Chestnut Place

8 W Chestnut St, Chicago, IL

- Gold Coast
 4 reviews

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Overall rating of 4.3 / 5 based on 4 renter reviews

Total Reviews



4.3 / 5

Jul 2015

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.

Jul 2015

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

Oct 2015

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!

Chestnut Place Overview and Highlights


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.


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.



Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Outdoor Pool
Storage Room
Bike Room
Business Center


Resident Responsible for

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

Near Chestnut Place


Gold Coast

Nightlife · Lake Views · Historic · Luxury

Gold Coast Chicago is a historic, luxurious neighborhood that has been developed significantly in the last few years. Within the Gold Coast neighborhood, you’ll find a blend of residences, restaurants, shopping, convenient access to Lake Michigan, and boisterous nightlife. Which makes it one of the more unique Chicago neighborhoods.

Gold Coast Chicago housing options are mostly high rises, both old and new, that almost always have spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Despite high prices, there are good deals to be found in older buildings that have been well-kept.

On weekdays tourists and residents frequent the area’s quaint parks, high-end shops, and restaurants. On weeknights, the area offers some of the best socializing and people-watching in the city. After hours, Division Street becomes a hub for those who don’t want the party to stop. Weekends on Oak Street Beach and Lake Shore Drive are where Gold Coast really shines. Gold Coasters enjoy the ability to walk, jog or bike along Lake Michigan via quick access to the Lakefront Trail.

Nearest Grocery Store

Potash (1-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

Walgreens (9-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Red Line - Chicago (5 minute walk)

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