YoChicago http://yochicago.com Real estate news, video, guides, blog | homes, apartments, neighborhoods | Chicago & suburbs Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:01:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Today’s apartment deal – free rent in a great South Loop location http://yochicago.com/today%e2%80%99s-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-in-a-great-south-loop-location/43572/ http://yochicago.com/today%e2%80%99s-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-in-a-great-south-loop-location/43572/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:44:24 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43572

The Park Michigan apartment tower’s location across from Grant Park affords residents sweeping views of the park known as “Chicago’s front yard.”

Park Michigan is currently offering a month’s free rent on select studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Studio rents in the building start at $1,504, 1-bedrooms at $1,575, and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,129 – attractive pricing for the location and amenities. Floor plans and near real-time availability and rents can be accessed online.

Park Michigan is steps from grocery shopping, dozens of bars and restaurants and the CTA transit hub on Roosevelt Rd.

Apartments at Park Michigan have great views, spacious layouts with open-plan kitchens, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall windows and generous closet space.


Snap Fitness is in the building, and Park Michigan residents have complimentary access to the facility.

Park Michigan is pet-friendly and has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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South Loop video tours – 1- and 2-bedrooms at Burnham Pointe http://yochicago.com/south-loop-video-tours-%e2%80%93-1-and-2-bedrooms-at-burnham-pointe/43568/ http://yochicago.com/south-loop-video-tours-%e2%80%93-1-and-2-bedrooms-at-burnham-pointe/43568/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:27:16 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43568

Burnham Pointe, 730 S Clark St, was built as a condo and converted to rentals. The result: finishes and amenities superior to many built-as-rental buildings.

Join YoChicago in the videos for a walk through 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments.

Burnham Pointe has high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, upgraded finishes and in-unit washer / dryers. Floor plans are spacious and have good closet space. Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space.

Six of the 1-bedroom tiers have a bath-and-a-half, a feature that’s great for couples and for people who like to entertain.

Burnham Pointe offers a full suite of amenities, including an indoor resistance pool, whirlpool and sauna. The recently-updated fitness center has cardio and strength-training equipment and a yoga studio. It’s adjacent to a sprawling outdoor deck with grilling areas and views of nearby Printers Row lofts. The building also has a large party room and a business center.

Burnham Pointe is pet-friendly and has a private dog run. Parking is available in an on-site garage.

Burnham Pointe has a mix of 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath and penthouse apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

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Book online and save at The Chicagoan apartments in River North http://yochicago.com/book-online-and-save-at-the-chicagoan-apartments-in-river-north/43566/ http://yochicago.com/book-online-and-save-at-the-chicagoan-apartments-in-river-north/43566/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:05:11 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43566

The Chicagoan, a luxury high-rise, has an enviable location at 750 N Rush. Step outside the front door of The Chicagoan and Water Tower Place, the Hancock Center, Mag Mile shops, Lake Shore Park and scores of restaurants, bars and coffee shops are steps away.

Step back inside and the apartment homes have the luxury of space and in-unit washer / dryers.


When summer arrives, residents relax and grill on the pool deck, or head for nearby Oak Street Beach.

Available 1-bedrooms at The Chicago start at $2,199 and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments rent from $2,999. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

Planned Property owns and manages dozens of buildings with more than 3,500 apartments in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations.

If you book an appointment online at any of Planned Property’s buildings you can save on your first month’s rent. At The Chicagoan, the rent reduction is $500.

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Apartment rental service misdirection, Luxury Living Chicago edition http://yochicago.com/apartment-rental-service-misdirection-luxury-living-chicago-edition/43538/ http://yochicago.com/apartment-rental-service-misdirection-luxury-living-chicago-edition/43538/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:02:51 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=43538

If you’ve been searching for an apartment in downtown Chicago, the cookies that track your online behavior result in your seeing banner ads for Luxury Living Chicago. The firm is one of dozens that have earned a spot on our rental service do-not-call list.

Rental services will always give you a misleading impression of what’s available in the market, and they’ll more often than not mislead you in a number of other ways. Take, for example, the three most important things in real estate: location, location and location.

The search for a Lincoln Park apartment at Luxury Living Chicago returns seven ads, pictured above. The ads are for two buildings, SoNo East and NewCity, neither of which is in Lincoln Park.

The search for a Gold Coast apartment at Luxury Living Chicago yielded 29 results. The 29 ads are for apartments in 9 buildings, not one of which is within what traditionalists consider the Gold Coast boundaries or YoChicago’s slightly more expansive Gold Coast boundaries.

Two of the buildings are in Streeterville and four are in River North. Three of the buildings are between Chicago Ave and Oak St, and their locations can fairly be described as on the border of the Gold Coast and River North. When you drill down on the Luxury Living Chicago Gold Coast ads, you’ll see an accurate neighborhood name, e.g. River North, associated with a number of them.

If you’re searching for an apartment in Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, or any of Chicago’s most desirable near-lakefront neighborhoods, avoid contacting a rental service a/k/a apartment locator a/k/a apartment finder. They can’t and won’t show you everything that’s available, and you’re highly likely to miss out on some of the best apartments and best deals.

Start with YoChicago’s reviews and lists. You’ll find a ton of photos, objective information, video tours, and links to near real-time rent and availability info at most of the buildings.

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First look – the appealing amenities at The Lofts at River East http://yochicago.com/first-look-%e2%80%93-the-appealing-amenities-at-the-lofts-at-river-east/43534/ http://yochicago.com/first-look-%e2%80%93-the-appealing-amenities-at-the-lofts-at-river-east/43534/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:31:30 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43534

When warm weather arrives, residents at The Lofts at River East can head for the sprawling roof deck to hang out, grill a steak, watch a movie in the grassy outdoor theater – or watch the steady stream of pedestrians headed past the building to nearby Navy Pier.

