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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A video tour of spacious Streeterville apartments

420 E Ohio

420 East Ohio is a 40-story, 263-unit full-amenity apartment tower in Streeterville. The location is a few minutes’ walk from parks, beaches, hospitals, and a wide array of dining, nightlife and shopping options. The apartments are larger than what you’ll find in newer buildings in the neighborhood and range in size from studios to 3-bedroom, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 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

A 5-bedroom Glenview Tudor with an indoor pool

1800 Ridgewood, Glenview

The 5 bedroom English Tudor at 1800 Ridgewood Ln in Glenview is set off a winding road in secluded Glen Oak Acres. The home, which is listed at $1,099,000, has five full and two half-baths. Highlights of the home include a newer kitchen, a fully rehabbed master bath with steam shower and Jacuzzi and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 27, 2013
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

What rental agents like about the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower Chicago

Astoria Tower, a newer rental high-rise in the South Loop, recently hosted an open house for rental service agents to showcase its new business center and theater and the rest of its extensive amenities. In the video four rental agents chat about what they like best about Astoria Tower’s location, amenities and its studio, 1- ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 18, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A chat about living in the Loop at Oakwood 200 Squared

Oakwood 200 Squared video

Much of the advertising for apartment towers in Chicago’s Loop focuses on the neighborhood’s cultural attractions — the theater district, the museums — and the showplace parks that line its eastern edge. Those attractions are real and important, but they’re not what many residents find most attractive about living in Chicago’s Loop. Residents of Oakwood ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The updated amenities at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower video

Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St in Chicago’s South Loop, was built as condos but converted to luxury rentals. The high-rise building started with an extensive amenities package, which new ownership has extended and made more stylish. There’s an indoor pool with whirlpool, sauna and steam room adjacent to the fully-equipped fitness room. The pool ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Meet Eugene, the lead concierge at Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower video

The role of the doorman in luxury high-rise buildings has evolved over time. The skilled people who greet residents at the door have become concierges, dispensing advice on local attractions and serving residents in a variety of ways. Eugene, the lead concierge at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower, often takes on an additional role: father ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 12, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Oakwood 200 Squared raises the bar on rental amenities in Chicago’s Loop

Indoor pool, Oakwood 200 Squared

Many of the high-rises in downtown Chicago offer an attractive and stylish array of building and in-unit amenities, which can make choosing your next downtown apartment a daunting task. Apartment hunters begin by prioritizing amenities that are the most important and useful to them. If an indoor pool is a must-have, for example, the number ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 27, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park home with an indoor lap pool, croquet-perfect yard

643 W Arlington Chicago

It isn’t often that you see the phrase “rear yard perfect for croquet” – or meet a real estate agent who doesn’t think croquet is a munchie at a broker’s open house. The spectacular Wheeler Kearns-designed single-family home at 643 W Arlington is on an unusual 50 x 175 lot. Everything else about the home ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 6, 2011