Listed among the top 20 “Cool Streets in North America” in late 2019, Fulton Market offers innumerable good-time opportunities. Listing them isn’t easy, but our favorites include:
No longer quite so insular as when its many enclaves, ethnic and otherwise, gave birth to its billing as a City of Neighborhoods, Chicago retains many defined areas that offer distinct vibes.
Logan Square is the current hipster haven, high-rise and high-finance living dominate the Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown cling to their bohemian indie roots, and Wrigleyville remains a boisterous and boozy mecca for young singles and tourists alike.
The Fulton Market District defies easy categorization. Long a foodie destination for its Randolph Street Restaurant Row, the district is also home to corporate offices — and corporate employees — of companies such as McDonald’s, Google and Dyson.
Another great thing about the Fulton Market District is its proximity to so many other exciting Chicago neighborhoods. If you live in the district, here are just a few nearby options:
The Theater District: 1.3 miles.
Millennium Park: 1.9 miles.
Wrigley Field: 6 miles.
The Museum Campus: 3 miles.
The United Center: 1.4 miles.
Greektown: 6 blocks.
The Chicago Riverwalk: 1.8 miles.
Once you’ve figured out what to do in Fulton Market, you’ve got to figure out where in the district you want to live. Downtown Apartment Company knows can put you in the perfect apartment at the perfect address. Contact us today and check out our luxury apartment listings.
With so much (tempting) new construction in Chicago, many renters are wondering, are luxury apartments worth it?
Aysha Hackert, partner and broker at Downtown Apartment Company and DRC, shared her insight with Go Banking Rates and Yahoo on the topic.
Don’t Sweat the Small (or Big) Stuff
One of the major advantages of living in a managed luxury building is the caliber of management and maintenance. Buildings often have on-site maintenance with 24 hour emergency response. This isn’t something you’ll appreciate every day, but when you need it, you’ll be really glad you have it.
The management companies often hired by high rise developers tend to have a strong reputation with a national presence, which means more resources and systems in place to keep buildings running smoothly. From seamless lease renewals, to resident events, concierge services, and even minor needs like when you need a lightbulb changed or an appliance repaired, there are quite a few advantages to having a high quality professional management and maintenance team on site.
Third Party Vendors
Most high rise luxury properties work with third party vendors that offer incredibly convenient services. Popular services include on-site personal training, an option to get your car washed while it’s parked in your building garage spot, valet dry cleaning, room service available from a private chef service, housekeeping and cleaning, and even miscellaneous chores like plant watering.
When she commented for the Go Banking Rates article, Hackert used the example of a management company that offers a “Home Away” program. When you’re away from your unit on a vacation or trip, they will water your plants, water and feed your animals and deliver any packages directly into your unit.
Many buildings include health club quality fitness centers with state of the art equipment like Peloton bikes, spa amenities like salt saunas, resident-only salons, and massage treatment rooms, co-working and flexible individual work spaces, rooms for entertaining and hosting private events, on-site coffee bars (some of which are even staffed with baristas), wine cellars, bike repair stations, recording studios, and substantial discounts on hotels, restaurants, and retail in the surrounding areas.
Hackert added that living in a luxury building can help cut costs for services and expenses if you find the building offers amenities that match your lifestyle needs. For example, if you move into a luxury apartment with a fitness center, you could save money by canceling your existing gym membership and use the facilities provided on-site.
To browse luxury apartments and see what’s out there, check out our map tool or contact us today! We offer both virtual and in person apartment tours.
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Lakeview is a Chicago neighborhood on the north side, just north of Lincoln Park, beloved for its neighborhood charm. In Lakeview you’ll find quiet, tree lined streets between lively streets like Broadway, Belmont, and Clark, which offer frequent street fairs and are completely lined with dining, comedy clubs, nightlife, quirky boutiques, and coffee shops. Since the majority of Lakeview properties are walk ups, low rises, and stand alone homes, it’s less common to find buildings with the caliber of amenities you might find in the neighborhoods closer to downtown. However, Optima Lakeview is a new luxury rental building offering downtown caliber amenities to the people who want to live in the charming Lakeview neighborhood.
