Where to Live in Chicago as a Booth Student

June 7, 2024 | By Lindsay Smith
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where to live as a chicago booth mba student

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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