Aqua Chicago

225 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL

- New East Side
 18 reviews

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Overall rating of 4.6 / 5 based on 18 renter reviews

Total Reviews



4.6 / 5

Nov 2015

Excellent- it is a condo unit, fantastic amenities, generally quiet, but with a city feel.

What did you like most?

View is phenomenal.

What did you like least?

Small space.

Nov 2015

Good, but the building is pricey.

What did you like most?

Proximity to park, dog park, grocery store.

What did you like least?

Lack of bars and restaurants in the area, especially after working hours.

Oct 2015

Good but pricy.

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Aqua Chicago Overview and Highlights


Aqua is a glass construction (2009), full-amenity rental building in the heart of the New East side. A Iconic Chicago high rise with 82 stories, Aqua has great amenities, including one of the larger outdoor pooldecks in Chicago. All units have balconies. Only certain floors allow pets.


225 N Columbus Dr, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Awesome pool/deck scene. Doormen/security go above and beyond. Well maintained common areas. Expansive gym offering. Good selection of local dining options.

What Occupants Love Less

Some residents say in-unit temperature control can be inconsistent.



Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Storage Room
Bike Room
Business Center
Event Room


Included in Utility Package

Cable/Internet, Gas, Heat, Trash, Water

Resident Responsible for


Near Aqua Chicago


New East Side

New East Side Chicago is a residential community just east of the heart of the city. This neighborhood is made up of luxury condos and high-rise rentals that surround Lakeshore East Park. New East Side is situated downtown but remains secluded and is tucked away from tourists. It’s rare to find dining, shopping, and other entertainment options in the neighborhood, but they are only a quick walk away. Residents love that this area is a pedestrian’s paradise, as well as its proximity to Streeterville and River North.

New East Side housing is mostly new, full-amenity high rises with incredible views of Lake Michigan. Due to the neighborhood's location and the prevalence of luxury amenities, residents pay a significant premium.

Locals can be found hanging out at the local park, stopping by their favorite coffee shop, and walking their furry friends by the lake.

Nearest Grocery Store

Mariano’s (5-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

CVS (1-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Brown/Purple/Pink/Green/Orange Line - Washington/Wabash - (10-min walk)

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