Sweet Chicago Rental: Financial District Convenience for $1,800

235-Van-Buren-In-Chicago's-Financial-District
235-Van-Buren-In-Chicago's-Financial-District

Unlike other metropolitan cities such as New York or London, residential buildings in Chicago's Financial District are virtually non-existent. (Although, the Windy City's finance center is much smaller). But changing that generalization is the newly built, 235 Van Buren, that has sprouted up one block from the Chicago Stock Exchange and the Willis Tower (better known by its former name, the Sears Tower).

Given the slowdown of the condo market in Chicago, 235 Van Buren is one of many new high-rises trying to both sell and rent their units. (But it's a little tricky because the developers don't always clearly identify the buildings on rental listing sites). Here's a little help: Two-bedrooms are going for $1,800 with approximately 1,100-square-feet and one-bedrooms are priced around $1,550 with up to 800-square-feet of space.

So besides rolling out of bed and skipping across the street to work, what does 235 provide that you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere?