Where to Live in Chicago as a Booth Student

June 7, 2024 | By Lindsay Smith
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One of the biggest decisions you’ll make as an incoming Chicago Booth student is where to live during your MBA program. Location is key when you’re balancing a rigorous course load with recruiting and networking events.

As a full-time student, you have the luxury of exploring a wide range of living options across Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods. With a more flexible schedule compared to your part-time colleagues, you can consider communities that may require a slightly longer commute to classes. The city offers an abundance of apartment choices, from the trendy West Loop district to the bustling River North area, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and preferences.

If you’re a part-time student taking classes at Booth’s downtown Gleacher Center campus during the first year, living walkable to campus is ideal. You simply won’t have time for a long commute when juggling academics, your career, and networking events. Here are some great housing options near Gleacher:

The Saint Grand – Streeterville Apartments

Just a 5-minute walk from the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago, The Saint Grand luxury apartments offer the ultimate convenience in Streeterville for Booth students. This vibrant community is steps from the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and the best dining and nightlife Chicago has to offer. With amenities like a rooftop pool, fitness center, and resident lounge, The Saint Grand provides an upscale living experience in the heart of downtown.

The Leo – River North Apartments

For those who prefer to live a bit further north, River North is another popular neighborhood for Booth students. The Leo apartments put you in the middle of the action, surrounded by trendy restaurants, bars, and galleries.

The Elizabeth – Fulton Market Apartments

If you’re drawn to the energy of the West Loop’s Fulton Market district, check out The Elizabeth apartments. This brand new luxury building offers the perfect urban vibe and easy access to Booth via public transit.

In your second year when classes shift to Booth’s Hyde Park campus, many students move closer to take advantage of the free shuttle service between both locations. But plenty still choose to remain downtown and commute to Hyde Park a couple days a week.

No matter where you decide to live, the key for busy Booth students is finding a walkable, amenity-rich community that allows you to make the most of your MBA experience.

Searching for your next apartment? Get in touch with the Luxury Living today or begin your search below. We are here to help you find your next home that checks all the boxes, steps from Booth’s downtown hub.

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Living Near the McDonald’s West Loop Headquarters in Chicago

May 10, 2024 | By Lindsay Smith
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“Look for the Golden Arches!”, a saying Chicagoans can say again after McDonald’s officially moved back into Chicago after 47 years. Their new corporate office opened in the West Loop in 2018, followed by an opening celebration attended by Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel.

McDonald’s Chicago office employs more than 2,000 people and feature “work neighborhoods”. This gives employees the chance to decide what habitat will suit their work best. Open floor plans, communal tables, huddle rooms, and a tech bar are available for employees.

Many of these employees relocate to the city, specifically the West Loop. This neighborhood has quickly developed over the past few years and is now one of top places to live in the city. Here at Luxury Living Chicago, we’ve compiled a guide for living in the West Loop.

Things to Do in the West Loop

Once a meatpacking district, the West Loop has transformed itself into a residential hotspot, dining sanctuary, and nightlife haven. The area boasts with specialty grocery stores, fitness centers, arts galleries, and of course Chicago sports.

City Winery is a must-see in the West Loop. Here, you’ll find a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, and fine dining. Michael Dorf, CEO and founder, succeeded in bringing the wine country into the middle of busy Chicago.

Another attraction in the West Loop that you can’t miss is the Fulton Market Kitchen. This point of interest is part restaurant, part lounge, and part art gallery. Artwork from local artists lines the walls while you indulge in dishes like the acorn squash ravioli or the pork shoulder.

The West Loop is most well known for their restaurant and bar scene though. You can hit up the infamous Girl and the Goat for an award-winning meal or checkout Wishbone for a taste of southern cooking. As for spirits and brews, head over to Bar Siena to be greeted by a post-work crowd. This bar delivers the perfect atmosphere for relaxing with the combination of outdoor seating and hand crafted cocktails.  

Make sure to check out our restaurant and bar guide to the West Loop for more favorites.

West Loop Apartments Near the McDonald’s Headquarters

The Dylan

Located at 160 N Morgan Street, these brand new Fulton Market apartments are situated near endless Michelin stars, designer icons, and lively cocktail lounges. Apartments at The Dylan offer unparalleled sophisticated living with features including floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry, waterfall-edge white quartz countertops, and exposed architectural concrete ceilings, just to name a few. The Dylan’s amenity suite is everything you could ask for and then some. From poolside cabanas for lazy days to co-working spaces for heads-down time and fitness studios to burn off some energy.

The Elizabeth

These spacious Fulton Market apartments boast floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-in closets, and pristine waterfall-edge white quartz countertops. Enjoy lavish amenities including a pool with cabanas, collaborative co-working spaces, and a cutting-edge fitness center. Embrace a unique urban lifestyle with on-site pet suite facilities and green spaces. Positioned in the transformed Fulton Market, The Elizabeth stands as a luxurious address where startups, businesses, and culture converge seamlessly.

