first occupants. Some tiers are fully leased, but early birds can still lock up some of the building’s best and best-priced apartments. Rent and availability info is online.

The $450 admin fee will be waived on select floor plans if you’re a Reside Living resident, a Northwestern or Loyola faculty member or student, or one of a few additional preferred groups. Be sure to ask when you visit the leasing center.

The Chicagoan, 750 North Rush, is offering a $1,000 rent discount. You can opt to apply it to your first month’s rent or pro rate it over 12 months.

Book an appointment online for any of Planned Property’s dozens of River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park or Lakeview buildings and receive a credit toward your first month’s rent: $100 for a studio, $200 for a 1-bedroom and $300 for a 2- or 3-bedroom.

McClurg Court has unusually large corner 1-bedrooms available, renting from $1,897 a month.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for McClurg Court’s studio to 2-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

New City, the new luxury tower at 1457 N Halsted St, recently opened an on-site leasing trailer and is signing leases for mid-July and later occupancy.

New City is a full-amenity, full-service, pet-friendly community with 199 studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online.

Hubbard Place, a newer River North high-rise with fabulous amenities, is fully occupied. A limited number of studios will be available in early August, and one-bedrooms in early August and September.

Near real-time rent and availability info for studio to 2-bedroom apartments is online. You should monitor upcoming vacancies if you want to rent at Hubbard Place.

west77, a full-amenity boutique apartment tower at 77 W Huron in River North, has only a single apartment available for immediate occupancy. Unit 403 is a one-bedroom with a balcony. The application fee for the unit is reduced to $7 and the admin fee to $77 and you can opt for 6 months free parking or a half-month’s free rent.

Additional one-bedrooms are available for late-July occupancy.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

Kingsbury Plaza in River North has several studios available. Rents range from the $1,700s to high $1,800s for 12-month leases.

Chestnut Place, 850 N State, has “E” plan corner 1-bedrooms with two angled bays in the living / dining area available for mid-July occupancy. One of the units is on the top floor of the building. Rents range from $1,750 to $1,845 a month.


Although it’s only half a dozen years old, Atwater has just completed a makeover of its lobby, which now includes a business center with a conference room, a coffee bar and a new inner lobby gathering area with a gas fireplace.

Atwater has also renovated its amenities level, which has an outdoor pool deck with gas grills, a fitness center and a rambling resident lounge with a media area, a bar and catering kitchen, a billiards table and multiple spaces to relax and socialize.

Floor plans and near real-time availability info for Atwater’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

Chestnut Tower, a boutique rental community at 121 W Chestnut, has a special offer: rent a currently vacant apartment by June 28 and receive a month’s free rent.

All of the apartments currently on the market have brand new renovations with carefully appointed designer finishes. The apartments have wood plank flooring throughout, oversized stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, quartz counter tops, glass tile backsplash and in-unit washer / dryer. Select apartments have a wine cooler / beverage center.

Studio rents start at $1,815, one-bedrooms at $2,340 and two-bedroom, two-baths at $3,125.

The model apartments and on-site leasing office are open daily at North Water, the newest of the new apartment towers in Streeterville. North Water is a full-amenity view building with sweeping vistas in every direction.

Studios and convertibles have rented quickly at many of the new downtown apartment buildings. North Water has a good selection available, with studios renting from $1,899 and convertibles from $2,069. Floor plans and near real-time availability info for North Water’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

1225 Old Town is fully-leased except for a 1-bedroom for immediate occupancy at $2,653 and a studio for $1,827. If you’re interested in this popular building, contact the leasing office at 855-705-1363 for info about upcoming vacancies.

The new Lofts at River East, Streeterville’s only rental loft building, has been leasing up at a sizzling pace. All of the 3-bedrooms, 2-bedroom plus dens, and nearly all of the studios are rented.

Scott Residences, a new boutique building in Old Town, is 100% leased after moving in its first occupants just last October.