You can see a cold-weather, late-December walk around the roof deck in the above video.


Come spring, residents can stroll along the tree-lined Ogden Slip outside the building to the Starbucks in the on-site Target, and pause for an alfresco drink and a bite at Pinstripes before returning to their loft apartment.

In the interim, the slip-level amenities at The Lofts at River East, are an appealing draw.


The rambling slip-side resident lounge has a two-sided fireplace, a bar, and ample seating for small-group gatherings or hosting a party.

Residents navigate a whimsically-decorated hallway to the reach the “entertaining lounge.”



The lounge is spacious enough to accommodate a variety of activities, from quiet study to gathering around the bar and watching sports on a large-screen TV.



Residents who are in the mood for some activity can head for the game room, which has another bar, shuffleboard, a billiards table, a card table and an arcade game.



If game room activities aren’t strenuous enough, residents head for the gym / fitness center.

The fitness center has a wide variety of cardio and strength-training equipment, and the only heavy bags and speed bag in a Chicago rental.

Another fanciful passageway leads to the media room.


The multi-level media room is an ideal gathering spot to watch a sports event or a movie.

There’s a well-equipped bar adjacent to the media room.


The Lofts at River East has character-rich luxury studio to 3-bedroom apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

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New Gold Coast / River North apartments are a visual feast http://yochicago.com/new-gold-coast-river-north-apartments-are-a-visual-feast/43531/ http://yochicago.com/new-gold-coast-river-north-apartments-are-a-visual-feast/43531/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:18:02 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43531

The colorful and comfortable amenities at the new 35-story apartment tower at State & Chestnut are a visual feast. If you’re looking for a new apartment on the border of the Gold Coast and River North, the apartments and amenities are a must-see.

State & Chestnut has a steps-to-everything location on the border of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods. Bars and restaurants are in over-abundant supply nearby. Oak Street Beach, Washington Square Park and Lake Shore Park are all within a short walk.

Loyola’s Quinlan School is next door and the downtown campus is just east. Mag Mile shops and Oak Street boutiques are two short blocks. A Potash grocery is across the street and Whole Foods is a few blocks south.

The on-site leasing center is open daily. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary, but it’s a good idea to check rent and availability of your preferred apartment before visiting. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for the studio to 2-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

Join YoChicago in the video for a narrated tour of State & Chestnut’s location, amenities and apartments.

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Transit-oriented South Loop loft apartments available now and through May http://yochicago.com/transit-oriented-south-loop-loft-apartments-available-now-and-through-may/43529/ http://yochicago.com/transit-oriented-south-loop-loft-apartments-available-now-and-through-may/43529/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:58:04 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43529

One- and two-bedroom apartments at The Lofts at Roosevelt Collection are available for immediate occupancy – and for March through May occupancy.

Currently available 1-bedrooms start at $1,802 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,374. Two-bedroom, 1-bath apartments are available March 19 from $2,033. Two-bedrooms with a single bath are available in March starting at $2,033.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

The apartments at Lofts at Roosevelt Collection have high, brushed concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors in living areas. The apartments have in-unit washer / dryers and private balconies or terraces.

The Lofts at Roosevelt Collection is a few minutes’ walk from the CTA transit hub at Roosevelt Rd which is served by multiple train and bus routes.

Target is next door, and Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco are adjacent to the CTA station.

The loft apartments flank a pedestrian-friendly courtyard ringed by shops and restaurants and the ShowPlace ICON multi-screen theater. Dozens of additional bars and restaurants are within walking distance.

Lofts at Roosevelt Collection is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, newer apartment community with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff and 24/7 door staff.

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Apartment video walk-through – a 2-bedroom, 2-bath at the new Gateway West Loop http://yochicago.com/apartment-video-walk-through-%e2%80%93-a-2-bedroom-2-bath-at-the-new-gateway-west-loop/43527/ http://yochicago.com/apartment-video-walk-through-%e2%80%93-a-2-bedroom-2-bath-at-the-new-gateway-west-loop/43527/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:46:07 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43527

The new Gateway West Loop apartment tower is directly adjacent to Mariano’s Fresh Market and around the corner from Whole Foods. Tons of restaurants, bars and shops are within a short walk.

Join Peter from Gateway’s leasing team for a walk through a “08” tier 2-bedroom, 2-bath in the above video.

Gateway is a pet-friendly, full-amenity building with on-site leasing, management and maintenance and 24/7 door staff.

Gateway West Loop has studio to 2-bedroom, 2-bath luxury apartments with high ceilings, wood-look floors, private balconies, and high-style kitchens and baths. Floor plans for Gateway’s studio to two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are online, along with information about rents and availability dates.

Join YoChicago in the following video for a brief look at Gateway West Loop’s location, amenities and apartments.

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Stylish new Vernon Hills townhomes in the Stevenson High School District http://yochicago.com/stylish-new-vernon-hills-townhomes-in-the-stevenson-high-school-district/43525/ http://yochicago.com/stylish-new-vernon-hills-townhomes-in-the-stevenson-high-school-district/43525/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:11:09 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43525

Lexington Row at Port Clinton Place is a home buyer’s trifecta: a stylish new townhome in Vernon Hills built by Lexington Homes in the Stevenson High School District.

Lexington Homes has a decades-long reputation as an award-winning, innovative builder. The highly-rated Stevenson High School is nationally known for the excellence of many of its programs.

The stately new townhomes at Lexington Row span 1,758 to 1,913 square feet and offer 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a 2-car garage. Pre-completion pricing begins at $339,990.

The Warrington and Coventry floor plans at Lexington Row are similar to the plans at Lexington Crossing in Rolling Meadows. You can tour those plans in the above videos.

