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Building

Overview

Chestnut Place is an old construction (1980), full-amenity rental apartment building in Gold Coast. Older building that is currently rehabbing half of its units, and the amenity spaces. The less expensive units will be the “classic style,” with carpet, white cabinets, and older appliances. Community laundry room.

Address

8 W Chestnut St, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Great nightlife and dining options. Easy access to Lake Michigan. Excellent shower pressure. Residents complimented the building’s affordable pricing compared to nearby options.

What Occupants Love Less

Limited outdoor space and gym offerings. Noticeable elevator wait times. Residents believe common areas should be tidier.

Built

1980

Building Type

Rental


Amenities

Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Parking
Fitness Center
Swimming Pool
Storage Room

Available Units

Studio 0
1 bedroom 0
2 bedroom 0

Reviews

This is an amazing first apartment in Chicago. I'm currently taking classes at Kellogg and I can walk to school every day. It's a few streets west of Michigan Ave. so you avoid most of the tourists but its also close to Michigan Ave. so there's a noticeable police presence, and it feels safe. Super close to lots of cute places to eat and the Northwestern Law/Business/Medical school campus.

What did you like most?

The interior just got redone before we moved it so it's really nice and very clean. I love the security people--I feel very safe.

What did you like least?

The lobby--but they're in the process of redoing it right now!

Great. Management isn't the greatest but they largely stay out of the way.

Chestnut Place is popular among Loyola's business school students and therefore very affordable given the size/quality of the units and the location. The big caveat to my response is that ownership changed at the beginning of 2015 and they are updating all the apartments, the main lobby and creating an online system that may accept credit card payments for rent. This will probably bump up the prices, but my guess is that they'll still try to settle somewhere below the other buildings in the area.

What did you like most?

The neighborhood was great, just a couple blocks from bars, food, Michigan Ave, Oak St beach and easy access to all forms of transportation (red/brown lines, cabs, buses) and the price was terrific given the location and quality of the apartment space.

What did you like least?

The common area was an embarrassment and having to deliver a physical check for rent was annoying in this day and age. With that said, I believe both of these are being fixed by the new management. The one other thing is that there isn't really any outdoor space, there's a tiny deck on the 2nd floor with no view and really only enough space to use the two gas grills and then take your food back to your room.

I have lived in this buidling for three years -- started in a one bedroom and recently moved to a two bedroom. The location is convenient, but I likely will not renew my lease after this year because of bad experiences with the new landlord. The building was sold several months ago and since then, charges have increased exponentially. The cost of parking has increased, and the building now charges for water, gas, and trash. Plus, the building is constantly under construction which can get very annoying. The freight elevator is constantly in use by workers, leaving just two other elevators to service a 30 floor building. Waits are crazy!

Total Reviews

4

Overall

4.25 / 5


Location

Neighborhood

Gold Coast

Nearest Grocery Store

Potash (1-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

Walgreens (9-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Red Line - Chicago (5 minute walk)