Chicago River North Rental: Brand New LEED High-Rise, $2,346 - Sweet!

Rent this Brand New LEED High-Rise One-Bedroom in River North for $2,346
Rent this Brand New LEED High-Rise One-Bedroom in River North for $2,346

There's a new type of envy swarming the streets of Chicago, or make that EnV, a new luxury 29-story highrise set to open in the River North neighborhood in June.

The Web site campaign lures you in with photos of men flanked by models, crowds of paparazzi and designer pooches sitting in limousines. Albeit a clever ploy to sensationalize the lifestyle you'd attain by living in this building, the developers are not exaggerating the luxurious accommodations.

Pre-leasing for this sweet rental is already in full-swing and the incentives for signing early are two-months free on a 14-month lease for one- and two-bedrooms. But luxe comes with a price tag. One-bedrooms start at $2,346 (however, one-bedrooms with a view bump up to a starting rent of $2,724) and two-bedrooms start at $3,052.

The all-glass, LEED-certified building is a stand-out visually in the neighborhood. Just look at it at night emitting a blue-ish purple tone (pictured left). Up top, the rooftop pool has a very Miami-ish feel with white cabanas and chaise lounges. Other communal spaces include the 24-hour fitness center and a fire pit lounge -- a wintertime spot to socialize seems to be the new rage in Chicago.

You can't dispute its location either. It's in the heart of River North across the street from the Merchandise Mart, amid the hub of art galleries and trendy restaurants, and a five-minute walk to the Financial District and the Gold Coast.

However, there are a few things you might want to know about the neighborhood while considering this building --or especially when negotiating your lease.