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Searching for apartments in Chicago can be overwhelming, but fear not. We’ve put together a list of the most stunning apartments in the city, each with its own unique character and charm.
From sleek and modern to bespoke and vintage, there’s something for every taste and budget. Sit back, relax and enjoy your tour of some of the most beautiful apartments in Chicago.
Source: Rent. / The Residences at Addison and Clark
The rooftop terrace at The Residences at Addison and Clark is one of the best places to be when the sun is shining in Chicago. Packed with meticulously manicured greenery and protected from high winds by a tall glass wall, this lovely elevated hangout area is second to none in The Second City.
Located right in the heart of Wrigleyville, this 148-unit community also boasts a professionally-equipped gym with stunning city views. Beyond that, The Residences at Addison and Clark also houses a pool and a massive outdoor jacuzzi in addition to ample lounge seating looking out at Wrigley Field. Good luck finding all of that anywhere else.
Source: Rent. / 73 East Lake
Chicago skyline views don’t get much better than this. The communal sky lounge at 73 East Lake allows residents the luxury of soaking up the sights of one of the world’s most famous cities while being comfortably protected from the elements. Floor-to-ceiling windows combine with plush couches to create an undeniably welcoming environment for all of the residents lucky enough to call this community home to enjoy.
The serene sky lounge isn’t the only upscale amenity at this 332-unit Millennium Park masterpiece. 73 East Lake also boasts an absolutely beautiful indoor pool (see the image at the top of this article) as well as a rooftop terrace with ample seating and even a fire pit for when temperatures drop.
Source: Rent. / The Chatelaine
The Chatelaine makes this list largely due to the quality and uniqueness of the apartment units themselves. While not all of the apartments will look identical to the one pictured above, they do all have a similar old-school charm. With arched doorways, wood flooring and fireplaces featured in many of the units, this place feels downright homey from the moment you move in.
This boutique 77-unit Near North Side community also houses a classically elegant lobby complete with wood-paneled walls, marble floors and a fireplace. Beyond that, this complex also has a rooftop terrace, as well. Peppered with potted plants and packed with seating options, this rooftop hangout and grilling area is a great addition to this small but mighty apartment complex.
Source: Rent. / Beachside
When most people think of Chicago, they don’t think of the beach. Those people obviously don’t live at Beachside. Boasting a private beachside terrace that looks like it belongs in Miami and not the Midwest, this cool communal hangout is the ideal spot to maintain the perfect tan, enjoy happy hour with friends or watch the waves of Lake Michigan crash onto the beach on a clear day. The choice is always yours at Beachside.
As close as you can get to the Lake Michigan shoreline in the desirable Magnolia Glen neighborhood, this 190-unit brick apartment building also houses a fenced-in dog park and a large fitness center as well. There really is something for everyone to enjoy at Beachside.
Source: Rent. / Hyde Park Tower Apartments
Boasting an unapologetically modern resident lounge, Hyde Park Tower Apartments is a cool and comfortable apartment complex to call home. Equipped with multiple high-top tables, flatscreen TVs and dark wood details spread throughout, this upscale lounge sets the tone for the other elevated amenities on offer.
Hidden away in East Hyde Park, this 155-unit community is just a few blocks from The University of Chicago campus. With grad students, professors and successful professionals of all persuasions inhabiting the building, Hyde Park Tower Apartments caters to the specific needs of its resident population by providing multiple work-from-home offices, a fitness center with stunning views and even outdoor tennis courts.
Source: Rent. / Millennium Park Plaza
You simply won’t find a better indoor pool than the one at Millennium Park Plaza. Situated under an absolutely massive circular sunlight, this serene space benefits from so much natural light that it’s easy to forget you’re not outside. Fancy a swim on a cold winter morning? You’re in luck. Looking to enjoy a few laps on your own while snow falls outside? You’re in the right place.
Located in The Loop, this 553-unit complex is also home to a sunkissed rooftop deck. This tanning terrace is the perfect place to be when temperatures rise in Chicago and will have friends and coworkers alike wondering how you maintain the perfect bronze all summer long.
Source: Rent. / Wells Place Luxury Apartments
While not every apartment unit will look exactly like the one pictured above, this does give a good idea of what renters can expect when they sign a lease at Wells Place Luxury Apartments. Designer lighting, top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of natural light thanks to large windows, that’s the standard at Wells Place Luxury Apartments.
Located in the dreamy Dearborn Park area, this 95-unit community also has a state-of-the-art fitness center with soaring ceilings and a rooftop terrace with plenty of plush seating and panoramic views of one of the world’s most iconic cities.
Source: Rent. / 1407 On Michigan
When you live in a city as cold as Chicago, few amenities are more highly sought-after than an on-site sauna. 1407 On Michigan provides residents with the unparalleled level of relaxation that comes from having the ability to retreat to a hot sauna after a little too much time outside in the cold or a hard workout before work.
Situated in the Central Station area, just a stone’s throw from Soldier Field, this 199-unit community also houses a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, a billiards room with stunning views and a theater, among many other upscale amenities.
Source: Rent. / Farcroft Park
The word “classy” almost doesn’t do it justice. Exuding the type of old-timey luxury that makes anyone feel like they’re living the high life, the resident lounge at Farcroft Park looks more like the seldom-used sitting room in a massive mansion than it does a communal area for the residents lucky enough to call this 84-unit apartment community home.
Comfy leather couches sit in front of a massive fireplace while artisan windows let in all the natural light you need. Sound like a good place to take your morning cup of coffee?
Located right in the middle of the lively Rogers Park neighborhood, Farcroft Park also boasts a brick-lined courtyard with multiple gas grills and a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with cardio equipment and weight machines.
Source: Rent. / Axis Apartments and Lofts
Arguably the best place in the state to swim laps in peace, the indoor pool atop Axis Apartments and Lofts is a world all its own. Surrounded by artificial turf and looking out on the city through a massive wall of windows, this indoor apartment lap pool is beautifully designed and lightyears better than the setup at the local Y.
Located in Near North Side, just a couple of blocks from the legendary Navy Pier, this 615-unit apartment complex also features a massive fitness center with a line of ellipticals situated in front of a similar wall of windows. Residents are also free to enjoy the multiple co-working spaces as well as the indoor lounge with ample seating and stunning views.
Find your chic Chicago apartment today
Chicago is a city that boasts a wide range of apartments, each with its own distinct character. From brand-new high-rises to small buildings filled with charm, this city has something for everyone. Whether you’re searching for a cozy studio or a spacious multi-bedroom apartment, Chicago has you covered.
Our list of the most beautiful apartments in Chicago provides a great starting point for your apartment search. So, pack your bags, grab your rental application and get ready to find your dream apartment in one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world.
Featured image source: Rent. / 73 East Lake