The stunning residences at Optima Lakeview feature modern yet comfortable interior finishes, floor to ceiling windows, premium appliances including full sized washers and dryers, and thoughtful floor plans with ample storage and dedicated work from home spaces.
With terraces ranging up to 1606 square feet, these one, two, and three beds feature some of the largest private terraces available in residential buildings in the city. Additionally, select large terraces come fully equipped with landscaping, trees, fire pits, and grills.
The amenities are second to none. With a rooftop sky deck, elegant common spaces perfect for lounging or working from home, outdoor pool and hot tub, billiards and gaming room, an expansive dog run, a state of the art fitness center, full sized basketball and pickle ball courts, a golf simulator, yoga classes, a stunning, light filled atrium at the center of the building, and more, Optima Lakeview has it all. Resident services include package receiving, in-home package delivery, grocery and dry-cleaning delivery, housekeeping, pet care, room service style dinner through Pear Chef, social events, moving assistance, towel service in the locker rooms and fitness center, 24/7 maintenance, plant watering, on site massage therapy, 24/7 concierge for booking tickets and reservations, The activities continue beyond the walls of the building, with the lakefront trail, tennis courts, Waveland Park, Wrigley Field (home of the Cubs), and a nine hole golf course all within just a few blocks.
Looking for luxury apartments for rent near downtown Chicago in Lakeview? Contact us today! One of our neighborhood experts will be happy to guide you in your search! We are now offering in-person, virtual, and self-guided apartment tours. Be sure to ask about move in specials and concessions!
Onni Group is expected to deliver yet another spectacular building in the city of Chicago. This time, it’s a 38-story apartment redevelopment of the former Clark and Barlow Hardware store in River North. Three years ago, they proposed a 32-story apartment at the same location but have come back with a whole new design. Located at the corner of Grand and Orleans, it’s a highly sought-after River North area.
The new design tops out at 452 feet and is set to include 354 residential units and 11,000 square feet of ground level retail space with the addition of a new park on the sites Eastern perimeter. The design features a tall, sleek building with have glass facade with metal panels and material called Okoskin. The building is meant to mimic modular, contemporary loft style apartments that are around the surrounding area.
In the interior, residents can expect condo-grade finishes– a signature attribute of all Onni Group Chicago developments.
Onni’s Brian Brodeur has said that 353 W. Grand is expected for delivery within the next two to three years. Onni Group has a successful River North lease up under their belt with The Hudson. They are currently continuing their redevelopment of Atrium Village and delivered Old Town Park earlier this year.
Looking for luxury apartments for rent near River North? Contact us today! We’d be happy to keep you in the Loop!
River North has been one of 2016 and 2017s most rapidly developing areas. Marlowe Tower, which will be developed by Lennar Multifamily Communities, just received a construction permit April 12th, 2017 and will be an exciting addition to one of Chicago’s hottest areas.
Marlower Tower will be 15 stories and is expected to feature 176 apartments, 76 of which will be efficiency units. The luxury building will have common area amenities for tenants’ convenience and entertainment. Additionally, Marlowe Tower will offer 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. In its highly walkable and public transit-oriented location, Marlowe Tower’s parking garage will have just 84 spots. Chicago’s CTA Brown and Purple Line L train will take commuters south into the nearby downtown Loop area, or north to Evanston and Wilmette, via the station at Chicago and Franklin streets.
Lennar Multifamily Communities is based in Miami, but has a Chicago office just two blocks from the construction site. The apartments will be designed by Chicago based Antunovich Associates.
Marlowe Tower will be in the Ogden Elementary and Wells High School district and just blocks from many of Chicago’s trendiest restaurants and galleries.