YoChicago http://yochicago.com Real estate news, video, guides, blog | homes, apartments, neighborhoods | Chicago & suburbs Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:13:12 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 1640 North Damen apartments, 1640 N Damen Ave, Bucktown / Wicker Park http://yochicago.com/1640-north-damen-apartments-1640-n-damen-ave-wicker-park/37354/ http://yochicago.com/1640-north-damen-apartments-1640-n-damen-ave-wicker-park/37354/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:12:04 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37354

1640 North Damen is a 3-story mixed-use building at 1640 N Damen Ave in Bucktown. The building, which dates to the late 1920s, has 5 renovated apartments and ground-floor retail space.

Nike Running.occupies the retail space in the building.

The building was acquired recently by an affiliate of Reside Living.

The apartments

1640 North Damen has 1- and 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. As of late-November 2014 1-bedrooms rented from $1,488 and 2-bedrooms from $2,184. Floor plans are available online.

The apartments have hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, lots of windows, and individual heat and air-conditioning.

There are in-unit washer / dryers. Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space, granite counter tops, gas ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves.

Amenities, services, policies

The building is smoke-free and pet-friendly, subject to limits. On-site parking is not available.

The location

1640 North Damen is in a vibrant, convenient location that affords residents great proximity to the CTA Blue Line and a wide variety of interesting shops, restaurants and nightlife. It’s one of the most attractive, pedestrian-friendly locations in Chicago.

Long-time residents consider the location part of Wicker Park and more recent arrivals refer to it as Bucktown.

Shopping. 1640 North Damen does not have good walking proximity to a full-service grocery store. The nearest, a Jewel-Osco, is more than a half-mile away.

Olivia’s Market, a block north and around the corner from the building, was “inspired by the specialty food stores and corner groceries” in New York. Goddess & Grocer is across the street and the new Walgreen’s at North and Damen carries some groceries and prepared food items.

The Wicker Park Farmers Market is held Sundays, from May to October, just south of the building in the park.

1640 North Damen is situated in the midst of what may be the city’s best concentration of boutique clothing outlets and spas outside of Oak Street.


Close neighbors include BCBG Max Azria and Asha Spa to name just a few of the many trendy venues in the area.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find an outstanding selection of locally-owned, one-of-a-kind bars, restaurants and outdoor cafés along Damen Ave, North Ave and Milwaukee Ave within a short walk of the building. In a reflection of the neighborhood’s trendiness and affluence you’ll also find Starbucks, Chipotle, Potbelly and other franchise outlets.


Neighborhood standbys within a few minutes’ walk of 1640 North Damen include Silver Cloud, Club Lucky and George’s Hot Dogs.

Penny’s Noodles and Big Star are just a few of the dining venues on Damen Ave south of North Ave.


Just south of the building there’s a thriving strip of shops and restaurants along North Ave.

Nearby Milwaukee Ave has quickly become one of the hottest development corridors in the city, and the six-corner intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North is often crowded and congested.

In the summer the neighborhood comes alive with street fairs and festivals. The Wicker Park Bucktown site has a good list of upcoming events.

Parks, recreation. Churchill Park is a few short blocks north of the building.

The 1-acre park has a very popular dog-friendly area and a junior baseball field.

Churchill Park is also one of the access points for the new Bloomingdale Trail a/k/a The 606.

1640 North Damen is a few blocks north of Wicker Park, a 4-acre oasis.


The park has a field house with a gym and meeting rooms, a community garden, a fountain and a dog-friendly area.

There’s also a large playground, a baseball field, basketball courts, a soccer / football field and shaded areas for relaxation.

Transportation. 1640 North Damen’s has good access to public transportation.

The CTA Blue Line stop at Damen Ave, a block south of the building, travels to O’Hare Airport, the Loop, Oak Park and Forest Park.

The #50 CTA bus on Damen, steps from the building, travels north to Roscoe Village, and south to Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village and the Illinois Medical District hospitals.

The # 72 CTA bus along North Ave connects to the dense cluster of big-box retail in the Clybourn Corridor and to the CTA Red and Brown Lines.

Many area residents opt for the protected bike lanes along Milwaukee Ave as their preferred route to the Loop and River North.

Taxi service is readily available near the building. The nearest Zipcar car-sharing location is near the building at North and Damen. DIVVY bikes are available nearby.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is good, but can be slow at peak hours.

