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The neighborhood of Boys Town is in the Lake View neighborhood in the northeast section.

It is primarily a strip that runs on Halsted (800 W) and it southern border is Belmont Ave (3200 N), and its northern border is Grace St (3800).

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A tour of Halsted Flats’ new model apartments

Halsted Flats model kitchen

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted, is the first new full-amenity apartment high-rise to be built in Lakeview in the last 30 years. Halsted Flats opened recently and has been renting rapidly, with the studios being one of the most popular layouts. Join YoChicago for a look at the just-opened studio, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath model ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Wrigley Field and skyline views from Halsted Flats 2-bedrooms

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity apartment tower in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, has been renting up rapidly. Higher floors will be available for occupancy shortly, and south-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments have spectacular panoramic views from Wrigley Field to the downtown skyline. Join us for a brief look at the scene that’s seen from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 7, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s Halsted Flats is renting rapidly

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted St, has reached the point where everything seems to be happening at warp speed. The first residents moved into the new high-rise just a few days ago and the building’s convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are nearly 40% leased. The lobby was completed and staffed 24/7 just ahead of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour Lakeview’s newest apartments with the developer

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, moved in its first residents last weekend. Earlier that week developer Jim Letchinger of JDL Development offered a brief overview of the building, the amenities and the location in the above video. The leasing office is currently open on-site.

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Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

707 W Sheridan

Reside 707 is a 5-story, 151-unit contemporary apartment building at 707 W Sheridan Rd in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood. The building has undergone substantial renovation since being acquired by the current owner in 2008. The exterior changes retain the kitschy integrity of the building’s early 1970s 4+1 architecture. One of the building’s distinguishing features is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A new resident’s hardhat tour of Halsted Flats

3740 N Halsted

On January 16, dozens of excited renters queued up for small-group hardhat tours of Halsted Flats, a new luxury apartment high-rise at 3740 N Halsted in Lakeview. Hardhat tours will continue every Thursday until the building opens in mid-March. Don and David Sikora, father and son, shared their take on the community after the tour. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is a 15-story, 269-unit luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown neighborhood. The building has nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 3-level parking garage with 276 spaces. Halsted Flats is slated to begin occupancy in mid-March of 2014 as the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Sign up for a hardhat tour of Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new 15-story luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted in Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boys Town, is nearing completion and prepping for occupancy beginning in mid-march 2014. The building has been generating a lot of buzz as the first new rental high-rise in the area in decades, and the only one ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A Wrigley Field view from Halsted Flats’ dog run

Halsted Flats view

I visited Halsted Flats yesterday for a hardhat tour of the 15-story building, which is slated to open at 3740 N Halsted St in mid-March. Halsted Flats will bring a string of “firsts” and “onlys” to the Wrigleyville / Boys Town section of Lake View. For starters, it’s the first new rental high-rise to be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 10, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Is Andersonville Chicago’s “premier residential LGBT neighborhood?”

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The A-ville Daily blog boasts as follows: New 2010 census figures released by the United States government yesterday confirm what many in Chicago have known for some time — Andersonville is Chicago’s epicenter of same sex households. The six census tracts that comprise Andersonville (Lawrence, to the south, Ravenswood to the west, Broadway to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 4, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Riding the Red Line: Addison

Video - Riding the Red Line: Addison

My trip up the Red Line started at 35th / Sox, just a long line drive away from US Cellular Field. In today’s segment, I finally make my way to the North Side’s equivalent — the Addison station in Lake View, located less than a block east of Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs. Revisit ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 2, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

From the vault: Bob's Boys Town basics

With Pride Month culminating in the 41st annual Pride Parade down North Halsted Street in Lake View this Sunday, it seems like a fine time to break out this recent favorite from the YoChicago video archives. Last fall, I met up with @properties agent Bob Darrow on Halsted to get a Realtor’s-eye view of Boys ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on June 25, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

North Side numbers: Recent sales and prices in seven neighborhoods

The latest set of monthly data on home sales and prices at Redfin dates back to March, which already feels like it was ages ago. Consider this a trip through the WABAC machine. All I was looking for yesterday before stumbling upon “West Park” were the latest numbers of homes sold and median sales prices for ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 5, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Rethinking the four-plus-one in Lake View

Surely the four-plus-one has its fans, but in my experience, they’re few and far between. Occasionally you’ll come across a four-plus-one that breaks the mold, just as @properties agent Bob Darrow and I did during our recent walk around Boys Town. Here, you see an example of a renovated four-plus-one on Melrose Street that’s actually ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 22, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

Bob Darrow on Broadway retail and alternatives to Boys Town

From the Center on Halsted, Bob Darrow and I walked east along Waveland Avenue to Broadway. If Halsted Street represents the heart of Boys Town nightlife, Broadway is its daytime counterpart, a corridor of stores catering to the neighborhood’s everyday needs. During the walk, I ask Bob whether Boys Town is still a residential destination ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 20, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

The homes of Melrose Street

“Melrose between Broadway and Halsted is nearly idyllic — it’s just gorgeous,” says @properties agent Bob Darrow early on in this segment from our Boys Town tour. We started our walk down the long, leafy block at Melrose and Broadway, site of Nettlehorst Elementary School (and last week’s “name the nabe” photo) and worked our ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 16, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

Aligning sellers with reality

Convincing sellers to lower their asking prices can be a long and arduous process, especially if they’re facing a sale below their original purchase price. On Sunday I talked to Jameson agent Romeo De La Cruz, who was showing a 2,400 square-foot duplex at 3752 N Fremont St. De La Cruz’s clients recently agreed to ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 15, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

The nearly news: high, low, and in-between in Boys Town

As Bob Darrow has already told us, home prices in and around Boys Town stretch from the mid-$100s for small studio condos up into the seven figures for single-family homes. When it comes to the “nearly new” market — homes built in the past five years that are coming up for resale for the very ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 15, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

Inside and outside the Center on Halsted

Two years ago the Center on Halsted cut the ribbon on a 60,000 square-foot, LEED-certifed outreach facility at the corner of Halsted Street and Waveland Avenue in Boys Town. The center offers a variety of services for the LGBT community and the neighborhood as a whole, including social and recreational programs, legal assistance, HIV / ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 15, 2009
ChicagoNorth Side

A Wrigleyville detour: the cost of parking and bleachers near the Friendly Confines

In some ways, Wrigleyville and Boys Town are worlds apart, but the two are too close not to cover in one visit. Besides, “the two coexist harmoniously,” @properties agent Bob Darrow said at the start of our recent Boys Town walk-around. (I didn’t have the camera trained on Bob when he said it, so it’s ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 14, 2009