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Renting Old Town Luxury Apartments and Condos

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Old Town is one of the most historically-significant neighborhoods in Chicago. Settled in the mid 19th century by German-Catholic immigrants, Old Town is one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods, and is thus home to many of the older Victorian-era buildings in the city.

 

Being one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods, the name “Old Town” may seem fitting; in fact, this name actually came quite early in the neighborhood’s history. During World War II, Chicago’s Civil Defense Agency designated the streets of North, Clark, and Ogden Avenues (together which form a triangle) as a “neighborhood defense unit,” and soon after the war, the population of this area, then called “North Town,” sponsored annual art fairs called the “Old Town Holiday.” The name “Old Town” was used as a title of the Old Town Triangle Association, which was formed in 1948 with the express purpose of improving the conditions of the buildings in the area that were experiencing physical deterioration. Since then, the name “Old Town” has stuck as this neighborhood’s official moniker, and the neighborhood defense unit status stands, making Old Town a lovely place to live.

 

In addition to being a perfect place to experience both the modern age and historic nature of Chicago, Old Town offers amenities and convenience. In Old Town, there lives a whole variety of unique facets, including farms, a preservation Mecca, an urban renewal site, a hippie hangout, and more!

 

Old town apartments not only provide easy access to Chicago’s most enticing spots, but also, the neighborhood offers a peaceful environment away from big city activities.

Points of Interest

Old Town offers areas where you can shop, drink, and dine in friendly atmospheres. In walking distance from Old Town apartments, along Wells to the south of North Avenue, you'll find a great variety of things to do. Wells also seems to attract some of the most interesting new businesses and professionals to Chicago, who are there to rehabilitate factories and help in rebuilding. Old Town is the place to be; it has something to offer each and every person who passes through its inviting gates.

Recreation & Nightlife

Old Town has something to keep just about anyone entertained, any day of the week. The historic Old Town Art Fair, which helped inspire the neighborhood’s name, still takes place and is held annually in June; the art fair is open to the general public, for both attending and submitting art, and the fair thus includes art ranging from amateur to professional and prizes are awarded accordingly.

 

The theater lover will surely be at home in Old Town, with plenty of places to see a show, ranging from improvisational sketch comedy to intense dramatic works from resident playwrights. Perhaps the pride and joy of Old Town is Second City, a historic improvisational theater troupe known for sketch shows, improv classes, and famous alumni, including such show business stars as Bill Murray, John Candy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Cecily Strong, among many other. If you’re a fan of sketch comedy, take in a show at the Second City; or better yet, if you’re feeling confident, think about signing up for an improv class. Who knows, maybe you’re bound for stardom? Just a few blocks from the Second City is iO Theater, another improv theater which features affordable shows, improv classes, as well as a place for budding improvisers to show their stuff! A Red Orchid Theatre is known for its often dark, dramatic works, written by such resident playwrights as Brett Neveu and Craig Wright. If you want a good laugh, well-known comedy chain Zanies has a location based in Old Town, where you can see up-and-comers alongside big-name comics.

 

If you want to stay active, Xsport Old Town, a popular gym and health club, is available to you, whether you’re looking for a quick workout, taking fitness classes, enlisting the help of a professional fitness trainer, or enjoying the wide array of amenities offered—which include, in addition to state-of-the-art equipment, a relaxing spa, a tanning salon, a basketball court, a 4-lane lap pool, a hot tub, saunas, a steam room, a rock climbing wall, a supervised Child’s Play area for the little ones with a play maze, and a retail store.

 

There is also no shortage of Old Town bars where you can spend time with your friends and cut loose. Popular choices include Old Town Pour House, Old Town Ale House, and Old Town Social, among others.

