New Apartment Buildings in Chicago You Need to See in 2020

New and exciting places to call home are helping Chicago apartment renters break out of a stale rental situation, with everything from large-scale apartments that are proper skyscrapers to more intimate buildings with fewer units opening their doors to attract new renters in 2020. Here are the brand new apartments in Chicago that we’re still impressed by in 2020.

West Loop New Apartments that Hybridize Live, Work & Play into One Stunning Package

Milieu Apartments

A famous park located right across the street. The boutique shopping scene along W Madison St only 2 blocks away. The Loop is to the east and the United Center is a few minutes to the west. Yes, the West Loop location is the first thing to grab attention about the new luxury apartment building Milieu, but it’s hardly the last thing to note. The building has an outdoor dog run, high-end amenities like rental bikes and other assorted sports equipment available to check out. Meanwhile, the units are finished with light wooden cabinets and hardwood flooring for a premium feeling throughout. Even more substantial are the perks awaiting renters who sign on for the “club level” of Milieu that comes with monthly organized events, premium parking spots, and package delivery right to the apartment door.

Room for Everything in New Lincoln Park Apartments

The Arden

Renters are looking for ways to do more with their space and these multi-bedroom brand new apartments for rent in Lincoln Park are ready to answer the call. Need to upgrade with a home office or space for a light home gym? The generously apportioned floor plans at The Arden can easily fit all the expanded roles that renters are tasking new Chicago apartments with in 2020 and beyond.

River North Apartments Bring a New Outlook to the Neighborhood

The Ardus

Renters at this brand new River North apartment building can treat themselves to stellar views at any time of day or night by heading up to the plush rooftop lounge, but the views inside these chic downtown lofts shouldn’t be overlooked. The building does an impeccable job melding the old with the new: one half of this new apartment building is actually a completely gutted and rehabbed warehouse that stood in River North for generations before being converted into fashionable apartments.

Uptown New Apartments Brighten the Outlook for Renters in 2020 

The Draper

Be part of Uptown's next chapter from this rehabbed office building that's now home to 342 sophisticated urban loft apartments. The building's transformation from an insurance company HQ to a modern and amenity-laden new apartment building was completed in 2019. The resulting conversion gives apartment renters in Uptown a truly unique place to call home, with units that boast cool industrial loft features like coffered concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a multi-level gym, rooftop lounge and swimming pool.

West Loop Lofts Breathing New Life into Neighborhood Landmark

The Duncan

Another converted building making its debut in 2020, The Duncan is a new West Loop loft apartment building that was a YMCA in its previous life. The building has been restored to suit a new purpose for this red-hot neighborhood and gives renters the chance to rent on of its 100 brand-new apartments. Renters will find historic details, ranging from the exposed brick walls to the original, oversized windows that allow ample amounts of natural light into these bright apartments.

A New Type of Printer's Row Apartment for Renters

Imprint Apartments 

The Printer’s Row neighborhood is sandwiched in between two of the hottest areas of Chicago that have received lots of fanfare for several high profile new luxury apartment buildings in recent years. Meanwhile, the cozy confines of Printer’s Row remained a bastion of former factories and warehouse lofts. This new apartment building is resetting the type for Printer’s Row, though. The building is packed with first-class amenities like an outdoor yoga studio, private dog run and a 24-hour doorman. Look to these new apartments to be the standard bearer for high-rise apartment living in Printer’s Row for years to come.

New Ravenswood Apartments Arrive to Meet Increased Rental Demand in 2020

The Henry Apartments

Ravenswood apartments are in high demand among renters in 2020. Why? It might be due to the accessibility of this neighborhood, which boasts several CTA Brown line stations as well as a Metra UP-N station for commuters, combined with its relative affordability. Renters love the tranquility of Ravenswood’s leafy neighborhood streets and the view from The Henry’s floor-to-ceiling windows lets renters feel like they’re resting comfortably among all those treetops without ever having to set foot outside their apartments. The amenities are on par with most new apartment buildings, like the in-unit laundry and central A/C, but the neighborhood feel and sharp design will distinguish the new apartments for rent at The Henry for renters.

Sophisticated South Loop Luxury Apartments Equipped for Modern Renter's Lifestyle

COEVAL Apartments

Renters who take the time to tally up the items on a wishlist of premium apartment features will find a winning scorecard at COEVAL Apartments in the South Loop. These apartments boast in-unit washer and dryer, smart thermostats for optimum climate control, large windows that bathe the units in natural light, tall ceilings with exposed concrete and smart locks for the doors. These new apartments are fully equipped for the modern rental lifestyle in a superb South Loop location near museums, parks and shopping.

New Transit-Oriented Development Lets Renters Explore the West Loop

kitchen and dining area of West Loop Chicago apartment for rent

The Jax

These West Loop apartments are a stone’s throw from the acclaimed flavors of Restaurant Row. Foodies will delight in the endless dining options located just a few steps from these brand-new apartments but there are ample diversions for any renter in The Jax Apartments. Renters who commute regularly will love being able to easily hop on the expressways or the CTA Blue line, and for anyone who wants to explore the city via bicycle the building’s secure bike storage is a welcome feature.

