Buildings that encourage a carbon-neutral commute while allowing renters to conserve energy, and provide stunning amenities at the same time, are reshaping the apartment landscape in Chicago. Some of these buildings also position renters right next to some of Chicago’s most prized natural landscapes, reminding renters that it’s not all concrete, glass, and steel in the city. Chicago apartment renters who resolved to go green in 2021 will want to check out this list of apartments that can help them embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Chicago Apartments that Go Green with Eco-Friendly Amenities
Logan Square Apartments Exemplify "City in a Garden" Mindset
Mode Logan Square
The focal point of this apartment community in Logan Square is the lush, landscaped central courtyard garden. The courtyard serves as a gathering space for the community while giving renters a green oasis right outside their doors. The emphasis on intelligent, 21st-century living doesn't just extend to the shared amenities in this Logan Square apartment building -- the studios can be equipped with smart features like movable furniture units that allow the space to flex from bedroom to living room voice-activated commands.
Sleek West Loop Apartments Encourage Carbon-Neutral Commuting
The sunny interiors of the West Loop luxury apartments for rent at The Jax should help keep heating costs low. Additionally, the on-site bike storage and workshop encourage renters to get around the city in a carbon-neutral fashion, foregoing ride shares and taking their nicely tuned bikes instead. If weather or road conditions are too harsh for cycling, this transit-oriented development helps alleviate traffic woes by putting renters near the no—126 Jackson bus route. The no. 126 goes around the Loop to and from Congress Pkwy, giving renters a convenient route downtown. The Racine station of the CTA Blue line is a few blocks south of these West Loop apartments.
Walk to Everything from South Loop Apartments
1401 South State Apartments
Renters at 1401 South State Apartments will find the South Loop is at their doorstep from these chic urban loft apartments -- but it doesn't need to be all concrete and hard edges in this location. Four separate community parks are located within a mile radius of 1401 South State. Beyond those cozy community parks, there's the sprawling greenery of Grant Park a few blocks to the east of these South Loop apartments. The grocery stores are all located within 1 mile, and a quick stroll will take renters to the CTA Red, Green, and Orange line trains at Roosevelt station, making transportation and shopping a breeze without a car.
Luxury River North Apartments Bring Nature to Renters' Doorsteps
River North Park
Landscaped amenity spaces in this River North apartment building give renters a pleasant oasis in one of the city’s most decidedly urban neighborhoods. Although River North does benefit from the recently overhauled Chicago Riverwalk and lovely green space at Ward Park, it’s twice as nice to experience the calming benefits of being amidst greenery without traveling farther than the main floor of your apartment building.
Embrace Great Views & Proximity to Lakefront at New Lakeview Apartments
Get out and explore more of Chicago’s lakefront with supreme ease from these new construction apartments at Four50 Belmont. The wide-open green spaces of Lincoln Park and the lakefront trail are a few paces to the east of this new apartment tower. Need to get downtown? Renters can reduce their carbon footprint by taking the no. 151 Sheridan bus to downtown or walk about 15 minutes west to the Belmont station where Red, Brown, and Purple line trains take riders to the Loop, northwest side, or the suburbs.
Ravenswood Apartments Commit to Green Theme with Natural Lighting
For the ultimate commitment to the green theme, it’s hard to compete with these Ravenswood apartments that have “Green” in the name. The classic courtyard building design draws on an endless energy source (i.e., the sun) to brighten the outlook for tenants in these sensible apartments. Apartments looking onto the open space in the middle of the building benefit from the constant light source and an added bit of privacy to boot; no passersby on the street can look into the units.
Save Green with Chicago Apartments Offering Rent Specials
100 West Chestnut Apartments
Move to the Gold Coast of Chicago to save some green at these pet-friendly apartments. Long-term lease agreements lead to incredible savings: 3 months FREE on 2-year leases or four months FREE for a 3-year lease!
Sign a lease for at least 18 months to get a rare deal of 2 months FREE at these sharp new West Loop apartments. The building goes green in another way beyond the savings, giving renters an elevated park right outside their doors as part of this multi-use West Loop building.
Melrose on the Lake Apartments
These luxurious Lakeview apartments offer one month of free rent. Renters will find condo-quality finishes in these apartments located steps away from Lake Michigan.
710 West Oakdale Apartments
Get the second month of the apartment lease FREE with leases that begin in April or May of 2021 at this pet-friendly apartment building.