Dining

In Old Town, you can let your inner foodie out. There are many choices that are popular among Old Town Chicago restaurants. Topo Gigio Ristorante and Osoro’s are among the neighborhood’s Italian favorites. Woodie’s Flat offers a casual collegial vibe and creative menu (including wood-smoked burgers and craft beers). The VIG Chicago boasts a hip warehouse styled locale, gastropub cuisine, craft beers, and cocktails. At Kanela Breakfast Club, you’ll enjoy Greek-inspired, eco-friendly breakfast and lunch specials. On the other hand, how could you go wrong with the old-school tavern and barbecue at Twin Anchors Restaurant, or classic Chicago steaks at SteakBar?

Shopping

Whether you’re a window shopper or looking for your next treasure, when it comes to shopping, Old Town Chicago is the place to explore for some great buys! There’s a little something for everyone in Old Town, ranging from some of Chicago’s best gift shops, to flower shops, general stores, and eclectic markets. At Fleet Feet Old Town, you can pick up a brand new pair of running shoes or explore their wide range of athletic apparel. GreenHeart Shop, the store of a nonprofit, Center for Cultural Interchange, offers a variety of eco-friendly gifts, such as locally-produced heart-shaped bath soaps, handmade jewelry from India, Indonesia, and Nepal, as well as Vietnamese ceramic mugs, bowls, and umbrella stands. Judy Maxwell House, a general store and art gallery owned by celebrity actress and longtime Chicago-resident Joan Cusack, has sold trinkets since 2011, including local and international commodities like French home-spun linens, raw local honey, and vintage lingerie. Handle with Care, a two-room boutique, features some of the city’s best selection of upscale designers like Shoshanna, Joie, Missoni and Amanda Uprichard. If you’re looking for a gift for a special someone, or just to treat yourself, drop into A New Leaf, which offers exotic flowers and stunning arrangements.

Whatever you’re looking for, Old Town has a little something for everyone; take a stroll through these historic streets and pick up a gift for a special someone or a memorable gift for yourself.

Conveniences

In addition to its many attractions, Old Town offers many conveniences making living here that much more enjoyable. If you’re looking for groceries, stop into Treasure Island Old Town, a known-favorite, or Plum Market Old Town, which offers the best in locally-produced goods and is the only location outside of Michigan! If you’re a fish lover, you’ll enjoy having Old Town Aquarium, offering world-class aquariums, in your neighborhood; have your next fish ecosystem custom built or check out some of their exotic fish! Aspiring musician? No problem—stop into Old Town School of Folk Music, which offers a wide range of lessons (on any instrument and in any genre of your choice), for the kids up through adults, as well as a non-profit music store and concerts. You’ll also likely enjoy having Lincoln Park Zoo so close by!

 

Packed with attractions, ranging from renowned comedy clubs, bars, and hot dining spots, to unique shopping and recreational highlights, Old Town offers a truly enjoyable lifestyle, complete with an unmatched historical allure. Stop into Old Town, take in all it has to offer, and you’ll soon know it’s here you want to stay!

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Living

Old Town offers continuity, as there are overlapping generations of residents, as well as offering a range of different architectural styles to its residents. Therefore, you can find everything from historic graystones to restored mansions, even modern high-rises.

 

Old Town Chicago apartments and condos feature a one-of-a-kind blend, from single-family homes to flats, townhomes, high-rises, and low-rises. The high-rises are found along the Corridor of Wells Street, just at the northern edge. The single-family homes are predominantly featured in the smaller tree-lined streets and the flats in the neighborhood homes that existed at the time of the Great Chicago fire.

 

Old Town luxury apartments provide a lovely escape from Chicago’s downtown, allowing residents to enjoy a plethora of the city’s favorite spots. Transportation is easy, making it possible to quickly access the Loop; what’s more, both Gold Coast and River North are walking distances' away. If you’re interested in apartments or condos in Old Town Chicago, a truly historic neighborhood with so much to see, contact us today to get started.

