Luxury rentals in downtown Chicago are all about status and prestige. Dozens of high-quality, high-class condo buildings are situated all over the city, but some addresses seem to be a bit more coveted than others by today’s home buyers and renters. Whether it’s the extensive list of first-rate living amenities, the breathtaking million dollar views, or simply because of a building’s recognizable façade and architecture among all the high-rises in Chicago’s skyline—as in the case of the Hancock Building or Trump Tower Chicago—some condo and rental buildings just have more of an “it” factor when it comes to exclusiveness and popularity. So what, exactly, are some of Chicago’s most desirable luxury buildings to call home?
Check out our list of the Top 5 Luxury Rental Buildings in Downtown Chicago below:
1) Trump Tower Chicago
When it comes to real estate, anything with the word “Trump” in it is gold. And the Chicago real estate market is no different. Completed back in 2009, the 96-story Trump Tower Chicago houses some of the most expensive rentals in Chicago, not to mention the best assortment of amenities you’ll find in any residential building in the city, which is why it makes the cut.
2) AQUA Chicago
Arguably the most recognizable high-rise in Chicago's New Eastside neighborhood, at least for now, you're almost guaranteed to enjoy a spectacular view from any condo for rent at Aqua. The private balconies attached to each unit at Aqua are spectacularly large, and the wide-range of layouts makes it a great building to consider for just about anyone with any budget.
3) 500 N. Lake Shore Drive
As Streeterville’s newest addition, 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is an ultra-high-end rental building that’s situated directly on the lakefront. This new luxury rental building, developed by Related Midwest, boasts awesome city and lake views, a sleek all-glass façade, and some of the best amenities around, which includes on-site pet service for all you dog owners and lovers. Currently, the building is already half-occupied, so if you’re interested in a rental at Streeterville’s hottest new address, you better act quick!
4) 2 W. Delaware
2 W. Delaware has a sleek modern vibe, especially for this part of downtown that's specifically known for its vintage architecure. Given its superb location that’s close to fine dining, upscale shopping, and vibrant nightlife, 2 W. Delaware certainly provides for a unique and animated lifestyle that’s unmatched by the majority of downtown Chicago rental buildings. In addition, the amenities here are certainly at a very high level and of course having a classic Gold Coast address is something that truly can’t be understated. There’s no denying why the rentals at 2 W. Delaware makes our Top 5 list.
5) 600 N. Lake Shore
Arguably one of the most exclusive residential buildings on Lake Shore Drive—which says something in itself—rentals at 600 N. Lake Shore Drive are known to house many of Chicago’s elite. Much of the real estate lining Lake Shore Drive consists of vintage structures with historic architecture. 600 N. Lake Shore Drive, however, boasts a modern feel with a sleek design and contemporary finishes, which may be one reason as to why it’s so popular among Chicago residents. Rentals here are not cheap, but with stunning unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and known for being one of downtown Chicago’s most exclusive addresses, what else would you expect?
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