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High-rise Apartment
The Loop, 225 N Columbus Dr | Chicago
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  •  Cat friendly
  •  Dog friendly
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Minimum Lease Term  
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Private Decks
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.4
Great
7 Reviews

About this Location

Mariano’s
4 min walk
Grant Park
5 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
ME (rail) - 7 min
Green Line (metro) - 10 min

Pricing 
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Studio, 0 Baths
$3,968+
Studio, 1 Bath
$1,595+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,175+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,950+
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths
$6,500+
Schedule Appointment At
(872) 704-8022
  • Bedrooms

    •  Walk-in Closets
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Business Center
  • Entertainment

    •  Game Room
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Hot Tub
    •  Playground
    •  Resident Lounge
    •  Rooftop Deck
    •  Theater Room
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Gas Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Gas Range
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer and Dryer Hookups In Unit  
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Lease Terms

    •  Application Fee  
    •  Furnished Units Available
    •  Minimum Lease Term  
    •  Online Rent Payment
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Large Windows
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Garage  
    •  Private Garages
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat friendly
    •  Dog Park
    •  Dog friendly
    •  Restricted breeds  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
    •  Controlled Access
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Basketball Court
    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
    •  Private Decks
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Overall rating 8.4/10, based on 7 renter reviews

8.7
Location
8.6
Amenities
9.3
Management
6.7
Value
7.4
Social
9.8
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Aqua at Lakeshore East reviews and highlights

  • floor-to-ceiling windows with lots of natural light
  • exceptional amenities
  • great pool and large gym with good classes for residents
  • great location in the Loop
  • walking distance from public transportation
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Aqua at Lakeshore East Review

Great amenities and management

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Amazing Living Experience

This building is has incredibly friendly and responsive staff, amazing and clean amenities (gym, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, office space), and a great location. The architectural design is also beautiful and pretty famous throughout Chicago. It's also right on the edge of Lakeshore Park which is its own quiet oasis at the heart of Chicago. The units themselves also have floor to ceiling windows which bring in amazing light during the day and incredible views of the city at night.

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Quiet location in the Heart of Chicago

The staff at this building is amazing. The residents are typically fairly young and very social. The building hosts events throughout the year for people to get to know each other. The amenities are exceptional. The gym is the largest I have ever seen in an apartment or hotel. The unit itself is very pretty with lots of natural light – floor to ceiling windows.

The location is great. Many of the major bus lines pick up very close to the building

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Great Architecture, Small Space

Everyone knows Aqua, it's on the architecture tour... but what they don't tell you is how small those curving balconies are. Many apartments have the larger part of the curve, but that was out of our budget so we got stuck with a tiny balcony sliver that's barely usable and kind of scary! Also, not a fan of sharing amenities with the hotel.

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Aqua

Great pool and pretty nice gym with good classes for residents. Kind of isolated from the Chicago social scene as there are just a few other hotels and a couple restaurants. Convenient that Mariano's is basically within the building and its walking distance from public transportation.

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One of the best apt buildings in town

Excellent location, the best in class amenities, good view. But the apartments tend to be smaller than in other buildings in the area (while the price is higher). Overall, I think not the best value for money, but the experience is very positive and I would definitely recommend renting here

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Love it

I really like my home. It is conveniently located next to my office, it has nice views, it's well maintained, clean and updated. The building is located in the loop which is a great location. However during the winter it can be a bit quiet. A part from that I love living here. The amenities are great too.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Giordanos
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
Naf Naf Grill
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grocery 3 Recs

Mariano’s
Whole Foods Market
Eataly
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convenience 1 Rec

Walgreens
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fitness 34 Recs

Chicago’s First Lady
Chicago Line Cruises
Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon
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parks 9 Recs

Grant Park
Millennium Park
The Park at Lakeshore East
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coffee 26 Recs

Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee
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About The Loop

This centrally located neighborhood offers its residents with very popular architectural signature landmarks such as the Frank Gehry-designed amphitheater or the most visited Cloud Gate with its contemporary designs. Alongside these remarkable structures, the Loop encloses cultural institutions, imp...
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2,000
1 Bedroom
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2,400
2 Bedroom
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3,300

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The Loop Reviews

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Amazing place to have a social life! It is super close to Gleacher and to where recruiting events take place. Most Boothies live in this area and that helps creating a nice community. West loop with amazing restaurants is 2 metro stops/5min uber. TNDCs also happen walking distance. Its also where most touristic attractions are so its great for when friends/family visit you.
You should live in the Loop because it's easy for transit to campus and you're near others for group meetings. As soon as I graduate I'm planning on leaving though. You're by tons of shops and takeout/fast casual restaurants. However, I much prefer the neighborhood bars and restaurants in Lincoln Park.
Columbus plaza is on the quieter side, a few blocks away from Michigan. Tides and park millennium are even quieter but lack the river views that CP offers. It can be a bit too empty at night, which may be of concern to some. Most of the nearby restaurants in the pedway focus on serving office workers so they close around 6pm. Great access to river walk for running or biking.
This is the best neighborhood for Booth students to live, in my opinion. You can easily walk to Gleacher Center, catch the train to Harper Center, see most of your fellow students within your building or next door, and go to other neighborhoods for outings.
Living here is great because it's where all the Booth students live. It's the downtown area so it's not ideal for the social scene, but we're close enough to the action where it doesn't matter much. Also, we're across the street from the train.
Like living in the Loop to be near other students and it is not too far from other neighborhoods with good restaurants, bars, etc., but is a little far from work out studios, supermarkets, etc.
I like living in the Loop because 1) I'm close to the majority of other Booth students and 2) I'm close to the metra train, which I take ~4 days a week to get to and from campus.
The loop is a great place to live as a Booth student since it’s so quick and easy to get to campus. It’s not my favorite part of Chicago, but for school it’s a good place to be.

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