 

Type/Avg Rental Rates

Studios
$1,600 - $2,200

One Bedroom
$1,700 - $2,500

Two Bedroom
$3,100 – $3,500

Three Bedroom
$2500 – $4000

Renting Old Town Luxury Apartments and Condos
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Old Town is one of the most historically-significant neighborhoods in Chicago. Settled in the mid 19th century by German-Catholic immigrants, Old Town is one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods, and is thus home to many of the older Victorian-era buildings in the city.

 

Being one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods, the name “Old Town” may seem fitting; in fact, this name actually came quite early in the neighborhood’s history. During World War II, Chicago’s Civil Defense Agency designated the streets of North, Clark, and Ogden Avenues (together which form a triangle) as a “neighborhood defense unit,” and soon after the war, the population of this area, then called “North Town,” sponsored annual art fairs called the “Old Town Holiday.” The name “Old Town” was used as a title of the Old Town Triangle Association, which was formed in 1948 with the express purpose of improving the conditions of the buildings in the area that were experiencing physical deterioration. Since then, the name “Old Town” has stuck as this neighborhood’s official moniker, and the neighborhood defense unit status stands, making Old Town a lovely place to live.

 

In addition to being a perfect place to experience both the modern age and historic nature of Chicago, Old Town offers amenities and convenience. In Old Town, there lives a whole variety of unique facets, including farms, a preservation Mecca, an urban renewal site, a hippie hangout, and more!

 

Old town apartments not only provide easy access to Chicago’s most enticing spots, but also, the neighborhood offers a peaceful environment away from big city activities.

Points of Interest

Old Town offers areas where you can shop, drink, and dine in friendly atmospheres. In walking distance from Old Town apartments, along Wells to the south of North Avenue, you'll find a great variety of things to do. Wells also seems to attract some of the most interesting new businesses and professionals to Chicago, who are there to rehabilitate factories and help in rebuilding. Old Town is the place to be; it has something to offer each and every person who passes through its inviting gates.

Recreation & Nightlife

Old Town has something to keep just about anyone entertained, any day of the week. The historic Old Town Art Fair, which helped inspire the neighborhood’s name, still takes place and is held annually in June; the art fair is open to the general public, for both attending and submitting art, and the fair thus includes art ranging from amateur to professional and prizes are awarded accordingly.

 

The theater lover will surely be at home in Old Town, with plenty of places to see a show, ranging from improvisational sketch comedy to intense dramatic works from resident playwrights. Perhaps the pride and joy of Old Town is Second City, a historic improvisational theater troupe known for sketch shows, improv classes, and famous alumni, including such show business stars as Bill Murray, John Candy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Cecily Strong, among many other. If you’re a fan of sketch comedy, take in a show at the Second City; or better yet, if you’re feeling confident, think about signing up for an improv class. Who knows, maybe you’re bound for stardom? Just a few blocks from the Second City is iO Theater, another improv theater which features affordable shows, improv classes, as well as a place for budding improvisers to show their stuff! A Red Orchid Theatre is known for its often dark, dramatic works, written by such resident playwrights as Brett Neveu and Craig Wright. If you want a good laugh, well-known comedy chain Zanies has a location based in Old Town, where you can see up-and-comers alongside big-name comics.

 

If you want to stay active, Xsport Old Town, a popular gym and health club, is available to you, whether you’re looking for a quick workout, taking fitness classes, enlisting the help of a professional fitness trainer, or enjoying the wide array of amenities offered—which include, in addition to state-of-the-art equipment, a relaxing spa, a tanning salon, a basketball court, a 4-lane lap pool, a hot tub, saunas, a steam room, a rock climbing wall, a supervised Child’s Play area for the little ones with a play maze, and a retail store.

 

There is also no shortage of Old Town bars where you can spend time with your friends and cut loose. Popular choices include Old Town Pour House, Old Town Ale House, and Old Town Social, among others.