The Lexington Row sales office is open daily at 1258 Danforth Ct in Vernon Hills.

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Going Biblical on Live Here Chicago http://yochicago.com/going-biblical-on-live-here-chicago/43512/ http://yochicago.com/going-biblical-on-live-here-chicago/43512/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:12:40 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=43512

“…one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”

That’s a first for YoChicago – a quote from the Bible, Luke 16.

The quote perfectly sums up my take on Live Here Chicago, one of the rental services on our do-not-call list.

The firm and its agents have been engaged in an ongoing pattern of pirating images to which YoChicago owns the copyrights, and presenting those images as their own in Craigslist ads and other venues.

You might consider copyright infringement “a very little” matter, but we don’t. We spend a great deal of time, effort and money shooting photos of our advertisers’ properties. Live Here Chicago’s misappropriation of those photos is misleading to renters and property owners, and damaging to their interests in a number of ways.

We’ve previously opined that Live Here Chicago is “dishonest in much.” Recent Yelp reviews for rookie agents at the firm. and a scan of scores of the firm’s recent Craigslist ads, give us no reason to question that opinion.

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A visual tour of a luxury Streeterville 2-bedroom at North Water http://yochicago.com/a-visual-tour-of-a-luxury-streeterville-2-bedroom-at-north-water/43500/ http://yochicago.com/a-visual-tour-of-a-luxury-streeterville-2-bedroom-at-north-water/43500/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:32:18 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43500

The new luxury apartments at North Water begin above the Loews Hotel. Continue reading for an in-depth look at a northeast corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath.

The apartment has a spacious, open-plan living area with hardwood floors and two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows.

The kitchen has high-end appliances, including a gas range, and an island sink – a feature you rarely see in high-rise apartments.


A balcony just off the kitchen serves up great views even on a gloomy day.


The apartment has the preferred split-bedroom layout. The master bedroom can accommodate any size bed and additional furniture.


The second bedroom is also generously-sized.The bath in the master suite has a walk-in shower. The guest bath has a tub.

All of the apartments at North Water have ample closet space and in-unit washer / dryers.

If your apartment hunt has left you feeling a bit dehydrated, just open the refrigerator and slake your thirst.

North Water is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly and smoke-free community. North Water’s experienced leasing staff can answer your questions or accommodate your pre-arranged or walk-in visit seven days a week.

Floor plans for North Water’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments, and near real-time rent and availability information can be accessed online.

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The South Loop’s most lavish apartment tower opens February 15 http://yochicago.com/the-south-loop%e2%80%99s-most-lavish-apartment-tower-opens-february-15/43497/ http://yochicago.com/the-south-loop%e2%80%99s-most-lavish-apartment-tower-opens-february-15/43497/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:26:02 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43497

The wait for the South Loop’s newest and most lavish apartment tower is over. The first residents will move into 1000 South Clark on February 15.

The community offers a broad selection of apartment layouts, ranging from attractively priced studios that start at $1,630 a month to 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouses renting for more than $6,700 a month.

Luxury rental townhomes are extremely scarce in the South Loop, but 1000 South Clark features six three-bedroom, 3 ½ bath rental townhomes averaging 2,635 square feet. The townhomes include a two car garage and rent from $5,823 a month.

High-floor leases can be locked in now for as late as July occupancy. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online. The leasing office is open in an on-site trailer.


1000 South Clark will have six resident lounges, including a game room, a library lounge and wine bar, a 29th floor rooftop lounge and a chef’s kitchen.


A running track wraps around the building, continuing under the tower and past the 10,000 square foot 4th floor fitness center, serving up great east and north views.

Additional amenities include an indoor / outdoor pool, a basketball court, a squash court, a 20,000 square foot outdoor terrace, a dog care center and more.


Target is next door, and Jewel-Osco, Trader Joe’s and the CTA transit hub at Roosevelt Road are a few minutes’ walk away.

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A wide selection of Fulton River District one-bedrooms at K2 http://yochicago.com/a-wide-selection-of-fulton-river-district-one-bedrooms-at-k2/43506/ http://yochicago.com/a-wide-selection-of-fulton-river-district-one-bedrooms-at-k2/43506/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:38:43 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43506

K2, the Fulton River District’s newest apartment tower, has nine different one-bedroom floor plans, and the first word you’re likely to associate with the one pictured is “wide.”

Apartments in the “11″ tier at K2 span 742 square feet and have sunny, south-facing living areas that can flexibly accommodate a variety of furniture layouts.

Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space, and a stainless steel appliance package with a gas range and built-in microwave.

The bedroom is a spacious retreat.

The oversized bath has a wide vanity with plenty of storage and surface area.

Floor plans for K2′s studio to 3-bedroom apartments are available online.

K2 has a gateway location that affords walkable access to West Loop, River West and River North restaurants and nightlife. A private pedestrian bridge connects K2 to Jewel-Osco.

K2 is a pet-friendly, full-amenity, high-service new apartment tower. K2 has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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Today’s apartment deal – free rent at Streeterville studios http://yochicago.com/today%e2%80%99s-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-streeterville-studios/43493/ http://yochicago.com/today%e2%80%99s-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-streeterville-studios/43493/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:34:19 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43493

The two towers of McClurg Court occupy a location that’s hard to match for convenience.

The apartments at McClurg Court have floor plans that are typically more spacious than what you’ll find in Streeterville buildings. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for McClurg Court’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

McClurg Court is currently offering a weekend special. Apply to rent any corner studio by February 7, 2016 and move in by February 29, and you’ll receive one-and-one-half months’ free rent. Apply for any apartment within 24 hours of your first visit and the administrative fee will be waived

Studio apartments at McClurg Court start at $1,410 a month, convertibles at $1,585, 1-bedrooms at $1,755 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,551. Three-bedroom apartments are infrequently available.


