|Studio||1 Bath||$1,992||48 weeks ago||594|
|1 Bed||1 Bath||$2,254||47 weeks ago||785|
|2 Beds||2 Bath||$3,549||48 weeks ago||1,272|
The West Loop started out as a warehouse district in the 1800's but has since undergone a transformation from those days. Separated from downtown and bounded on the east by the Chicago River, the West Loop is characterized by luxury mid-rise apartments as well as a few lower-rent options. You'll want to lock in your rental soon or even considering purchasing an apartment, as Google's new 550,000 square foot Chicago headquarters is sending prices up at a fast pace. One-bedroom apartments can be rented for as low as $2,000 but you might find yourself smitten with something upwards of $3,000.
The West Loop Gate, later shortened to West Loop, began as an area where rail workers from the Loop chose built homes while staying within walking distance of work. In the late 19th century the area was considered part of the larger "Near West Side", an area of diversity, wealthy Chicagoans built spacious homes and poorer migrant workers found affordable living all within…