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River North, Chicago

N Wabash Ave, Chicago, 60611, United States
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About the Property

Harrington Housing River North Chicago, 60611, is a well-liked Chicago student housing offering a range of impressive options, including deluxe rooms, deluxe plus, and den rooms. It is one of the top choices for students attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located close to Harrington Housing River North Chicago. Harrington Housing River North Chicago provides exceptional amenities tailored to student needs, including necessities.


Nestled along Lake Michigan in Illinois, Chicago is among the largest cities in the US. It’s a highly sought-after city for students, boasting several prestigious colleges, such as the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois. The city is home to spectacular architecture, diverse culture, and a beautiful arts and music scene. Chicago is an affordable city to reside in as a student, with plenty of cultural attractions, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and beaches to explore. The city is always buzzing with activities, and its multicultural community, comprised of students and residents from different countries, is one of its unique features. Chicago is renowned for its world-famous art pieces, such as the digital fountain in Millennium Park, and the streets are adorned with abstract art, statues, and murals at every turn. Students can experience the amazing culture of Chicago with its many events and live music performances happening all year round. It is also home to the famous NBA team, Chicago Bulls.


The Harrington Housing River North Chicago student accommodation is located close to diverse facilities such as shopping centres, food joints, clinics, ATMs, and public transport, ensuring students have a convenient stay. With its central location, staying at Harrington Housing River North Chicago will ensure you do not miss out on anything happening in the city and let you live the American dream.

Features

When you make Harrington Housing River North Chicago your residence, be rest assured that you will have a room that fits your needs perfectly. This property offers an extensive selection of rooms, including Deluxe, Deluxe Plus, and Den rooms. The well-furnished rooms are equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure your comfort throughout the year. Each room features a comfortable bed, a private TV, a study desk, and a spacious wardrobe.


The property also provides many common amenities that include high-speed Wi-Fi, ensuring a seamless studying or gaming experience after a long, tiring day. In addition, the property has a gym, washer, and dryer. Staying at Harrington Housing River North Chicago is a decision you won’t regret!

Location and What's Hot?

Harrington Housing River North Chicago is located in a bustling area where you can find many cafes, restaurants, shopping stores, and parks. The Harrington Housing River North Chicago student accommodation is also close to major universities, such as the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois, situated near the property.


On weekends, you can unwind at several popular restaurants, cafes, and pubs near the Harrington Housing River North Chicago. When you’re craving delicious food, you will find plenty of cafes and restaurants that you can try out, including Bongjorno’s Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria, Peet’s Coffee, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Dunkin’, Billy Goat Tavern (The Original), eBar, Sushi Bar Chicago, Shaw’s Crab House, and Foxtrot. When you want to get some drinks with friends and party, visit Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant, Rossi’s, Upstairs at the Gwen, Theory, Howl at the Moon Chicago, and Snickers Bar & Grill. For shopping, check out Cultural Exchange Market, Riverwalk - Community Market Place, COACH, The Shops at North Bridge, and MAC Cosmetics. No wonder, Harrington Housing River North Chicago is so popular, with so much to offer.


If you're looking for entertainment near Harrington Housing River North Chicago, you can visit the Navy Pier, which features a carnival, or the Adler Planetarium, located next to the coast, for some stargazing. The other attractions that Chicago offers include The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, the Field Museum, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. However, keep in mind that exploring the city and eating out can be expensive, so it's best to make a budget by looking into the cost of living in Chicago before making plans. Our Chicago City Guide can also help you find other things to do around Harrington Housing River North Chicago.