The competition

The neighborhood has mostly small apartment buildings with few vacancies. The best way to find an apartment is to walk, bike or drive around looking for FOR RENT signs.

Rentals are typically also available in a number of nearby condo buildings.

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2010 West Pierce apartments, 2010 W Pierce Ave, Wicker Park http://yochicago.com/2010-west-pierce-apartments-2010-w-pierce-ave-wicker-park/37344/ http://yochicago.com/2010-west-pierce-apartments-2010-w-pierce-ave-wicker-park/37344/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:10:22 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37344

2010 West Pierce has 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments ranging in size from 1,175 to 1,450 square feet. As of late-November 2014 the apartments rented from $2,316. Floor plans are available online.

The apartments have hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplaces, private balconies and individual heat and air-conditioning. There are in-unit washer / dryers. Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space, granite counter tops, gas ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves.

The apartments have the split-bedroom layout that’s popular with roommates and people who work from home.

Amenities, services, policies

2010 West Pierce has resident storage lockers.

The building is smoke-free and pet-friendly, subject to limits. On-site garage and surface parking is available.

The location

2010 West Pierce is steps from the 4-acre Wicker Park. It’s a vibrant, attractive, convenient location that affords residents great proximity to the CTA Blue Line and a wide variety of interesting shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The immediate area is dominated by low-rise buildings, many of them dating to the 19th century, on charming tree-dense streets.

Shopping. 2010 West Pierce does not have good walking proximity to a full-service grocery store. The nearest, a Jewel-Osco, is about a half-mile away.

The building has a 7-Eleven convenience store around the corner and the new Walgreen’s a block north carries some groceries.

The Wicker Park Farmers Market is held Sundays, from May to October, just south of the building in the park.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find an outstanding selection of locally-owned, one-of-a-kind boutiques, bars, restaurants and outdoor cafés along Damen Ave, North Ave, Milwaukee Ave and Division St, within a short walk of the building.

Penny’s Noodles and Big Star are just a few of the dining venues steps away from the building on Damen Ave.


Just north of the building there’s a thriving strip of shops and restaurants along North Ave.


Division Street, a half-mile east and west of Damen, is one of the liveliest, most pedestrian-friendly strips in the entire city of Chicago.

Milwaukee Ave, just east of the building, has quickly become one of the hottest development corridors in the city.

In the summer the neighborhood comes alive with street fairs and festivals. The Wicker Park Bucktown site has a good list of upcoming events.

Parks, recreation. The building is a short block north of Wicker Park, a 4-acre oasis.


The park has a field house with a gym and meeting rooms, a community garden, a fountain and a dog-friendly area.

There’s also a large playground, a baseball field, basketball courts, a soccer / football field and shaded areas for relaxation.

The new Bloomingdale Trail a/k/a The 606, is a few blocks north of the building.

Transportation. 2010 West Pierce’s has good access to public transportation.

The CTA Blue Line stop at Damen Ave, just around the corner from the building, travels to O’Hare Airport, the Loop, Oak Park and Forest Park.

The #50 CTA bus on Damen, steps from the building, travels north to Bucktown and Roscoe Village, and south to the Illinois Medical District hospitals.

There are east-west CTA bus routes along North Ave and Division St, not far from the building.

Many area residents opt for the protected bike lanes along Milwaukee Ave as their preferred route to the Loop and River North.

Taxi service is readily available near the building. The nearest Zipcar car-sharing location is near the building at North and Damen. DIVVY bikes are available just north of the building.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is good, but can be slow at peak hours.

The competition

The neighborhood has mostly small apartment buildings with few vacancies. The best way to find an apartment is to walk, bike or drive around looking for FOR RENT signs.

Rentals are typically also available in a number of nearby condo buildings.

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1500 North Damen apartments, 1500 N Damen Ave, Wicker Park http://yochicago.com/1500-north-damen-apartments-1500-n-damen-ave-lincoln-park/37336/ http://yochicago.com/1500-north-damen-apartments-1500-n-damen-ave-lincoln-park/37336/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:08:17 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37336

1500 North Damen is a 3-story mixed-use building at 1500 N Damen Ave in Wicker Park. The building has retail space, 52 parking spaces and 18 apartments.

Retail tenants include a bank branch, a 7-Eleven and a Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.

