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Madison Aberdeen Place apartments, 3 N Aberdeen, West Loop

by Joe Zekas on 12/30/13

Madison Aberdeen Place is a complex of four 4-story luxury apartment buildings at and near the intersection of Madison St and Aberdeen St in the West Loop.

Two of the buildings, 3 and 4 N Aberdeen, were completed in 2013 and have 18 and 9 units, respectively.

Two additional buildings under construction at 20 and 22 N Aberdeen and slated for spring 2014 occupancy will host 54 apartments.

Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group, the project’s developer, plans to build an additional 72 apartments two blocks west at 1237 – 1259 W Madison St.

The apartments

Madison Aberdeen Place has a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Floor plans and availability information can be accessed online. As of late December 2013, 1-bedrooms ranged from $2,125 to $2,800, 2-bedroom / 2-baths from $2,525 to $3,300, and 3-bedroom / 2-bath apartments from $2,975 to $3,575.

The apartments have bamboo flooring, 10-foot ceiling heights, crown moldings, large expanses of windows and private balconies. Fourth-floor units have private rooftop decks that share a common grill.

Kitchens have stylish cabinets, granite countertops, tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliance packages with gas ranges and built-in microwaves. All of the apartments have in-unit washer / dryers and individual heating and air-conditioning units.

Closet space in the units varies. One of the 1-bedroom plans lacks a hall closet. Some of the baths have dual-bowl vanities and some have stall showers. Bedrooms in the 2- and 3-bedroom units are side-by-side rather than split for privacy. Bedroom windows in several of the floor plans face into a light-well.

Views. Madison Aberdeen Place has limited views from the apartments.

Amenities, services, policies

Madison Aberdeen Place does not have common-area amenities. The buildings do have elevators and garage parking.

The complex does not have on-site leasing, management or maintenance staff. Entry to each building is controlled via an intercom camera system.

The location

Madison Aberdeen Place is located on a pedestrian-friendly stretch of Madison Street lined with low-rise buildings, bars, restaurants and local service establishments. It’s a pleasant environment with a strong neighborhood feel.

Shopping. Residents at Madison Aberdeen Place have a good variety of grocery shopping options, including a recently-opened Target three blocks south.


The new Mariano’s less than a half-mile east of Madison Aberdeen Place has been generating a lot of positive buzz and drawing crowds to its large selection of prepared foods and craft beers. Jewel-Osco also has a location nearby.

Tribeca is across the street from Madison Aberdeen Place. You’ll find the occasional boutique and gallery in the neighborhood, but retail venues are fairly scarce. State Street shops, anchored by Macy’s, are a mile-and-a-quarter east.

Dining, nightlife. The West Loop is an almost indescribably-rich dining and nightlife venue.


The thriving Randolph Street restaurant corridor, a few blocks north, draws tourists and locals to options that range from the grand to the casual. The annual Taste of Randolph street fair is a great way to sample what they have to offer.

Greektown is a few blocks east of Madison Aberdeen Place.



Residents at Madison Aberdeen Place don’t need to venture to the well-known destination strips. They have a short stroll across the street or around the corner to Beer Bistro, Butterfly Sushi, Third Rail Tavern, The CrossRoads, Carmichael’s and Wishbone, to name just a few of the nearby bars and restaurants.

Parks, recreation. The location has good proximity to public parks and recreational opportunities.

The more than 7-acre Skinner Park, three blocks from the property, has a children’s playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, an athletic field for football or soccer and hosts popular events including Movies in the Parks. There’s also a full complement of facilities, including a pool, field house and tennis courts, at the 13-acre Union Park, several blocks further west.

Mary Bartelme Park, a few blocks southeast, is a neighborhood favorite for kids and dogs.

Hockey players will enjoy the proximity to Johnny’s IceHouse East, a 7-minute walk west on Madison St.

Transportation. Public transportation is excellent. Madison Aberdeen Place is a short walk from the new CTA Pink and Green Line stop at Morgan.

The nearby Racine Blue Line stop reaches O’Hare airport in about 50 minutes.

A number of CTA bus routes serve the area and several stop outside the building on Madison.

Madison Aberdeen Place has good access to the city’s expressway grid. Taxi service is readily available on Madison. Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby.

The competition

The West Loop apartment market is poised to become very competitive.

Madison Aberdeen Place’s most direct competitor, when it opens, will be The Madison, which is two short blocks west at 1212 W Madison. The building will also compete with the recently-opened K2, 365 N Halsted and 13Thirteen, 1313 W Randolph, and with Catalyst and Arkadia, two new projects also slated to open next year that enjoy closer-in West Loop locations.

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

You’ll find additional tips and options at our Guide to renting in Chicago’s Near West neighborhoods and our at-a-glance list of downtown Chicago apartments.

Madison Aberdeen Place in the news

More recent items are listed first.

  • Developer plans 72 West Loop apartments
  • Reinsdorf-founded firm plans West Loop apartments
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