The first units turning over at the building, for late July, rented within 72 hours from a waiting list. The next availability may occur on September 1. If you’re interested, you can sign up for an availability alert by calling 312-643-5211.

All offers, of course, are subject to expiration dates.

Pass the word to anyone you know who’s looking for an apartment: YoChicago is the source for information about available deals, price reductions and infrequently-available apartments.

Check in tomorrow for deals and finds in downtown neighborhoods – the Loop, New East Side, West Loop, South Loop, River West and Fulton River District.

Note: This feature includes only YoChicago advertisers.

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Rent on the Pride Parade route this weekend and save http://yochicago.com/rent-on-the-pride-parade-route-this-weekend-and-save/39996/ http://yochicago.com/rent-on-the-pride-parade-route-this-weekend-and-save/39996/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:08:54 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39996

Ask about special offers when you rent this weekend in the vintage building at any of Planned Property’s renovated buildings along the Pride Parade route.

One-bedrooms in the vintage courtyard at 634 West Cornelia start at $1,295 a month.

Book an appointment online for any of Planned Property’s dozens of River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park or Lakeview buildings and receive up to a $300 credit toward your first month’s rent.

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Experience urban excitement at New City apartments http://yochicago.com/experience-urban-excitement-at-new-city-apartments/39998/ http://yochicago.com/experience-urban-excitement-at-new-city-apartments/39998/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:06:07 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39998

A mixed-use developments billed as a “city within the city” isn’t a new concept in Chicago. Marina City and the John Hancock come readily to mind.

What’s truly novel at New City, 1457 N Halsted St, is the scale of the retail, restaurant and entertainment options just outside the apartments’ front door, and the pedestrian-friendly scale of the surrounding neighborhood.

In addition to the apartment tower, New City includes 320,000 square feet of retail, entertainment and office space. Confirmed tenants include an 82,000 square foot Mariano’s, ArcLight Cinemas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kings Bowl America, Z Gallerie, Yard House, Adobe Gila’s,Earl’s Kitchen and Good Stuff Eatery.

A CTA Red Line stop, Whole Foods, the Clybourn Corridor big-box retail outlets and the Steppenwolf and Royal George theatres are all just a short walk from New City.

New City’s keystone location provides easy bus and auto access to the DePaul, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, River West, Fulton River District, West Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.

New City is a full-amenity, full-service, pet-friendly community with 199 studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online.


The leasing trailer at New City is open just south of the building on Halsted St. Call 312-578-8444 to inquire about office hours or to schedule an appointment.

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Great outdoor living at new Loop apartments http://yochicago.com/great-outdoor-living-at-new-loop-apartments/40000/ http://yochicago.com/great-outdoor-living-at-new-loop-apartments/40000/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:04:43 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40000

73 East Lake, a sleek new Loop apartment tower, is a boutique community but its amenities are on a grand scale that you’d only expect in a much larger building.

The wraparound roof terrace, pictured above, offers great skyline views and views out to Lake Michigan.

The sprawling 9th floor terrace, adjacent to the pool, fitness center and resident lounges, has an area set aside for sunbathing.


The landscaped 9th floor deck also has a fire it, gas-fired grills, tables and shaded cabanas.

73 East Lake is steps from some of Chicago’s most exciting outdoor attractions: Millennium Park and the Riverwalk.

Convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with designer finishes are available for immediate occupancy.

Floor plans and contact information are available online. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary, but it’s a good idea to call ahead to very rent and availability.

73 East Lake is pet-friendly and has a private dog run. Management, maintenance and leasing staff are on-site and the community has 24/7 door staff.

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Luxury apartments in a great Wrigleyville location http://yochicago.com/luxury-apartments-in-a-great-wrigleyville-location/40002/ http://yochicago.com/luxury-apartments-in-a-great-wrigleyville-location/40002/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:02:46 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40002

Halsted Street, the eastern border of Wrigleyville, has a neighborhood vibe that’s very different from the dense bar scene adjacent to the “friendly confines.”