Dining

In Old Town, you can let your inner foodie out. There are many choices that are popular among Old Town Chicago restaurants. Topo Gigio Ristorante and Osoro’s are among the neighborhood’s Italian favorites. Woodie’s Flat offers a casual collegial vibe and creative menu (including wood-smoked burgers and craft beers). The VIG Chicago boasts a hip warehouse styled locale, gastropub cuisine, craft beers, and cocktails. At Kanela Breakfast Club, you’ll enjoy Greek-inspired, eco-friendly breakfast and lunch specials. On the other hand, how could you go wrong with the old-school tavern and barbecue at Twin Anchors Restaurant, or classic Chicago steaks at SteakBar?

Shopping

Whether you’re a window shopper or looking for your next treasure, when it comes to shopping, Old Town Chicago is the place to explore for some great buys! There’s a little something for everyone in Old Town, ranging from some of Chicago’s best gift shops, to flower shops, general stores, and eclectic markets. At Fleet Feet Old Town, you can pick up a brand new pair of running shoes or explore their wide range of athletic apparel. GreenHeart Shop, the store of a nonprofit, Center for Cultural Interchange, offers a variety of eco-friendly gifts, such as locally-produced heart-shaped bath soaps, handmade jewelry from India, Indonesia, and Nepal, as well as Vietnamese ceramic mugs, bowls, and umbrella stands. Judy Maxwell House, a general store and art gallery owned by celebrity actress and longtime Chicago-resident Joan Cusack, has sold trinkets since 2011, including local and international commodities like French home-spun linens, raw local honey, and vintage lingerie. Handle with Care, a two-room boutique, features some of the city’s best selection of upscale designers like Shoshanna, Joie, Missoni and Amanda Uprichard. If you’re looking for a gift for a special someone, or just to treat yourself, drop into A New Leaf, which offers exotic flowers and stunning arrangements.

Whatever you’re looking for, Old Town has a little something for everyone; take a stroll through these historic streets and pick up a gift for a special someone or a memorable gift for yourself.

Conveniences

In addition to its many attractions, Old Town offers many conveniences making living here that much more enjoyable. If you’re looking for groceries, stop into Treasure Island Old Town, a known-favorite, or Plum Market Old Town, which offers the best in locally-produced goods and is the only location outside of Michigan! If you’re a fish lover, you’ll enjoy having Old Town Aquarium, offering world-class aquariums, in your neighborhood; have your next fish ecosystem custom built or check out some of their exotic fish! Aspiring musician? No problem—stop into Old Town School of Folk Music, which offers a wide range of lessons (on any instrument and in any genre of your choice), for the kids up through adults, as well as a non-profit music store and concerts. You’ll also likely enjoy having Lincoln Park Zoo so close by!

 

Packed with attractions, ranging from renowned comedy clubs, bars, and hot dining spots, to unique shopping and recreational highlights, Old Town offers a truly enjoyable lifestyle, complete with an unmatched historical allure. Stop into Old Town, take in all it has to offer, and you’ll soon know it’s here you want to stay!

Living

Old Town offers continuity, as there are overlapping generations of residents, as well as offering a range of different architectural styles to its residents. Therefore, you can find everything from historic graystones to restored mansions, even modern high-rises.

 

Old Town Chicago apartments and condos feature a one-of-a-kind blend, from single-family homes to flats, townhomes, high-rises, and low-rises. The high-rises are found along the Corridor of Wells Street, just at the northern edge. The single-family homes are predominantly featured in the smaller tree-lined streets and the flats in the neighborhood homes that existed at the time of the Great Chicago fire.

 

Old Town luxury apartments provide a lovely escape from Chicago’s downtown, allowing residents to enjoy a plethora of the city’s favorite spots. Transportation is easy, making it possible to quickly access the Loop; what’s more, both Gold Coast and River North are walking distances' away. If you’re interested in apartments or condos in Old Town Chicago, a truly historic neighborhood with so much to see, contact us today to get started.

 

Type/Avg Rental Rates
Studios
$1,600 - $2,200
One Bedroom
$1,700 - $2,500
Two Bedroom
$3,100 – $3,500
Three Bedroom
$2500 – $4000
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