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The vintage yellow brick and limestone building, which was completed in 1930, has undergone substantial renovation in recent years. The similar building next door at 1101 West Columbia is under common ownership and management with 1063.
1063 West Columbia has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom floor plans. Floor plans are accessible online.
The apartments have wood-look floors throughout, ceiling fans and crown moldings.
Kitchens and baths have been updated. Kitchens have limited cabinet and counter space, gas ranges and built-in microwaves.
The apartments have radiator heat and heat is included in the rent.
Amenities, services, policies
Like most vintage buildings, 1063 West Columbia has limited amenities.
The building has a 24-hour on-site engineer, a laundry room, and a bicycle storage area.
On-site parking is not available. The building accepts cats, but not dogs.
1063 West Columbia is a half-block from Lake Michigan.
The location, on a quiet, tree-lined street, has decent access to shopping, transportation, theaters, bars and restaurants.
Loyola University’s Lake Shore campus is a few short blocks south of the building.
Shopping. 1063 West Columbia residents have relatively inconvenient access to grocery shopping. The nearest full-service grocer is more than half a mile from the building.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment. There’s a decent selection of bars, restaurants and entertainment options in the immediate area.
Pizza lovers will enjoy having Giordano’s near the building at the corner of Sheridan and Pratt.
Sheridan Rd has some interesting local shops.
There’s a coffee shop, a pizzeria and national franchise outlets near the Loyola El station.
Mayne Stage, a few blocks northwest, is one of a number of live performance venues in the area.
Parks, recreation. 1063 West Columbia residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.
The long stretches of beach fronting Lake Michigan in Rogers Park are half a block east of 1063 West Columbia.
Loyola Park, a few blocks north of the building, boasts a large fieldhouse with two gyms, a woodshop and a boxing center. The park has baseball and softball fields, a two-hoop basketball court, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, a playground and a two-thirds of a mile long trail along the beach.
Transportation. 1063 West Columbia has good access to public transportation.
1063 West Columbia is a few short blocks north of the CTA Red Line stop at Loyola. The Red Line travels northbound to Evanston and southbound through Uptown, Wrigleyville, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast and River North on its way to the Loop.
The #155 bus stops at the corner and runs south on Sheridan Rd to the Loyola campus then west to Devon Ave shops. The #147 bus also stops at the corner and runs express from Foster Ave to Michigan Avenue shops and on to the Loop.
Crosstown access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient from this location. Access to the city’s airports is inconvenient.
The nearest Zipcar car sharing location is three blocks south of the building. DIVVY bikes are not currently available this far north, but plans call for adding stations several blocks from the building in 2015. Taxi service is readily available on Sheridan Rd.
There are quite a few apartment buildings in the immediate area. As with most Chicago neighborhoods, your best bet for finding the best apartments is often walking, biking or driving the area looking for FOR RENT signs.
Rentals are also typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Rogers Park apartment guide.
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