Exploring the Newest Up-and-Coming Chicago Neighborhoods

April 16, 2024 | By Luxury Living Chicago Team
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From the Industrial Corridor to the thriving Business District, Chicago has something to offer almost everyone. (In the words of Frank Sinatra, “it has all that jazz”.) And while the city has had that reputation for decades, it’s never been more obvious, particularly when it comes to the diverse collection of up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for an artsy, laid-back atmosphere, or you’re more drawn to a professional vibe, finding the right apartment in Chicago starts with finding the right neighborhood. Today, we’re taking a look at some neighborhoods that are on the rise.

Find the perfect fit for your lifestyle—At Luxury Living, we’re here to help you find the apartment of your dreams without the stress that usually comes with the search. Get in touch with our team today.

Don’t Miss These Up-and-Coming Chicago Neighborhoods

Fulton Market

Formerly one of Chicago’s biggest warehousing districts, the Fulton Market of today is a rapidly growing neighborhood perfect for creatives, entrepreneurs, and business professionals alike. It’s located across the river from the Loop and is home to the Fulton Market Innovation District, a thriving tech hub that boasts facilities for big names like Google and Uber. 

Fulton Market is also the place for some of Chicago’s most popular dining destinations, including restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. In summary, it is a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood with the perfect blend of the novel and the historic.

Accommodations in Fulton Market include apartments with highly desirable amenities such as fitness centers, private dog runs, resident lounges, and rooftop decks. 

Fulton Market  Apartments at The Dylan

In Fulton Market, The Dylan is a 30-story mixed use building that offers residents an urban oasis with a sense of community. Amenities at The Dylan include a rooftop terrace, fitness center, fire pits, dog spa and private dog run, and a business center. Plus, it’s within easy walking distance of some of the best dining Chicago has to offer. Get in touch with Luxury Living today for availability

Fulton Market  Apartments at The Elizabeth

The Elizabeth is just steps from  the heart of Fulton Market, surrounded by a cluster of Michelin-starred restaurants, designer boutiques, and classy cocktail lounges. This luxurious apartment building offers residents access to an outdoor pool with poolside cabanas, a dog run for pet-owners, and coffee service, to name only a few of the amenities. Beyond that, the Elizabeth is located within close proximity to beautiful green spaces, bike paths, and nearby train stops. Inquire about availability today.

West Loop, an Artsy Up-and-Coming Chicago Neighborhood

Encompassing the smaller Fulton Market area is another up-and-coming Chicago neighborhood: West Loop. Once one of the city’s many manufacturing and meatpacking districts, West Loop has  transformed over the years into a trendy, vibrant area that attracts artists, foodies, and anyone else interested in the modern urban lifestyle. Transportation is convenient, shops are plentiful, and it’s within walking distance of downtown Chicago. In fact, West Loop has an astounding Walk Score of 94

For anyone interested in this area, there are a number of luxury apartments available, ranging from spacious 3-bedroom units to airy studio apartments. Amenities in these buildings may include fitness centers, dog spas, outdoor pools, and pet friendly units.

West Loop Apartments at Maeve on Ashland 

If any apartment building embodies the trendy, bustling atmosphere of West Loop, it would be Maeve on Ashland. With open floor plans, chef’s kitchens, and a focus on natural light in each unit, Maeve on Ashland is perfect for anyone looking for a vibrant, luxurious lifestyle. Inquire about availability today.

Lincoln Park

To the northeast of West Loop and Fulton Market is Lincoln Park. As up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods go, Lincoln Park is one of the most unique in that it offers more access to natural and green spaces than some of the others. So if you’re a lover of the outdoors, Lincoln Park might be for you. Lincoln Park is also home to the Lincoln Park Zoo, as well as an array of boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.

With a mix of highrises, Victorian houses, and mid-rise apartment buildings, Lincoln Park is perfect for anyone who wants that neighborhood feel. Apartments range from massive penthouse 4-bedroom spaces to charming studios. Residents of Lincoln Park apartments enjoy a Walk Score of 94 and amenities like package concierge services, pet friendly units, in-house dry-cleaning, outdoor pools, dog runs, and fitness centers.

Lincoln Park Apartments at Norweta

As part of a luxurious development tucked away from the bustle of the city, Norweta offers something truly unique for residents living in the city. With courtyards, gardens, grilling areas, a resort-style pool, a climbing wall, a solarium, and a 24-hour fitness center, those who call Norweta home have almost everything they need to lead a full, active life without having to worry about the commute. Beyond its walls, the streets surrounding Norweta are tree-lined and parks are within easy reach. Reach out to learn more about current availability at Norweta.


Located in the heart of Chicago, Streeterville offers a unique blend of urban and lakeside living. It is bordered by Lake Michigan to the east and the Magnificent Mile to the south, and is within close proximity to attractions like the Navy Pier and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. With an abundance of restaurants, shopping destinations, and outdoor recreation, Streeterville is the ideal neighborhood for anyone looking to live an active and varied lifestyle.

Those looking to live in Streeterville can choose from an array of studio spaces, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom units, and 3-bedroom apartments. Residents of these buildings often enjoy perks such as co-working spaces, steam rooms, security entry, and rooftop decks.

Streeterville Apartments at The Saint Grand

If you’re looking for boutique-style living in Chicago, look no further than The Saint Grand. A brand new apartment building in Streeterville , The Saint Grand is just minutes away from The Loop, River North, and Gold Coast. Residents of this building enjoy a number of desirable amenities, including a co-working space, fitness center, rooftop deck, package concierge, and pet-friendly accommodations. Inquire about availability today.


You can’t get much more “up-and-coming” than The 78. The 78 is a brand new 62-acre development that sits along the riverfront at Roosevelt. According to the official website, it will blend new homes with cultural events, academia, sports and entertainment, and outdoor recreational spaces. The 78 aims to be a neighborhood where innovation and community thrive.

If you want to keep up on the progress of The 78, get in touch with the Luxury Living team today–we’ll make sure you’re one of the first to know.

Find Your Home in Chicago with Luxury Living

Whether you’re looking for a natural oasis, a community of innovative trendsetters, or a home-town feel within the city,  your ideal home awaits you in one of these up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods.

At Luxury Living, we’re here to be your support system from the start of the apartment hunt to move-in day and beyond. We’re a team of brokerage professionals who believe in building long-lasting relationships so we can ensure you’re completely satisfied with your new Chicago home. If you’re looking to downsize, relocate, or just want a change of pace, we’re here to handle everything on your behalf. We’ll even be your personal chauffeur for all showings!

If you’re ready to start your Chicago apartment search without the stress, connect with our team today.

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