September 13, 2019 Properties

New Chicago Apartment Buildings to Watch in 2020

New and exciting places to call home are hitting the Chicago apartment market in 2020, 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 the year ahead. The good news about this list of exciting apartments in Chicago is that you won’t need to wait until next year to move into some of them. Here are the buildings that we’re looking forward to in 2020.

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 apartment tower. 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 Buildings Arrive in Old Town

bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and private balcony in Two Old Town Park apartment for rent

Two Old Town Park

This new apartment project in Old Town represents 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 properties on our 2020 list.

City Living At Its Finest in Central Location

rendering of open concept kitchen with large island and adjacent living area in apartment for rent in Millennium on LaSalle

Millennium on LaSalle 

This new Loop apartment building invites renters to live their best life near the heart of Chicago’s financial district in the fall of 2019. A supremely central location is complemented with bespoke interiors and jaw-dropping amenities, like a year-round rooftop pool and lounge space. These new apartments are in a converted former office building so renters know that they’re getting the most modern appliances and floor plans that reflect the way people live nowadays. Think of it as assurance that your new Chicago apartment stays current all the way through 2020 and beyond.

New Luxury Looks for Lakeview

rendering of kitchen and dining area in apartment for rent at Four50 Belmont

Four50 Belmont

If you’re looking for the best of apartments for rent in Lakeview, maybe the best is yet to come. That’s the allure of Four50 Belmont, a boutique 80-unit apartment building that’s opening in fall 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 features of new apartments. While most of the city’s recent apartment building boom has been concentrated in and around downtown, Four50 Belmont is the exceptional case that proves luxury living needn’t be confined to the central neighborhoods of Chicago. Some of the modern amenities that distinguish the building from its vintage neighbors include features such as 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 building.