Wrigley Field is a short walk west, Lincoln Park a short walk east, and the bar and restaurant scene is vibrant, but less hectic.

The 3700 block of Halsted is home to Lakeview’s only full-amenity apartment tower, the new Halsted Flats.

Whole Foods.is a short block south of Halsted Flats, and PetSmart is in the building.

Halsted Flats is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, smoke-free community with on-site garage parking and 24/7 door staff. Management, maintenance and leasing staff are on-site.

Floor plans and near real-time availability information for Halsted Flats’ convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

Apartments, Boystown, Halsted Flats, High-rise, JDL Development, Lake View, Lakeview, Lakeview East, New construction, North Side, Rentals

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Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartment deals and finds, 6/24/15 http://yochicago.com/lincoln-park-and-lakeview-apartment-deals-and-finds-62415/39907/ http://yochicago.com/lincoln-park-and-lakeview-apartment-deals-and-finds-62415/39907/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:02:47 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=39907

Irving Courts by Reside is pre-leasing one-bedrooms that are currently being renovated. The apartments have decorative fireplaces, large walk-in closets and new appliances, and rent for $1,295 to $1,315 on 9- to 11-month leases for August and September occupancy.

Reside on Surf has a junior 1-bedroom with hardwood floors for $1,489 a month. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary.


The pet-friendly Park Lincoln by Reside has been undergoing a makeover and has a newly-renovated one-bedroom available for first-occupancy at $1,799 a month. Reside is waiving its $400 admin fee on this apartment.

Park Lincoln apartments have features you don’t often see in Lincoln Park, including in-unit washer / dryer, granite counters, dishwasher, a balcony and a retro brick wall.

Reside Living has dozens more properties in prime lakefront locations.

BJB Properties has newy renovated studios starting at $845 a month at 3838 North Broadway. Furnished models are available for viewing.

BJB Properties has dozens of additional renovated properties in prime lakefront neighborhoods.

Ask about special offers when you rent in the vintage building at 634 West Cornelia, or any of Planned Property’s renovated buildings along the Pride Parade route. One-bedrooms at 634 Cornelia start at $1,295 a month.

Book an appointment online for any of Planned Property’s dozens of River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park or Lakeview buildings and receive up to a $300 credit toward your first month’s rent.

Halsted Flats rented up rapidly a year ago as the first new full-amenity apartment tower built in Lakeview in decades.

Leases are beginning to turn over and a limited number of one- and two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are coming available. You can access floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info online.

Eugenie Terrace is Lincoln Park’s only full-amenity luxury rental high-rise.

Eugenie Terrace is offering a “look and lease” special that reduces its $400 lease administration fee to $200 for renters who apply within 24 hours of their initial visit.

Eugenie Terrace has limited availability between now and September 1 for studios renting from $1,695, 1-bedrooms renting from $2,223, 2-bedroom, 2-baths that start at $3,064.

All offers, of course, are subject to expiration dates.

Pass the word to anyone you know who’s looking for an apartment: YoChicago is the source for info about available deals, discounts and infrequently-available apartments.

Check in tomorrow for deals and finds in River North, Old Town, the Gold Coast and Streeterville.

Note: This feature includes only YoChicago advertisers.

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River North one-bedroom with a balcony and free parking http://yochicago.com/river-north-one-bedroom-with-a-balcony-and-free-parking/39902/ http://yochicago.com/river-north-one-bedroom-with-a-balcony-and-free-parking/39902/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:08:08 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39902

west77, a full-amenity boutique apartment tower at 77 W Huron in River North, has a one-bedroom with a balcony available for immediate occupancy. Additional one-bedrooms are available for late July occupancy.

