Aqua Chicago Condos – 225 N Columbus Chicago

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Here are all the Aqua Chicago condos for sale along with their location, building and condo information. Schedule a showing online!


Aqua apartments with a condo form of ownership range from studios to 3 bedrooms. Studios have 573 to 584 square feet. One bedroom condos have 571 to 1,550 square feet. Two bedroom condos have 1,090 to 1,900 square feet. Three bedroom condos have 1,581 to 3,631 square feet. Aqua penthouses are on floors 76 to 81.

All of the condos have balconies, floor to ceiling windows and a washer and dryer. Cooking appliances are gas. Since the condos are on the upper floors of the building they all have great city and/or lake views! Click here to see a video including views from the penthouse!

Here’s a link to several of the Aqua floor plans. One feature you’ll not see is a stall shower.

Prices for Aqua Chicago condos range from $300K to over $2M. See the listings below for current list prices.


8105$2,845,00032 1/22100
5903$799,00011 1/21176


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Aqua was built in 2009. The building is known for its unique exterior with irregularly shaped balconies that create the appearance of water flowing down. It won the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2009. Aqua is also known as the third tallest building in the world currently with a woman as the lead architect.

The high rise houses 260+ condos at the top of its 81 stories. It’s the fifth tallest residential building in Chicago and the ninth tallest in the United States.

Aqua condos are above 474 rental apartments and the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. The residential units have their own entrance.

The building has both indoor and outdoor pools, a bike room, sauna, sundeck, exercise room, yoga/pilates room, running track, basketball court, media room and party room. It also has a dry cleaner, concierge and access to Chicago’s Pedway. Parking is deeded. Pets are ok. Utilities included in the monthly assessment are: air conditioning, cable TV, gas, heat and water.

The condo association has a helpful web site. See Aqua At Lakeshore East Condominium Association.


Aqua Chicago condos are located between Lake and South Water north of Millennium Park at 225 N Columbus. They’re in the New Eastside neighborhood of Chicago’s Loop and part of the Lakeshore East Development. The lakefront is 4 blocks east. Michigan Avenue is 2 blocks west.

There are 2 grocery stores within a block of Aqua, Mariano’s and Bockwinkel’s. There’s also a CVS Pharmacy next door. To learn more about the neighborhood visit

Aqua Chicago condos currently have a Walk Score of 94 and a Transit Score of 100. Multiple bus stops are within 2 blocks. Multiple car sharing services are on the same block. The stop for almost every L line is around half a mile away.

225 N Columbus has a Bike Score of 83. A Divvy bike sharing station is 2 blocks to the south.

According to, the location has a Crime Grade of A. That means it’s a lowest crime area compared to all of Chicago.


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Fran Bailey Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has been quoted in numerous Chicago and national publications. To schedule showings for any listings, get a free market analysis for your home or to contact Fran email her at or call 773-793-4516. Learn More