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Mid-Rise Apartment
South Loop, 1 E Balbo Ave | Chicago
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  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room  
  •  Doorman Building
  •  Elevators
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  Laundry on Every Floor
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances

User Rating

6.0
Average
4 Reviews

About this Location

Trader Joe’s
8 min via Red Line (metro)
Red Line (metro) - 4 min
ME (rail) - 15 min
Grant Park
5 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby

Pricing 

  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Included

    •  Electricity Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room  
    •  Laundry on Every Floor
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Hardwood Floors
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
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Overall rating 6.0/10, based on 4 renter reviews

9.0
Location
5.5
Amenities
6.5
Management
6.0
Value
5.5
Social
7.7
Safety
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Good
3
Average
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Terrible
0

Chicago Club House Studio reviews and highlights

  • the building is clean
  • an old building with 1920s-charm
  • close to every train line anyone could want
  • management are untrustworthy
  • there is a lot of noise from the train
  • the view is great
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It's an Okay Apartment with a Great Location

This is a historic building that was once a hotel. The rest of the street was also hotels (including some very large ones), parking lots, and the park. But recently the parking structure nearby was knocked down and a mid-rise luxury condo went up. It's nice, and very pricey, and it made it clear that this little hovel's days are numbered. I suspect the property owners will hold on to this place until the right deal comes along, and that will be the end of it.

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This place is OK

The location is great, the view is great, the apartment is fine, but there is a lot of noise from the el train and from a crazy neighbor.

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Old Chicago

This place is like a slice of the Old South Loop, an old building with 1920s-charm. It's near to Buddy Guy's Legends and to massive parks, and even closer to every train line anyone could want. And the management is really great. It's hard to say anything bad about it.

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Studios

The studios themselves are decent and everything is new and the building itself is clean. Just only management are untrustworthy. The website says the studios are $750, I get here to see it they say $850, then the day I go to pay the move in fee they say its $875. Then the fridge was broken which I wouldn't know until I tried to use it and they never reimburse me to fix THEIR fridge.

Also, when I wrote them a check to move in, I paid the whole first month and they kept saying "its not clear, its not clear" I call my bank and it had. but they still lied. I ended up calling their financial people and had them fax me a letter that it actually cleared TWO weeks ago. Then not even coming up with an excuse they said they would not refund me the two weeks because they were holding the apartment and also they increased my rent because when I leave they have to advertise the apartment. Which they do through craigslist so it was an excuse to get more money.

I had no choice to live there because I literally had no where else to go, or anywhere else to live and I already gave them money when they started screwing me over so I lived here.. Even when they screwed me another $135 with the fridge.

So it wouldn't hurt to live else where, you are not missing anything here, and you could for sure get a place bigger and with more features (this has none) for $875.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 30 Recs

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Devil Dawgs
Paulys Pizzeria
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grocery 1 Rec

Trader Joe’s
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 31 Recs

Fit Results
105F Chicago’s Original Hot Yoga
South Loop Strength & Conditioning
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parks 8 Recs

Grant Bark Park
Roosevelt Park
Dearborn Park
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coffee 16 Recs

Cafecito
HERO Coffee Bar
Intelligentsia Coffee
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About South Loop

Filled with attractive parks and magnificent historical landmarks, South Loop is a place for everyone. From music at Chicago Blues Festivals to history at Field Museums and Adler Planetarium, this neighborhood encompasses a rich cultural diversity.
Safe
Clean
Walkable
Developing
Pet Friendly
Good Location
Noisy at Times
Median rents in South Loop
Studio
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1,750
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
2 Bedroom
$
2,500

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South Loop Reviews

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The south loop is a very convenient location for those working in the loop. I walk to work every day. It has plenty of stores, restaurants and bars to offer and is very conveniently located to transit options
I love South Loop. It's close enough to Hyde Park that you don't feel like you have a terrible commute to get to the law school, and it's in the city enough that you feel like you're in Chicago.
The streets are nice and wide. It's busy, but not too busy. There are grocery stores and a couple of decent food options - it's a perfect compromise for a law student that still wants to be in Chicago proper.
Printer's Row is near the Loop and train stations and is therefore easily accessible. It's also near Grant Park and the Lake which is great during the summer. There are some decent restaurants and a few bars, but if you're young you'll probably be heading up to River North and further north for a night out. Overall, the neighborhood feels very friendly but has a great location, and new construction in the South Loop will surely make Printer's Row even better.
I feel very safe in this neighborhood. It's close to the L and many bus lines run in this area. We are close to many of the festivals and other great entertainment happening throughout Chicago. Also some great restaurants nearby! Grocery stores are close as well. Any necessity you need is within walking distance to Park Michigan!
Being near the Roosevelt stop, I think the South Loop is great. It's up and coming, with bars and restaurants, the L right there, and right next to the museums/lakefront.

I would be more hesitant to live very south of Roosevelt, like 18th or so. Things become much quieter and it's a farther walk to things.
Although not near campus, UChicago is very easily accessible via the #2 bus (about a 20 minute commute). The area is very safe, relatively quiet, and close to down-town amenities. There are not many restaurants in walking distance, but River North restaurants are within 10 minutes via public transit.
Getting to school with a car is great, because there is never traffic on Lake Shore Drive south of soldier field. Jewel, Trader Joes, banks, a movie theater, and some good restaurants/bars are around. However, I live near the Roosevelt L station though, which is the most active part of South Loop.
Quiet neighborhood with close access to various transport options. Close to Downtown Loop area without any of the traffic/ noise. Close to the lake and Museum Campus, which offers great views and entertainment. A lot of families in the area, and I feel very safe and comfortable living here.

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