Alta Grand Central
Apartments Chicago

Alta Grand Central Chicago-luxury apartments South Loop, picture of living room

221 W. Harrison Street


Neighborhood: South Loop, Downtown Chicago

How Much is Rent at Alta Grand Central Apartments?

Studio Apartments from $1,971
Convertibles from $2,100
1 Bedroom from $2,166
2 Bedrooms from $3,033
3 Bedrooms from $4,449


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About Alta Grand Central Apartments

In 2020, the mega-popular South Loop neighborhood welcomed another fantastic new luxury apartment building – Alta Grand Central.

Located on the north side of the neighborhood, Alta Grand Central is close to so many of downtown Chicago’s best features. One of South Loop’s newest apartment buildings, it’s just a few blocks from the heart of downtown. Between the modern styling, out-of-this-world amenities and perfect location, you just may want to sign a lease the moment you walk through the front doors.

Alta Grand Central’s two 14-story buildings, which are connected by a shared lobby, are beautiful inside and out. Built on the site of the former Grand Central Station, the building’s style is influenced by its historic roots. Gorgeously designed, the shared spaces combine art deco and modern minimalist styling that feel luxurious, warm and inviting.

If unique, luxury amenities are at the top of your apartment must-have list, you’ve got to take a tour of Alta Grand Central. But, I’ll try to do them justice here. First, let’s talk about the outdoor spaces. If you live in Chicago, you know that we cherish our summer months and want to spend as much time as possible soaking up the sun. At Alta Grand Central, you can! Set between the two towers is a patio space that’s a slice of heaven. It’s the perfect spot to curl up with a book or host a dinner party. And if living in a South Loop apartment building with a pool is your dream, you’ve got it. On the top floor of the east tower, you’ll find an outdoor pool with private cabanas.

For renters whose focus is on fitness, Alta Grand Central has you covered. There are multiple gyms, including a CrossFit center, outdoor workout space and a yoga room. Say goodbye to your gym membership and hello to your own state-of-the-art fitness center.

When it’s time to relax or entertain, it’s easy to find a spot to chill out. My favorite place in the whole building is Alta Grand Central’s private bar – the Conductor Lounge. It feels like a super posh cocktail bar, but without the crowds. There’s also a great entertaining space complete with a kitchen and game room.

Some of the best amenities of all are reserved for Alta Grand Central’s most adorable tenants. Yes, there are lots of dog-friendly apartments in South Loop, but Alta actually caters to your dog. There’s a pet park on the third-floor deck, making apartment life with your dog super easy. And when your pup needs a bath, simply head to the dog spa to get them cleaned up and groomed.

If you’re wondering where to rent an apartment when you work nearby in the Loop, this luxury building is an excellent choice. Take a 10-minute stroll north, and you’re standing in front of Willis Tower. Plus, you have all the perks of living in South Loop right outside your door. Groceries, parks, restaurants and public transit are all so convenient, you’ll forget you’re living in a totally urban neighborhood.

So what are the apartment units like at Alta Grand Central? They’re modern, bright and smartly designed. The open floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows make every unit – even affordable studio apartments –feel spacious. All the finishes are exactly what you’d expect from a luxury apartment in South Loop. The kitchens are outfitted with quartz countertops, soft-close cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Step foot inside a unit, and I promise it’ll feel like home.

Alta Grand Central Apartment Features and Amenities

  • Balcony-Some Units
  • Central Air-Yes
  • Dishwasher-All
  • Dogs-Weight Limit
  • Fitness Center
  • Flooring-Hardwood Only
  • Laundry- W/D In Unit
  • Luxury Property
  • New Property
  • Pool-Outdoor
  • Security-24 Hour Doorman
  • Smoking-No
  • Stove-Gas

Alta Grand Central Apartments for Rent

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Alta Grand Central’s

Live at Alta Grand Central and you have the pleasure of calling Chicago’s South Loop your home.

Just south of the bustling heart of the city, the neighborhood is a popular choice for renters who want to be right on the edge of the action. The ability to walk to work, theaters, Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue shopping sounds like an ideal way to live in the city, right?

The South Loop itself has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade. And that means the neighborhood has become super livable. Find everything you need and more, when you live at Alta Grand Central.


The South Loop is booming with great restaurants, and when you rent an apartment at Alta Grand Central, you have lots of favorites nearby:

  • First Draft: Craft Beer House
  • Sociale Chicago: American Bites
  • Dollop: Coffee Shop
  • Umai: Japanese Sushi Bar
  • Amarit: Thai Eatery

Transportation Options

It’s easy to settle into life at Alta Grand Central’s neighborhood and never leave. But, if you must go, public transit is so close.

The CTA Blue Line is just a couple of blocks east, and the LaSalle station is a three-minute stroll from Alta’s front door. Renting this close to the Blue Line makes Alta Grand Central a great place to live if you work in the Illinois Medical District, or you need a direct shot to O’Hare Airport.

Need to head north or south? The CTA Red Line is a 7-minute walk from Alta Grand Central. Zip to the south side, or Lincoln Park and beyond in no time flat.

Parks and recreation

Live at Alta Grand Central, and some of Chicago’s best parks are right in your ‘hood.

Southbank Riverwalk

  • Walking Path
  • Quiet Green Space

Grant Park

  • Gardens
  • Skate Park
  • Tennis Courts
  • Softball Fields
  • Fountains

Dearborn Park

  • Playground
  • Walking Path
  • Green Space

Printer’s Row Park

  • Home of the South Loop Farmer’s Market
  • Green Space

Universities and Employers

If you work or go to school in South Loop, Alta Grand Central is a perfect apartment building to live in. Some notable nearby universities and employers include:

  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Robert Morris University Illinois
  • Roosevelt University
  • East-West University
  • Enova International
  • Brandmuscle
  • Deloitte
  • Northern Trust
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Bain & Company
  • Chicago Board of Trade

Grocery and Conveniences

Sign a lease at Alta Grand Central and not only will you be living in an incredible luxury apartment, but the conveniences that you need every day are near:

  • Urban Pantry
  • Trader Joe’s
  • South Loop Market
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Target
  • Whole Foods
  • CVS
  • Walgreens

Alta Grand Central
Apartments Reviews

“So many good things to say that it’s hard to know where to begin. I loved the layout, the kitchen, the loft feel, the gym, and the pet-friendliness. The staff is extremely positive and responsive.” – Jose, Alta Grand Central resident
“I couldn’t say enough positive things about Alta Grand Central. I have lived in the building since July and I have been nothing but impressed. The staff is incredibly responsive and very friendly, and everything is constantly cleaned and sanitized. This building is very accommodating to students/professionals working from home, as it offers many common/office areas, plus it is central to numerous coffee shops.” – Haley, Alta Grand Central resident
“The building and the management are great and excellent. I’m a dog person, and my dog loves this place as well. There is a park and a river walk, where I can take her for a walk. She met lots of friends here and enjoys living here.” – Ruoyao, Alta Grand Central resident
“Clients love this building after touring, even if they don’t sign. It just gives off a good vibe. Residents, door staff and leasing team are extremely friendly and welcoming.” – Shannon, HotSpot Rentals Agent
Disclaimer: Pricing, availability and specials are subject to change at any time and without notice. Prices may be net effective of specials (after specials are factored into the monthly rent price) and may be on different lease terms other than 12 months. Information is believed to be accurate, however is subject to errors and omissions.
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