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632 – 42 West Addison apartments, Lakeview East

by Joe Zekas on 5/19/14

632-42 West Addison is a 3-story vintage courtyard walk-up in a keystone Lakeview East location steps from Wrigleyville and Boystown.

The building, which dates to 1925, has a large, south-facing, landscaped gated courtyard.

The apartments

632-42 West Addison has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. In mid-May of 2014 studios were fully rented. One-bedrooms rented from $1,235 to $1,295, and 2-bedrooms from $1,845. Floor plans are available online.

Apartments have separate dining areas, hardwood floors, crown moldings, walk-in closets and new windows. Back porches provide private outdoor space, which is scarce in the neighborhood. The apartments have radiator heat and window air-conditioning units or ceiling fans.

Amenities, services, policies

Like most vintage walk-ups, 632-42 West Addison has limited common amenities.

There is a large, gated, landscaped courtyard and an on-site laundry room. The building is pet-friendly, and welcomes cats and dogs under 40 pounds.

The building has on-site maintenance staff.

The location

632-42 West Addison’s Lakeview East location at the periphery of Wrigleyville and Boystown affords its residents steps-to proximity to everything these neighborhoods have to offer, and good proximity to the lakefront Lincoln Park.

Shopping. 632-42 West Addison residents have excellent access to grocery shopping.

Whole Foods is a short block west and a half block north on Halsted, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is around the corner on Broadway.

Jewel-Osco is a half-block south and Treasure Island is a block south on Broadway, and there’s a 7-Eleven nearby.

There are Target, Marshalls and Bed Bath and Beyond locations nearby for residents setting up housekeeping.

National retail chains, however, are a minor presence in the neighborhood, which draws its dominant character from a variety of locally-owned and quirky smaller shops.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Whatever you have a taste for is within a short walk in hyper-abundance.


Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and 632-42 West Addison residents will find Waffles Café right around the corner and local favorite Ann Sather two blocks south. If coffee and munchies suffice, there are several Starbucks locations within a short walk.

Wrigleyville, a few short blocks west, is a dense bar and restaurant destination for Cubs fans, and sports bars are everywhere.

The Broadway strip, around the corner from the building, serves up everything from fast food to Thai to burgers to Irish pubs.

The Halsted Street / Boystown scene, a block west, has dozens of straight, gay and lesbian bars, nightclubs and retail shops.

There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of 632-42 West Addison in the Belmont Theater District, and dozens more venues for live music performances.

Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near 632-42 West Addison include – to name a few – Northalsted Market Days, the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Wrigleyville Summerfest, SausageFest, the Chicago Marathon and, of course, Pride Week.

The websites for the Lakeview Citizens Council and the Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce are a good source to learn about upcoming events.

Parks, recreation. 632-42 West Addison residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

The 1,200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is two short blocks east of 632-42 West Addison. At this point in the park you’ll find a playground, the 9-hole Sydney Marovitz golf course, tennis courts and ball fields and a picnic field.

Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a great zoo.

Transportation. 632-42 West Addison has good access to public transportation.

A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area. The #36 Broadway bus at the corner, steps from the property, travels into the Loop. The #152 bus outside the building connects to the CTA Red Line stop at Addison for travel south to the Loop or north to Evanston. The Addison Red Line stop is about a 7-minute walk from the property.

632-42 West Addison residents have a 5-minute walk to the #146 CTA bus stop on Lake Shore Drive. The 146 runs express to the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and then on to the Loop.

Lake Shore Drive is a short distance away. There’s a pedestrian underpass just north of Addison (3600 N) but the nearest vehicle access is via Belmont Ave (3200 N) or Irving Park Rd (4000 N). Crosstown access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient from this location, and can be time-consuming before and after Cubs’ games.

Zipcar car-sharing locations and DIVVY bike stations are nearby.

The competition

You’ll find a wide variety of additional properties at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Lake View, East apartments.

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