Unit 403, available now, rents for $2,170 on a 12-month lease. The application fee for this apartment is $7 and the admin fee has been reduced to $77. A new resident can also opt for 6 months’ free parking or a half-month of free rent.

west77 is a half-block from Whole Foods, a short walk from the CTA Red Line and has scores of restaurants, bars and shops within a few blocks.

west77 is pet-friendly, has garage parking on-site, 24/7 door staff, and on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff.

Floor plans and near real-time availability info for west77′s studio to 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

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Rent a high or low studio at OneEleven on the river http://yochicago.com/rent-a-high-or-low-studio-at-oneeleven-on-the-river/39904/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-high-or-low-studio-at-oneeleven-on-the-river/39904/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:06:05 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39904

OneEleven, a new luxury apartment tower, boasts a riverfront location on the border of the Loop and River North.

Several high floor studios are available for immediate occupancy at $2,591 a month. Studios on the 15th and 23rd floors are available for August and September occupancy at $1,672 to $2,002.

OneEleven has high-style apartment finishes and a lavish suite of amenities. OneEleven is smoke-free and pet-friendly. The community has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff and 24/7 door staff.

Floor plans and near real-time availability info for OneEleven’s studio t 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online. Leasing office staff can be contacted at 773-527-7347. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary, but it’s a good idea to check rent and availability online or by phone before visiting.

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New South Loop condos close to public transit http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-close-to-public-transit/39886/ http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-close-to-public-transit/39886/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:08:07 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39886

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 Grant Park is a block further east.


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The CTA transit hub at Roosevelt Rd is just over a block from 1345 Wabash. Red, Orange and Green line trains connect to Midway Airport, the West Loop, the IIT and points north, south and west. Multiple bus routes are nearby along Roosevelt, Michigan Ave and State St. The Metra stop at Roosevelt Rd provides 15-minute service to Hyde Park and the University of Chicago.

The units have a loft aesthetic with high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed concrete ceilings and beams, open spaces, large windows, private balconies and upgraded designer finishes.

The 1345 Wabash sales center is open on-site, and furnished models are available for viewing.

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New Evanston apartments in a walk-to-Kellogg location http://yochicago.com/new-evanston-apartments-in-a-walk-to-kellogg-location/39888/ http://yochicago.com/new-evanston-apartments-in-a-walk-to-kellogg-location/39888/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:06:26 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39888

E2, Evanston’s newest and most amenity-laden apartment community, has a downtown location that’s a 10-minute walk from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Northwestern shuttle buses stop at E2′s front door.


E2 residents enjoy a resort-like atmosphere at the spacious, landscaped pool deck, socialize at the adjacent resident lounge and party rooms, work out in the fitness room, shoot some hoops at a nearly full-length basketball court and catch a movie in the media room.

E2′s studio to 3-bedroom apartments and townhomes have plank floors, high ceilings, kitchens and baths with designer finishes, and in-unit washer / dryers.

E2 is pet-friendly and has 24/7 door staff and on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff. An on-site leasing office is open daily at 1890 Maple Ave.

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New West Loop apartment tower targets July occupancy http://yochicago.com/new-west-loop-apartment-tower-targets-july-occupancy/39891/ http://yochicago.com/new-west-loop-apartment-tower-targets-july-occupancy/39891/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:04:58 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39891

Gateway West Loop, the neighborhood’s newest apartment tower, is signing leases for July occupancy.

The community’s name calls attention to its central West Loop location, steps from Mariano’s and Whole Foods, public transit and the expressway grid, Mary Bartelme Park and scores of dining and nightlife options.

Floor plans for the studio, convertible, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are online, along with information about rents and availability dates.

Gateway West Loop has a full suite of amenities, including a rooftop pool and sundeck with dramatic skyline views, resident lounges and a fitness center.

Gateway West Loop is pet-friendly and smoke-free. The building will have on-site leasing and management staff, 24/7 front desk and concierge service, and valet dry cleaning service by Pressbox.

