Echelon Chicago

353 N Desplaines St, Chicago, IL

- Fulton River District
 4 reviews

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Overall rating of 4.3 / 5 based on 4 renter reviews

Total Reviews



4.3 / 5

Jul 2015

Never had any problems - love the location. Just re-signed a lease for 15 more months.

What did you like most?

Great area; right next to grocery store, and no more than 5-10 minute walk to some of the best restaurants and clubs in the city.

What did you like least?

A select few staff members can be a bit frustrating, but the number of fantastic bend-over-backwards staff far outweigh the negative.

Jul 2015

Been a very pleasant experience living here overall. Amenities are great and the quality of the apartments is also very good. Size of the apartments is lacking as well as cabinet space. Neighborhood has really expanded in the 4 years we've been here. Management has been friendly but very forgetful to requests and inquiries we've made. Maintenance staff is awesome.

What did you like most?

Amenities, laid back tenants, location, quality of the building's interiors and apartments interiors

What did you like least?

Size of the apartments, cost of rent, internet connection, cell phone reception.

Jul 2015

Very good experience. Staff knows you and is very helpful. Any issues are dealt with promptly. Guest Suite is a nice extra. Biggest downside is small / sometimes crowded gym.

Echelon Chicago Overview and Highlights


Echelon Chicago (formerly Echelon at K Station) is a new construction (2008), full-amenity rental building in Fulton River District, across the street from the flagship Fulton Market Jewel-Osco (grocery store). Outdoor pool, updated gym, and good views.


353 N Desplaines St, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Great nightlife and dining scene. Social/friendly neighbors. Excellent shower pressure. Helpful and accommodating building staff.

What Occupants Love Less

Moderate elevator wait times.



Building Type



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


Resident Responsible for

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

Near Echelon Chicago


Fulton River District

Fulton River District is one of the fastest-growing residential areas in Chicago. Close to River North and The Loop, the neighborhood was once home to Chicago’s transportation and warehouse industries. Here, you’ll now find a mix of re-purposed lofts and high-rise apartments just north of West Loop and West Loop Gate. Since this neighborhood was originally used for industrial purposes, residents won’t find much greenery in this area. However, there are extensive restaurant options and easy access to grocery stores.

The Fulton River District neighborhood is home to many Chicago favorites, including Blommer Chocolate Factory (so expect the faint smell of chocolate from time to time). The offices of Fulton Market and The Loop are only a short walk away, and many residents live here for an easy commute.

Nearest Grocery Store

Jewel-Osco (1-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

7-Eleven (5-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Blue Line - Grand (4-minute walk)

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