This apartment is part of a group of buildings whose four towers loom like a bar graph leading to the Sears Tower. The studio layout is standard for the price, with a bit of a downside—there's really only one ideal spot for the bed, and that's right below the windows. On the upside, the kitchen is located in an alcove off the main living area, isolating the smell of cooking which, no matter how delicious the food, isn't always the ideal scent for our bedrooms.
The West Loop is just outside the thick of downtown, but more and more that's becoming less of the case. New restaurants open on what seems like an almost monthly basis alongside stalwarts like Girl & the Goat and the revered deli counter at Publican Quality Meats, while others like Expat on Green only appear for patio season. But it's not just restaurants popping up in this side of Chicago. You'll also find a healthy variety of shops filling the storefronts below condos and apartments new and old.
Zumper helped us locate five apartments that make the most for the area, and give the best amenities for the best price.