Three Things to Look for in a Luxury Apartment in Chicago

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It may not be a four letter word, but it falls into one of the most commonly overused terms people use to describe modern apartments.


From the ground up, it sounds pretty fantastic to most people. Yet in this fast-paced market in a society where almost everything is at our fingertips, it is also a bit of a mystery. What does it really mean when we use the term “luxury apartments?”

Defining the otherwise relatively vague term starts with expectations, knowledge and the utmost respect for detail.

Here’s what to look for in a luxury apartment:

All the Comforts

It’s true that home is where the heart is, but that doesn’t make it any less important for that home to be as comfy, homey and personal as you would like it to be. A luxury apartment should offer all of these things and more in the form of a blank slate for you to leave your mark and make it your own.

Spacious floor plans that offer some variety are a good place to start, but luxury builds on that even further by including extras like available balconies, great city views and access to private outdoor space.

“Scio” (see-oh) is the Esperanto word for “knowledge.” And the residents of Scio know how to live smarter.

Custom finishes throughout the apartment should include more than the basics. Quartz countertops, designer flooring, trendy lighting and high-end cabinetry are among the key things to look for, in addition to extras like quality fixtures and window treatments.

Next Stop: Convenience

No man is an island, and no apartment should be either. To fit into the esteemed category of luxury living, an apartment should offer convenient, sometimes even walkable, restaurants and shopping nearby.

Variety is key, with plenty of choices that include everything from an ideal date night spot to a perfect family-friendly night out.

Located near the Illinois Medical District, Scio offers the proximity to UIC, the culture of Taylor Street, and the convenience of access to downtown.

All in the Community

It’s one thing to boast a pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. These amenities are considered par for the course in most modern apartment complexes. What takes them to the next level is adding a resort-like feel. Walking into the apartment lobby should feel like walking into your favorite spa. Home is your place to relax, regroup and recharge, and that should start the minute you walk through the doors.

And the pool should be more than a small square of highly chlorinated water. It should offer extras, like a well furnished patio area with comfortable lounge chairs, modern tablescapes and conversation areas with fire pits and grilling areas.

None of the fun should stop when the weather gets chilly, either. Instead, luxury apartments that raise the bar offer additional escapes indoors, like a well-equipped fitness area, yoga studio and conferencing spaces to relax and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the nippy winter months.

Luxury is something we believe in, embrace, and bring to life at Scio at the Medical District, where each of these criteria are met and exceeded.


From the ground up, it is encompassed in its entirety at Scio at the Medical District.

For more information, or to apply, call (312) 427-1855 or visit us online.

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