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 2021. Here are new apartments in Chicago that we’re seriously looking forward to in 2021.
West Loop New Apartments that Hybridize Live, Work & Play into One Stunning Package
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.
A Modern Take on Apartment Life in Logan Square
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.
A New Type of Printer's Row Apartment for Renters
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.
Sophisticated South Loop Luxury Apartments Equipped for Modern Renter's Lifestyle
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
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.
Bike-Friendly Apartments Roll into Logan Square
Mode Logan Square
The new apartments for rent at Mode Logan Square let renters achieve their goals of having a smart, eco-friendly home in one of Chicago's hottest rental areas. The design is smart, no doubt about it, thanks to clever features like built-in power outlets in the generously sized kitchen islands and USB-compatible charging ports in the apartments. The eco-friendliness comes into play thanks to the bike storage and repair facilities located on-site for renters at Mode Logan Square. Lest we forget, Logan Square is one of the more bike-friendly areas to call home in Chicago thanks to the miles of protected lanes on N. Milwaukee Ave and the lush boulevards that criss-cross this dynamic neighborhood.
Open the Door to the West Loop's Best Offerings
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
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.
New Loop Apartments Heighten Downtown Living for Renters
Millennium on LaSalle
These apartments are opening up in spring of 2021, making them one of the newest entries among this list for new Chicago apartments. Renters will get a full appreciation for this Loop building's location from the rooftop terrace. Going one step further, this residence actually provides a new life for a former office building near Chicago's financial district. Public transportation is close by and the unique charm of Loop living will greet renters at the door to these new apartments.
Upgraded Apartments for Lincoln Park Renters
Elevate Lincoln Park
This Lincoln Park luxury apartment building changes the dynamic for the neighborhood by injecting a bit of verve and energy among the stately greystone apartments and vintage brick courtyard buildings that are so common for Lincoln Park. This modern building incorporates the classic elements of many buildings, namely the open courtyard that allows for ample natural light throughout all the residences at Elevate Lincoln Park, with a plethora of modern twists. Gleaming grill stations and shaded lounge areas abound in the amenity areas and the views are in a league of their own among Lincoln Park apartments.
Renovated Albany Park Apartments Shine with New Appliances
3601 W. Ainslie Apartments
These newly upgraded Albany Park apartments offer renters a fresh start with features like new appliances, gleaming floors and brand new windows to let sunlight stream in to the living areas. These apartments boast convenient features like in-unit laundry and a great location that's steps away from the CTA Brown line.
A Skyscraper That's Redefining South Loop Renting
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 2020-21 moving seasons. 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 list.
New Upscale Looks for Lakeview
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.
River North Apartments Bring a New Outlook to the Neighborhood
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 2021
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
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.
New Ravenswood Apartments Arrive to Meet Increased Rental Demand in 2021
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.
Chicago Apartments and Condos Coming Soon in 2021
Avra West Loop
This luxury apartment building in the West Loop is located walking distance from the Racine station on the CTA Blue line and the UIC campus is close by as well.
These new apartments are sprouting up in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood. Renters who want unparalleled access to the lakefront and its pleasant scenes during the summertime (or year round for that matter) will want to explore this spot near the mouth of the Chicago River and DuSable Harbor.
Another hotly anticipated addition to the Lakeshore East neighborhood, this new development will be home to luxury condos alongside the Cascade Apartments.
One Chicago Apartments
Coming 2021 to River North, this new apartment building will be home to 735 rental apartments alongside more than 70 condos. This high-rise apartment tower is rising at the intersection of Chicago Ave and N State St.
A forthcoming apartment tower designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, this residence promises to reimagine life in the South Loop for renters.
This South Loop apartment building will put renters within reach of Wintrust Arena, home to Chicago's WNBA team and also home to DePaul University's basketball programs. The neighborhood is also teeming with restaurants, parks and historic loft buildings.
These new Wrigleyville apartments are right in the middle of the action for renters who love the vibe of Lakeview during Cubs game day or any other day for that matter. This will be home to 140 new apartments just a stone's throw from Wrigley Field.
This new addition to River North's apartment landscape will offer renters one of 365 new apartments that puts them in proximity to the Chicago Riverwalk, the Merchandise Mart and more prime neighborhood amenities.
These new Loop apartments are poised to let renters enjoy full access to Millennium Park, Grant Park and the redesigned Chicago Riverwalk. Renters will be able to appreciate the myriad cultural destinations within the Loop from these apartments, which are being completed within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago's theater district.
1125 W. Van Buren Apartments
Coming to the West Loop in summer of 2021, this new apartment building will offer nearly 200 luxury apartments for rent near the UIC Medical Campus and University of Illinois at Chicago main campus by Little Italy.
This new apartment building in Chicago's River North neighborhood plans on opening its doors in spring of 2021. The location can't be beat: steps away from the thriving Wells Street Corridor, this is a great spot to kick off some Chicago adventures.
Alta Grand Central Apartments
These apartments in the South Loop are part of a burgeoning neighborhood that will be dubbed "the 78" as new apartment buildings fill in the gap near an undeveloped stretch of land beside the South Branch of the Chicago River.
Old Town Park 3
Coming soon to Old Town.