The Parker

This luxury high-rise is not only a poster child for modernity, it also has the perfect location, pinpointed next to the Fulton Market. The Parker’s units feature frameless glass showers, kitchen islands with counter height seating, and unobstructed Chicago views. A gym with yoga studio and smartphone integrated cardio equipment keeps residents fit, while the pool keeps them relaxed.

If you’re interested in learning more about the West Loop or making it your future home, contact Luxury Living Chicago today.

Editors Note: This blog was originally published in June 2018 and has been refreshed and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Now Leasing: The Saint Grand Streeterville Apartments

March 21, 2024 | By Lindsay Smith
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The Saint Grand apartments are now leasing! Situated at the vibrant intersection of Grand and St. Clair in Streeterville, The Saint Grand offers a unique living experience expertly crafted for residents seeking a blend of work, relaxation, and urban indulgence.

Living in Streeterville, Chicago

Living in Streeterville, Chicago offers a vibrant urban experience with a touch of lakeside tranquility. This neighborhood is renowned for its high-rise buildings and stunning views of Lake Michigan. Residents of this neighborhood can enjoy a diverse array of dining options, proximity to iconic landmarks like Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile, and a bustling atmosphere that blends city living with a neighborhood feel. Despite its urban setting, Streeterville provides a recluse in the heart of the city just steps from it all, making it an attractive location for those seeking a dynamic yet comfortable lifestyle in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Luxurious Living Spaces

Nestled in Streeterville at 218 E Grand, The Saint Grand presents a range of upscale apartments tailored to suit any preference. From savvy studios to expansive two-bedroom units, each space is thoughtfully designed to offer comfort and style. Residents can enjoy premium amenities such as in-unit laundry, private balconies, custom built-in closets, and modern kitchen features like Bosch integrated dishwashers and Samsung appliances.

Community Features

Beyond the exquisite apartments, The Saint Grand offers a host of community amenities that elevate your living experience. From a fitness center with a yoga studio to an outdoor pooldeck with fire pits and grilling stations, co-working lounge with private study rooms, EV charging stations and bike storage, and more, every aspect of this community is designed to provide convenience and luxury.

Your Urban Oasis Awaits

Discover your new energized retreat at The Saint Grand – where home meets horizon. If you are looking for a sophisticated urban lifestyle that combines modern design with premium amenities, look no further than The Saint Grand Chicago apartments. Book your tour today and experience the epitome of luxury living in one of Chicago’s most coveted neighborhoods.

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Luxury Apartments Near Chicago’s Medical Campuses

March 14, 2024 | By Amy Galvin
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Are you a medical student or professional seeking the perfect blend of luxury living and proximity to Chicago’s renowned medical campuses?

Two Chicago apartment buildings that cater to medical professionals are The Saint Grand in Streeterville and Cadence Apartments in the Illinois Medical District.

The Saint Grand Streeterville: Where Luxury Meets Convenience

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Nestled in the heart of Streeterville, just a few blocks from Northwestern Hospital, The Saint Grand offers unparalleled luxury and convenience. Boasting brand-new construction and a myriad of upscale amenities, this residence promises a lifestyle of sophistication and comfort.

Imagine coming home to a spacious, meticulously designed apartment adorned with top-of-the-line finishes and panoramic city skyline views. Whether unwinding in the elegant resident lounge, staying active in the state-of-the-art fitness center, or soaking up the sun on the expansive outdoor terrace, every aspect of The Saint Grand is designed to elevate your living experience.

With its prime location near Northwestern Hospital, residents enjoy easy access to work or school while surrounded by the vibrant energy of downtown Chicago. Explore the nearby dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions, or simply relish your luxurious retreat’s tranquility after your work or school day.

Cadence Apartments: Your Oasis in the Illinois Medical District

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For those seeking a tranquil retreat in the bustling Illinois Medical District, Cadence Apartments offers the perfect blend of modern living and urban convenience. Recently opened in 2023, this contemporary apartment building sets a new standard for luxury living in the heart of Chicago’s medical hub.

Step into your meticulously crafted apartment, where sleek design meets ultimate comfort. From gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances to spa-inspired bathrooms and expansive windows showcasing expansive views, every detail has been carefully curated to exceed your expectations.

Unwind after a long day with a stroll through the beautifully landscaped courtyard, or gather with friends and neighbors in the stylish community lounge. Cadence Apartments offers everything you need to live, work, and play in style with amenities including a fitness center, rooftop terrace, pool, and on-site dining options.

Plus, with its close proximity to the Illinois Medical District, including Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, residents enjoy unparalleled convenience and connectivity to Chicago’s leading medical institutions.

Find Your Dream Apartment Today

Whether you’re a medical student embarking on your residency journey or a seasoned medical professional looking for the perfect home base, Luxury Living Chicago is here to help you find your ideal apartment near Chicago’s medical campuses.

With The Saint Grand Streeterville and Cadence Apartments, luxury living and convenience converge to offer an unparalleled living experience in the heart of Chicago.

Experience luxury living near Chicago’s medical campuses. Schedule your tour at The Saint Grand Streeterville and Cadence Apartments today!

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