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A Peek Inside Luxury Downtown Chicago Apartments with Exquisite Views

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Chicago has continuously been one of our most-searched cities on Apartments.com. The city is crawling with gorgeous high-rise apartments – and the restaurant and nightlife scene is one of the best there is. And speaking of best, Chicago has been featured on numerous “Best-of” lists for careers by some of the nation’s leading business magazines and job-search sites.

There’s a lot to appreciate about Chicago – from its celebrated food inventions to its swingin’ jazz clubs and world-class shopping destinations. When it comes to your apartment, an exquisite view and luxury amenities are also greatly treasured.

If you’re on the hunt for a great rental, one with amazing city skyline and Lake Michigan views, use our following Downtown Chicago apartments list as inspiration.

Aqua at Lakeshore East



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Located on North Columbus Drive - adjacent to the Lakeshore East Park - the Aqua at Lakeshore East Apartments are conveniently near Chicago Riverwalk, Millennium Park, and a bountiful selection of cafes and restaurants such as Wildberry Pancakes & Café, Three Forks Steakhouse, and Eggy’s Diner.

Inside this contemporary 87-story building are equally as generous apartments and refined amenities. Each unit features a uniquely styled balcony that stretches out up to 12 feet, so you can experience the best panoramic city and Lake Michigan views.

Other cutting-edge features and amenities that are offered inside this pet-friendly community include Chicago’s largest outdoor recreation deck with a pool, running track, and gardens. Designed with sustainability in mind for the most luxurious rental experience, Aqua at Lakeshore East’s terrace extensions were formed to maximize solar shading to keep you cool while enjoying the views.

North Water Apartments



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How does coming home from work and grabbing dinner at an on-site restaurant in your apartment community sound to you?

The North Water Apartments are dripping with distinguished interior finishes from a chef-style kitchen to a keyless entry system. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture the beauty of Downtown Chicago – especially of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier. The views from your studio to three-bedroom apartment are breathtaking and unmatched.

Nestled atop the Loews Chicago Hotel, residents and guests alike get to enjoy the convenience of the house ETA Restaurant & Bar, Streeterville Social rooftop bar, and Starbucks coffee. Don’t miss out on these luxurious amenities and million-dollar views.

Marquee at Block 37



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Marquee is sure to blow your socks off in the Windy City. Situated at the 37th of 58 original city blocks established in 1830, Marquee at Block 37 has stunning Lake Michigan and Chicago cityscape views, including Magnificent Mile and the Loop.

In addition to its upscale and designer finishes, residents enjoy Marquee at Block 37’s penthouse fitness center and game room. Residents have the Shops at Block 37 right at their fingertips, plus direct access to the CTA Red and Blue Lines as well as the Chicago Pedway.

Restaurants surrounding this community include the Dearborn and Emerald Loop Bar & Grill among others. The Oriental Theatre, a historic performing arts center in the Loop, is across the street from these luxury apartments as well.

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