How to Find Vintage Apartments
Renters are continually drawn to the refined style and quality craftsmanship of vintage apartments. There are classic arched entryways, crown moldings and warm hardwood floors to be found in these types of apartments. Some builders have taken the resourceful approach of repurposing older buildings that no longer serve their original function and turning them into apartments, such as school buildings that were built in the late 1800s in Chicago's neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and now serve as beautiful apartments with bespoke features left over from the building's early days as a school. This is the case for many other buildings that boast beautiful architectural design but no longer fit their original purpose, such as factories and warehouses that are now home to gorgeous loft apartments. Popular areas for these repurposed factory and warehouse buildings include River North, Bucktown, and the South Loop.
Many former hotels now enjoy a new lease on life in Chicago as apartment buildings. These may be especially prevalent in neighborhoods along the lake, such as Edgewater, Hyde Park, South Shore, Rogers Park, and the Gold Coast. Apartment renters can appreciate the grand scale and old world charm inherited from a building’s previous life as an opulent hotel if they rent one of these vintage apartments.
Vintage Apartments Near Me
Vintage apartments can be found in nearly every neighborhood throughout Chicago, with the exception of downtown Chicago neighborhoods like Lakeshore East, Streeterville, the Loop, and West Loop. Outside of these core downtown neighborhoods, there are plenty of classic apartments, some of which are carefully updated to include features like in-unit washer/dryer combos and central A/C to appeal to renters who want timeless style with modern comfort. Just because vintage apartments have been around for a while longer than the newer housing stock doesn't mean they're prohibitive to modern-day renters, and they’re often pet-friendly for renters who are looking for a place that welcomes pets.