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Arrive South Loop is a 7-story, 180-unit courtyard building with ground-level retail space in the South Loop.
Sedgwick Properties was the developer. The building was built as a condominium and completed in 2010. Despite reportedly strong pre-sales, only a half-dozen units closed. Arrive went into foreclosure and was converted to rental apartments.
Arrive has 5 different one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. One-bedroom apartments have one or one-and-a-half baths. Two-bedroom units have either one-and-a-half or two baths. Three-bedroom units have two baths.
Floor plans can be accessed online.
The apartments have open floor plans with 10-foot ceiling heights, hardwood floors and recessed balconies. All of the apartments have in-unit washer / dryers and individual heating and air-conditioning units. Closet space is good.
Kitchens have granite counter tops, under-mount sinks, and upgraded appliance packages with gas ranges and built-in microwaves.
A number of the floor plans have large baths with dual-bowl vanities and separate tubs and stall showers.
Two-bedroom plans have the split-bedroom layout that’s preferred by roommates and people who office from home. The second bedroom in the 2-bedroom, 2-bath layout borrows light and ventilation from the living areas and lacks windows.
Views. Arrive has good views from many of its units, although they’re limited by the building’s height.
Views directly north are from balconies only and may be constrained by future development.
Amenities, services, policies
Arrive has a rooftop deck with a shallow pool and gas grills. Arrive also has a fitness room.
Arrive has on-site leasing and management staff. Arrive is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and has a private dog run. The building has an on-site garage.
Arrive is in a remote-feeling stretch of the South Loop that has sparse dining, nightlife and shopping options compared to other neighborhood apartment properties.
The location has good proximity to McCormick Place, Chinatown and Mercy Hospital.
Shopping. Access to shopping is not one of the location’s strengths.
The nearest full-service grocery is a new Mariano’s, six-tenths of a mile north and west of Arrive, but there are decent convenience store options near the building. Lakeside Grocery is a block west on State St. South Loop Market, a few blocks north on Michigan Ave, is a family-run convenience store with a terrific selection of wines and craft beers.
There’s little to no retail development within a short walk of Arrive. The Shops at Roosevelt Collection and the large and growing cluster of big-box shops just west of the river along Roosevelt Rd are the most viable retail destinations.
Dining and nightlife options in the immediate area of Arrive are limited compared to further north South Loop locations.
La Cantina Grill is a short block east of Terrazio on Michigan Ave and Opart Thai is a short block west on State St.
There’s a fun restaurant and nightlife strip just north of Cermak along State St, a short walk from Arrive. Venues include Big Mike’s and Reggies.
You’ll find several casual restaurant and nightlife venues along Cermak Rd just east of Wabash Ave, including Papa John’s Pizza, Pizzeria Brandi, Chef Luciano and the Velvet Lounge.
Chinatown’s dining scene is a half-mile southwest of Arrive. There’s also a lively restaurant and bar cluster along Michigan Ave and Wabash Ave a mile north of the building.
Parks, recreation. The nearest public parks are several blocks from Arrive.
Chicago Women’s Park, two blocks north of Arrive, is a tranquil spot for relaxing or helping tend the community gardens.
Ping Tom Memorial Park, a ten-minute walk from Arrive, is a neighborhood jewel. The park has great vistas along the Chicago River, kayak rentals, play areas, ball fields, an indoor swimming pool and a great deal more to offer.
Grant Park, Soldier Field and Northerly Island’s 12th Street Beach are an easy bike ride from Arrive.
Transportation. Public transportation from Arrive’s location is good.
CTA bus routes criss-cross the area, with stops a block east and west of Arrive.
The nearest CTA train stop is the Chinatown station on the Red Line, less than a 10-minute walk from Arrive. The CTA recently began construction on a new Green Line station on Cermak Rd, two blocks south of Arrive.
A Metra Electric train stops at 18th St provides transit to Millennium Park to the north and the University of Chicago and suburbs to the south.
The location doesn’t have the same near-instant taxi service that you’ll find at other South Loop apartment buildings. Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby.
The location has good access to Lake Shore Drive and to the city’s expressway grid via the nearby Stevenson Expressway (I-55).
Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive South Loop apartment guide.