The apartments

1500 North Damen has 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. As of late-November 2014 the apartments rented from $2,355. Floor plans are available online.

The apartments have hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplaces, private balconies and individual heat and air-conditioning. There are in-unit washer / dryers. Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space, granite counter tops, gas ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves.

The master bath in a number of the units has a dual-bowl vanity and a stall shower in addition to a tub.

Amenities, services, policies

1500 North Damen is a pet-friendly (subject to limits), smoke-free building. On-site parking is available.

The location

1500 North Damen is on busy Damen Ave across from Wicker Park. It’s a vibrant, attractive, convenient location that affords residents great proximity to the CTA Blue Line and a wide variety of interesting shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The immediate area is dominated by low-rise buildings, many of them dating to the 19th century, on charming tree-dense streets.

Shopping. 1500 North Damen does not have good walking proximity to a full-service grocery store. The nearest, a Jewel-Osco, is about a half-mile away.

The building has a 7-Eleven convenience store on-site and the new Walgreen’s a block north carries some groceries.

The Wicker Park Farmers Market is held Sundays, from May to October, across the street from the building in the park.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find an outstanding selection of locally-owned, one-of-a-kind boutiques, bars, restaurants and outdoor cafés along Damen Ave, North Ave, Milwaukee Ave and Division St, within a short walk of the building.

Penny’s Noodles and Big Star are just a few of the dining venues steps away from the building on Damen Ave.


Just north of the building there’s a thriving strip of shops and restaurants along North Ave.


Division Street, a half-mile east and west of Damen, is one of the liveliest, most pedestrian-friendly strips in the entire city of Chicago.

Milwaukee Ave, just east of the building, has quickly become one of the hottest development corridors in the city.

In the summer the neighborhood comes alive with street fairs and festivals. The Wicker Park Bucktown site has a good list of upcoming events.

Parks, recreation. The building is directly across the street from Wicker Park, a 4-acre oasis.


The park has a field house with a gym and meeting rooms, a community garden, a fountain and a dog-friendly area.

There’s also a large playground, a baseball field, basketball courts, a soccer / football field and shaded areas for relaxation.

The new Bloomingdale Trail a/k/a The 606, is a few blocks north of the building.

Transportation. 1500 North Damen’s has good access to public transportation.

The CTA Blue Line stop at Damen Ave, a block north, travels to O’Hare Airport, the Loop, Oak Park and Forest Park.

The #50 CTA bus stops outside the building and travels north to Bucktown and Roscoe Village, and south to the Illinois Medical District hospitals.

There are east-west CTA bus routes along North Ave and Division St, not far from the building.

Many area residents opt for the protected bike lanes along Milwaukee Ave as their preferred route to the Loop and River North.

Taxi service is readily available near the building. The nearest Zipcar car-sharing location is just over a block from the building at North and Damen. DIVVY bikes are available just north of the building.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is good, but can be slow at peak hours.

The competition

The neighborhood has mostly small apartment buildings with few vacancies. The best way to find an apartment is to walk, bike or drive around looking for FOR RENT signs.

Rentals are typically also available in a number of nearby condo buildings.

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Reside on North Park apartments, 1700 N North Park Ave, Lincoln Park / Old Town Triangle http://yochicago.com/reside-on-north-park-apartments-1700-n-north-park-ave-lincoln-park-old-town-triangle/37315/ http://yochicago.com/reside-on-north-park-apartments-1700-n-north-park-ave-lincoln-park-old-town-triangle/37315/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:06:06 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37315

Reside on North Park is a 5-story, 56-unit apartment building at 1700 N North Park Ave in Lincoln Park‘s Old Town Triangle neighborhood.

The apartments

Reside on North Park has eight different studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 1-bath floor plans. Studios range in size from 455 to 470 square feet, 1-bedrooms from 695 to 704 square feet and 2-bedrooms from 905 to 920 square feet.

Floor plans can be accessed online. As of late November 2014, studio rents started at $1,332, 1-bedrooms at $1,785 and 2-bedrooms at $2,459.

The apartments have stylishly updated open-plan kitchens with stainless steel and black appliances, gas ranges, dishwashers, built-in microwaves and ample cabinet and counter space.

Apartments have hardwood floors throughout, new baths and in-unit washer / dryers.

The apartments have functional layouts, good room sizes and good closet space.

Amenities, services, policies

Reside on North Park is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free.