A Modern Take on Apartment Life in Logan Square

living room with large windows and grey sofa in Logan Square Chicago apartment for rent

Logan Apartments

If renters are searching for a new way to experience life on the northwest side’s bustling Milwaukee Ave Corridor then they should definitely check out the new apartments for rent at The Logan. This building opened its doors in 2020 and invites renters to explore comfy, modern apartments that are available in either 1 or 2 bedroom layouts. The building may be brand-new but it nails the classic Chicago apartment look with a refined red brick exterior and bold window frames that bathe the apartments in natural light.

Open the Door to the West Loop's Best Offerings

rendering of The Porte Apartments exterior facade with retail stores on the ground floor and apartments above seen from the street in the West Loop Chicago

The Porte Apartments

Renters will get premium amenities at The Porte Apartments like a round-the-clock concierge, a fitness center, work spaces, a game room, a sprawling rooftop deck, a dog run, and a swimming pool. The building sits in the heart of the West Loop, close to some of Chicago’s best restaurants like Monteverde, Girl & the Goat, sweetgreen, and Green Street Smoked Meats to name a few.

New Apartments Rise on Historic Wolf Point Site


Wolf Point East

Wolf Point has a historic place in Chicago’s history. The site where three branches of the Chicago River converge, this parcel of land was once home to the city’s earliest tavern and non-native settlement. Now, it’s home to stunning new apartments with inspiring views of Chicago’s world-class architecture. Step out from one of the pet-friendly River North apartments to find the beautiful Chicago Riverwalk, the Merchandise Mart, Kinzie Street Bridge, River North’s hopping nightlife scene, and so much more. The building has an indoor-outdoor pool so renters can relax and lounge poolside 365 days of the year. More fun can be had at the game room and there’s a dedicated co-working space in Wolf Point East as well.

Breathtaking Design Elevates Old Town Apartments

North+Vine Apartments 

The Old Town apartments for rent at North+Vine offer renters premium finishes and resort-level amenities in a brand-new building located at 633 W North Ave. Excellent views of the skyline are available from these new apartments that will entice renters to explore their new neighborhood or just bask in the comfort of these sophisticated residences. The units are decked out with top-of-the-line GE appliances and Moen fixtures in the bathroom, along with backlit LED vanity mirrors and wood-like flooring. And each new apartment for rent at North+Vine includes in-unit laundry. 

A Skyscraper That's Redefining South Loop Renting

The open air sky terrace at NEMA Chicago with views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park from South Loop, Chicago

NEMA Chicago

If you’re thinking, “Hey, hasn’t this site covered this South Loop giant previously?” Yes, you’re on the right track. Whether discussing the building’s awesome height, the dazzling array of amenities, or its impressive Lake Michigan and city views, there’s a wealth of interest in this new apartment building. Perhaps because it’s proving to be such a game changer. And it’s only getting started. Leasing and move-ins did begin for 2019 but those have only covered a portion of the building as the yet-to-be-completed phases are wrapping up with an eye for the 2020 moving season. What does that mean for apartment renters who are still trying to scope out that perfect South Loop place to call home? There’s still time to find your place in this huuuuge building.

Brand New Apartments Arrive in Old Town

Two Old Town Park

These new apartmens in Old Town represent the second phase of a multi-building plan that’s reinvigorating the apartment landscape around Wells St and Division St. With an ideal location that puts renters steps away from the Red Line station at Clark/Division and all of the neighborhood amenities along Wells St, this is as close to a sure thing as renters can hope to find in Old Town. Stack the incredibly luxurious interior finishes and creative building amenities (does your building’s game room include skee ball? Well, this one does!) onto the can’t-miss location and what you have are the makings for one of the most intriguing new apartment buildings in Chicago on our 2020 list.

New Upscale Looks for Lakeview

Four50 Belmont

If you’re browsing the best new apartments for rent in Lakeview, the luxury apartments at Four50 Belmont deserve to be on the list. This slightly boutique-ish apartment building (it has around 80 units total) welcomed its first renters in late 2019. With easy access to the lakefront, Lake Shore Drive and public transit, the location is a no-brainer for anyone who’s been searching for a perfect Lakeview apartment without compromising on the quality. While most of the city’s recent new apartment building boom has been concentrated in and around downtown, Four50 Belmont is the exceptional case that proves high-amenity living needn’t be confined to the central neighborhoods of Chicago. Some of Four50’s modern amenities that distinguish the building from its vintage neighbors include a state-of-the-art fitness center, in-unit laundry, pet-friendly facilities and sweeping views from the rooftop deck. All things considered, Four50 Belmont looks like it may be a serious contender in the race to be Lakeview’s most desirable new apartments.