Call 877-661-7592 for further information.

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Today’s apartment deal: free rent in River North http://yochicago.com/todays-apartment-deal-free-rent-in-river-north/39805/ http://yochicago.com/todays-apartment-deal-free-rent-in-river-north/39805/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:55:05 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39805

Chestnut Tower, a boutique rental community at 121 W Chestnut, has a special offer: rent a currently vacant apartment by June 28 and receive a month’s free rent.

All of the apartments currently on the market have brand new renovations with carefully appointed designer finishes. The apartments have wood plank flooring throughout, oversized stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, quartz counter tops, glass tile backsplash and in-unit washer / dryer. Select apartments have a wine cooler / beverage center.

Studio rents start at $1,815, one-bedrooms at $2,340 and two-bedroom, two-baths at $3,125.

Chestnut Tower’s River North location, a block from Washington Square Park, borders the Gold Coast and is a short walk from the Chicago Ave Brown Line and Red Line stops.

Chestnut Tower is pet-friendly and has a private dog park.

The lobby, pictured above, fitness center and rooftop sun deck have also been recently renovated.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online. You can also email directly to:

Chestnut@ZRSmanagement.com

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The South Loop’s most conveniently-located apartments http://yochicago.com/the-south-loops-most-conveniently-located-apartments/39751/ http://yochicago.com/the-south-loops-most-conveniently-located-apartments/39751/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:08:11 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39751

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 campuses and the Art Institute and Museum Campus, of any of the South Loop’s apartment communities.

As a bonus – or a must-have, depending on your requirements – Astoria Tower is a short walk from dozens of bars and restaurants, and from Trader Joe’s and Jewel.

Astoria Tower was built as a condo and boasts upgraded finishes, high ceilings, private balconies and dramatic views.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for Astoria Tower’s studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

Astoria Tower, a full-amenity, pet-friendly, luxury apartment community, has on-site leasing and management staff and 24/7 door staff.

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Rent a new West Loop one-bedroom with a den / study http://yochicago.com/rent-a-new-west-loop-one-bedroom-with-a-den-study/39753/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-new-west-loop-one-bedroom-with-a-den-study/39753/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:06:30 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39753

JeffJack has been the “hot ticket” since it opened earlier this year in the West Loop, and only a single one-bedroom apartment remains available, renting from $2,408 a month. All of the JeffJack studios have rented and the remaining two-bedroom, two-bath apartments start at $3,155.

The remaining one-bedroom is in the 09 tier. The layout features a den / study at the far end of the apartment from the bedroom, making it ideal for households who have overnight guests, or whose members keep different hours or work from home.

The kitchen has duotone cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a built-in microwave, ample cabinet and counter space and a breakfast bar that easily seats four.

The apartment has a loft aesthetic, with floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and exposed concrete beams and ceilings.

JeffJack is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity community with 24/7 door staff. JeffJack has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff. The leasing office is open daily on-site, and walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. You can access near real-time rent and availability info prior to your visit.

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New Streeterville apartments with great Riverwalk access http://yochicago.com/new-streeterville-apartments-with-great-riverwalk-access/39778/ http://yochicago.com/new-streeterville-apartments-with-great-riverwalk-access/39778/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:04:29 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39778

The Riverwalk is beginning to rank with Millennium Park and Navy Pier among Chicago’s most exciting attractions. Residents of the new North Water tower have convenient access to all three of them, and the best Riverwalk access of any Streeterville apartment community.

A short walk across the Columbus Dr bridge takes North Water residents to a stair leading to a relatively tranquil part of the Riverwalk near Cyrano’s Café & Wine Bar.

Available studios at North Water rent from $1,899, convertibles from $2,069, 1-bedrooms from $2,099, 2-bedroom, 2- and 2 ½ baths from $3,829 and 3-bedrooms with 2 ½ or 3 baths from $8,989. You’ll find floor plans and near real-time rent and availability information online.