The building has a fitness room and outdoor entertaining and lounge areas with gas grills.

Coffee service is available in the colorful lobby. The building has a bike storage area. Covered and uncovered parking spaces are available on-site.

The location

Reside on North Park enjoys an attractive location in one of Chicago’s most charming and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, the Old Town Triangle.

The location is just north of the Gold Coast and Old Town, and a few short blocks from the 1,200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the greatest public spaces in America. The building’s location affords residents quick access to many of the most popular attractions in the park.

Shopping. Reside on North Park has good proximity to grocery shopping.

The nearest full-service grocery store, two short blocks east of the building, is Treasure Island, which bills itself as “America’s most European supermarket.” A large new Mariano’s is nearing completion in the sprawling New City development, about a half-mile west.

From early May to late October, more than 50 farmers draw Wednesday and Saturday morning crowds to the Green City Market in the park.

There’s a smattering of boutiques and other retailing along Wells St, but retail access isn’t one of the property’s strong suits. Oak Street‘s glamorous boutiques and Michigan Ave’s Magnificent Mile shops are about a mile south. The big-box stores of the Clybourn Corridor are three-quarters of a mile west..

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’re not going to find the city’s hottest restaurants and bars near Reside on North Park, but the ones you will find offer plenty of variety and have satisfied generations of Chicagoans.


Long-time neighborhood favorites within a few minutes’ walk include Nookie’s, the Old Town Ale House, Marge’s and Twin Anchors.

Wells St, steps west of Reside on North Park, is packed with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

Second City and Zanies comedy clubs are a short walk from Reside on North Park.

The Old Town Art Fair, one of the best in the country, draws a large crowd each year on the second weekend in June. The fair is a short block from Reside on North Park. The quality of the art isn’t as high at the Wells Street Art Festival, which takes place the same weekend, but the music is better and the crowd is younger.

Parks, recreation.
Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.


Virtually every recreational opportunity you can imagine is easily accessible to Reside on North Park residents, from North Avenue Beach to a tranquil nature boardwalk to softball fields and volleyball courts – and a great free zoo.

Transportation. Reside on North Park residents have good access to public transportation.

The CTA Brown and Purple Line stop at Sedgwick is about a 6-minute walk.

The #37 bus on Sedgwick, a block west of the building, travels south to the Loop and north to DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. Several additional bus lines stop near the building and provide north – south and east – west access.

Taxi service is readily available on Wells St and on North Ave. Zipcar car-sharing locations and DIVVY bike stations are nearby.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be very time-consuming during peak hours due to congestion from the Clybourn Corridor retail cluster.

The competition

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

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings.

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Reside at 2525 apartments, 2525 N Clark St, Lincoln Park http://yochicago.com/reside-at-2525-apartments-2525-n-clark-st-lincoln-park/37310/ http://yochicago.com/reside-at-2525-apartments-2525-n-clark-st-lincoln-park/37310/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:04:05 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37310

Reside at 2525 is a 2-story mixed-use vintage building at 2525 N Clark St in Lincoln Park.

The building dates to 1923 and has 12 apartments above 4,300 square feet of ground-level retail space anchored by Starbucks.

The apartments

Reside at 2525 has studio apartments ranging in size from 227 to 340 square feet and 1-bedrooms that span 510 square feet. Late in November 2014 studios rented from $814 and 1-bedrooms from $1,088. Floor plans are available online.

The apartments have hardwood floors and new kitchens and baths. Some of the studio baths have a stall shower in lieu of a tub.

Amenities, services, policies

The building has a laundry room and is smoke-free. No on-site parking is available.

The location

Reside at 2525 is on a busy commercial street toward the north end of the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

It’s an attractive location, close to the park and a wide selection of bars, restaurants and neighborhood shops.

Shopping. Reside at 2525 has reasonably good proximity to grocery shopping.


Trader Joe’s on Diversey and Walmart Neighborhood Market on Broadway are a few short blocks from the building. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a Walgreens at Clark and Diversey. A 7-Eleven convenience store is a few doors north of the building.

Anyone setting up housekeeping for the first time will appreciate having Affordable Portables across the street and Bed Bath & Beyond a few short blocks north.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find a good selection of bars and restaurants along Clark St in either direction from the building, and along Diversey and Broadway just north of the building.


