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Beautiful living room in a South Loop apartment building at 820 south Michigan Avenue


The historic Ebony Jet building at 820 S. Michigan Ave. has floor plans in fresh studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom layouts with stainless steel appliances, modern plank flooring, and more. Spectacular views of Grant Park and fiery sunrises are easily accessible from the roof top terrace and east-facing units. Enjoy walk-to convenience in dining, cultural venues, and entertainment throughout the neighborhood.


Just minutes away from some of the world’s largest corporate headquarters, this prime 3L Living location is also only a short walk from Roosevelt University, IIT campus, and Columbia College. The front door opens to Grant Park and Chicago’s Museum Campus (the Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium) is a stone’s throw away. Nearby waterfront parks offer lush environments to relax and enjoy gorgeous views. With Soldier Field right next door, it’s the perfect location for Bears’ fans.

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South Loop apartment building with prime location on Michigan Avenue

Convenient South Loop location keeps everything at the tip of your fingers!

Top amenities featuring roof top deck and pent house fitness center

Take advantage of included amenities like the fitness center & on-site storage units!

South Loop apartment building that is pet friendly

820 Michigan is pet friendly so you can keep your bestie by your side.

Roof top terrace that overlooks Lake Michigan and Grant Park

Enjoy unobstructed views while you entertain family and friends.

Save with high-speed internet included in the price of rent

High speed internet is included in the cost of your rent.

Amazon Hub allows for safe and secure package delivery to your building

Keep your packages safe and secure and manage everything from your phone!

Living room in student apartment starting under $1,500 per month rent


Starting at $1,395/mo
Size: 340-420 SF
Views: East lake view, North city view, and West view

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Housing for College Students in south loop


Starting at $1,695/mo
Size: 420-500 SF
Views: East lake view, North city view

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College apartment interior with industrial loft ceiling.


Starting at $1,945/mo
Size: 790-875 SF
Views: North city view, and West view

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Roof Top Terrace | YES
Roof Top Prep Kitchen | YES
Fitness Center | $50/Mth YES
Lobby Lounge | YES
Amazon HUB | YES
Amenity Internet | $110/Mth YES
Secure Keyless Entry | YES
On-site Laundry | YES
On-site Storage | $30/Mth YES
Pet Friendly | YES


Modern Plank Flooring | YES
Stainless Steel Appliances | YES
10′ Vaulted Ceilings | YES
Soft-Close Cabinetry | YES
Pendant Lighting | YES
Full Bay Windows | YES
Subway Tile Backsplash | YES
Keyless Remote Entry | YES
“SMART” Heat/Cool | YES


820 South Michigan, Chicago

Walker's Paradise
Walk Score: 98
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score: 100
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score: 92


How do I tour a 3L Living apartment?

You can schedule a virtual or in-person tour online HERE or you can call us at 773.850.3916

If you need further assistance visit our CONTACT page.

Will I get approved for the unit I'm interested in?

3L Living’s standard application requirements include:

  1. Proof of ID (Driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  2. Background check 
  3. Credit Check (will consider credit score, collections & eviction history dating back 7 years+)
  4. Income Requirements – Must take home 3x rent amount

If rent costs $1249/mth (1249 x 3 = 3750) Then you need to take home $3,750 (before tax) to qualify for this apartment.

You will need to submit 2 of your most recent paystubs in PDF format in the application. If you can not meet these income requirements a co-signer will be needed.

How do I apply for an apartment with 3L Living?

You can apply directly online for a specific apartment from each property’s “Schedule a Tour” page. Or if you have already attended a showing and are interested in applying your leasing consultant can send you an application directly and assist you through the process.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 and an adminstration fee of $250. 

If your application is denied you will be refunded ONLY the adminstration fee. If your application is approved that fee is NOT refunded and acts as a “Move-In Fee”.

You will also need to meet the application requirements listed in the “Will I get approved for the unit I am interested in?” question above.

How much will move-in cost? What fees will I pay?

Your resident account will have to reflect that the Adminstration Fee of $250 & 1st month’s rent have been paid before you are given keys/access to the building and your new unit on your scheduled move in date.

If you have a pet there is a $350 one-time fee also due before move-in.


What utilities do I have to pay for?

Water, sewage, trash removal, and amenity internet are all included in your monthly rent.

You will be responsible for setting up and the cost of electricity through ComEd. Cost varies on useage.

You will need to bring your own router for internet access (upgrades available).

Is there staff/security 24/7? Is the building safe?

3L Living has property management and maintenance staff working in the area standard business hours.

3L Living properties have controlled access, a camera system, and rotating evening staff that do building safety checks.

We always encourage our residents to use safety precautions.

    • Be mindful of your surroundings
    • Do not hold the door open for anyone you don’t know
    • Make sure any garage doors or back gates fully close as you enter or exit
    • Be responsible when using the amenity spaces

What local transportation is available?

  • Harrison Red Line CTA station – 0.2 miles west
  • Harold Washington Library – State/Van Buren CTA Station, Brown, Pink, Purple, Orange Line – 0.5 miles northwest
  • Michigan Ave + 8th St Bus Stop – Buses 1, 3, 4
  • Across the street from Grant Park + Lake Michigan
  • Less than 1 mile south of Navy Pier

Why should I choose a 3L Living property?

3L Living offers great living experiences in desirable neighborhoods at prices people can afford! An intense focus on a great resident experience ensures your day-to-day with 3L Living feels like home.

Our buildings are located where you want to be – live walking distance to work, school, and the best entertainment options the city has to offer.

3L Living also aims to deliver competitive rents, so you can spend more on the things you want!


I love this building. I especially love living in a building with such historical significance. Living here makes me very proud because as a young person I always marveled at the building and what John H. Johnson was able to accomplish and contribute to the world.

Survey Review 2021

My roommate and I just visited the apartment, we haven’t even moved in yet, but it’s truly everything we’ve been searching for. It fits our price range and everything is remodeled and new. It is at a great location near campus and it suits our needs as a comfortable, safe, clean, and simple place to live…

Google Review 2020

AI loved living at 820 S Michigan. The staff is so friendly – management or maintenance (everyone) !! I had a breathtaking East view from my apartment and loved every bit of it.

Google Review 2022