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- Management is very responsive to residents' needs.
- Management is great to work with and very polite.
What could be better
- Elevators are constantly out of service.
Recent Group Fox reviews
Great Apartment and Building!
I’ve lived at the Lofts at River East now for over 2 years and love it! The building is awesome - I really like the loft look (original timbers, exposes brick, high ceilings, size of building, etc.) with modern kitchens and bathrooms. My favorite thing is my laundry room! I looked everywhere for an apartment in streeterville/river north/Gold Coast that has non-stacked washer and dryer and space to fold my clothes, Lofts at River East was the only one I could find. I feel like the apartment is a little louder than previous places I’ve lived, but it doesn’t bother me. I pay extra to be on the south-side of the building with a view and outdoor terrace. I think it’s worth it but if your more budget conscious the north side of the building is less expensive.
The building has nice amenities too! The fitness center is huge and includes free classes a couple times a week. They also just got pelotons. There is a waterfront lounge, game room, party room, movie room, and conference/computer area. The rooftop is huge and has fireplaces, grills, and a big tv with a grass lawn. No pool, which is kind of a bummer but the other items make up for it. Plus, there are restaurants, a coffee shop, and a Target in the building!
There is also an attached parking garage. You have to park on 11-15 which can be a little annoying when you’re in a rush, but you don’t ever have to go outside.
Overall, it’s not a perfect building/management company, but its my favorite place I’ve lived in Chicago so far. I would definitely recommend it!
Can't Be Beat!
I have been living at Astor House with my fiance for a year now and we absolutely love our apartment and the building. There is a real sense of community and the location could not be any better! We cannot wait to resign our lease for another year this spring!
Sunny apartment in the perfect location
My finace and I are starting our third year living at The Van der Rohe. We really couldn't ask for anything more location wise - we're walking distance to the lake, Lincoln Park, and the zoo. Public transit is right outside our door and we're close to Lakeview East's best bars, restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Go Grocer and Hero Coffee are also right across the street. However, the best things about living here are our building and the staff. Every apartment has floor to ceiling windows which lets in beautiful natural light, we hardly need to turn on our lights in the summer. There's plenty of storage and cabinet space, and the mirrored sliding closet doors create even more light. The layout is perfect, very open and the bedroom is big enough to fit a king size bed. Plus, we have heated floors! Jimmy, who is on-site, has always completed our few maintenance requests promptly. Lisa, the property manager, is always helpful, very responsive and puts on the best resident events! Some of my favorite things about Van der Rohe are the amenities. The sun deck is a great place to hang out and grill in the summer and the gym is great for a quick workout, especially in the winter months. We found it hard to find an apartment in Lakeview East that ticked all of our boxes, but The Van der Rohe is perfect!
Loved Living Here!
I lived at the Van Der Rohe for several years and loved my experience living there. The location is close to grocery/restaurants but also right at the bike/lakefront trails. I also loved my apartment, I had more storage space than I knew what to do with!
Good value, nice staff
Staff is nice, management is responsive, having an indoor pool is great
Great Evanston Apartment
Fantastic location. Recently remodeled, clean, attractive space in a safe neighborhood. Easy 45-minute commute to Chicago. Great for someone moving to the city from a non-urban location.
Axis is a nice place to live for a student. Nice decor, gym, pool, and lounge. The rooftop view is especially nice. However, the elevators are AWFUL. Wait times can be up to 20 minutes and renovations have been happening for years. If you do live here, it is best to live on a lower floor because you will have to take the stairs to go down several times.
Beautiful building, great amenities, questionable elevators
My experience with the building and the staff has been great. Front desk is helpful and will take large packages up for you. Elevators can be slow at times but are getting better. Beautiful views! Rent is reasonable for the area, and I would choose to live here again!
Great for what you're paying
Axis is overall a great place to live in. The rooms are nice, the staff is wonderful, and the location is fantastic. Axis' main edge has to be the amenities. The fitness center includes a decent gym, an indoor pool, a nice study space, sauna and steamroom, laundry room (though the machines aren't very good and you have to pay), and free coffee. However, the best amenity has to be the sky club/deck. Great view and great location to hang out with friends. My sole complaint would have to be the elevators. They break down constantly and can cause long wait times.
Great for someone on a budget who wants amenities
This building is great if you want an amenity building in a great location without breaking the bank. While the building is old, they are starting to redo it and the doormen/maintenance staff are amazing. There is no central heat/ac, but window units.
I love living at 65 e scott. The unit is spacious and very sunny. Floor to ceiling windows throughout! Two bedrooms and two bathrooms so we have privacy. The pool is great, and the grills are brand new. Our unit is carpeted which makes it nice and cozy.
Axis- Great Amenities
This apartment is aesthetically pleasing and there's ample room in a two bedroom. The gym has wonderful facilities and the roof has a fabulous view of the city, equipped with grills, fridges, and a fire pit! However, the elevators have been under maintenance for years and are extremely slow.
I loved everything about this property. I have lived in Chicago for about 10 years and this the best apartment that I have lived in and the best location. The staff is super friendly and helpful! It is steps away from the bus and a few blocks from the train.
Apartment was great for years, then started going downhill. Old management company was letting the place fall apart - it recently got purchased by Group Fox and they sent in folks to revamp the place. It used to be the best value in the Gold Coast but prices rose. I started at a 1 bedroom for $1220 3 years ago, and that same floorplan was in the $1600s in 2017.
Apartment was pretty cool to live in. We only had a few problems when we initially lived there, but the landlord was quick to make any fixes. I would live here again if I had the chance. The units are pretty updated and the apartment was fairly quiet.