Starbucks is in the building. Einstein Bros Bagels is across the street, and Panera Bread is a short walk north of Reside at 2525.

Mickey’s is a local favorite for summertime people-watching on Clark St.


There are enough options within a block or two of Reside at 2525 to satisfy most day-to-day dining desires. The Visit Clark Street site gives you a good overview of the bars, restaurants, retail and service establishments near Reside at 2525.

Century Centre Cinema is two short blocks north on Clark St.

Parks, recreation.
Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.


The Zoo, the Conservatory and its gardens, the landmark Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and other Lincoln Park draws are within a few blocks of the building.

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.

If your idea of active recreation is that it’s something well worth watching, you can survey the beach volleyball scene from a reclining position.

Transportation. Reside at 2525′s access to public transportation is good, but not great.

The #36 Broadway and #22 Clark buses stop across the street and several more bus routes are a short distance away in the park. The nearest CTA train stops are a 15-minute walk from Reside at 2525.

Taxi service is nearly always available outside the building. Several Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby and DIVVY bikes are a short block north.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of misery during peak hours.

The competition

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

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

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Reside on Clark apartments, 2200 N Clark St, Lincoln Park http://yochicago.com/reside-on-clark-apartments-2200-n-clark-st-lincoln-park/37298/ http://yochicago.com/reside-on-clark-apartments-2200-n-clark-st-lincoln-park/37298/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:02:02 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37298

Reside on Clark is a 3-story mixed-use building at 2200 N Clark St in Lincoln Park. The building has retail space on the ground level and 28 apartments above.

The flatiron-shaped building was built in 1894 and was renovated after being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living.

The apartments

Reside on Clark has studio, 1- and 2-bedroom floor plans. Studios range in size from 484 to 702 square feet, 1-bedrooms from 746 to 920 square feet and 2-bedrooms from 881 to 1,078 square feet.

Floor plans can be accessed online. As of late-November 2014 available studios rented from $1,210, 1-bedrooms from $1,755 and 2-bedrooms from $2,290.

The spacious apartments have hardwood floors, high ceilings, good closet space and large windows. Some of the units have fireplaces, skylights and architectural details.

There are in-unit washer / dryers. Kitchens have gas ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves.

Amenities, services, policies

Reside on Clark has a bike storage area and resident storage lockers. On-site parking is not available, and parking is scarce in the area.

Reside on Clark is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free.

The location

Reside on Clark is on busy Clark St, just a block from Lincoln Park, one of the greatest public spaces in America.

The location has relatively quick access to Lake Shore Drive via Fullerton Ave, and to North Avenue Beach, which stretches nearly a mile north along the lakefront.

The tranquil, tree-lined streets immediately west of Reside on Clark are a delightful venue for sampling some of the best of Chicago’s late 19th-century residential architecture.

Shopping. Reside on Clark has good proximity to grocery shopping.

The nearest full-service grocery store, less than two blocks north of the building, is Big Apple Finer Foods. Mrs Green’s, an upscale grocer that’s a recent arrival to the area, is two blocks west.

From early May to late October, more than 50 farmers draw Wednesday and Saturday morning crowds to the Green City Market in the park. From November through April the market is held most Saturdays at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, several blocks northeast of Reside on Clark.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find a good selection of bars and restaurants along Clark Street and several eateries in the building itself.

Local favorites a short walk from Reside on Clark include R.J. Grunts, Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder, Eleven Lincoln Park and Riccardo Trattoria.

Mon Ami Gabi is a block east and a block north.

The Visit Clark Street site gives you a good overview of the bars, restaurants, retail and service establishments near Reside on Clark.


Two blocks west of Reside on Clark, Lincoln Ave is packed with a wide variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, including Lion Head Pub, O’Malley’s West and the Original Potbelly.


Stanley’s Kitchen, Sedgwick’s, Gamekeepers and River Shannon are some of the options you’ll find along Armitage Ave, two blocks south of the building.

Parks, recreation.
Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.


The Zoo, the Conservatory and its gardens, the landmark Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and other Lincoln Park draws are within a few minutes’ walk from the building.

Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unusual. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at nearby North Pond in the park.

If your idea of active recreation is that it’s something well worth watching, you can survey the beach volleyball scene from a reclining position.

The 13-acre Oz Park is two blocks west of Reside on Clark. The park has ball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a children’s playground, a community garden and Oz-themed statuary.