The pet-friendly community has 24/7 door staff and on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff.

The leasing office at McClurg Court is open daily.

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Tour a West Loop corner 2-bedroom, 2- bath at the new JeffJack apartments http://yochicago.com/tour-a-west-loop-corner-2-bedroom-2-bath-at-the-new-jeffjack-apartments/43490/ http://yochicago.com/tour-a-west-loop-corner-2-bedroom-2-bath-at-the-new-jeffjack-apartments/43490/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:04:51 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43490

The apartments at the new JeffJack tower have a polished, sophisticated look that sets them apart.

The character-rich, loft-look layouts at JeffJack have floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, brushed concrete beams and ceilings, designer finishes and in-unit washer / dryers.

JeffJack currently has only one apartment available for rent, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath for immediate occupancy, priced at $3,028 a month. Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of the unit.


JeffJack is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity community with 24/7 door staff. JeffJack has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff.

The leasing office is open daily on-site, and walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. You can access floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info prior to your visit.

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Transit-oriented apartments at the new NewCity http://yochicago.com/transit-oriented-apartments-at-the-new-newcity/43481/ http://yochicago.com/transit-oriented-apartments-at-the-new-newcity/43481/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:35:58 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43481

Residents at NewCity, a new apartment tower, have a ton of parking available for their cars and their guests in an adjacent 1,100-car garage, but they also live in an environment where car-free living is an easy option.

The NewCity apartments are at 1457 N Halsted in an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment center anchored by Mariano’s, ArcLight Cinemas, Yard House, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kings Bowl America. Lyfe Kitchen, Nando’s Peri Peri, Earls Kitchen & Bar and Adobe Gila’s are also on-site.

When residents want to venture beyond NewCity, they’ll find a vibrant urban scene nearby with popular neighborhood restaurants, bars, theaters and shops. The CTA Red Line stop at North Ave is a block away. Bus lines along Halsted St and North Ave provide direct transit to dining and entertainment clusters in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown, Wicker Park, River West, the Fulton River District and the West Loop.

A Zipcar car-sharing location is a short block from the building.


The apartments at NewCity have luxurious finishes, well-considered layouts, and spectacular skyline views.

NewCity is a full-amenity, full-service, pet-friendly community with 199 studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online, and the leasing office is open daily on-site at 1457 N Halsted St.

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Halsted Flats is Lakeview’s only new luxury apartment tower http://yochicago.com/halsted-flats-is-lakeview%e2%80%99s-only-new-luxury-apartment-tower/43479/ http://yochicago.com/halsted-flats-is-lakeview%e2%80%99s-only-new-luxury-apartment-tower/43479/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:29:59 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43479

If your wish list includes a walk-to-Wrigley Field location with a view of the ballpark and an apartment with upscale finishes and in-unit washer / dryer in a full-amenity new apartment tower, you have only one option: Halsted Flats.

Floor plans for Halsted Flats’ studio, convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

Halsted Flats has a full roster of amenities that includes a large landscaped outdoor pool deck with grilling stations, and a fitness center, resident lounge and demonstration kitchen adjacent to the deck.


Halsted Flats is pet-friendly and PetSmart is in the building. Whole Foods is a short block south at Halsted and Waveland.

Halsted Flats has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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Classic West Loop lofts and new apartments at Circa 922 http://yochicago.com/classic-west-loop-lofts-and-new-apartments-at-circa-922-2/43477/ http://yochicago.com/classic-west-loop-lofts-and-new-apartments-at-circa-922-2/43477/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:12:39 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43477

Circa 922, just around the corner from the West Loop’s famed restaurant row on Randolph, offers both classic lofts and apartments in a new full-amenity tower. Loft residents have access to the tower amenities.

Circa 922 currently has a south-facing 2-bedroom loft with a balcony available for $3,935 and a 1-bedroom in the tower with lots of natural sunlight for $1,985. Floor plans and rent and availability info are online.


Circa 922′s full suite of amenities includes a pool deck with gas grills and a private dog run, a rooftop sundeck, a fitness room, a business center, a media room and a large resident lounge with an adjacent outdoor terrace.

Circa 922 is pet-friendly and smoke-free. The on-site leasing center is open daily at 922 W Washington St.

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Rent discounts at luxury Streeterville apartments http://yochicago.com/rent-discounts-at-luxury-streeterville-apartments/43475/ http://yochicago.com/rent-discounts-at-luxury-streeterville-apartments/43475/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:58:32 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43475

Atwater, a 54-story luxury apartment tower at a steps-to-everything Streeterville location, is offering discounts on select apartments and fee credits for near-term move-ins.

Apply for a lease within 24 hours of your first visit to Atwater and you’ll receive a $450 administrative fee credit if you move in by February 15, 2016 or a $225 fee credit for moving in after February 15. You’ll also receive a $500 rent credit on select apartments.

Apartments are available for immediate occupancy and occupancy later in February and March. Available studios start at $1,749, 1-bedrooms at $2,172 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $3,525. A convertible is available at $1,924 and a 3-bedroom, 2-bath at $6,613.

Floor plans for Atwater’s spacious apartments, and near real-time rent and availability info, can be accessed online.

Atwater residents have a Bockwinkel’s grocery across the street, Target a short block south, and Whole Foods a block west.

Yolk, a popular breakfast spot is in the building, D4 Irish Pub and Dollop Coffee are across a landscaped courtyard, and dozens of bars and restaurants are a short walk away.


Atwater is a pet-friendly, full-amenity, high-service, smoke-free community with 24/7 door staff and on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff.

