The perks of high-rise living

The perks of living in one of Chicago’s high-rise rental towers extend well beyond lavish amenities, attentive on-site management, maintenance staff and 24/7 door staff, the creature comforts in the apartments themselves and a convenient location. There are welcome baskets for new residents, and a variety of goodies that might include complimentary umbrellas in the lobby on a rainy day.

Residents in many buildings can expect to be treated to a series of building-sponsored happy hours at local bars and restaurants, on-site social events with free food and refreshments, cooking classes, yoga classes, massages, visits from food trucks and participating Fooda restaurants, veterinarians offering free advice – and a lot more.

Some of the management companies have structured programs offering resident discounts at local businesses while others offer periodic deals like bargain-priced tickets to sporting events. Bars and restaurants frequently court residents at local high-rises with complimentary cocktail hours.

Some of the buildings offer discounts to veterans, teachers and public servants. Most offer resident referral programs that result in a rent credit upon move-in. Preferred employer programs are also becoming more common. If you work for a larger company, be sure to inquire whether your employer is on a high-rise’s preferred list. Most of the new buildings are offering a month or more in free rent to new residents.

If you’re new to the rental market in Chicago and experiencing a bit of sticker shock when you look at the rents in newer buildings, factor in the perks and the deals and the cost may seem much more reasonable.

(Visited 250 times, 1 visits today)