Transportation. Reside on Clark’s access to public transportation is good, but not great.

Several CTA bus routes have stops just outside the building and several more are a short distance away in the park. The nearest CTA train stops are about a mile from Reside on Clark.

Taxi service is nearly always available outside the building. The nearest Zipcar car-sharing location is just over a block from the building. DIVVY bikes are available just outside the building.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of misery during peak hours.

The competition

You’ll find additional at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Lincoln Park apartments.

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

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A day for humbly giving thanks, and sharing http://yochicago.com/a-day-for-humbly-giving-thanks-and-sharing/37351/ http://yochicago.com/a-day-for-humbly-giving-thanks-and-sharing/37351/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:41:51 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37351

All of us at YoChicago and our parent company humbly and gratefully give thanks for the abundance we enjoy, and the liberty that enables us to enjoy it to the fullest.

To me, there’s no better reminder of where we’ve come from, where we are and what we have than two editorials that The Wall Street Journal has printed each Thanksgiving since 1961:

  • The Desolate Wilderness
  • And the Fair Land
  • We wish that all of you have much to be thankful for, the grace to give thanks for it, and a willingness to share some of your bounty.

    Thank you for visiting YoChicago.

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    Chicago ranks 10th among large metro areas in home price appreciation http://yochicago.com/chicago-ranks-10th-among-large-metro-areas-in-home-price-appreciation/37331/ http://yochicago.com/chicago-ranks-10th-among-large-metro-areas-in-home-price-appreciation/37331/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:08:36 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37331

    RealtyTrac just released its October 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report. According to the report:

    … the median sales price of U.S. single family homes and condos in October was $193,000, up 2 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from a year ago to the highest level since September 2008 — a 73-month high.

    “This U.S. recovery is largely being driven by investors, and as the lower-priced, often distressed inventory most appealing to investors dries up in a given market, investor activity will slow down in that market and move to other markets with more ideal inventory available,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. “This has created a ripple-effect recovery moving out from traditional investor hot spots such as Phoenix, Atlanta and many California markets and into markets such as Charlotte, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas and Oklahoma City.

    “More than 32 percent of all single family homes and condos purchased so far in 2014 are non-owner occupied compared to 68 percent that are owner-occupied,” Blomquist added. “That is the highest share of investor purchases since we began tracking in 2001.”

    Among metro areas with a population of 500,000 or more and sufficient home price data, those with the biggest annual increase in median sales price were Toledo, Ohio (up 33 percent), Detroit (up 27 percent), Cleveland (up 21 percent), McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas (up 21 percent), and Dayton, Ohio (up 20 percent).

    Other major markets with double-digit appreciation compared to a year ago included Memphis, Tenn. (up 18 percent), Austin, Texas (up 17 percent), Miami (up 16 percent), Houston (up 16 percent), Cincinnati (up 15 percent), and Chicago (up 15 percent).

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    A Streeterville convertible with a great layout http://yochicago.com/a-streeterville-convertible-with-a-great-layout/37329/ http://yochicago.com/a-streeterville-convertible-with-a-great-layout/37329/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:04:22 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37329

    Superior finishes, good storage space, an in-unit washer / dryer and a semi-private sleeping alcove are among the reasons that led YoChicago to rank the convertible layout at Streeter Place as one of the best in Streeterville.

    The convertibles at Streeter Place span a generous 708 square feet. They include a semi-private sleeping space that will prove attractive to people who want to entertain at home.

    Streeter Place convertibles have wood flooring, in-unit washer / dryers, attractive finish packages and views of the city to the west. Pet-friendly units are available for immediate and late-December occupancy, priced from $2,028 to $2,370..

    Streeter Place is a full-amenity, full-service building with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

    Studios at Streeter Place rent from $1,493 to $1,722, 1-bedrooms from $2,145 to $2,748, 1-bedroom plus den apartments from $2,378 to $2,681, 2-bedroom, 2-baths from $2,758 to $3,364 and 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments from $5,216.

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    429 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/429-west-melrose-apartments-lakeview-east/37295/ http://yochicago.com/429-west-melrose-apartments-lakeview-east/37295/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:02:59 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37295

    429 West Melrose is a 3-story vintage six-flat apartment building in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was built in 1910.