Commute

Chicago, a bustling metropolitan area and transportation hub in the Midwest, offers a convenient and efficient transportation system for international students. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is one of the largest public transportation networks in the United States, providing various options such as buses, railways, taxis, limo services, and shuttles. These transportation options make it easy and safe for students to travel and explore the city. The Harrington Housing River North Chicago residence is located in a secure and busy area with many bus stops near it. The State & Kinzie bus stop, the State & Marina City bus stop, and the Michigan/Wrigley Bldg bus stop are all close to Harrington Housing River North Chicago. Students who want to travel by train can take the Merchandise Mart subway station, Chicago subway station, and the Grand subway station, located close to the property. The prime location of  Harrington Housing River North Chicago allows students to easily get around and familiarize themselves with the city.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Wifi
Water
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Common Amenities

Fully Furnished
Gym
Washer
Dryer
Wifi Internet

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the rent include?

The rent includes all utilities, internet, as well as living in a fully furnished apartment. It also includes the use of the building amenities, such as a gym, swimming pool, rooftop, and so on (if applicable).

How does the rent payment work?

At the time of check-out, you are only required to make your deposit payment. Paying a deposit will secure your room. Your first rent payment is due upon your move-in. Let's say today is January 15 and you would like to book a room from March 1 to September 31. Today, you will need to pay the deposit amount to hold your room. The first rent payment is due any time until March 1. You will need to pay your first rent to receive your apartment keys. In other words, the deposit secures your room, and the first rent brings you the keys.

What is required for booking?

To book you will need to complete the verification process by uploading a photo ID, proof of study/work, proof of address, and guarantor documents, and then pay the deposit listed in the booking process. If you are a student, they require proof of study instead of proof of work. This full process can be completed online.

What is proof of guarantor?

It is proof that you have a guarantor agreeing to secure or 'guarantee' tenancy agreement/contract.  A guarantor can be an individual (parent, spouse, relative, etc.) who promises to pay a tenant’s debt in the case the payment has not been transferred for a reason.

Why can’t I select the dates I want?

You can only select the beginning and end of the month as a move-in date.

How do my friend and I rent an apartment together?

Bookings are done individually, but you may request to live in the same apartment with your friend. They do there best to make this happen but it is based on availability.

Can I meet my roommates before moving in?

In most circumstances, your exact room is assigned the day you move in. There housing coordinators will introduce you to your roommates when you move in.

Are the accommodation premises Co-ed?

They have all-female, all-male, and mixed apartments, based on availability at the time of booking. During the booking process kindly let them know your preference and they will do there best to accommodate it.

Is the furniture deposit returned?

The deposit will be returned within 21 business days after the rooming agreement term stays, provided that the contractual obligations have been met and mandatory fees have been deducted.

Do I pay my rent month to month, or weekly?

They allow flexible lease terms, and rent payment is due every 4 weeks. A payment plan will be generated and added to the end of your housing agreement for your reference.

What if I want to change my room type?

Room type changes are subject to availability and will involve an extra cleaning fee pending approval.

How can I extend my stay?

You need to provide a written request to extend your stay, preferably with a 30-day notice. Extensions are based on availability and they do our best to accommodate them.

How many people will I be living with?

You will live in a co-living space with other roommates. 95% of our premises accommodate three (3) roommates in total. An exact number of roommates depends on the apartment layout and location.

Do I get my own bathroom?

Unless specified otherwise, all rooms have shared bathrooms. If you are looking for ultimate privacy, they do have a master room with a private bathroom and entire apartment options in certain locations.

How many people share the same bathroom?

Generally, you will be sharing the bathroom with 2 other roommates depending on the apartment layout. They have some apartments with a master room with a private bathroom, based on availability.

Does the apartment have a common living room?

There is a small dining area near the kitchen area. Particularly with the Covid-19 precautions, they discourage there residents to gather in common areas unless necessary.

Is a kitchen included?

Yes, all of there apartments come with a fully furnished, shared kitchen. This includes a small dining area, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and appliances.

Is the internet included?

They are happy to provide each resident with an unlimited Wi-Fi internet connection. This is included in the rental price. Also, accommodation prepares the rooms with fresh bed linens and deep cleaning before the move-in. Residents need to leave the room in the same condition as it is found, including the replacement of fresh bed linens and completion of deep move-out cleaning.

