What is 1237 West?
It’s a high-quality Chicago community designed especially with DePaul University students and other Lincoln Park residents in mind. 1237 West features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a clubroom, fitness center and more. All just steps from campus.
Is 1237 West part of DePaul University?
1237 West is a privately owned and professionally managed community and is home to students from other local universities in addition to DePaul, along with recent graduates and young professionals. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.
Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?
You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.
What are per-person contracts?
Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at 1237 West has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.
What is included in the rate?
Each resident at 1237 West pays a flat rate plus a Utility Amenity fee that includes:
- High-speed Internet
- Satellite TV
- Trash Removal
- On-site laundry
- 24-hour on-site management
- Amenities — (fitness center, etc.)
What size are the apartments?
The spacious accommodations at 1237 West range from 2- to 4-bedroom with available private bathrooms.
Are the apartments furnished?
Yes, all apartments at 1237 West have a furniture package including a extra long twin bed, desk, chair and wardrobe in each bedroom, a sofa, storage unit, coffee table and two chairs in each living room. Plus, all residences include a – kitchen island with counter stools. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.
When do the contracts start and end?
The standard term is September 1 or 2, 2017 to August 15, 2018, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. 1237 West also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.
Will my financial aid cover charges at 1237 West?
Your living costs at 1237 West can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at 1237 West. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.
Is 1237 West open to non-students?
Yes. Most residents at 1237 West are students at DePaul University and other area colleges and universities, and the per-person contracts are designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, 1237 West is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.
What kind of safety and security are provided?
1237 West has fire sprinklers, and electronic locks plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.
What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?
1237 West does not allow pets. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.
Can I park my vehicle at 1237 West?
1237 West has an attached parking garage. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for an optional monthly charge.
What other transportation options will I have?
Walkable to the adjacent DePaul campus, 1237 West is just blocks from the Fullerton CTA Red/Brown/Purple train stop. There are also bus stops located just outside the community.
Can I see a model apartment?
Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.