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The South Loop’s most conveniently-located apartments

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

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Posted by sponsored post on March 30, 2015
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Today’s deal – a corner 2-bedroom at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

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

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

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

Malnati's South Loop

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

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Posted by sponsored post on February 2, 2015
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Relax at the pool at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

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If a spa experience following a workout is your ideal way to start or end a winter day, you’ll want to check out the luxury apartments at Astoria Tower. The amenities package includes an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room, and a spa / massage salon. The fitness room is adjacent to the pool. ...

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

South Loop apartments gain a world-class neighbor

Grant Park skate park

The new “world class” Grant Park skate park opened last Saturday, and it was an instant hit. If you were anywhere in the vicinity you saw a stream of mostly teens and tweens headed for the park on their boards, bikes and blades. Once you arrived at the park you had to marvel at how ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 8, 2014

How to get an edge on renting the best apartments

Astoria Tower

If you’re working with a rental service, the odds are high that you’re not going to able to rent some of Chicago’s most desirable apartments. Some of the companies that own and manage sought-after apartments either don’t cooperate with rental services or only allow them access to their hard-to-rent units. If you want to rent ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a South Loop two-bedroom with two balconies

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Renters with a roommate have a strong preference for two-bedroom, two-bath apartments that have the bedrooms separated from each other for privacy. Astoria Tower, a luxury South Loop high-rise, has a variety of split-bedroom two-bedroom floor plans available, but one comes with an unusual bonus. Each of the bedrooms in the building’s 03 tier has ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014
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Today’s South Loop apartment deals

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Two full-amenity South Loop high-rises are offering “Look and lease” deals to renters who lease within 24 hours of their first visit. Featured apartments at The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, include a one-bedroom in the loft portion of the building for $1,522 a month and a two-bedroom, two-bath in the tower portion for $2,263. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
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Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms at 1-bedroom rents

Astoria Tower

If you’ve been experiencing sticker shock at the rents for 1-bedroom apartments in new buildings and despairing of affording a 2-bedroom, you’ll definitely want to expand your search to the South Loop. Astoria Tower has a convenient near-Loop location, a full suite of amenities, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with great floor plans and condo-quality finishes. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 2, 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

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

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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
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Enjoy the great outdoors at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Grant Park

Residents at the South Loop‘s Astoria Tower are a short block away from Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre front yard. Tennis courts, ball fields, formal gardens, tree-shaded walkways, the Art Institute, Millennium Park, the lakefront trail and 12th Street Beach are a few of the nearby attractions. A seasonal farmers market, street fairs and festivals, neighborhood ...

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

South Loop luxury inside and out at Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower

The greatest luxury you can enjoy in a city home is a walk-to-everything location, and Astoria Tower fits that description. Located at 8 E 9th St, Astoria Tower is one of the nearest South Loop buildings to the Loop‘s office towers. Grant Park is a short block east and Millennium Park is just to the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2014
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The South Loop’s Astoria Tower has a few apartments available

Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower has been one of the South Loop‘s most popular luxury rental high-rises since it became available for occupancy just three years ago. Apartments in the luxury building don’t linger on the market. Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St, was built as a condominium and converted to rental. It boasts a close-to-the-loop and steps-to-Grant-Park ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 29, 2014
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Astoria Tower, your best South Loop apartment choice

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YoChicago recently ranked Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St, among the South Loop’s best apartments in six distinct categories: Public transit access, Proximity to parks, Apartment finishes and features, Private outdoor space, and One-bedroom and Two-bedroom floor plans. If an indoor pool is on your must-have list, Astoria Tower wins by default: it’s the only ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The apartment deal of the day is Astoria Tower in the South Loop

Astoria Tower

The South Loop‘s Astoria Tower isn’t participating in the “free rent” offers that have become common in the downtown Chicago apartment market. So where’s “the deal?” The deal is the community’s competitive advantage afforded by its near-Loop location, extensive amenities package, condo-quality finishes and attractive floor plans. YoChicago’s best of the South Loop reviews recently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A winter afternoon at Astoria Tower

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How might you spend a winter afternoon at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower? Step outside and enjoy the Chicago that’s not far from your front door. You might start by heading north to Millennium Park and the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Skating is free, and you can rent skates if you don’t have them. You’ll ...

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

The South Loop’s best apartments – Parks and beaches

Grant Park Chicago

Our earlier posts spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, most convenient grocery shopping and best access to public transit. Two South Loop buildings, 1130 South Michigan and Park Michigan, are directly across the street from Grant Park and have the best proximity to 12th Street Beach. There isn’t, however, much to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – Public transit access

CTA Roosevelt Rd

The first posts in our series on the best South Loop apartments spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient grocery shopping. Deciding which buildings have the best access to public transit will depend on where your daily commute generally takes you and whether you get there by bus or train. Three buildings ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 11, 2013