    The apartments

    429 West Melrose has 2- and 3-bedroom apartments with either 1 or 2 baths. In mid-November of 2014 2-bedrooms rented from $2,370 and 3-bedrooms from $2,694. Floor plans are available online.


    The apartments have updated kitchens and baths, in-unit washer / dryers, hardwood floors, individually-controlled heat and air-conditioning and good closet space. Some of the apartments have a separate bay-windowed family room and a sunroom.

    Amenities, services, policies

    429 West Melrose has no common-area amenities. The building is smoke-free. On-site parking is not available.

    The location

    429 West Melrose is steps from Lake Shore Drive on a tree-lined one-way street.

    The building is in a residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor, Lake Shore Drive, bars, restaurants and public transportation.

    Shopping. 429 West Melrose residents have decent access to grocery shopping.

    Treasure Island, which bills itself as “America’s most European supermarket,” is four blocks north on Broadway and Jewel-Osco is a block further north.

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

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Whatever you have a taste for is available along Broadway within a short walk of 429 West Melrose.


    Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and 429 West Melrose residents will find neighborhood favorite Melrose Restaurant nearby on Broadway, and Ann Sather just up the street. If coffee and munchies suffice, Starbucks is two short blocks to the north.


    The Broadway strip serves up everything from fast food to Thai to burgers to Irish pubs. Joy’s, Bountiful Eatery, Revolucion and Rocks are just a few of the many restaurants and bars along the strip.

    The Halsted Street / Boystown scene has dozens of straight, gay and lesbian bars, nightclubs and retail shops within walking distance.

    There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of 429 West Melrose 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 429 West Melrose 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. 429 West Melrose 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 429 West Melrose. 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 free zoo.

    Transportation. 429 West Melrose 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 #77 bus on Belmont connects to the CTA Red, Brown and Purple Line stop at Belmont for travel south to the Loop or north to Evanston. The #77 continues west for Blue Line transit to O’Hare Airport. The Belmont stop is just over a 10-minute walk from the property.

    429 West Melrose residents have a 1-minute walk to the #146 CTA and #151 CTA bus 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.

    Lake Shore Drive is a short distance away. There’s a pedestrian underpass at Belmont. 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. There are generally apartments available in nearby condo buildings.

    Share your take on 429 West Melrose

    If you’ve lived at or visited 429 West Melrose, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Reside Living is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    An on-site look at Wolf Point construction and views http://yochicago.com/an-on-site-look-at-wolf-point-construction-and-views/37324/ http://yochicago.com/an-on-site-look-at-wolf-point-construction-and-views/37324/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:39:49 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37324

    Concrete was being poured for the 9th floor of Wolf Point, a 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower, at the time of my visit, and the green roof over the public garage was already well underway.

    It was mid-morning and the sun was just beginning to break through the clouds. I rode the construction elevator to the 3rd floor and walked up to the 6th – not the optimum height, time or weather conditions for view shots, but the views were still compelling.

    Wolf Point sits at the confluence of the main, north and south branches of the Chicago River. The corner units at the south end of the building will have walls of glass looking south and east over what may be the best urban vistas anywhere. When the river fills with tourist boats, the Riverwalk comes alive with people, and a CTA train trundles over the El tracks, the warm afternoon sun will light up a thrilling scene from even the lowest floors of the building.


    Apartments on the west side of the building will have views to the north and to the south.

    The River North building will have a sprawling, landscaped amenities deck above a resident-only garage. The pool will be situated close to the river and have dramatic views to the south and east.

    Wolf Point is on a fast-track pace targeting first occupancies in October of 2015. Pre-leasing activity will begin in May or June of next year.

    Thanks to my tour hosts, from left to right: Joshua Taylor and Sherri Cuda of Magellan Development, and Cori Linnell of Hines.

    Check our Wolf Point album at Flickr for additional photos of the site.

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    Floor plans, rents available for new West Loop apartment tower http://yochicago.com/floor-plans-rents-available-for-new-west-loop-apartment-tower/37321/ http://yochicago.com/floor-plans-rents-available-for-new-west-loop-apartment-tower/37321/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:07:47 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37321

    The website for Arkadia Tower, a new apartment building at 765 W Adams in the West Loop, has gone live with floor plans, rents, availability info and detailed renderings of the common areas and unit finishes.

    We’ll be updating our review page for Arkadia Tower. If you’re looking for an apartment in the West Loop and other near west neighborhoods, we have reviews of all of them.