North Water is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly and smoke-free community. North Water’s experienced leasing staff can answer your questions or accommodate your pre-arranged or walk-in visit seven days a week.

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Moving to River North? YoChicago trounces rental service brokers http://yochicago.com/moving-to-river-north-yochicago-trounces-rental-service-brokers/39748/ http://yochicago.com/moving-to-river-north-yochicago-trounces-rental-service-brokers/39748/#comments Sun, 21 Jun 2015 17:05:54 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=39748

If you’ve been searching for a new apartment in River North, you’ve probably been exposed to ads from Chicago’s rental services.

The ad pictured above, for example, invites you to “Contact Us to Find Your Perfect Apartment.”

You may or may not see your “perfect apartment” when you work with a rental service broker. Not all of the River North buildings cooperate with rental service brokers and not all of the brokers have relationships with the ones that do. The buildings that do cooperate with brokers may not pay a full commission, which may lead a broker to steer you to the ones that do, or to one that’s paying above the going rate.

Be aware that some brokers will view “your perfect apartment” as the one that pays them the most money in the shortest period of time.

If you contact a rental service, ask how many River North buildings they work with. If the answer is “all of them” or “all the best buildings,” move on. You’re talking to a liar.

You’ll find all of the managed apartment buildings in River North on YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Near North apartments.

Our list gives you building addresses, summary information about the buildings, and links to the near real-time rent and date available information at the buildings that have it online. The list also links to our video tours and to our visually-rich reviews, which have the building names, direct links to the building websites, and structured information about the apartments, amenities, location and building policies.

Twice a month we feature “deals and finds” from our Near North and River North advertisers. Here’s a link to the June 11 edition.

We’re confident that you’re far more likely to find the River North apartment that’s best for you if you spend some time with our comprehensive list and reviews and then go directly to the properties, rather than risk wasting time with a rental service that can’t or won’t show you all your options.

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Celebrating new amenities at Streeterville’s Atwater apartments http://yochicago.com/celebrating-new-amenities-at-streetervilles-atwater-apartments/39743/ http://yochicago.com/celebrating-new-amenities-at-streetervilles-atwater-apartments/39743/#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 20:54:46 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39743

Residents, prospective residents and invited guests celebrated the recent unveiling of a newly-revamped lobby and lounge at the Atwater apartments in Streeterville.

Atwater opened less than six years ago, but has been updating and upgrading its apartments and common areas to maintain its status as one of the neighborhood’s most sought-after communities.

The lobby has been expanded and opened up. The 24/7 door / concierge station was relocated closer to the entrance, and leasing and management offices were moved just behind the concierge station.

A new business center is just beyond the office area. It has computer work stations, a conference room, a printer and coffee service.

The inner lobby has comfortable seating, a gas fireplace, flat-screen TV and a wall of windows looking out into the landscaped drive court.

Atwater’s 12th floor resident lounge / party room is adjacent to the pool deck and the fitness center.


The spacious lounge has been completely revamped to accommodate the varied ways in which residents use the space.

There’s a bar and catering kitchen with adjacent tables.


The far end of the lounge has a billiards table and a media room in a separate wing, enabling the space to be incorporated in larger social events or accommodate a more intimate gathering.

Available studios at Atwater rent from $1,854 to $2116, convertibles from $2,209 to $2,334, 1-bedrooms from $2,132 to $2988, 2-bedroom, 2-baths from $3,318 to $3,698. A 3-bedroom is available for $5,800 a month.

Atwater is a full-amenity, high-service, smoke-free, pet-friendly community in a steps-to-everything Streeterville location.

Atwater’s on-site leasing office is open daily. Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s a good idea to check rents and availability before visiting. Atwater’s website gives you the ability to view floor plans and check near real-time rents and availability for studio to 3-bedroom apartments.

