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Fab 5: Most Luxurious Rentals in Chicago Now

You don’t have to own it to love it. Rentals with amenities usually found in only the most upscale condo buildings are more common than ever. Here are five standouts that might tip the scale in favor of a short-term real estate fling.

Check out the stunning views of Chicago from The Residences at NewCity. 

1. 850 Lake Shore Drive
In the chicly renovated Lake Shore Athletic Club, architectural details like silver chandeliers and hand-carved woodwork abound. The crème de la crème is a three-bedroom duplex with sweeping views. $10,000-$12,000

2. 1000 South Clark
More private club than apartment building, this South Loop hot spot has a residents-only bar, library and chef’s kitchen. Plus, the three-bedroom penthouses come with their own 450-square-foot terraces. $6,834

3. Jackson Throop Place
Move fast to snag a two-bedroom on the fourth floor of this West Loop boutique building. It includes use of a semiprivate roof deck with designated space and complimentary furniture. $3,000

4. Next
Leasing began in March for this ultraluxurious building in River North with three-bedroom penthouse units featuring Viking appliances and striking city views—plus amazing building amenities like an indoor-outdoor yoga studio. $6,000-$6,300

5. The Residences at NewCity
A two-bedroom apartment with a 37-foot balcony and a wall of windows means this Lincoln Park apartment is perfect for entertaining or going out—the building’s retail level includes a Mariano’s and ArcLight cinema. $3,492-$4,021