Photo: Courtesy of Echelon at K Station; Apartments.com; Alta at K Station; and 1313 West Randolph Street.
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353 North Desplaines Street
(at Echelon at K Station) (at Kinzie Street and Milwaukee Avenue); $1,830.
One of the newest high-rises in the West Loop also happens to be one of the most luxurious in the area, so this definitely feels like a grown-up abode — right down to the classy, modern kitchen and spacious living space. Along with having a killer location close to numerous public transportation, dining, and entertainment options, onsite amenities like a grilling patio, cabana-lined pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and 24/7 concierge will have you living in your own little world — or, one-bedroom.
180 North Jefferson
(between Lake and Randolph Streets); $1,574-$1,981.
You may be in a studio, but with amenities like a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor resistance pool, theater room, library, and killer rooftop deck, you’ll be living like royalty — even if you have to consolidate that shoe collection. This pet-friendly pad boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wood floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Oh, and sorry. There are no chances of meeting Mr. Right in the laundry room — you’ve got your own in-unit washer and dryer.
555 West Kinzie Street
(at Alta at K Station) (at Clinton Street); $1579 to $1725.
This eco-friendly studio is living proof that good things really do come in small packages. For starters, despite boasting spacious closets, there’s still enough space to outfit an in-unit washer and dryer. And, with a separate kitchen and dining nook, you won’t be forced to eat in your living/sleeping space (seriously, nobody likes crumbs in bed). When it comes to the building amenities, there’s everything from an outdoor spa and swimming pool to a sports court and 22-seat theater. Being a homebody never sounded so good.
1313 West Randolph Street
(at 1313 Randolph Street Lofts); $1780 to $1810.
A gorg loft in a historical 1920s building? Yes, please! Aside from the obvious soaring ceilings and spacious quarters that come from living in a loft, you’ll find track lighting, in-unit washer and dryer, quartz countertops, Italian cabinetry, and a badass soaking tub for those romantic relaxing nights in. While there are a host of incredible building amenities like a bar and lounge area and clubroom equipped with a pool table, residents with wheels will appreciate the indoor, heated parking garage. Lest you never have to scrape another window before work again.