Chicago is a picturesque lakeside city with a renowned skyline and rich history. From the clear horizon on summer evenings to the frozen lake and frosted trees midwinter, Chicago hosts a wide variety of scenic sights from all areas of the city. A good view from your apartment is irreplaceable and can transform even the worst of days. Here are our top 3 picks for the best apartment views in Chicago:
Wolf Point East is a River North apartment building with unparalleled views of the river and city at 313 W Wolf Point Plaza. Wolf Point East’s location allows all of Chicago to be at your fingertips as three of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, the Loop, River North, and West Loop is all within walking distance. The views from every floor are striking, lower floors bordering the river show the water’s reflection of the city lights. Being located on the riverwalk, residents enjoy a private riverwalk patio. The views on the 60th floor will capture the river and the bustling River North neighborhood.
Essex On The Park is located at 808 South Michigan Avenue offering upscale accommodations, desirable conveniences, and awesome city living. These luxury South Loop apartments offer a variety of floor plans including studios, convertibles, and one-, two-, three-bedroom units. Plus, the building also offers a four-bedroom duplex penthouse. Located directly on the park and lakefront, residents at Essex On The Park can wander to local spots to grab beverages and bites. Enjoy views of the lake and Grant Park on the east, and the South Loop views to the west.
Aurelien luxury Gold Coast apartments have thought of every detail and offer spacious apartments with sleek designer finishes and ample amenity spaces. The rooftop resort delivers an experience that rivals many retreats. Large, pillow-top beds surround the pool for all day lounging. Built-in outdoor kitchens and fire pits create semi-private communal areas for groups of friends to enjoy. Resort-inspired sundeck featuring an outdoor pool, private cabanas, and outdoor grilling stations with panoramic views of the Chicago skyline.
NEMA Chicago is located in Chicago’s South Loop at 1200 S Indiana Avenue. This luxurious skyscraper offers 800 apartments with 70,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities including an enormous resort-style pool deck and resident lounge with fire pits. Inspired by unparalleled culture and history, residents will experience hospitality-style service, state-of-the-art technology, and unobstructed wide views of Chicago’s city center and Lake Michigan.
Settled in the vibrant Streeterville neighborhood, North Water apartments offer breathtaking views of the deep teal Lake Michigan and iconic Navy Pier to the east, and peer south onto the Loop and winding Chicago River. In addition to the floor-to-ceiling windows that each apartment offers, a catered Sky Lounge and terrace overlook the city with an expansive view of the lake.
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.