The Buckingham Apartments

Overview

The Buckingham is a rental building (1929) in the Loop.

What Occupants Love

Great location nearby an array of local dining and nightlife options. Cool views from the upper floors. Helpful and friendly staff.

What Occupants Love Less

Minimal offerings at the gym. Some residents complained about the noise from the surrounding neighborhood.

Nearby The Buckingham

Nearest Grocery Store : Hyper Marketing (6 minute walk)
Nearest Convenience Store : Sam Concessions (1 minute walk)
Nearest Public Transportation : Brown/Purple/Pink/Green/Orange Line - Adams/Wabash - 3 min walk

Amenities

  • In-Unit Laundry

  • Fitness Center

  • Common/Event Room

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The Buckingham Detailed Reviews

5 reviews

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It was the perfect location for a summer in Chicago. It was only a 10-15 minute walk to my building every day for work, right across from Grant Park and Millennium Park, and it was easy for people visiting me to find and drive to. What did you like most: The rooftop is a great time! I also liked the free popcorn every week and the rooftop party that management held at the beginning of the summer. What did you like least: The El is right by the building, but you get used to the sound after a few days.

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

Iowa City,IA

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Bad

What about nearby dining options?

Great-a variety of options

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?

Moderate-enough to get by

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?

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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Sufficient for the summer. (Only there for an internship) What did you like: Minimal paperwork and move-in/move-out process. What did you like less: Noise from subway next to my room.

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

Iowa City,IA

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Ok-one or two decent spots

What about nearby dining options?

Ok-one or two decent spots

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?

Good

How is the internet/Wi-Fi connection?

Good

Building/Amenities Overall

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

Good

How expansive are the offerings at the gym?

Moderate-enough to get by

Are there waits for the elevator?

Moderate-peak times/moving days

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?

They’re ok

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I had a great experience this summer in the Buckingham. It was a perfect location in the South Loop for my job as well as having fun. A good restaurant or bar was never more than a brief walk away and we could easily take an Uber to any of the other neighborhoods or beaches. The building itself was fantastic and they had the best staff. They were always very kind and courteous and I loved seeing them every day. Rooms were spacious and modern and having access to the top-floor lounge and other amenities was a very nice perk. What did you like: I liked the staff and the view the most. We were fortunate enough to live on the top floor and the thing I miss the most is the view. It is a great view overlooking the Buckingham fountain and Lake Michigan. You're just a brief walk from Soldier field and the Aquarium if you head South and Grant Park is straight ahead and then the beaches up North aren't too bad of a stroll either. Overall I miss the view from our living room the most and the friendly staff.

Neighborhood/Community Overall

What city/state did you move from?

Iowa City,IA

How's the neighborhood nightlife?

Great-a variety of options

What about nearby dining options?

Great-a variety of options

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?

Moderate-enough to get by

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?

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?

Excellent

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