The West Loop is bounded by the Eisenhower Expy on the south, Carroll Ave (328 N) on the north, the Chicago River on the east and Ashland Ave (1600 W) on the west. The West Loop includes parts of ZIP Codes 60607 and 60661.
Sub-neighborhoods within the West Loop include Fulton Market, Greek Town, Jackson Boulevard and Randolph Market.
Every major West Loop apartment building is listed in this guide, with links to building websites and near real-time rent and availability checks, where available. Structured information on apartments, amenities and a building’s immediate surroundings can be found on the linked YoChicago Review pages.
This guide also includes a grid of video tours of many of the buildings, and a map locating all of the buildings.
Working with a rental service broker
One of the (many) lies that rental services tell renters is that they can negotiate a better deal for you. In fact, you surrender all your negotiating leverage when you’re working with a broker who’s being paid by the landlord / management company. Your only hope for a deal when you’re represented by a broker is to negotiate a rebate of a portion of the broker’s commission. Ask about the compensation that they’re being paid, and demand a rebate of everything over a half-month’s rent. A half-month’s rent is the co-op commission that brokers receive on condo rentals, and condo rentals are typically more time-consuming for the broker.