The Right Neighborhood for Your Temporary Apartment Stay in Chicago

Jan, 30 2016

If you’re in the market for a short-term apartment lease in Chicago, you’ve probably considered all the variables: commute time, your budget, apartment size, lease length, as well as countless other concerns. While you’re deciding where to stay, don’t forget to consider that real estate mantra “Location, Location, Location.” Finding the right neighborhood that aligns with your lifestyle can be a challenge, especially in an unfamiliar city. Pinnacle Furnished Suites is here to help; so here is a brief intro to the four most popular neighborhoods in Chicago—you’ll be sure to find the one that’s just right for you.

River North: Restaurants, Shopping, and Art Galleries Galore

The downtown area features an eclectic array of various neighborhoods, one being River North, a rapidly growing community of high-end restaurants, bars, and clubs mixed in with your friendly neighborhood burger joint and dive bar. River North also offers the largest concentration of art galleries outside of Manhattan. This makes the area an appealing destination for those looking for a fast-paced environment with all your needs at your doorstep. 

So if the prospect of vibrant nightlife, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants sounds like your idea of a great time, don’t worry because this neighborhood is also a prime location for short-term leases. The high-rise apartment buildings in River North offer exquisite views of the Chicago River and cityscape accompanied with all the luxurious amenities you would expect. As short term leases tend to vary in length Pinnacle Furnished Suites can help you find just the right accommodations in for your temporary apartment in River North.

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AMLI River North
EnV Chicago

The Loop: Business and Pleasure

 Considered the official downtown of Chicago, The Loop is the second largest business hub in the United States—second only to New York. The Windy City goes toe to toe with the Big Apple with its rich history, stunning architecture, and award-winning theater. At the heart of The Loop, Millennium Park features architectural masterpieces like the Frank Gehry amphitheater and the iconic Cloud Gate, a highly reflective, bean-shaped sculpture (commonly referred to as “The Bean”). Millennium Park is also home to weekly free concerts, exercise classes, and Lollapalooza.

While you might be in town for business, there is no need to make an extended stay at a hotel when there are short-term leases for furnished apartments in the loop at your fingertips, all for a fraction of the cost. Corporate furnished housing in the heart of the business district will give you the comfort and conveniences of home. And what’s better than going to a Tony-winning show after a busy day at work?

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215 West Apartments
73 E Lake St.

The West Loop: Downtown Location with Friendly Neighborhood Feel

The West Loop is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city—and for good reason. Boutique shopping, Restaurant Row, easy access to the “El” train system, walking distance to the United Center for Bulls/Blackhawks/concerts, and a multitude of activities available at Union Park are just a few of the perks of the neighborhood. This district is blooming with new restaurants, bars, and music venues making it a favorite for those looking for a more slow-paced environment.

The back bone of the West Loop, Randolph Street, also known as Restaurant Row, features many sidewalk bistros mixed in with the latest brain child of your most recognizable celebrity chefs (Graham Elliot’s Bistro, Grant Achatz’ Next, Moto, and Blackbird). Last but not least, be sure to check out Au Cheval, a small but inviting burger joint who was recently named as having the best hamburger in America. Seriously, it’s worth the 2 hour wait for a table.

If you’re in town for a while and want to enjoy the benefits of the city without being surrounded by high-rises, the furnished apartments in the West Loop are a perfect fit for you.

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Arkadia Tower
Circa 922

Streeterville: Lakefront Living

On the East side of Michigan Avenue is Streeterville, an expanded sandbar with a colorful history. Streeterville, the gateway to Lake Michigan, is the home of Navy Pier, a picturesque boardwalk filled with amusement rides, restaurants, and beer gardens. If the stunning lakefront views were not convincing enough, Navy Pier is also home to bi-weekly evening firework displays during the summer, as well as Chicago’s Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Right next to Navy Pier is access to Ohio St. Beach, whose immediate backdrop is the mix of prewar and modern architecture along Lakeshore Drive. If fitness is on your agenda, it’s tough to find a more beautiful spot to run or bike than on the 26 mile path that follows the shoreline of our great city. Streeterville boasts multiple access points to both of these lakeside attractions.

Making up the Western border of Streeterville is Michigan Ave, better known as the Magnificent Mile. This is a shopper’s paradise, stretching from Millennium Park to Oak Street Beach, you will find everything from Crate & Barrel to Uni Qlo to high-end designers like Jimmy Choo with some of Chicago’s most famous restaurants tucked in between.

If you are looking to live in a place overflowing with activities for all, paired with a breathtaking views, look no further than the neighborhood where the River meets the Lake.  Corporate housing in Streeterville is a terrific choice!

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500 N Lake Shore Dr.
AtWater Apartments

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