The Best Apartments in Chicago by Neighborhood

February 9, 2023 | By Lindsay Smith
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Chicago is the hub to some of the most impressive apartments in the U.S. in terms of quality, amenity offerings, and location. Between some of these top neighborhoods in Chicago, we’ve gone over just a few of the most popular spots in the area and why. Read on to discover some of the best apartments in Chicago.

River North Apartments

River North is home to world-class dining, upbeat nightlife, and some of the best shopping in Chicago. From quiet streets and parks close by to being in the heart of all hustle and bustle, this neighborhood has the best of both worlds.

Wolf Point East

River North apartment | 313 W Wolf Point Plaza

Wolf Point East has incredible views and unparalleled amenities. Relax out on the river terrace or expansive indoor/outdoor pool. Host friends and family in the sports club or wind down with a cocktail in the mirror lounge. Stay laser-focused on life’s most important tasks in the 40th floor coworking study or get lost in a good book in the river lounge. Keep up with your fitness goals in the full-floor fitness club with yoga studio or practice your golf game with the state-of-the-art golf simulator. Your pup can also enjoy life at Wolf Point East too, with on-site dog grooming areas, a dog run, and dog-friendly terrace with tremendous lake views. Units at this walkable enclave range in floor plans from studios to 3-bedroom penthouse apartments.

Wolf Point West

River North apartment | 343 W Wolf Point Plaza

Wolf Point West sits right next to Wolf Point East and also offers a wide range of impressive amenities and features. Soaring 46 stories above the city, this River North apartment is home to impressive views of the skyline and Lake Michigan. Residents can enjoy expansive glass-paneled balconies on select units, spacious walk-in closets, open floor plans, and floor-to-ceiling windows to admire the windy city views. The luxuries expand to the amenities as well, such as the expansive sundeck with cabanas, outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, fitness center with workout suites, and much more. Floor plans at Wolf Point West range from studios to 3-bedroom apartments.

369 Grand

River North apartment | 369 W Grand

This luxury building is where striking design and unbeatable location come together. These modern apartments feature integrated appliances, Italian cabinetry, wide plank flooring, convenient storage, custom walk-in closets, blackout blinds, full-sized washer and dryer, and private balconies. But the luxuries don’t stop there, amenities at 369 Grand are another phenomenal perk of living in the community. With an entertainment lounge, private outdoor kitchens and dining, outdoor pool and hot tub, media lounge, health and fitness center, coworking rooms, and more, this River North apartment is something to rave home about. Units range in size from convertibles to 3-bedroom apartments.

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Gold Coast Apartments

Gold Coast is a walkable enclave for all city dwellers. Offering everything from shopping on Michigan Avenue, upscale restaurants, and popular bars to tons of dog parks and outdoor areas, Gold Coast truly embodies swinging Chicago.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Gold Coast apartment | 160 E Pearson Street

The Ritz Carlton is just steps from the Magnificent Mile, lakefront, and transportation hubs. This popular building has in-demand apartment features including wide plank flooring, high ceilings, expansive ceilings, private balconies, spacious walk-in closets, smart home technologies and more. Amenities at The Ritz-Carlton Residences include spa services, personal training, auto washing, dog walking, vacant home care, and in-room keeping. Units at these Gold Coast residences range from 2- to 3-bedroom apartments.

61 Banks Street

Gold Coast apartment | 61 E Bank St

This boutique apartment complex is located along Lakeshore Drive with a walk score of 90 and phenomenal views of the city and Lake Michigan. Apartments in these Gold Coast residences coast plank flooring throughout, open floor plans, keyless entry system, floor-to-ceiling windows, wet bar, built-in wine refrigerator, and a gas fireplace. Staying busy at 61 Banks Street is not a problem when you have amenities like a private rooftop club, park-like rooftop terrace, fitness center, outdoor lounges, and a library. Units at 61 Banks Street range in floor plans from 2- to 3-bedroom apartments.

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Streeterville Apartments

Streeterville is home to the Northwestern University campus, NBC Tower, Northwestern Hospital, and many infamous hotels. Known for their weekly summertime firework displays at Navy Pier, top restaurants, and popular bars, this Chicago neighborhood is the place to be when looking to be in the center of it all.

One Bennett Park

Streeterville apartment | 451 E Grand Avenue

This building hosts 270 ultra-luxury homes. Unbeatable in location, this Streeterville residence is steps from the neighborhood’s most popular microbreweries, pizzerias, cocktail bars, and more. The amenities at One Bennett Park are ultra-grand with a state-of-the-art fitness center, Pilates studio, indoor lap pool, expansive sun terrace with outdoor pool, 1.7-acre outdoor park, and various community spaces for relaxing, dining, and entertaining. These Streeterville apartments boast carefully crafted design and thoughtful details including designer kitchens and bathrooms. These Streeterville apartments range in floor plans from 1- to 4-bedrooms.

500 Lake Shore

Streeterville apartment | 500 N Lake Shore Drive

500 Lake Shore is an eco-friendly Streeterville apartment complex with impressive details and features. From gourmet kitchens and top of the line appliances, to floor-to-ceiling windows and custom designer bathrooms, these apartments have everything you need to live a luxurious life. Amenities at 500 Lake Shore Drive include a rooftop pool and cabanas, private screening room, and impressive fitness center by Equinox. Floor plans at 500 Lake Shore range from studios to 2-bedroom apartments.

