Best Apartment Buildings in Chicago 2019
  • Ketti Gorski

Chicago's Top Luxury High-Rises by Neighborhood in 2019

New Year's is approaching quickly, so we've decided to showcase some of our favorite Chicago high-rise apartment buildings of 2019. Scroll down to see some of our top picks by neighborhood. We'd love to call these communities home and we think you will too!


A beautiful co-working space in Landmark West Loop, located near Google's headquarters and Illinois Medical District.

West Loop


Landmark West Loop

Landmark West Loop is located in the ever popular West Loop neighborhood, near Google's headquarters, as well as University of Illinois and the Illinois Medical District campuses. Commuters will find its location to be extremely convenient, but there are many other draws to West Loop, including a vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene that has blossomed in the historic warehouses of the former meat-packing district.

Renters have been attracted to Landmark West Loop since it opened in the summer of 2017 because of it's suite of amenities, including a sundeck, swimming pool, hot tub and library. The 30-story community offers apartments for rent anywhere from studios to 3-bedrooms, depending on availability.


Landmark is managed and developed by Related Midwest and has earned a Silver LEED Certification for its sustainable design.


South Loop


Essex on The Park

If there's one word to describe Essex on The Park, it's serenity. This 56-story community offers unparalleled views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan, easy access to downtown Chicago, and six-floors of amenity spaces that allow residents to relax and recuperate in an environment that is specifically designed to support health and wellness.


Essex on the Park achieved its WELL Certification based on seven categories of building performance: air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort and mind.

There are many amenities at Essex on the Park, but the most memorable is the four-story Winter Garden with unobstructed lake views and a convertible indoor/outdoor infinity pool. The Winter Garden offers residents "a moment perpetual summer" even during the chilly winters in the Windy City.


Residents also have access to the restaurant at Grant Bark Bistro and the nightclub SX Sky Bar right next door at Hotel Essex.


The Paragon

The Paragon is a new building in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. Open for residents since the spring of 2019, The Paragon is one of many high-rise apartment buildings that has contributed to the South Loop's development boom in recent years.


The 47-story luxury community is located at 1326 S Michigan Ave. Upon entering the Paragon, the lobby makes an impression right away, but it's only a small glimpse into the experience that Paragon has to offer.

Apartment finishes at The Paragon are top-notch and all apartments have floor-to-ceiling faceted facade windows, so that residents can fully enjoy the skyline views from their homes.


Residents can enjoy Paragon's many amenity spaces, including the rooftop sky-lounge with panoramic views, the Spa with a sauna, steam and whirlpool, outdoor pool with cabanas, fitness center + yoga room, and co-working spaces with privacy booths -- just to name a few.


Streeterville


465 North Park

465 North Park is a 48-story apartment building in Chicago's Near North Side Streeterville neighborhood. The community features studios, one, two, and three bedroom apartments, along with two-story town-homes.


The first things you'll notice when you walk in to 465 N Park is the warm greeting from world-class Bozzuto Management staff and the dramatic spiral staircase in the lobby.


The first 465 N Park residents moved in during the fall of 2018 and have access to many high-end amenities including a 22,000 sq. ft. deck on the 6th floor with an outdoor pool, cabanas, grilling areas, fire pits, and a dog-run. Inside the 6th floor are conference rooms, a demonstration kitchen and lounge, a game room, a spa with a hot tub, and a fully outfitted fitness center with skyline views.


Residents can also head up to the sky-deck on the 38th floor to enjoy stunning views of Chicago's lakefront and relax by a warm fire, or head inside to private kitchen, dining, and lounge areas.


Cityfront Place

Cityfront Place is another beautiful Streeterville apartment building with a prime location. Cityfront Place is an oasis right in the middle of one of the busiest parts of downtown Chicago. Tucked away on McClurg Court, Cityfront Place is away from the hustle and bustle, but still just steps away from Michigan Avenue and the Riverwalk.


The biggest draw to Cityfront Place? Location and Chicago River views.


The community offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and amenities including an indoor pool, a business center, library, fitness center, yoga studio, and sun decks with grilling stations, lounge areas, and games.


Residents also have access to 24/7 door staff, round-the-clock maintenance, and a lovely on-site leasing team. Cityfront Place is perfect for those who want to be in the middle of the action downtown Chicago, but still want somewhere relaxing to decompress after a busy day in the city.


River North


Niche 905

Niche 905 offers a mixture of convertible, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments in an 18-story apartment tower in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Niche905 is located conveniently downtown and would offer a quick commute for many professionals working in the area.

Niche905 amenities are stunning and spacious. The rooftop features a pool, hot tub, an outdoor bar, grilling stations, and a community garden with 360° views of the Chicago Skyline. There's also a fully equipped business center, a gym, a dog run, and a pet grooming area available on-site.


The apartments feature quartz countertops, 9-foot ceilings, and updated appliances. The first residents moved into Niche 905 in the spring of 2017.


That wraps up our featured picks of the best high-rise apartment buildings in Chicago of 2019! We're proud to say that we've partnered with each of these communities to provide them with wireless PrintWithMe printers, so that residents can print quickly and independently from their own devices, anywhere in the building.


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We hope you've enjoyed learning about this year's featured residential buildings of Chicago and we hope you have a wonderful 2020 New Year!

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