Sweet Chicago Rental: River West 2BR for $1750
- Most Chicagoans are familiar with the River North and the West Loop areas, but what's River West? The technical definition via Google is "part of the West Loop," but "rubs elbows with trendy Wicker Park and artistic River North."
There's a very good chance that if you told a native that you're apartment hunting in River West, they might not be positive exactly where that's located or its boundaries (unless they're a real estate agent or developer). But that's okay. Apartments in unpopular or undiscovered areas can mean that you get more for your money. With over 1,000 square-feet, high ceilings and exposed walls, that may very well be the case with this sweet rental.
Okay, without further ado, let's see what else the building and the inside has to offer.Most loft-style buildings in the city aren't full-service, but this one is upping the ante with a 24-hour fitness center, wireless hot spots, and a "penthouse clubhouse" with a wood-burning fireplace and a wet bar. The listing promises a spacious rooftop deck that's furnished with bistro tables and open views of the Chicago skyline. Of course, there's a doorman, too.
Other features on the apartment's interior are granite counters, new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and nearly floor-length windows that maximize exposure to natural light.
You may not be in River North or Wicker Park, but wedged in between is the so-called River West, where you are only minutes to either hot destination. (And it's likely your place will be bigger, perhaps nicer and newer, too, than your friends' apartments in the more popular neighborhoods). Don't worry, you'll get your redemption when they show up at your housewarming party.
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