Over the last several years, the West Loop has established itself as one of the most sought-after locations to call home. Sprawling residential loft conversions, a huge uptick on new construction, and the emergence of Fulton Market being the new tech hub of the Midwest, there's a lot to love about living in Chicago's bustling West Loop neighborhood. It's also worth noting that part of that desirability is also directly related to accessibility to Chicago's public transit system, and if living near the "L" is a top priority during your condo search, here's a closer look at some of the top West Loop condo buildings that are closest to "L" stations.
1224 W. Van Buren
Called VB 1224 for short, the condos at 1224 W. Van Buren are only a short three-minute walk to Racine CTA station, making the building one of the more conveniently located in Chicago's West Loop. Built in 2004 and standing 8 stories tall, residents can also enjoy access to a variety of wonderful amenities at 1224 W. Van Buren, including a yoga room, door staff, fitness center, and a common roof deck with pretty sweet views of the city and surrounding West Loop neighborhood. Inside, each loft comes with a terrace, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and euro kitchen cabinetry. And along with a close proximity to the "L," the building is also only a short 5-minute walk to Skinner Park, further boosting its appeal and desirability. The average price per square foot right now is also only $111, making it one of the more affordable options in this rapidly growing part of downtown Chicago as well.
1000 W. Washington
Originally built in 1910, 1000 W. Washington is another residential loft building in the West Loop that sits just a five-minute walk from the Morgan CTA station, providing a quick and easy commute for many residents. One of the larger loft buildings in the West Loop, 1000 W. Washington spans an entire block and stands 6 stories tall. Inside, lofts have a wide-range of floor plans with most units offering between one and three bedrooms. In addition, residents also have access to a desirable collection of amenities, including 24/7 door staff, bike storage, a party room, and a sun deck.
933 W. Buren
When it comes to West Loop condo buildings that are close to the "L," every list should include 933 W. Buren. This building was built in 2002 and has 6 floors with 180 units. It only takes around two minutes to reach the nearby UIC- Halsted CTA station, and only 4 minutes to get onto I-290 if you're needing to drive outside of the city. The condos at 933 W. Buren also provide residents with a nice collection of common building amenities such as a 24-hour door-person, extra storage, a heated garage, patio furniture, a business center, a fitness center, and a roof deck with beautiful city views. Each unit also comes with a private balcony, granite countertops, hardwood floors, 12ft tall ceilings, and more. The average price per square foot is $384, with units currently averaging around $493,000.
1101 W. Lake
1101 W. Lake is also only a three-minute walk from Morgan CTA station, a train station that's also just steps from lively Fulton Market. As one of the oldest loft buildings in the neighborhood, it was first constructed all the way back in 1895, providing residents with unparalleled industrial character that new construction buildings in the West Loop just can't capture. Also smaller in size, 1101 W. Lake is only 6 stories tall and has just 13 individual units. Residences have access to a building sundeck, garage parking, and door security. The average price for a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom condo at 1,800 square feet is right around $511,700 currently.
411 S. Sangamon
Situated just a a three-minute walk to UIC-Hasted CTA Station, and also only a three-minute drive to get onto I-290, is 411 S. Sangamon. Built back in 1914, the 411 Sangamon building has 81 individual loft residences that are all loaded with classic industrial character. If you're someone who also loves walkability, 411 S. Sangamon also sits just steps from grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, parks, and more. The average size of a typical loft unit in the building is 1,500 square feet, which means current prices hover right around $196 per square foot.Posted by Helaine Cohen on