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Grant Park, Downtown Chicago

1000M is situated on famed Michigan Avenue at the western edge of Grant Park, one of the most distinguished areas of Downtown Chicago. Centrally located along Chicago’s Cultural Mile at the Museum Campus, 1000M is within walking distance of everything you could want. All the things that make living easy and convenient are just steps from your door, such as grocery stores, dry cleaners, movie theaters, and shopping centers. Not to mention the city’s most renowned cultural institutions, grand parks, and lakefront views.

Cultural Mile

The Cultural Mile starts at the Chicago River and extends south to Roosevelt Road and east to the Museum Campus. On a map, it is an extension of Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, beginning at Oak Street and ending at the river.

It’s distinguished by its blend of world-renowned institutions including the Art Institute, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, and Soldier Field to name a few; breathtaking parks, diverse architecture, and dramatic fountains and sculpture. Its stretch of landmark-designated buildings is considered the face of Chicago and serves as a gateway to one of the richest cultural and educational districts in the country. Simply extraordinary!

Art Institute of Chicago

Renowned art museum holding nearly 300,000 works from all over the world, spanning many centuries.

agora big feet sculpture

Modern sculpture of 106 headless 9-ft. cast iron figures by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz.

Chicago symphony orchestra

Built in 1904, music complex that hosts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & classical & jazz concerts.

Shedd Aquarium

State-of-the-art indoor aquarium, famous for its variety of habitats & views of Lake Michigan. The Shedd is part of Chicago’s 57-acre Museum Campus, neighboring other world-class institutions The Field Museum and Adler Planetarium.

Millennium Park great lawn

Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this bandshell in Millennium Park hosts various musical events.

Street Art

Chicago is home to a growing and important collection of murals. A self-guided tour is a fun way to see the city while exploring art. View Map.

Adler Planetarium

Interactive exhibits & high-tech sky shows entertain stargazers, lakefront views are a bonus.

Field Museum

State-of-the-art museum of science & invention, with the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex.

School of the Art Institute of chicago

Founded in 1879, SAIC is internationally regarded as one of the best art schools and top fine arts colleges in the US. SAIC is one of the many higher education establishments in downtown Chicago.

Columbia college chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Cultural Mile, Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college offering a distinctive curriculum that blends creative and media arts, liberal arts, and business in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Independent Galleries

Chicago is home to over 300 art galleries, showcasing art in a variety of disciplines. Looking for inspiration? Stop by Iarca Gallery, across from the Art Institute.

The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago

Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the Modern Wing is the new home for the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. A decade in the making, this 264,000 square-foot building makes the Art Institute the second-largest art museum in the United States.

Dining Destination

The second city’s dining scene is second to none. Noteworthy choices can be found just steps away, from upscale restaurants and lively bars and lounges to coffee shops and casual eateries. If you crave it, you’ll find it close by.

the Gage

Inventive American eats plus a long list of beers in a lively space with Millennium Park views.

grant park bistro

Trendy venue serving pasta, burgers & meat plates, plus draft beer, cocktails & happy-hour specials.

Printer’s Row Wine Shop

Decadent pastries, fresh-baked bread, coffee brewed right & service that sets the bar.

paris baguette

Inventive American eats plus a long list of beers in a lively space with Millennium Park views.


Salumi, pizza, pasta & other Italian fare plus cocktails & a large wine list in a relaxed setting across from Millennium Park.

Eleven City Diner

Deli standards & classic American diner meals in a casual, retro-style restaurant.

Stan’s Donuts

Stylish spot supplying gourmet donuts, milkshakes, hot coffee drinks & cold brew on tap.


Paris-based gelato shop featuring gourmet natural ingredients.

Kasey’s Tavern

Set in a vintage storefront, this sports-bar stalwart pairs its TVs with a top-shelf beer list.

Niu B Sushi

Sushi, noodles & other Pan-Asian dishes, plus cocktails, are served in this hip, minimalist lounge.

Dollop Coffee Company

Chill outpost serving specialty coffees & teas, plus housemade eats & locally sourced baked goods.

Roots Handmade Pizza

Chicago-style pizza, comfort food & draft beer served in a cool venue that has a retractable roof.