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New City apartments have panoramic skyline views http://yochicago.com/new-city-apartments-have-panoramic-skyline-views/39736/ http://yochicago.com/new-city-apartments-have-panoramic-skyline-views/39736/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:08:25 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39736

New City is a one-of-a-kind mega-development that includes an apartment tower, a Mariano’s supermarket, movie theaters, restaurants, offices and more.

Among New City’s many attractions are apartments with upscale finishes and sweeping, unbroken views of the skyline from the West Loop to the north lakefront.

The apartments have an unusually high level of detailing. There are built-in desks, wine racks in the kitchens, designer finishes, and upgraded finishes at the 19th floor penthouse level.

New City is a full-amenity, full-service, pet-friendly community with 199 studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online.

New City is signing leases for occupancy beginning late in July. The leasing trailer at New City recently opened just south of the building on Halsted St. Call 312-578-8444 to inquire about office hours or to schedule an appointment.

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A close-up look at River North’s Parc Huron apartments http://yochicago.com/a-close-up-look-at-river-norths-parc-huron-apartments/39739/ http://yochicago.com/a-close-up-look-at-river-norths-parc-huron-apartments/39739/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:06:38 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39739

Parc Huron is a 21-story, 221-unit apartment tower at 469 W Huron St in a quiet, largely residential pocket of River North.

Parc Huron has the distinction of being the only River North apartment tower that has no studios or convertibles. The building has seven 1-bedroom floor plans, four 2-bedroom, 2-bath plans and a 3-bedroom, 2-bath layout.

Floor plans are available online. The floor plans are practical and efficient, with little space lost to hallways. All of the apartments have private outdoor space, either a balcony or a terrace.

The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, ceiling heights of at least 9 ½ feet, hardwood floors in living areas, in-unit washers and dryers, and walk-in closets.


The kitchens are open plan and have good cabinet and counter space. There are granite counters, under-mount sinks and a stainless steel appliance package that includes a gas range, dishwasher and built-in microwave.


Bedrooms are carpeted. Baths have nice-sized vanities, granite tops and under-mount sinks. The master bath in 2- and 3-bedroom apartments has a dual-bowl vanity and a separate tub and stall shower.

Parc Huron’s north – south orientation maximizes the dramatic skyline views to the east.

West-facing units have views have views of the river over a neighboring park.

Parc Huron is pet-friendly, has a full suite of amenities, 24/7 door staff, and on-site management and leasing staff.

The Parc Huron offices are open daily, from 9 until 6 on Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 to 7 on Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 to 5 on Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday. It’s a good idea to call ahead to check rents on available 1- to 3-bedroom apartments.

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The special amenities at Streeterville’s McClurg Court apartments http://yochicago.com/the-special-amenities-at-streetervilles-mcclurg-court-apartments/39728/ http://yochicago.com/the-special-amenities-at-streetervilles-mcclurg-court-apartments/39728/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:44:39 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=39728

Set aside your assumptions about older buildings and check out the recently-updated, extensive amenities at McClurg Court in Streeterville.


If you’re a tennis buff you’ll want to check out McClurg Court’s three indoor courts, a feature unmatched in downtown Chicago. Residents can reserve the courts without charge. There are also public outdoor courts at Lake Shore Park, a short walk from the building.

McClurg Court has a large indoor pool and whirlpool flanked by three walls of windows. There’s a spacious sundeck, pictured above, just beyond the pool.


McClurg Court’s well-equipped fitness center has a variety of cardio and strength-training equipment.

A yoga studio is adjacent to the fitness center.


If you’ve spent precious time navigating your bike or car through a high-rise maze you’ll appreciate the ease of access to parking and bicycle storage at McClurg Court.

There’s a lot more to see at McClurg Court, and on-site leasing staff is available daily to guide you on a tour and answer your questions. Be sure to ask about current incentive offerings.

McClurg Court has a convenient, steps-to-everything Streeterville location. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for McClurg Court’s studio to 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments can be accessed online.

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