Is there a laundry?

Yes, all there premises have either in-unit or on-site laundry.

Is parking included?

Parking may be provided for an additional fee, provided that the duration of the stay is a minimum of one year.

Are there locks on doors?

Unfortunately, they do not place locks on doors. Due to existing fire code requirements, they attach importance to the security of the co-living units, and individual locks create a less preferable environment in terms of the security of there tenants.

What is flex space?

Flex space is one of the budget-friendly options they offer. It’s ideal for students looking for luxury living with basic privacy. The space is an alternative to a shared room and is created with a temporary bookcase partition. 

Do you have a cleaning service?

Prior to moving in, your room is cleaned and you are provided with fresh linens. It is up to all roommates to keep their rooms and common areas clean.

Do you accept pets?

Even though they  love pets, a co-living environment does not allow us to be pet friendly. Our current or future guests might be allergic to pets.

What is your guest policy?

Due to the unique living environment at accommodation premises, constant overnight guests are not allowed. You are able to have friends and family visit you. However overnight guests overpopulate the apartment and are not permitted.

Do you provide a meal plan?

Meal plans are not provided. There apartments have fully furnished kitchens with standard appliances including pots, pans, dishes, and cutlery. There are grocery stores nearby.

Can I bring my own sheets and furniture?

They provide fresh bed linens prior to moving in. There rooms are fully furnished with a bed, study desk, side table, lighting, and smart TV. As long as the room is left in the same condition after your stay, you may replace your own linens and small furniture.

Can I rent an apartment to myself?

Yes, you can rent an entire studio or one-bedroom apartment. 

What if I have a roommate issue?

There residence is a co-living shared space and they encourage open communication to try and resolve any household issues. Please contact your housing coordinator, for some further assistance.

Is there 24/7 security on the premises?

Most of there locations have a concierge security desk. Additionally, a key fob is needed, to enter the building.

What is the check-in process?

Check-in generally begins after 4:00 pm on your planned move-in date. You will receive move-in instructions by email, which will include the housing coordinator’s contact information. You can inform them when you’re on the way, or a time you plan to be at the residence and they will meet you. You will have a short orientation when you arrive and will receive your keys if your first rent payment was made.

What is the verification process?

After the booking submission, you will be asked to follow the instructions to verify your identity and proof of study/work. They want to make sure they only accept people who are verified to be a good fit for their co-living community.

What is the Service Fee?

The service fee is a non-refundable administrative fee, to cover costs associated with your application process, verification, screening, and contract preparation.

What to do for Earlier Check-ins (early arriving flights)?

You can call / message the coordinator via WhatsApp and let them know your arrival time. You will be able to leave your luggage in the common area of the apartment and return later once your room is ready.

Why am I paying a furniture deposit?

The furniture deposit is to secure the room and cover any potential damage to furniture, other loss, or default in rent payment.

Who can rent with the Property? I am not a student.

They are a purpose-built housing provider. They provide co-living housing both to students and young professionals. If you have concerns about whether you are eligible to apply, please contact their booking team.

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1. Food & Beverages: $90-$160/ per week

2. Entertainment & Leisure: $45-$130/per week

3. Transportation Charges: $80-$100/ per week

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1. Bus: Pace is one of the most prominent bus service providers in Chicago, covering 284 municipalities city-wide. It runs through various routes, especially among universities, to airports and other tourist destinations. The average fare of the bus in Chicago (one-way) is  $2.25. To pay for buses in Chicago, students can avail of discounts and use the Ventra Card.

2. Metra Rail: Another efficient way to travel across Chicago is the Metra Rail, which can take you across the multiple suburbs in the city. It has around 11 lines and connects 240 stations laid across the city. The fare depends on the distance you travel, the maximum being $ 9.50 to travel from Zone A to Zone J.

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