Overview

R+D659 is a new construction (2008), full-amenity condo building on the fringe of West Loop Gate.

What Occupants Love

Expansive and tasty dining options. Social/friendly residents. Quick access to the Loop and transportation options. Some residents cite west-facing units having beautiful views of the sunset.

What Occupants Love Less

Ambient noise from the CTA and highway. Doormen/Security could improve. Inefficient package handling system.

Nearby R+D 659

Nearest Grocery Store : Whole Foods (5-minute walk)
Nearest Convenience Store : CVS (5-minute walk)
Nearest Public Transportation : Blue Line - Jackson/Canal - 4 min walk

Amenities

  • Dogs Allowed

  • Cats Allowed

  • Parking

  • Outdoor Pool

  • Fitness Center

  • In-Unit Laundry

  • Bike Room

  • Doorman

  • Common WiFi

  • Common/Event Room

  • Outdoor Space

  • Communal Grill

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R+D 659 Detailed Reviews

9 reviews

Overall

Neighborhood/Community

Doormen/Security

In-Unit Experience

Property Mangement

Amenities

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Great.

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

Chicago,IL

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Excellent - live here if you love nightlife

What about nearby dining options?

Excellent - live here if you love restaurants

In-Unit Experience Overall

How is the unit's temperature control?

Excellent - set it and forget it

How is the shower pressure?

Excellent

How is the internet/Wi-Fi connection?

Excellent

Building/Amenities Overall

How 'nice'/well-maintained is the communal space?

Excellent

How expansive are the offerings at the gym?

Good - a nice selection

Are there waits for the elevator?

Not an issue

How would you describe the building's vibe?

Social/friendly

Doormen/Security Overall

If there are doormen/superintendents, are they courteous and helpful?

Moderately

Do you feel 'safe' in the building?

Yes

Management Overall

If you have ever interacted with building management, how would you describe them?

Good

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I own my place so I'm not sure my info really qualifies for this survey.

What did you like most?

Location and amenities

What did you like least?

Package pick-up system

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

Los Angeles,CA

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Great - a variety of options

What about nearby dining options?

Excellent - live here if you love restaurants

In-Unit Experience Overall

How is the unit's temperature control?

Excellent - set it and forget it

How is the shower pressure?

Excellent

How is the internet/Wi-Fi connection?

Good

Building/Amenities Overall

How 'nice'/well-maintained is the communal space?

Excellent

How expansive are the offerings at the gym?

Good - a nice selection

Are there waits for the elevator?

Not an issue

How would you describe the building's vibe?

Mixed bag

Doormen/Security Overall

If there are doormen/superintendents, are they courteous and helpful?

Very - they take pride in their job

Do you feel 'safe' in the building?

Yes

Management Overall

If you have ever interacted with building management, how would you describe them?

Good

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There were several things that I looked for when I was looking for a new place: newer building, sufficient closet space, in-unit laundry, doorman, pool & gym. Location was also important ? I wanted to be in a lively area where I felt safe walking around in the evenings and had convenient access to grocery/pharmacy, restaurants and nightlife. My unit meets all of my requirements and I love it. In terms of unit management, I would prefer to rent from an apartment building that has maintenance on staff rather than an individual landlord. Because I?m renting from an individual (an extremely cost conscious individual), the process of getting things fixed is much slower. My landlord lives in Indiana and insists on doing everything himself, which creates scheduling difficulties. I really like the building itself - the amenities are limited (small gym and smallish pool area) but it completely fulfill my needs. I like the feel of the building. It?s always shiny and clean :) Security was an issue for a while ? was not loving the fact that the door was taped open and the doorman was in a deep sleep. This seems to have been fixed recently, so that contributes to a much improved overall experience.

What did you like most?

Overall, I think my unit itself contributes most to my positive experience. I love the apartment and the west-facing view. The second aspect would be location. I like west loop even more than I thought I would and it's really easy to around because of the proximity to the express way.

What did you like least?

I would say the security issue bothered me most, but I think that it's being addressed. The only only other aspect I dislike is having to deal with my landlord about every small issue. His responsiveness is spotty and it takes too long to resolve everything.

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

Chicago,IL

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Ok - one or two decent spots

What about nearby dining options?

Excellent - live here if you love restaurants

In-Unit Experience Overall

How is the unit's temperature control?

Ok - can get a bit too hot or cold

How is the shower pressure?

Excellent

How is the internet/Wi-Fi connection?

Excellent

Building/Amenities Overall

How 'nice'/well-maintained is the communal space?

Excellent

How expansive are the offerings at the gym?

Poor - few machines/weights

Are there waits for the elevator?

Moderate - peak times / moving days

How would you describe the building's vibe?

Mixed bag

Doormen/Security Overall

If there are doormen/superintendents, are they courteous and helpful?

Moderately

Do you feel 'safe' in the building?

Security could improve

Management Overall

If you have ever interacted with building management, how would you describe them?

They're ok

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