Inside Gold Coast’s Hottest New Apartments

Let’s take a look at a latest development in Chicago’s apartment scene: the Aurélien.

Located at the corner of Clark and Chestnut, the 31-story apartment tower recently opened and is generating buzz around the Gold Coast. Aurélien, which translates to ‘golden’ in French, is a chic and urban industrial style rental development of 368 units. The building offers studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom luxury rental homes with hardwood floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and floor to ceiling windows. Amenities include an outdoor pool, luxury sundeck, garden terrace, a fitness center and pet-friendly perks. Rents begin from $1,860/month.


See inside the new Aurélien building…


Photos via Curbed

What do you think of the Aurélien apartments?




What $1,500 Rent Gets You in Chicago

Ever wonder how far your money would go in Chicago, rent wise? We set a monthly rent budget of $1,500 and searched available apartments across a variety of Chicago neighborhoods.

What some apartments lack in space, offer excellent location — while others have multiple rooms and newer finishes. From Buena Park to Old Town, South Loop to Lakeview, and beyond, take a look at these budget-comparable apartments in Chicago.


Here’s what $1,500 a month will rent you in Chicago:


Buena Park (1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Address: 718 W. Irving Park Road

Rent: $1,490/month


Irving Park (3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom)

Address: 3426 N. Keeler Avenue

Rent: $1,550/month


South Loop (Studio)

Address: 2101 S. Michigan Avenue

Rent: $1,450/month


Lakeview (Studio)

Address: 3170 N. Sheridan Road

Rent: $1,519/month


Old Town (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)

Address: 1923 N. Sedgewick Drive

Rent: $1,525/month


Edgewater (1 Bedroom, 1 Bath)

Address: 5600 N. Sheridan Road

Rent: $1,530/month


Gold Coast (Studio)

Address: 20 E. Scott Street

Rent: $1,495/month


Which apartment would YOU choose with a $1,500 budget?




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5 Studio-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Chicago

Sometimes, you just want a room with a view, so we’ve compiled the perfect list to satisfy that want. From Lake Michigan to the magnificent Chicago skyline—from antique to modern—to jumbo studios that leave you feeling like you’re working with an average-size apartment, have your pick.

2020 N Lincoln Park W Apt 13L – $167,500


A great man once said, all good things come with a balcony, and are made in Lincoln Park. This south-facing studio is white and bright, and sunny, which is a recipe for selling. If you’re not worried about a tinier kitchen, because it’s just you and/or you won’t be cooking much either way, this studio is a perfect fit. The main area is large and extends into a balcony, and the wall separating the hallway and kitchen provide that larger-than-a-studio appearance. Not only so, assessments include heat, air conditioning, cable and internet. Click HERE for more information.


512 N McClurg Ct Apt 5309 – $239,000

There is nothing more warming than a studio that gives the illusion that the apartment has rooms. The light fixtures, the large kitchen, the large bar; with special thanks to the modern decor, you really get an idea of how many directions you could take this studio and give it that truly grandiose look. Click HERE for more information.


1660 N Lasalle Blvd Unit 3404 – $169,900

Besides the beautiful hardwood flooring and the open-concept kitchen, this studio’s location is epic. Verging between Old Town and Lincoln Park, you are walking distances from some of the city’s most topknot restaurants, the beautiful Lincoln Park Zoo, local drug stores, Second City, and more. What’s there not to love about this idyllic beauty? Click HERE for more information.


233 E Erie St Apt 903 – $175,000

If you ever have a medical emergency, you’ll be happy to know Northwestern Memorial Hospital is right across the street. And of course, if that wouldn’t cheer you up, you’re also steps from the Mag Mile, Navy Pier, two popular beaches, and a plethora of restaurants. This studio was recently updated by the homeowner, so you’ll be stepping into a meticulously finished studio condo. Click HERE for more information.


1340 N Dearborn St Apt 7C – $175,000

This place exudes potential. It’s right in the Gold Coast and is as spacious as they come. With floor to ceiling bay windows, the studio offers tons of light, while overlooking elaborate Gold Coast row homes and the sunsets over the Lake. Not to mention the common roof deck. Click HERE for more information.