January 22, 2020 Properties

The Top Luxury Apartments in Chicago for 2020

Why settle for less than the best when it comes to luxury apartments in Chicago? This is the city that lives by the edict "make no small plans," so when it's time to search for luxury apartments, well, make no small compromises in the comfort department. Here are some of Chicago's most plush and swanky places to call home if you're a renter.

Soaring Heights for South Loop Luxury Apartments

outdoor terrace with fire pits and lounge furniture with view of downtown Chicago, Grant Park and Lake Michigan in South Loop, Chicago

The South Loop’s expanding gallery of luxury apartments got a noticeable jolt this year from this 76-story apartment tower. And with all that square footage comes a bevy of unbelievable amenities. Indoor gym? Check. Golf simulator? Of course. Sports bar and lounge in the building? Yup. Even the indoor swimming pool offers a better view of downtown Chicago than many office buildings. Oh, and there’s an equally stunning outdoor pool deck with more than 10,000 square feet of space to explore.

Smaller Lakeview Building has Apartments that are Big on Luxury

grey sofa and oval-shaped coffee table on a beige rug in luxury apartment for rent in Lakeview, Chicago

Melrose on the Lake 
The lakefront is one of Chicago’s most appealing destinations in the summertime, but it’s a prize jewel for an apartment location 365 days out of the year. And even though many north side renters may picture a vintage high-rise when they think of lakefront real estate in the city, consider Melrose On The Lake as the boutique apartment building that breaks the mold. This intimately sized 18-unit apartment building is steps away from Lake Michigan, but just try to take your eyes off the luxurious finishes in these state-of-the-art apartments. Combine best-in-class features such as marble waterfall countertops, double ovens, large kitchen islands and walk-in closets with a classic exterior that’s reminiscent of the surrounding vintage buildings, and Melrose On The Lake proves to be a stunning hybrid of new and old.

Experience One of River North’s Best Rooftops

rooftop pool of luxury apartment building with lounge chairs and lighting photographed at sundown in Chicago

Niche 905 
The spa-like amenities of this River North apartment building have garnered an intense fan club among Niche 905 renters and whoever’s lucky enough to pay those renters a visit. And with standout features like the rooftop with its 360-degree views, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, the level of devotion is justified. Great views from the skydeck lounge also cement this building as an exclusive spot to admire Chicago’s skyline, catch all the aerial acrobatics during the annual Air & Water Show, and generally hang out while living your best life as a renter. 

Find the Best of the West Loop from These Luxury Apartments

white quartz kitchen counter with breakfast bar seating and range cooker in kitchen of luxury apartment for rent in West Loop, Chicago

Luxe on Madison 
Chicago apartment renters who dream of finding more inspiration for their home cooking recipes in 2020 might find their wish fulfilled in these sophisticated West Loop apartments. With world-class dining around each corner from this prime West Loop location, renters don’t need to worry about running out of inspiration for their own culinary ambitions. The top-of-the-line kitchen appliances and generously sized kitchen islands in the apartments also make it easy to impress guests when they come over for a home-cooked meal.

River North Luxury Apartments Eliminate Commutes for Downtown Chicago

grey sofa and armchair facing a flat screen TV in the living room of a luxury apartment for rent in Chicago

8 East Huron Apartments 
River North is the place where work & play converge for Chicago. And 8 East Huron apartments are right in the heart of River North. This is a dynamic place to call home, with easy shopping and commutes that are practically non-existent for renters who work downtown. Extra perks of this luxury high-rise building include a pet grooming spa, modern fitness center and a rooftop pool that helps renters fully embrace the glorious Chicago summer.

Fulton Market Apartments with Panoramic Views of Downtown Chicago

the dining area with wooden dining table and living room behind it in a luxury apartment for rent in Fulton Market neighborhood of Chicago

If dining in style is your thing, you’ll want to check out the Fulton Market apartments for rent at Echelon. This neighborhood is transforming from a meatpacking and warehouse district into a posh enclave for art galleries, restaurants and hotels. And some of the most inventive chefs working in Chicago right now also set up shop in this formerly industrial pocket of town that’s a bit west of the Chicago River. Renters can get sweeping views of downtown from this Fulton Market apartment building, and if they act fast they can take advantage of promotional offers that waive the administrative and application fees.

Fresh Views from Lincoln Park Luxury Apartments

view from the kitchen of a luxury apartment for rent in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Lincoln Common 
There’s rarely ever a shortage of things to do in Lincoln Park. Going to a concert, strolling in the park, learning about animals at Lincoln Park Zoo and supporting small businesses in the neighborhood are all at a renter’s fingertips when they rent an apartment in Lincoln Park. But with the arrival of Lincoln Common, renters in this quintessential Chicago neighborhood can live the classic LP lifestyle at new heights. This luxury apartment building is actually two separate buildings with equally impressive amenities. What other building in this neighborhood has an open plaza at the ground level that frequently showcases fitness and family-friendly activities along with twin rooftop decks that let renters take in nearly 360-degree views of the city? Lincoln Common is one-of-a-kind in that regard.