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First look – A new Wolf Point West convertible apartment http://yochicago.com/first-look-%e2%80%93-a-new-wolf-point-west-convertible-apartment/43454/ http://yochicago.com/first-look-%e2%80%93-a-new-wolf-point-west-convertible-apartment/43454/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 04:00:39 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43454

Two furnished models are available for viewing at the striking new Wolf Point West apartment tower on the Chicago River. The models were furnished by bKL, the architecture firm that designed the building.

One of the models is an east-facing convertible with a privacy wall between the living and sleeping areas.


The sleek kitchen has white quartz counters, a gas range, duotone cabinetry and a breakfast bar island.


The apartment has dramatic views east along the river through floor-to-ceiling windows.

There’s a wide foyer as you enter the apartment.

Wolf Point West apartments have high ceilings, oversized baths with large vanities and mirrored medicine cabinets, outstanding closet space and in-home washer / dryers.

Wolf Point West is a full-amenity, high-service community. Its riverfront site serves up great views in every direction, and fabulous views through the soaring window walls in the top-floor fitness center.

Studio to 3-bedroom floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online. You can lease now for immediate occupancy or for occupancy as late as July, 2016.

The leasing office is open daily on-site. Call 844-WPW-RENT (844-979-7368) or email leasing@wpwrent.com to make an appointment.

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Rent a sunny 2-bedroom, 2-bath in the West Loop http://yochicago.com/rent-a-sunny-2-bedroom-2-bath-in-the-west-loop/43471/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-sunny-2-bedroom-2-bath-in-the-west-loop/43471/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 01:01:05 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43471

The Madison at Racine has a sunny, south-facing, loft-look 2-bedroom, 2-bath available with a private balcony. The apartment rents for $3,495 a month.

Apartments at The Madison at Racine have wood-look floors, high ceilings, in-unit washer / dryers and upscale kitchen and bath finishes.

The Madison at Racine has floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info online for its convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments.

The Madison at Racine is pet-friendly, has a full suite of amenities, on-site parking, on-site management and maintenance, and 24/7 door staff.

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New look, new address and free rent at Gold Coast / River North apartments http://yochicago.com/new-look-new-address-and-free-rent-at-gold-coast-river-north-apartments/43467/ http://yochicago.com/new-look-new-address-and-free-rent-at-gold-coast-river-north-apartments/43467/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:35:09 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43467

Chestnut Place, an apartment high-rise on the border of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods, has a new entrance to a new lobby. The location of the bright and spacious new lobby results in an address change, from 850 N State to 8 W Chestnut.

The improvements to the building continue upstairs, with “enhanced renovated” units slated for February 27 occupancy. The units include plank flooring throughout, new baths and new kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes and new cabinets.

A month’s free rent is available on select vacant apartments. Convertible apartments start at $1,480 a month, 1-bedrooms at $1,575 a month, and 2-bedroom, 1 ½ baths at $2,285. Floor plans and near real-time rent availability info can be accessed online.

Chestnut Place has a convenient, steps-to-everything location straddling the border of the River North and Gold Coast neighborhoods.

Chestnut Place has quick access to the CTA Red Line at Chicago Ave. Shopping, dining, nightlife and charming small parks are all nearby.

Chestnut Place is pet-friendly, non-smoking and has 24/7 door staff, a parking garage, and on-site leasing and management staff.

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New Tapestry Glenview apartments are close to work, shopping and dining http://yochicago.com/new-tapestry-glenview-apartments-are-close-to-work-shopping-and-dining/43452/ http://yochicago.com/new-tapestry-glenview-apartments-are-close-to-work-shopping-and-dining/43452/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:31:26 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43452

Tapestry Glenview is a new luxury apartment community with an enviable location just off the Willow Rd interchange from I-294. Mariano’s, Starbucks and a variety of restaurants are within walking distance, and major employers are a few minutes away.

Tapestry Glenview has a full suite of amenities that includes an outdoor pool, a fitness center with a separate yoga studio, resident lounges, a nicely-equipped business center and a conference room.

You can tour the location and the amenities in the above video.

Available 1-bedrooms at $1,471 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,307 a month. Tapestry Glenview is currently offering a month’s free rent on select apartments.

Floor plans are available online.

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Dog-friendly renovated apartments on the Lincoln Park / Lakeview border http://yochicago.com/dog-friendly-renovated-apartments-on-the-lincoln-park-lakeview-border/43449/ http://yochicago.com/dog-friendly-renovated-apartments-on-the-lincoln-park-lakeview-border/43449/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:29:18 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43449

The renovated vintage apartments at 2756 North Pine Grove have steps-to access to the lively, pedestrian-friendly strips of bars, restaurants and shops along Diversey, Clark and Broadway, and the endless attractions in Lincoln Park.

Pet-friendly one- and two-bedroom apartments are currently available at 2756 for immediate, March 1 and April 1 occupancy. One-bedrooms start at $1,375 and two-bedrooms at $1,985. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

Planned Property owns and manages dozens of buildings with more than 3,500 apartments in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations.

If you book an appointment online at any of Planned Property’s buildings you can save up to $300 on your first month’s rent.

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Today’s apartment deal – New 2-bedroom prices, free rent at The Lex in the South Loop http://yochicago.com/today%e2%80%99s-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-new-2-bedroom-prices-free-rent-at-the-lex-in-the-south-loop/43447/ http://yochicago.com/today%e2%80%99s-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-new-2-bedroom-prices-free-rent-at-the-lex-in-the-south-loop/43447/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:10:57 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43447

The LEX, a newer luxury apartment community that was built as a condo, has great amenities and great new rent levels on 2-bedroom apartments.

Immediate-availability apartments include 2-bedrooms with one bath starting at $2,167 and at $2,429 a month with two baths. A 2-bedroom, 2-bath is available April 1 for $2,651 a month.

The deal: Apply for a 2-bedroom or 1-bedroom plus den within 24 hours of your first visit and you’ll receive a month’s free rent.

