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, the expressway grid, dining and nightlife, retail shopping, and the shortest walk to the Loop.
We then shifted focus to the buildings themselves, beginning with affordability, the topic that’s top-of-mind with many renters, and moving on to the best building amenities, boutique ambiance and pet-friendliness.
In our final group of posts, we turned our attention to the apartments, spotlighting the buildings with the best apartment finishes and features, private outdoor space, studio / convertible and one-bedroom floor plans.
Our choice for the best 2-bedroom, 2-bath floor plan in the South Loop is a corner unit at Astoria Tower.
It’s an open plan with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors in a large living / dining area, and a balcony that spans the 30-foot width of the living area.
The apartment has the split-bedroom layout that’s preferred by roommates and people who work from home. There’s an in-unit washer / dryer, good closet space, and a master bath with an oversized vanity and separate tub and stall shower. The second bath also has a stall shower.
Downtown views cement the plan’s appeal.
Chime in with a comment if you disagree with our selection.
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.
Note: Astoria Tower is one of our advertisers.
Next and final topic: Three-bedroom floor plan.