River North’s newest apartment mid-rise is a welcome alternative

The Hensley, River North’s newest apartment community, stands out from the giant high-rises that dominate the neighborhood. At 11 stories, and hosting only 43 apartment homes, The Hensley offers a tranquil, welcoming, boutique alternative.

The Hensley is in a pedestrian-friendly, lower-density pocket of River North at 707 N Wells St. It’s surrounded by galleries, restaurants, bars and one-of-a-kind shops and service establishments.

The Brown Line stop at Chicago Ave is a 4-minute walk and the Red Line is about a 9-minute walk. Multiple bus routes cross-cross the area within a block of The Hensley. The Kennedy Expressway’s Ontario / Ohio on / off ramps are a few blocks south.

The Hensley has 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 2-bath and 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

The apartments have high ceilings, plank floors throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, and covered balconies or terraces.

Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space, duotone cabinetry, quartz counters, a tile backsplash, an under-mount sink, and a stainless-steel appliance package that includes a 5-burner gas range.

Two-bedroom apartments have the preferred split-bedroom layout.

The master bath in unit 603 has a dual-bowl vanity. The guest bath has a walk-in shower.

All of the apartments have full-size in-unit washer / dryers

Common-area amenities include a fitness room and a rooftop sundeck with panoramic views.

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