The South Loop’s best apartments – building amenities

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 walk to the Loop.

We then shifted focus to the buildings themselves, beginning with the topic that’s top-of-mind with many renters: affordability.

In-building amenities factor into affordability: if you have an adequate fitness center on-site you may be less likely to feel the pay the cost of joining a club to work out.

1130 South Michigan recently completed a makeover and expansion of its amenities. The building currently has the most extensive amenities package in the South Loop.

1130’s facilities include a landscaped outdoor pool deck with cabanas, gas grills, a fire pit and outdoor movie theater. There’s a fully-equipped fitness room, a resident lounge, a wine cellar, a conference room and business center. The building also has furnished hospitality suites to accommodate overnight guests.

If you disagree with our selections, chime in with a comment.

You’ll find links to our objective, visually-rich apartment reviews of South Loop buildings, and links to near real-time availability checks for most of the buildings, at our at-a-glance list, and some tips and advice at our Guide to renting in the South Loop.

Next topic: Boutique ambiance.

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