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Streeterville’s best apartments – Private outdoor space

Cityfront Place view

Earlier posts in our series on the best Streeterville apartments focused on location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient access to grocery shopping, bars and restaurants, retail shops, public transportation, parks and beaches and the expressway grid, and the shortest walk to the Loop. We then switched from location to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop’s best apartments – private outdoor space

Astoria Tower view

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in the South Loop concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the South Loop apartment buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches, retail shoppingthe expressway grid, dining and nightlife, retail shopping, and the shortest ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 27, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – private outdoor space

Grand Plaza

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 11, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Large Lakeview East apartments with private balconies

Dan McDonough

The spacious apartments at 441 W Oakdale in Lakeview East have been undergoing a makeover recently, with new laminate floors and updated kitchens and baths. Some of the sought-after basics haven’t changed: great closet space, private balconies and on-site parking. Join Planned Property’s Dan McDonough for a look at the views, the apartments and the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview East apartment high-rises with balconies

441 W Oakdale

Lakeview East high-rises with balconies? Nope. There are eighteen high-rise apartment buildings in the neighborhood, but there’s only one that has private balconies: 441 W Oakdale. The 14-story cat-friendly building offers sweeping views from large windows and south-facing balconies. Another feature that’s unusual in Lakeview East: on-site covered parking. Join Planned Property’s Dan McDonough in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 10, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Spacious Lakeview East apartments with private balconies

441 Oakdale aerial

The 14-story high-rise at 441 W Oakdale in Lakeview East has spacious, updated studio and one-bedroom apartments with an amenity that’s unusual in the area — private balconies. The contemporary building is close to Lincoln Park and steps from a wide range of restaurants, shopping and nightlife. CTA buses stop at the corner. Planned Property ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aqua’s underutilized high-floor balconies

Balconies at Aqua Chicago

In the torrent of words that’s been written about Aqua’s balconies, I haven’t seen any mention of the fact that they’re almost completely unused. The balconies pictured above on the highest floors of Aqua face north and have spectacular views along the river and over the north side of the city. Michael Kardas shot the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 20, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The kinetic Boogie-woogie billboard at 235 Van Buren

235 Van Buren

The striking pattern formed by the balconies at 235 Van Buren is one of the first things you see as you exit the Eisenhower Expressway into the Loop. At first glance the balconies appear to be randomly placed and form, in the words of a Perkins + Will architect, a “kinetic billboard.” Architecture critic Lynn ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 18, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North rental roundup – one-bedrooms with balconies

View from Silver Tower

Our at-a-glance apartment list and map makes it hyper-easy to check what’s available for rent in River North and other Near North locations. If that’s not your destination, we have more at-a-glance lists. If you’d rather turn your apartment hunt into a sorry safari of misinformation, head for Craigslist or one of Chicago’s bait-and-switch apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 30, 2012