The LEX is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, high-service community with on-site parking and a range of 1- and 2- bedroom tower and loft-style apartments.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

The LEX’s location is near a growing restaurant, bar and nightlife scene, and has convenient access to McCormick Place, the new sports arena that’s under construction, Mercy Hospital, the lakefront and the city’s expressway grid. The Green Line station at Cermak is a short walk from the building.

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A video tour of three New East Side model apartments at Columbus Plaza http://yochicago.com/a-video-tour-of-three-new-east-side-model-apartments-at-columbus-plaza/43442/ http://yochicago.com/a-video-tour-of-three-new-east-side-model-apartments-at-columbus-plaza/43442/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:06:12 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43442

Columbus Plaza is a 48-story pet-friendly apartment tower in a steps-to-everything location a block east of Michigan Ave, across from the Chicago River.

The building has direct access to the Pedway for all-weather connections to the Metra Electric trains to Hyde Park, scores of underground restaurant and shops, Macy’s, and Loop office towers.


Columbus Plaza has unusually spacious and livable convertible studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

Join YoChicago in the videos for a narrated walk through convertible, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath model apartments.

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Video tours of two new model apartments at Tapestry Naperville http://yochicago.com/video-tours-of-two-new-model-apartments-at-tapestry-naperville/43444/ http://yochicago.com/video-tours-of-two-new-model-apartments-at-tapestry-naperville/43444/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:02:35 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43444

The new Tapestry Naperville apartment community is just off Route 59, a short walk from the Naperville Crossings shopping center. Naperville Crossings is home to retail shops, a Starbucks, a dozen restaurants and a 16-screen AMC theater.

Tapestry Naperville has one-, two- and 3-bedroom apartments that have wood-look floors in living areas, full-size in home washer / dryers, sheltered patios or balconies and kitchens and baths that will delight you.

One-bedrooms start at $1,415, 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $1,605 and 3-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,100.

The deal: for a limited time, new renters are eligible for up to two months’ free rent.

Tapestry is a pet-friendly community of 3-story buildings with surface and garage parking. Community amenities include landscaped grounds with a gazebo, a grilling area and a lounging area with a fire pit overlooking one of the ponds, a zero-depth pool, a large resident lounge and a spacious, bright fitness center.

Tapestry Naperville’s on-site leasing office is open seven days a week, and floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

Join YoChicago in the videos for a walk through new 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath models at Tapestry Naperville.

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New Bridgeport single-family homes at Lexington Place 3, from the $530s http://yochicago.com/new-bridgeport-single-family-homes-at-lexington-place-3-from-the-530s/43437/ http://yochicago.com/new-bridgeport-single-family-homes-at-lexington-place-3-from-the-530s/43437/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:13:51 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43437

Residents of Bridgeport love their neighborhood, and the many newcomers to the first phases of Lexington Homes’ Lexington Square rowhomes and Lexington Place single-families are enamored of their new neighborhood.

Lexington Homes, one of Chicagoland’s longest-tenured and most innovative builders, has been transforming the area around Bridgeport’s Donovan Park into a new construction enclave.

Lexington Place 3 is following on the success of two previous suites of classic homes with neighborhood-friendly front porches on oversized lots.

Eight Lexington Place 3 homes will be built on wide lots that are more than 20-feet deeper than the standard city lot size. The 3- to 6-bedroom, 2 ½ to 3 ½ bath homes boast high ceilings, high-end finishes, family-sized kitchens and great rooms scaled for entertaining. The homes are pre-completion base-priced from $534,990.

Sales have begun at Lexington Square 4, offering 3- to 4-bedroom rowhomes with 2 ½ or 3 ½ baths and 2-car garages. The homes span 2,216 to 2,507 square feet and are pre-completion priced from $392,990.

The sales office for the single-family and rowhomes is open daily at 3758 S Sangamon St.

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Video – Renovated one-bedroom apartments in a Belmont Harbor landmark http://yochicago.com/video-%e2%80%93-renovated-one-bedroom-apartments-in-a-belmont-harbor-landmark/43434/ http://yochicago.com/video-%e2%80%93-renovated-one-bedroom-apartments-in-a-belmont-harbor-landmark/43434/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:24:07 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43434

Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of the location, amenities and apartments at The Belmont by Reside.

The Belmont by Reside is vintage grandeur at its best, updated with contemporary flair.

The second you step into the lobby you’ll realize that it’s not like any other vintage building that you’ve seen.

The lobby treatment announces the complete transformation that the building has undergone since its acquisition by an affiliate of Reside Living.

The color scheme mixes cool, soothing tones and muted lighting with splashes of red and earth tones.


A space for more intimate gatherings opens directly from the lobby and mixes elements of the building’s 1920s heritage with mid-century colors and furnishings.

The overall impression is welcoming. The building is pet-friendly and has door staff and package receiving service.


There’s a nicely-equipped fitness room at the building’s penthouse level. Arched windows flood the room with light.


The penthouse-level amenities include a party room with a billiards table and a kitchen / bar.


The party room opens onto a sprawling roof deck with multiple in-season seating areas, a fire pit and gas grills.

The roof deck looks out over Belmont Harbor and the lakefront.


There’s much more to see at The Belmont by Reside, including sunny, spacious, renovated apartments with hardwood floors throughout.

Large one-bedroom apartments are available now and for occupancy in April of 2016.

Floor plans can be accessed online.

Reside Living has dozens of additional vintage and contemporary buildings ranging from walk-ups to high-rises in prime lakefront neighborhood locations. Start your apartment search with Reside.

