Iconic Chicago high rise with 82 stories. Great amenities, including one of the larger outdoor pooldecks in Chicago. All units have balconies. Only certain floors allow pets.

Aqua is a glass construction (2009), full-amenity rental building in the heart of the New East side.


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
Outdoor & Indoor Pool

Available Units

Studio 0
1 Bedroom 0
2 Bedroom 0


Okay but not recommended

What did you like most?

Awesome amenities

What did you like least?

Rent fee

Great, I love Aqua.

What did you like most?

I love all of the amenities. It's a great building and Lakeshore East is a great neighborhood.

What did you like least?

Public parking garage.

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.

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.

Great experience but not perfect. Rent is a bit higher and the single module AC gets annoying.