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West Loop Apartments

West Loop is home to the old manufacturing warehouses in Chicago that were converted into lofts, but since have incorporated many new luxury high-rise apartments throughout. This rapidly expanding neighborhood is also where Chicago’s restaurant row lives, as well as many other top-rated restaurants, boutique shops, upbeat bars, gyms, yoga studios, and plenty of outdoor areas and parks to unwind at.

727 West Madison

West Loop apartments | 727 W Madison

is a luxurious apartment complex located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. This high-rise building offers residents stunning views of the city skyline and convenient access to some of Chicago’s most popular attractions. The apartments themselves are spacious and modern, with high-end finishes and state-of-the-art appliances. Residents can enjoy a variety of amenities, including a fitness center, rooftop pool, and outdoor grilling area. The building also features a 24-hour concierge service, making it easy for residents to receive packages and get assistance when needed.


West Loop apartment | 1125 W Van Buren

These West Loop Apartments in Chicago are a luxury residential complex located in the heart of the city’s bustling West Loop neighborhood. This high-rise building offers residents a variety of spacious and modern floor plans to choose from, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. Each apartment is designed with sleek, contemporary finishes and features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning views of the cityscape. The building also boasts a range of amenities, including a fitness center, outdoor pool and terrace, and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Chicago skyline.

Monroe Laflin Place

West Loop apartment | 104 S Laflin

is a modern boutique building just steps from the neighborhood’s top restaurants, shops, nightlife, and scenic areas. Being in the heart of West Loop means you get the energy of the city at your fingertips while retreating back to a restful place after all the fun. Located at 104 S Laflin, units at Monroe Laflin Place boast expansive windows, gourmet chef’s kitchen, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout, skyline views, in-unit washer and dryer, and more. Floor plans at Monroe Laflin Place range from 1- to 3-bedroom apartments.

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South Loop Apartments

South Loop is a perfect blend of historical culture and brand-new luxuries. This quickly growing community is filled with eclectic restaurants, happening bars, trendy shops, delicious coffee shops, and plenty of things to do and see that make the neighborhood one Chicagoans love to live in.

River City

South Loop apartment | 800 S Wells

River City is a brutalist-inspired building with phenomenal architectural details and impressive design. With a newly renovated lobby and expansive outdoor amenities, live, work, play and learn is made easy here at River City. Apartments at River City feature unique sculptural tile backsplash from Spain, quartz countertops, Symmons fixtures, and washer/dryer in-unit. Floor plans at River City range from studios to 3-bedroom townhomes.

Alta Grand Central

South Loop apartment | 221 W Haririson

Alta Grand Central is a high-rise apartment building in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. This apartment building features an indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge with a pool, fitness center with yoga studio, coworking spaces, and plenty of pet-friendly amenities. From studios to 3-bedroom apartments, these South Loop apartments have it all from keyless entry to stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and more.

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Wicker Park Apartments

Wicker Park is a happening neighborhood that is home to lots of bustling nightlife, boutique shopping, trendy cuisine, great schools, and plenty of things to do. During the summers in Wicker Park, locals can enjoy various festivals hosting anything from nearby restaurants to the fine arts.

Wicker Park Connection

Wicker Park apartment | 1664 W Division St

Wicker Park Connection is right in the heart of one of Chicago’s coolest neighborhoods. This two-building living community is where home and life connect through in-demand amenities and top-notch details. Amenities at these Wicker Park apartments include a spacious party room with a city skyline backdrop, chef’s grade kitchen, residents lounge, coworking areas, rooftop lounge with firepits and grilling stations, outdoor pool, and fitness center. When you’re not enjoying the luxe amenities Wicker Park Connection has to offer, you can experience the retail partners in the building including Target, [solidcore], and Philz Coffee. Units at Wicker Park Connection range in floor plans from studios to 3-bedroom apartments.

1647 W Milwaukee

Wicker Park apartment | 1647 West Milwaukee Ave

Located in the trendy Wicker Park/Bucktown area, 1647 Milwaukee is a boutique apartment complex that offers 16 different layouts ranging from studios to two-bedroom units. The building is packed with amenities, including an outdoor rooftop deck complete with fire pits and grills, bike storage, press box dry cleaning, and Amazon Hub package delivery. The building also offers controlled access and 24/7 maintenance, ensuring a safe and comfortable living experience. In addition, the building is managed on-site, so any issues or concerns can be addressed quickly and efficiently. With a convenient location, 1647 Milwaukee is just steps away from some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment spots in the area, including Small Cheval, Cebu, Target, Walgreens, and Aldi. Public transportation options are plentiful, with easy access to the CTA Blue Line, multiple bus lines, and the Kennedy Expressway.

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How Luxury Living Chicago Can Help You Find Your Home

If you’re looking for some of the best apartments in Chicago, look no further than these apartment buildings. From location and proximity to all the things to do and see to impressive amenities and unrivaled finishes, these apartments have everything you need to live your best life.

Can’t decide which area and apartment you want to live in? Connect with one of our experienced leasing professionals today who can help share their expertise in the Chicago rental market!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2021 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. 

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