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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from Millennium Park Plaza

Millennium Park Plaza view

If you visit YoChicago with any frequency you know I’m addicted to visiting rooftops, high and low. Yesterday I wandered the block-long roof at Millennium Park Plaza, 151 N Michigan Ave, overlooking Millennium Park to the south and the Magnificent Mile to the north. The views from the roof are a good proxy for what ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Looking for low-rent furnished digs in the South Loop?

Aerial view of 1801 S Wabash

If you’re single and all you can afford for rent is “not much,” you’ll want to check out the SRO (single room occupancy) properties scattered around the city. The newest SRO in the South Loop is The Studios, 1801 S Wabash Ave. The six-story, 170-unit building opened in 1997 as the first new SRO built ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 21, 2012

Affordable homes by Ryland, furnished by Brook Furniture Rental

Gilberts Town Center, Ryland

The Village of Gilberts, in Kane County, has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the Chicagoland area, nearly quintupling its population over the last ten years. Its attractions include easy access to I-90, the Metra and the Randall Road shopping centers, and affordable new home developments from national builders, including Ryland Homes. works with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 1, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent a furnished apartment in a Lincoln Park landmark

Brook Furniture Rental video

Chicagoans have long known the Belden-Stratford, a Beaux Arts landmark opposite the Lincoln Park Conservatory, as a hotel and the home of outstanding restaurants, L2O and Mon Ami Gabi. The Belden-Stratford recently changed ownership and is transitioning to luxury apartments. Common areas and amenities are being updated while retaining their historic character. As part of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Short-term furnished apartments in the Gold Coast

1133 North Dearborn Chicago video

If you’ll only be in Chicago for a month or two, simply want to try out a neighborhood before committing to it, or want a walk to Oak Street Beach in-town for the summer, a furnished apartment can be a great option. Planned Property Management has just added short-term furnished apartments at 1133 North Dearborn ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 9, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

More student housing headed for the Loop?

DePaul Student Center

The Sun-Times is reporting on a proposed conversion of 20 and 28 E Jackson, and the Pickwick Stable between the two buildings, into 199 units of furnished graduate student housing. The location is directly opposite the DePaul Center and DePaul’s College of Law. According to the Sun-Times: The stable between the two buildings survived the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 22, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Oakwood offers a new luxury rental housing option in Chicago’s Loop

Oakwood 200 Squared Chicago

Renters looking for housing in the heart of Chicago’s Loop have an exciting new option at Oakwood 200 Squared, 210 N Wells St. Oakwood Worldwide, one of the world’s largest providers of temporary housing, is now offering luxury unfurnished apartments in the newly-completed, full-amenity building. Oakwood 200 Squared was completed less than a year ago, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 14, 2011
North ShoreWinnetka

Notable new rental – furnished in Winnetka for $10K

If you want to sample how life’s lived in Winnetka without making a long-term commitment, a furnished rental is an almost ideal option. But it’s one that’s rarely available for larger homes. A furnished home with views of the exclusive Indian Hill Club‘s golf course just came on the market for $10,000 a month. It’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 19, 2011