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Downtown Chicago Brief Neighborhood Summary

If you are moving to Chicago and are unsure where you should live, we have made it easier for you by identifying different locations to make it easier for you to understand and zero in on the best neighborhood to choose to rent your apartment.

Our team focuses on the downtown Chicago area which consists primarily of seven Chicago neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, Lake Shore East, Loop, South Loop, and West Loop.

These seven neighborhoods are very close to Chicago's central business district within the Loop and have many high rise buildings with all the amenities anyone would want. According to us, these are the very best Chicago neighborhoods for renting an apartment if you are working in the city.

Gold Coast: From shopping on Michigan Avenue, upscale restaurants on Rush Street, the bars and nightclubs on Division Street, Loyola University and Oak Street Beach this neighborhood defines classic (and classy) Chicago.

Streeterville: The Streeterville neighborhood is home to Northwestern University’s downtown campus, University of Chicago Gleacher Center, NBC Tower, Northwestern Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital, popular downtown hotels and gourmet grocery stores.

River North: River North is one of the largest downtown neighborhoods. West of Michigan Avenue to LaSalle Street you’ll find Chicago’s famous shopping, world-class dining, and nightlife. Certain areas can be loud and boisterous at night, but the majority of the apartments have strong sound insulation.

Lake Shore East: Tucked away where the river meets the lake, Lakeshore East is Chicago’s hidden gem. Once you live here you will likely not want to move to any other parts of the city. This is one of the most comfortable and family friendly areas you can live in within Chicago - and it's in the center of the city!

Loop: The Loop is nicknamed for the “L” train tracks encircling the business district. The Loop has lots of dining, shopping and features Chicago icons such as the Willis Tower, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Board of Trade and many of the city’s largest companies.

South Loop: There are two sections of the South Loop neighborhood - Museum Park and Printer’s Row. Museum Park is a sprawling lakefront community of brand new high-rise buildings close to Chicago’s museum campus and Soldier Field.

West Loop: In the West Loop, you’ll find amazing restaurants on Randolph Street and Greek Town. The West Loop is home to the old manufacturing warehouses of Chicago that are being converted into cool office spaces to form a hub of start-up technology companies.

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