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Downtown Chicago Condo Buildings With Large Balconies

If there is one luxury that is a must-have in Chicago, it’s a large balcony for taking in the city’s breathtaking views. Whether buildings face Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, or the Chicago skyline, everywhere you turn is another magnificent view. Not only do large balconies make for the perfect place to take in the city’s scenery, but they also offer outdoor space for gardening, gathering, or relaxation. Outfit your balcony with an herb garden, flowers, outdoor furniture, or take a yoga mat outside for a peaceful outdoor workout. With a beautiful balcony, you’ll find countless reasons to get outside and enjoy the view.

Marina Towers

A Chicago landmark, Marina Towers located inside Marina City was the tallest residential building in the world…

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Gold Coast Condo Buildings With The Best Views

One of the nation’s most affluent urban neighborhoods, Chicago’s Gold Coast affords the luxury of close proximity to elite shops and restaurants, coupled with fantastic views. Some of the best lake views can also be found within certain condo buildings in this area, with just a few featured below:

The Carlyle Chicago

The Carlyle supplies some of the largest condo units, with even some one-bedrooms commanding upwards of 2,000 square feet of living space. Even more impressive, though, are the incredible, unobstructed Lake Michigan views. Each unit within the building provides at least one balcony, only adding to the overall indulgence.

Directly across from Oak Street Beach, the building sits just one block from the start of the Magnificent…

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Walkable Neighborhoods in Chicago

A lot of buyers and renters in Chicago are searching for a neighborhood close to what they want and need, and that makes some of these walkable neighborhoods so desirable in today's fast-paced real estate market. So if you're looking for a condo that's close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and transit, here are several walkable neighborhoods in Chicago you'll want to consider.  

River North

The trendy River North neighborhood is where you’ll find some of the city’s best bars, restaurants, art galleries, and retailers. The walkable neighborhood is also home to Ward Park, which is right along the Chicago River, plus it hosts the annual Taste of River North festival, which brings in live music, food, and artwork. The highly desirable River…

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Tallest Condo Buildings Chicago IL

Chicago is packed with things to do, see, and experience. And if you want a birds-eye view of everything the city has to offer, why not buy a condo in one of the Chicago's tallest condo towers?

Trump Tower

401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

As one of the nation’s tallest buildings, Trump Tower in Chicago rises high above the Chicago skyline. The more than 90-story high-rise delivers sweeping river and lake views. The height isn’t just for the building either, as private units in the building commonly have ceilings that range from 10 to 16-feet. Residential condos in the prestigious high-rise are located on floors 29 through 89. 

St. Regis Chicago

363 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

The lavish St Regis Chicago is another extremely…

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Chicago Condos With Views of Oak Street Beach

Right on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago’s Oak Street Beach is one of the most popular locations for locals and visitors alike. It’s the place to go during the hot summer months, with chair and bike rentals, volleyball, and some fantastic views. While nearby street parking is limited, some condo buildings sit extremely close to the beach. Here's a closer look at just a few....

The Carlyle 

With large floorplans and an exclusive location, The Carlyle is one of the most desirable condo buildings in the Gold Coast. Found at 1040 N Lake Shore, the established building sits just across the street from the beach and the lakefront, and provides an indoor swimming pool and fitness room, a sundeck, a ballroom, and valet parking.

1120 N. Lake Shore Drive

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Chicago Condo Buildings With Valet Parking

If you’re looking for a Chicago condo building with valet parking, some of the city's most sought-after condo buildings offer that and so much more. So if valet parking is one of your top preferences in a downtown condo building, here's a closer look at where to begin your search:

One Bennett Park

Valet parking is just one of the many top amenities available to those living at 451 E Grand near the lakefront. This newer construction Chicago building also offers a doorman, a gym, bicycle storage, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a dog park. Additionally, you’ll find a recreational deck with fire pit lounges, a children’s play suite, and a private dining room with a catering kitchen. The luxury building known as One Bennett Park is home to…

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 Walking distance to dog parks from Chicago Condo Buildings

Pet owners are sure to appreciate living in a pet-friendly Chicago condo building. Luckily, there are also some condos conveniently close to area dog parks for fun and recreation. 

St Regis 

The luxurious St. Regis Chicago sits within walking distance of Lakeshore East Dog Park. The 101-story property offers a dog grooming station for your pet, as well as an indoor dog run. The popular park, meanwhile, is shaded with benches, trash bins, clean-up stations and water fountains. 

One Museum Park

Towering One Museum Park is one of Chicago’s tallest all-residential buildings. The all-glass tower has plenty of amenities for condo owners, plus it has the advantage of being located within walking distance of Grant Bark Park. The large, enclosed…

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Chicago Condo Buildings Walking Distance to Beach

Some of Chicago’s best condo buildings are packed with amenities. Some also have the advantage of a fantastic location that’s within walking distance of the beach.

600 N. Lake Shore

Found in Streeterville, 600 N Lake Shore is a high-rise with sun decks, a fitness center, party rooms and more. The building also has the advantage of sitting with walking distance of Ohio Street Beach.

One Bennett Park

The beach is a great place for swimming, plus there’s a lakefront trail nearby, too. That’s certainly an advantage of living at One Bennett Park as well, as the newer construction high-rise additionally sits within walking distance of Ohio Street Beach.

4 E. Elm

Another option that’s just a short stroll away from Chicago’s Oak Street Beach…

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Chicago Condos With Best Lake Views

 

If you’re looking for a Chicago condo building with some of the best views of Lake Michigan, you certainly have several great options. But here's where you'll find the best of the best when it comes to Chicago condos with views of the lakefront...

600 N. Lake Shore

Right in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, 600 N Lake Shore sits close to the lake and Navy Pier. The two condo buildings each offer unobstructed views overlooking Lake Michigan, as each residence in the complex comes with its own private balcony. The property also comes with a rooftop deck, providing even more opportunities to take in outstanding views of the surrounding area.

One Bennett Park

One Bennett Park is a luxury condo building that’s also found in the…

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100 E. Bellevue condosIf you’re searching for a new place to call home, 100 E. Bellevue offers some enticing options. This established high-rise sits in the Gold Coast, with some desirable inclusions for Chicago condo buyers.

Originally built in the early 1970s, 100 Bellevue Place offers such impressive building amenities as a rooftop swimming pool and an exercise room. The high-rise also provides its residents with valet parking, guest parking and a 24-hour doorman. 

New buyers can expect to find light-filled units with sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows for taking in views of the lake and the city. You will also find open concept floor plans with a large amount of living space. 

Many of the units in the building have been nicely updated over the years to include more…

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