Thursday, January 29th, 2015
It’s easy to enjoy living and renting in the Chicago Loop when the weather’s comparatively mild, but how about when the temperature plummets and the Windy City’s infamous hawk arrives? When you’re searching for your next apartment rental, make sure to consider the comfort and convenience a luxury high rise in Chicago’s Loop can offer. Here’s a list of a few of the amenities that help downtown renters stay active and entertained whenever a wave of polar vortex weather strikes!
Indoor Swimming Pools
Chicago summers are notoriously short so there’s only a brief window of time when you can take advantage of the fabulous outdoor pools downtown. However, when you rent an apartment at 200 Squared, OneEleven, Randolph Tower or 73 E. Lake in the Loop, you can still take a dip or swim laps year round without leaving home. You’ll also find this amenity at some our favorite high rise buildings like Optima Center and Axis in Streeterville or if you’re interested in the new Lakeshore East neighborhood, you’ll want to check out Aqua and North Harbor Tower. If you’re just looking to soak and relax, you’ll love the spas at Coast, Tides, Streeter Place, The Streeter, and Parc Huron in River North.
Fully Equipped Gyms
Want to maintain that physique you worked so hard for? Is becoming more active one of your New Year’s resolutions? You won’t need a gym membership when you have a fully functional health club down the hall from your apartment like 500 N. Lakeshore’s Equinox equipment equipped gym, the Amli Lofts’s Fitness on Demand studio, or Catalyst’s rooftop fitness center. Does the basketball season make you want to show off your court skills? Indoor basketball courts have become a hot commodity at luxury rental buildings in Chicago’s Loop because they are also a great space to offer complimentary fitness classes for residents. Some of the buildings that offer this sought-out amenity are K2 and Alta in the Fulton River District section of West Loop, Grand Plaza in River North, and The Streeter and Optima in Streeterville.
Media and Game Areas
Feeling antsy to get out of your space but don’t want to brave the cold? Many Downtown Chicago high rises offer their renter’s media rooms designed to feel more like your favorite movie theater than your favorite chair at home. 215 West Washington, MDA City Apartments, Hubbard Place, and K2 all offer fantastic media rooms.
When winter leaves you feeling playful or competitive you’ll be able to take some snacks or drinks down to the ping pong table at Optima or McClurg Court, the poker or shuffleboard tables at 500 N. Lakeshore, or the pool table at The Scott Residences.
No need to dread the winter months if you’re a renter in Chicago’s Loop! Contact an agent at Downtown Apartment Company to learn more about which luxury high rise will be your next home! Stop by our office at 180 N. Wacker or give us a call today!
Sarah Hutcheson | Luxury Leasing Consultant
Downtown Apartment Company, LLC