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Video tour – the hyper-convenient luxury apartments at NewCity http://yochicago.com/video-tour-the-hyper-convenient-luxury-apartments-at-newcity/43432/ http://yochicago.com/video-tour-the-hyper-convenient-luxury-apartments-at-newcity/43432/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:13:25 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43432

Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of the location, amenities and apartments at the recently-opened NewCity.

NewCity is a new residential, retail, restaurant, entertainment and office complex with a Dick’s Sporting Goods, an 82,000 square foot Mariano’s grocery, ArcLight Cinemas, Kings Bowl, Yard House, Earl’s Kitchen, Nando’s Peri Peri, Z Galerie and more.

NewCity is a short walk from neighborhood bars, restaurants, the Royal George and Steppenwolf theaters, Clybourn Corridor big-box stores, Whole Foods, and the CTA Red Line stop opposite the Apple Store. Bus service, taxis and bike lanes are at the front door. The Kennedy Expressway and Lincoln Park are less than a mile away.

The NewCity apartment tower has a full suite of amenities, including a pool deck, a landscaped terrace with gas grills, a fitness center with a yoga studio, a business center, a media room and a spacious resident lounge that has a demonstration kitchen.

NewCity has new, luxurious studio to 2-bedroom apartments with high ceilings, wood-look floors throughout, and a host of unexpected extras. Floor plans are available online, and the leasing office and furnished models are open daily.

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A video tour of West Loop one-bedrooms at The Madison at Racine http://yochicago.com/a-video-tour-of-west-loop-one-bedrooms-at-the-madison-at-racine/43430/ http://yochicago.com/a-video-tour-of-west-loop-one-bedrooms-at-the-madison-at-racine/43430/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:05:41 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43430

Join YoChicago in the video for a walk through two one-bedroom apartments at The Madison at Racine.

The Madison at Racine has floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info online for its convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy and occupancy as late as April. When you find the home you want, for the date you want to move, you can apply online.


Apartments at The Madison at Racine have wood-look floors, high ceilings, in-unit washer / dryers and upscale kitchen and bath finishes.

The Madison at Racine is pet-friendly, has a full suite of amenities, on-site parking, on-site management and maintenance, and 24/7 door staff.

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Lakeview video apartment walk-throughs – 1- and 2-bedrooms at Halsted Flats http://yochicago.com/lakeview-video-apartment-walk-throughs-%e2%80%93-1-and-2-bedrooms-at-halsted-flats/43411/ http://yochicago.com/lakeview-video-apartment-walk-throughs-%e2%80%93-1-and-2-bedrooms-at-halsted-flats/43411/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:06:23 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43411

The new Halsted Flats is the only full-amenity rental high-rise in Lakeview.

Amenities include a sprawling landscaped deck with a pool, whirlpool, lounging areas and gas grills. There’s a nicely-equipped fitness room, a large demonstration kitchen and a relaxing resident lounge.

The pet-friendly building has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff and 24/7 door staff.

Studio to 3-bedroom apartments have high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-look floors, and upscale kitchen and bath fixtures.

Floor plans can be accessed online.

Join YoChicago in the videos for a walk through an 11 tier one-bedroom and a .

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Apartment video walk-through – a studio and 1-bedroom in Lakeview at Sheridan Shores http://yochicago.com/apartment-video-walk-through-%e2%80%93-a-studio-and-1-bedroom-in-lakeview-at-sheridan-shores/43413/ http://yochicago.com/apartment-video-walk-through-%e2%80%93-a-studio-and-1-bedroom-in-lakeview-at-sheridan-shores/43413/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:02:27 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43413

Sheridan Shores is a modern 5-story elevator building at 640 W Sheridan Rd in Lakeview, steps from Lake Shore Drive.

Sheridan Shores has nicely-updated studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, air-conditioning, great closet space, and kitchens with granite counters, built-in microwaves and dishwashers.

The building has on-site laundry and parking.

Near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

Join YoChicago for a narrated walk through a studio and a 1-bedroom at Sheridan Shores.

Group Fox owns and manages 1,000s of apartments in dozens of buildings in prime locations on the north side of Chicago.

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Sheridan Shores, 640 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview http://yochicago.com/sheridan-shores-640-w-sheridan-lakeview/43405/ http://yochicago.com/sheridan-shores-640-w-sheridan-lakeview/43405/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:25:33 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=43405

Sheridan Shores is a 5-story contemporary apartment building at 640 W Sheridan Rd in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

The exterior shows the building’s 1970s 4+1 architecture.

The apartments

Sheridan Shores has 18 different studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath floor plans. Floor plans, pricing and near real-time availability are online.


Kitchens and baths have been updated. Kitchens include new cabinetry, granite countertops and dishwashers.

Many of the apartments have a well-defined dining area. Apartments have hardwood floors throughout.

Closet space compares favorably with what you’ll find in most apartments in the neighborhood. Some of the studio layouts include four closets and one-bedroom units have at minimum four closets.

The building’s 2-bedroom plans have the split-bedroom layout popular with roommates and people who work from home.

Amenities, services, policies

Like many older buildings, Sheridan Shores has limited common amenities. There is an on-site laundry room.

Parking is available for rent. Street parking is scarce in the area. Cats are accepted; dogs are not, except for medically-required service dogs.

The location

Sheridan Shores is in the northern part of Lakeview, just a block west of Lake Shore Drive and Lincoln Park, and adjacent to the Wrigleyville and Boys Town neighborhoods.

Sheridan Shores’s location at the periphery of Wrigleyville and Boys Town affords its residents close proximity to everything those neighborhoods have to offer without constantly having to experience their congestion.

Shopping. Sheridan Shores residents have good access to grocery shopping.

Whole Foods is a few blocks south of the building at Halsted and Waveland, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is nearby on Broadway.

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. In brief – whatever you have a taste for you’ll find in the neighborhood in hyper-abundance.


Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Sheridan Shores residents will find Waffles and local favorite Ann Sather nearby. If coffee and munchies suffice, there’s a Starbucks at the corner and several more within a short walk.

Horizon Café and IHOP are also a short walk away.

If tequila’s your favorite breakfast food, El Mariachi is just around the corner.

Wrigleyville is a dense bar and restaurant destination for Cubs fans and sports bars are everywhere.

The popular North End is two short blocks from Sheridan Shores. Murphy’s Bleachers is two blocks further – and once you get past Murphy’s the Wrigleyville scene gets crowded.


Bobby Love’s and Roscoe’s are just a few of the dozens of gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs you’ll find in Boys Town.

Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Sheridan Shores 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.

The Mary-Arrchie Theatre is a few doors west of Sheridan Shores and Oracle Theatre is around the corner. There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of the building in the Belmont Theater District. Dozens of live music venues are also nearby.

Parks, recreation. Sheridan Shores residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

The 2-acre Gill Park, a short block west of the building, has an air-conditioned field house with a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and assembly hall. Outside there’s a t-ball field and a playground.

The 1,200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is two short blocks east of Sheridan Shores. Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a great zoo.

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 area.

Transportation. Sheridan Shores has good access to public transportation.

It’s about an 8-minute walk from the front door of Sheridan Shores to the CTA Red Line stop at Sheridan.

A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area, steps from the property. The #36 bus on Broadway travels south through Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast and River North into the Loop, providing access to endless shopping, dining, nightlife and employment venues.

The #80 bus, across the street from Sheridan Shores, travels west to the CTA Red Line and to the Blue Line for connections to O’Hare Airport. Sheridan Shores residents have a short walk to the #146 (pdf) and #135 bus stops 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. The #135 bus provides express service to the New East Side and Loop.

Lake Shore Drive is a short distance away. Crosstown access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient from this location, and can be especially time-consuming before and after Cubs’ games.

Zipcar car sharing locations are nearby. A DIVVY bike station is a block west on Broadway. Taxi service is readily available 24/7 along Broadway and Lake Shore Drive.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Lakeview apartments.

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

Share your take on Sheridan Shores

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Note: Group Fox is a YoChicago advertiser.

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New Wicker Park Lofts now leasing apartments http://yochicago.com/new-wicker-park-lofts-now-leasing-apartments/43396/ http://yochicago.com/new-wicker-park-lofts-now-leasing-apartments/43396/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:37:25 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=43396

Lease-up is underway at Wicker Park Lofts, a 40-unit apartment building at 1515 – 1517 W Haddon. The transit-oriented development, which is nearing completion, is just 570 feet from the Division Blue Line stop and a short walk from popular bars, restaurants and shops.

Wicker Park Lofts is a short walk from the ball field, gyms and pool at Pulaski Park.

Wicker Park Lofts takes advantage of the property’s uniquely-shaped site and offers studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom “soft loft” apartments. The units feature top-of-the-line finishes and state-of-the-art design elements. Fourth and fifth-floor apartments have breathtaking city views.

In keeping with its transit orientation, the development has reduced parking and a large bike room. Common amenities include a package delivery and dry cleaning drop-off and pick-up room, and a recycling room on the first floor, along with a loading berth for move-ins and move-outs.

Wicker Park Lofts’ unique features include:

  • Breathtaking skyline views
  • 10-foot ceilings
  • Oversized spa-like baths with Duravit fixtures and touch faucets
  • Fully loaded sleek kitchens
  • In-unit laundry
  • Large closets with abundant storage
  • Exceptional energy efficiency
  • Modern yet sensible design
  • Bedrooms for king-sized beds
  • Heated terrazzo floors = warm in the winter, cool in the summer
  • Individually controlled heat and air
  • Exceptional sound transmission control
  • Huge energy-efficient windows with high end shades
  • Pets allowed and pet-free floors
  • Dry-cleaning and laundry drop off
  • Bike and package delivery rooms
  • DirecTV and 25 Mbps Internet included
  • Secure key fob entry system
  • 1-minute walk to the Blue Line and all of Wicker Park
  • Covered parking available with free EV charging
  • The architect for Wicker Park Lofts is David Brininstool of Brininstool + Lynch. He is known for his modern yet sensible designs and has designed numerous multifamily buildings in Chicago.

    Units 202, 208, 210, 301, 303, 402, 409, 505 and 509 have been leased.

    Wicker Park Apartments Inc. is currently offering units on the following floors for the following move-in dates:

  • 2nd floor: 4/30, 5/1, 5/14, 5/15, and 5/28-6/1
  • 3rd floor: 5/14, 5/15, and 5/28-6/1
  • 4th floor: 5/28-6/19
  • 5th floor: 5/28-7/1
  • Although interiors are not yet completed, the developer is walking interested prospective tenants through the building on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 pm, beginning on Saturday, January 30th. RSVP required or, for an appointment, call 312-970-9711.

    All of our floor plans are available at the Wicker Park Lofts website.

    Unit sizes and price ranges:

  • Studios are approximately 600 square feet and range from $1,450 to $1,600.
  • 1-bedrooms are approximately 700 square feet and range from $1,650 to $,1900.
  • 2-bedroom 1-baths are approximately 1,000 square feet square feet and range from $2,300 to $2,500.
  • 2-bedroom 2-baths are approximately 1,200 square feet and range from $3,000 to $3,200.
  • 3-bedroom 2 baths are approximately 1,300 square feet and range from $3,300 $3,500.
  • Rent includes water, trash, recycling, DirecTV and 25 Mbps Internet. Limited parking is available on a first-come first-served basis for $200/month. Limited storage lockers are available for $25/mo. Well-behaved pets are allowed, but on the 2nd and 4th floors only.

    You can view construction progress through January 14 in the following time-lapse video:

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