March is a busy month for apartment hunters in Chicago. Looking at trends in Chicago’s apartment listing data, the largest month-over-month increase in apartments available for rent occurs at the end of February and the beginning of March. Here are some Chicago apartments that are anticipating the increased attention from renters as they scope out their next move.
Pet-Friendly Lakeview Apartments Near Belmont Harbor
3130 North Lake Shore Drive
This pocket of Lakeview near Belmont Harbor is fairly popular among Chicago apartment renters. A ton of neighborhood amenities make this a contender for the MVP spot in the Lakeview East enclave, and with the staggering number of quality dining spots within reach it’s definitely a slam dunk for foodies. The apartments for rent at 3130 North Lake Shore Drive also appeal to pet owners because of their pet-friendly policy. The nearby lakefront trail is a good place to exercise with or without a dog (and the Belmont Harbor Dog Beach is a huge draw for dog owners in the neighborhood). Plus, renters can save $100 if they book an appointment to see these Lakeview apartments online.
Majestic Gold Coast Apartment Building with Historic Pedigree
The Gold Coast has a bounty of riches for apartment renters who want to live close to downtown Chicago without feeling like they’re bouncing from skyscraper to skyscraper. The Gold Coast has a number of well preserved historic buildings, from gilded age mansions to mid-century marvels that still captivate renters’ imagination. And renters can discover another majestic Gold Coast apartment building in The Chatelaine. This vintage building still maintains an air of luxury, but it’s quite accessible. Nearly everything renters need -- parks, beaches, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, etc. -- can be found within walking distance of these Gold Coast apartments.
New Apartments on the Pulse of Logan Square
There are 220 brand-new apartments in this Logan Square building and they’re located in the prime spot right along N Milwaukee Ave. This “hipster highway” as it’s sometimes called is the main artery for the neighborhood. The Logan Apartments occupy a significant stretch of Milwaukee Ave -- more than one city block, in fact. There’s a sky bridge connecting the two buildings so renters don’t have to brave the elements if they need to meander to the Logan Apartments’ southeast corner. That’s where a smaller Target store is going to anchor the building’s ground floor retail operation. Other immediately accessible amenities for renters in the Logan Apartments include a co-working lounge, demonstration kitchen, poolside cabanas, fire pits, an outdoor terrace with grilling stations and a swimming pool.
Classic Mid-Century Style in Lakeview Apartment Building
The Van der Rohe Apartments
Apartment renters have the advantage of trying out various home styles without committing to a long-term contract or a home mortgage. If the mid-century modern look has been on renters’ wishlists for some time, then they should look closely at The Van der Rohe Apartments in Lakeview. These sharp-looking apartments boast wide open floor plans and unobstructed interior layouts thanks to the building’s namesake designer. Mies Van der Rohe was very active in Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s, and the architect definitely left his mark on American building styles that’s still felt today. One of the bonuses of calling this Lakeview apartment building home is the extra large outdoor patio. This space makes it a cinch for renters to host summer gatherings and BBQs in the warmer months.
Elevated Wrigleyville Residences Near All of the Area's Amenities
The Residences at Addison & Clark
The nation’s second-oldest baseball stadium looms so large over this pocket of the greater Lakeview neighborhood, Chicago had to dub the area Wrigleyville. It was the home of bleacher bums and Superfans in decades prior, but fast-forward to present day when the Cubs are still basking in the afterglow of a 2016 World Series victory and the stadium has undergone extensive renovations, and it’s a whole new ballgame in this neighborhood. New amenities for the neighborhood include a bowling alley (housed in the same building as The Residences at Addison & Clark), new restaurants, upscale bars, a hotel and a weekly farmers market held right outside the gates of Wrigley Field. This may be the best place for diehard Cubs fans to call home in the city, but it’s also a place to enjoy a host of events and diversions that will help renters get to know their neighbors.
Smart Design & Stellar Location in Wicker Park Apartments
1611 West Division
This Wicker Park apartment building can serve as the template for what a transit-oriented development can do for renters in Chicago. Transit-oriented developments help relieve congestion at street level, and that’s a real boon for a building at such a prominent intersection as 1611 West Division. Renters in these Wicker Park apartments can rest easy, secure in the knowledge that their building is helping take cars off the street. And the noise-dampening insulation that the building uses can guarantee some peaceful evenings as well. Renters looking for more edification in their next apartment will find 1611 West Division worthy of checking out, and they’ll also find these apartments have nailed the look of a cool urban loft. Another bonus: they have comfy features like in-unit laundry for all the units.
Convenient River North Location Makes Life Easy for Renters
State & Grand
Living near the heart of downtown Chicago offers more than a simplified commute (although that’s a pretty large perk by itself). Downtown apartments can give renters a passport to all the city has to offer: Music festivals, museums, majestic buildings...the number of daily diversions for apartment renters at State & Grand are superlative. Even if there isn’t an event on the calendar to check out, renters can easily stroll from these River North apartments to The Chicago Riverwalk, which is quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite hangout spots. Layer all the exciting diversions on top of the bright, warm apartments for rent at State & Grand and renters have the ingredients for a dynamic spot to call home in Chicago.