Best of: my top 7 favorite Chicago high rises


There are so many incredible high rises in this city, and the list just keeps getting longer! I’m not sure if our city is special, but to me we have some of the most elite, unique, beautiful and luxurious high rises out there. Today I’ve compiled my “best of” list for you!

1) Best amenities: The Pinnacle (4 E Huron)

The amenities list for The Pinnacle does not disappoint whether you are interested in exercise for yourself (they have a gorgeous indoor pool), or for your four legged friend--their dog run on the 7th floor is beautiful enough that I might want to run there myself! The property also features a beautiful outdoor lounge area two gyms (one aerobic and one for weightlifting), and a theater room. Also important to note that this properties is one of the few downtown that offers gorgeous terraces.

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2) City views: 340 E Randolph

340 E Randolph also happens to be the city’s first ecologically-friendly tower, built in 2008. On top of that, the views of the city are top notch, and there is an underground connection to downtown.

3) Lake views: The Carlyle (1040 Lakeshore Dr)

The panoramic Lake views from this building (directly across from Oak St Beach) are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, period!

4) Best location: 4 E Elm + 55 E Erie

From either of these buildings you are a stone’s throw from all of the city’s best attractions: shopping, the Lake, restaurants, Division St Farmer’s Market, Rush St, Oak St, and the bike paths along the Lake.

5) Best neighborhood feel: 2450 N Lakeview (where I also happen to have a listing!)

This lush little enclave of east Lincoln Park is built around the close proximity of the Park, Zoo, bike trails, nature conservatory, and all the shops and restaurants along Clark.

6) Best unit layouts: 1211 S Prairie

I love the open feeling of the split floorplans within this building, and that the majority of the kitchens feature a separate breakfast area. The master baths are also uniquely spacious, with double bowl vanities and separate shower, tub and commode.

7) Best for dogs: The Ronsley (676 N Kingsbury)

I love this building’s proximity to the Ohio St Dog Park and the dog-focused food truck that always parks nearby!

Do you have a favorite high rise I didn’t feature? Email me and let’s talk!