2970 North Sheridan is a 15-story, 408-unit vintage apartment high-rise in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
2970 North Sheridan was built in 1925 and was originally known as the Wellington Arms. The architects for the building were Hooper & Janusch.
2970 North Sheridan has studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.
Apartments in the building are well-maintained. They have parquet and hardwood floors, good closet space, large windows and radiator heat.
Some of the kitchens have been updated with black and stainless-steel appliances. Kitchens have gas ranges, but do not have dishwashers.
Baths typically have wall-hung sinks and mirrored medicine cabinets.
Views. Views are limited by surrounding buildings, but higher-floor apartments facing east do have lake views.
Amenities, services, policies
2970 North Sheridan, like most 1920s vintage buildings, has limited amenities.
The building has an on-site laundry facility, a bike storage area, a package receiving room and a rooftop sundeck.
2970 North Sheridan has on-site management and maintenance. Parking is not available at the building, and street parking is scarce in the neighborhood. The building is pet-friendly, subject to weight and breed limits.
2970 North Sheridan is on a busy residential street in Lakeview, just north of the Lincoln Park neighborhood and just west of Lincoln Park. It’s an attractive location, close to the park and a wide selection of bars, restaurants and neighborhood shops, and near Saint Joseph Hospital.
Shopping. 2970 North Sheridan has good proximity to grocery shopping.
Anyone setting up housekeeping for the first time will appreciate having Bed Bath & Beyond a few short blocks west.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
There’s a good selection of bars and restaurants along Clark St and Broadway St north and south of Diversey, but there are also a number of options along Diversey and nearby in the park.
Duffy’s Tavern, Pars Cove and Miss Asia are just a few of the venues you’ll find clustered along Diversey just southwest of the building. The popular Yolk is at Pine Grove and Diversey. Expect a wait for breakfast on weekends.
Chipotle, Starbucks and Potbelly are also on Diversey, within a short walk of the building.
Century Centre Cinema is just north of Diversey on Clark St.
The nearby Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.
Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unexpected. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at nearby North Pond in the park and the golf driving range at Diversey is open year-round. There are clay tennis courts and miniature golf adjacent to the driving range. With a little bit of luck you might strike up a friendship with someone who has a boat in Diversey Harbor.
The park also offers endless opportunities for quiet relaxation.
Transportation. The Van der Rohe’s access to public transportation is good, but not great.
The #151 bus stops outside the building and connects to the Loop via Michigan Ave. Other bus routes are a short walk from the building. The nearest CTA train stop, at Diversey, is a 15-minute walk from the building.
Taxi service is nearly always available outside the building. Several Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby.
Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of major misery during peak hours. Lake Shore Drive access is good.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Lakeview apartment guide.