Sweet Chicago Rental: Streeterville Apartments from $1,240

Rent an apartment in Streeterville building, 215 Chestnut
Rent an apartment in Streeterville building, 215 Chestnut

For those wanting to live in downtown Chicago, this sweet rental is a compromise. It's city living, but with a respite.

The 215 East Chestnut apartment building is located in Streeterville, a small subsection of the Gold Coast, that borders Michigan Avenue to the west and the Lake to the east. (Note, this building is located smack in the middle, a block-and-a-half to either destination).

The additional appeal of this classic, terra cotta-style building, unlike other properties towards the downtown shopping district, is that the area is less commercialized and crowded. And at the same time, it's a mere blocks away from the bustle of the Magnificent Mile, Chicago's main shopping drag.

There's also privacy on the inside with only four units per floor. In the lobby and throughout the apartments, traditional features such as archways, fireplaces, formal dining rooms and hardwood floors, make it feel more like home than living in a skyscraper.

Okay, this is all great, especially the location, but are you sure "vintage" isn't just a euphemism for old?