Cafe chain serving creative breakfast dishes & sandwiches in a cheery, contemporary atmosphere.

park & lakefront living

1000M Apartments offers immediate access to Grant Park and the lake and the year-round activities they offer. Take in concerts at the Pritzker Pavilion. Picnic at the Crown Fountain. Bring your canine best friend to Grant Bark Park. If you love the water, there are a variety of boat rides, sailing charters, sightseeing tours, swimming trips, and customized private charters on Lake Michigan. And 12th Street Beach on the eastern edge of Northerly Island is an amazing place to walk and explore. The options and opportunities are endless.

12th street beach & Northerly island

Tranquil beach with lifeguards, a beach house, restrooms, concessions & a non-motorized boat launch.

lakefront trail

The Chicago Lakefront Trail is a 18.5-mile-long partial shared-use path for walking, jogging, skateboarding, and cycling, located along the western shore of Lake Michigan

Boat Harbors

Chicago’s location along Lake Michigan offers convenient maritime access. Monroe and Burnham harbors are within walking distance from 1000M, offering mooring for both sailboats and power boats.

grant park formal gardens

Small area in Grant Park with walking paths amid ornamental gardens, plus summer music festivals.

maggie daley park

Popular recreational area with winter ice skating, a climbing wall & playground equipment.

Crown Fountain

Part of Millennium Park, the Crown Fountain is a public sculpture with two 50-ft. LED towers & a reflecting pool, by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa. Families frequent this fountain to cool off in the summer.

Buckingham Fountain & Flower Gardens

Among the world’s largest, Grant Park’s 3-level rococo fountain, built in 1927, offers light & water shows and can be spotted in many movies and television productions.

Chicago Riverwalk

The Chicago Riverwalk is a multi-use public space located on the south bank of the main branch of the Chicago River in Chicago, extending from Lake Michigan and DuSable Lake Shore Drive westward to Lake Street. Enjoy al fresco bars and restaurants, boat tours and water taxis, running and kayaking along this scenic route.

cloud gate

Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean”, is one of Chicago’s most popular sights. The monumental work of art anchors the 24.5-acre downtown Millennium Park and reflects the city’s famous skyline and the surrounding green space.

Grant Park Gardens

Proudly referred to as “Chicago’s Front Yard,” Grant Park totals 312.98 acres most notably featuring Maggie Daley Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and a portion of the Museum Campus. Home to Movies in the Park, blues and jazz concerts, Lollapalooza, and Taste of Chicago, Grant Park is also a perfect opportunity to unwind and connect with nature, or enjoy sporting and exercise activities..

neighborhood convenience

printer’s row

With roots dating back to the 1880s as the printing hub of America’s Midwest, Printer’s Row is a hip neighborhood in downtown Chicago. Its tree-lined streets are fittingly home to several bookshops, including popular Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, and Dearborn Station, a former passenger train station with an iconic clock tower, restaurants, and shopping.

shops at Roosevelt collection

Modern open-air mall with popular chain retailers, a movie theater & a park with a playground.

whole foods

Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products.

magnificent mile shopping

The Magnificent Mile is Chicago’s premier commercial district. The vibrant, bustling area is home to upscale shops, luxe fashion outlets, cool restaurants and posh hotels. Landmarks include the historic Chicago Water Tower, the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, the terracotta Wrigley Building skyscraper and the 100-story John Hancock Center, which has a rooftop observation deck with fine dining and panoramic city views.

Farmer’s Market

South Loop Farmer’s Market has been a catalyst in pushing forward the local food movement in Chicago. Patrons can enjoy local entertainment while browsing products from nearly 50 participating merchants, with some offering vendor demos.

Walk to work

Located in Chicago’s Central Business District, many offices are a short walk or CTA ride away.

Public Transportation

1000M Apartments provides convenient access to Chicago’s network of public transportation options. Just one block away, Orange, Green and Red line trains at the Roosevelt station connect you to Midway Airport, the West Loop, and north side. Loop buses frequently stop along Michigan Avenue. Stations for Divvy bikes and scooters are around the corner. And the Metra and Amtrak stations are just a few blocks away.

Neighborhood Street Festivals

Every season is festival season in Chicago. Neighborhoods around Chicago block off their streets to host world-renowned fests and events celebrating food, music, culture, art, and history throughout the city.








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