January 3, 2020 Properties

A New Decade is Starting & These Apartments are Bold Enough for New Beginnings

A new decade is underway! As Chicago rings in the start of 2020, these are the Chicago apartments that help renters begin the decade on the right foot. The apartments included in this 2020s starter pack are in great locations. Some are classic Chicago apartment buildings with vintage details while others are gleaming examples of modern apartment design. There should be something for every renter who wants to set the tone for a new decade in their next apartment.

Hyde Park Apartments with Lake Michigan Views

bedroom view from Hyde Park apartment for rent in Twin Towers, Chicago

Twin Towers

The outlook from Twin Towers apartments is twice as nice because they bundle two key components of almost every renter’s apartment search: location and amenities. The neighborhood is chock full of good options for renters who like to dine out. Feel like preparing some home-cooked meals in the updated kitchens of these Hyde Park apartments? Grocery stores are only a few minutes' walking distance. Great lakefront parks and walking routes are easily accessible from Twin Towers as well. Renters can spot some of the south side’s most architecturally significant buildings from these Hyde Park apartments along with majestic Lake Michigan views. Refreshed on-site laundry facilities are another arrow in this apartment building’s quiver of convenient features that renters will love in the decade ahead.

Classic Chicago Apartments in Heart of Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square apartments for rent at Wilson Manor on N Lincoln Ave in Chicago

Wilson Manor

Lincoln Square apartments hold their own against many northwest side neighborhoods in terms of places with vintage charm and access to great community amenities. In terms of being close to the best nearby restaurants, parks and public transit, few places can compete with the apartments for rent at Wilson Manor. This Lincoln Square apartment building is practically on top of Lincoln Square landmarks like the Davis Theater, Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and Fork (one of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants). Welles Park -- a generously sized city park with baseball fields, tennis courts and a picnic area --is a quick stroll down Lincoln Ave from these vintage apartments.

Modern Apartments for Rent in Bucktown 

living room with floor-to-ceiling glass window in apartment for rent at 1241 Milwaukee in Chicago

1241 Milwaukee

Need a new groove in 2020? Consider these Wicker Park apartments. The modern apartments for rent at 1241 Milwaukee are walking distance from Emporium Wicker Park. This neighborhood mainstay is replete with arcade games, a live music venue and a robust selection of local brews. Renters can also easily walk to legendary performing arts venue The Chopin Theater from 1241 Milwaukee apartments. Getting around is easy thanks to the CTA Blue line station at Division -- conveniently located half a block away from these Wicker Park apartments. The Ashland bus is also a convenient option for renters if they feel like skipping the car ride from this Wicker Park apartment building located about 4 miles from downtown Chicago.

Elegant Apartments Near Belmont Harbor in Lakeview  

kitchen island with gold pendant lighting above and white marble counter tops in Lakeview apartment for rent in Melrose on the Lake

Melrose on the Lake

The Lakeview apartments for rent at Melrose on the Lake are ideal for renters who want to kickstart their next decade in customized, luxurious new apartments. Comfortable apartments include heated floors and top-of-the-line appliances. Aside from the deluxe interiors, these Lakeview apartments are situated at the nexus of three desirable neighborhoods: Boystown, East Lakeview and Lincoln Park are all within reach of Melrose on the Lake. Harboring dreams of becoming a boat person in the decade ahead? Renters can get to Belmont Harbor easily from Melrose on the Lake via the passage underneath Lake Shore Drive on Belmont Ave. 

Sleek Logan Square Apartments Near the Blue Line

kitchen and living room view from Logan Square apartment for rent at Noca Blu in Chicago

Noca Blu

The previous decade was a transformational one for Logan Square. Celebrated restaurants, exciting social venues and, of course, new apartment buildings have arrived in this formerly blue-collar neighborhood. Noca Blu is one of those new buildings that place renters in the ideal location one block from the CTA stop at California and Milwaukee Avenues. Revolution Brewing is just around the corner for renters who want to sample one (or several) of the city’s most inventive craft brews. And The Boiler Room, a casual pizza spot that quickly becomes a staple for many Logan Square renters and their friends, is only two blocks down the road from these modern apartments. Renters will find so many things to do in the neighborhood, but they might also find it’s tempting to spend some quality time inside these fresh apartments thanks to the large windows, modern design and high-end finishes.

Lakeview Apartments with Classic Mid-Century Design

kitchen and living room with cherry hardwood floors in Lakeview apartment for rent at The Van der Rohe in Chicago

Van der Rohe

These mid-century Lakeview apartments take their name from legendary architect Mies Van der Rohe. Van der Rohe left an imprint on Chicago thanks to his modernist designs that championed elements such as unobstructed floor plans and generously sized glass windows. If renters want to go for the full mid-century aesthetic while living in comfortable, recently updated Chicago apartments, this 15-story Lakeview apartment building fits the bill. A sprawling outdoor deck is a boon for renters who want to enjoy the warmer months with grill stations and patio furniture. Large windows are a great source of natural light all year round in these Lakeview apartments that feature other Mies-ian trademarks like open concept floor plans.