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235 Van Buren

235 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL

- The Loop

45 Apartment Floorplans for RentUpdated 7 hours ago

Overall rating of 4.0 / 5 based on 14 renter reviews

Total Reviews



4.0 / 5

Mar 2018


What did you like most?

pet friendly building

What did you like least?

lack of entertainment, dining options nearby

Nov 2015


Nov 2015

The neighborhood (financial district) is non-existent in terms of bars/restaurants. However, I enjoy living here as it is central to the city. I can hop on any of the Ls within a block from me if I want to go out for the night. I enjoy the building. Also, there are two nearby dog parks (both 5 minutes away) which is great for any pet owners. Although there are no amenities, the building's assessments are cheap compared to others.

235 Van Buren Overview and Highlights


235 Van Buren is a condominium building in The Loop.


235 W Van Buren St, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Excellent shower pressure. Friendly and approachable landlords. Easy and quick commute to work in the Loop.

What Occupants Love Less

Limited dining and nightlife options. Lack of building amenities. Stress-inducing elevator wait times. Some residents believe the surrounding area is touristy and unexciting on nights and weekends.

Year Built


Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Outdoor Pool
Storage Room

Apartment Fees

Resident Responsible for

Cable/Internet, Gas, Heat, Trash, Water, Electricity

Near 235 Van Buren


The Loop is the heart of downtown Chicago and gets its name from the loop that the El trains form before jetting off to their respective paths out of the city. The Loop is heavily commercial, as companies like United Airways, Northern Trust, Boeing, and more have offices here.

If you are planning on living in The Loop, be prepared for a high-rise lifestyle. The Loop truly is a concrete jungle, and residents of The Loop must have a love for city life. Weekdays in the Loop are the busiest you will see, as Chicagoans from every neighborhood do business in its central location. Coffee shops and breakfast spots are packed with business people vying to be first in line, and lunch spots are packed with professional lunches. (If you'd like to stay central, but the Loop sounds a bit too hectic, you might like New East Side or South Loop.)

After work and on the weekends, the Loop essentially shuts down. Streets and restaurants that were packed with 9-5ers during the week are now eerily empty. However, Millennium Park is an exception as it sees over 25 million visitors a year and is packed just about every day of the week. Here, people can be seen taking photos of Cloud Gate, enjoying open-air concerts, wandering Maggie Daley Park, and enjoying the lake views.

Although The Loop is highly commercial, it still contains historical buildings such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harold Washington Public Library, Maggie Daley Park, and the printing houses of Printer's Row to the south.

Nearest Grocery Store

Walmart (11-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

South Loop Market (1-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Blue Line - Jackson/Canal - 6 min walk

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