    Our at-a-glance list
    links to the reviews and makes it easy for you to focus on the buildings you want to learn more about.

    Circa 922, one of our advertisers, Catalyst, The Madison and Jeff Jack have also recently brought new apartments to market in the West Loop.

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    The Belmont by Reside Flats, 425 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/the-belmont-by-reside-flats-425-w-belmont-ave-lakeview-east/37269/ http://yochicago.com/the-belmont-by-reside-flats-425-w-belmont-ave-lakeview-east/37269/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:02:08 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37269

    The Belmont by Reside Flats is a 3-story, 29-unit vintage apartment building at 425 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.

    The building is instantly recognizable by the brick piers and large balconies fronting Belmont Ave.

    The building has undergone a complete renovation following its recent acquisition by an affiliate of Reside Living.

    The apartments

    The Belmont by Reside Flats has a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. One-bedrooms range in size from 620 to 680 square feet, and 2-bedroom, 2-bathss from 905 to 1,235 square feet. Three-bedroom, 2-bath apartments span 1,265 square feet. In late-November of 2014 1-bedrooms rented from $1,386, 2-bedrooms from $1,887 and 3-bedrooms from $2,450.

    Floor plans are available online.

    The completely renovated apartments have hardwood floors in living areas and exposed brick walls.

    The apartments have in-unit washer / dryers, new baths, and stylish kitchens with gas ranges and built-in microwaves. Units have individual heat and central air. Reside’s “accent wall” program enables the use of color to expand the space visually.

    Amenities, services, policies

    The Belmont by Reside Flats has a resident lounge and limited on-site parking.

    The building is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free.

    The location

    The Belmont by Reside Flats is on Belmont Ave just west of the intersection of Sheridan Rd and Lake Shore Drive.

    The building is in a residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor and Lake Shore Drive.

    Shopping. The nearest full-service grocery stores are about a half-mile from The Belmont by Reside Flats.


    Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island are north on Broadway and Trader Joe’s and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations are about the same distance south. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a Walgreens at Belmont and Broadway.

    A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

    There are Marshalls and Bed Bath and Beyond locations in the neighborhood for residents setting up housekeeping.

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. The neighborhood has a hyper-abundance of restaurants, bars and theaters, but you’ll have to travel a few blocks west to reach almost all of them.

    Bridget McNeill’s, which bills itself as “not your average Irish pub” and has racked up mostly positive reviews at Yelp is across the street from the building.

    Walk west to Broadway and you’re in the center of a lively scene with too many venues to list.


    Finding a regular weekend breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and The Belmont by Reside Flats residents can head west to Broadway for Melrose, Stella’s and The Bagel.

    The dense bar and restaurant scene in Wrigleyville is within walking distance.

    Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near The Belmont by Reside Flats 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. The Belmont by Reside Flats residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

    The 1200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is just east of The Belmont by Reside Flats.


    Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a 9-hole golf course to a great free zoo.

    Transportation. The Belmont by Reside Flats has good access to public transportation.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area, steps from the property.

    The Belmont by Reside Flats residents have a short walk to the #146 CTA bus (pdf) which runs express to the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and then on to the Loop.

    The #156 and #151 buses stop just east of the building on their way to the Loop. The #77 bus stops outside the building and connects to the CTA Red, Brown and Purple lines and the Blue Line to O’Hare Airport.

    Lake Shore Drive access is a half-block 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.

    A Zipcar car sharing location is across the street and a DIVVY bike station is just east of the building.

    The competition

    You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Lake View, East 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 The Belmont by Reside Flats

    If you’ve visited The Belmont by Reside Flats, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Reside Living is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    A Lofts at River East update http://yochicago.com/a-lofts-at-river-east-update/37272/ http://yochicago.com/a-lofts-at-river-east-update/37272/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:07:34 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37272

    The Lofts at River East recently sent us photo-realistic renderings of the building’s lobby and apartment finishes.

    The renderings illustrate a sophisticated lobby and apartments with elements of the classic loft aesthetic: large windows, high ceilings, wood floors and ceilings, and exposed heavy timber columns and beams.

    The 285-unit Streeterville loft conversion is targeting early 2015 occupancy for what it’s touting as “some of the largest apartments in the city.” We’re expecting to see floor plans and prices next week.

    A Target Express will be opening on-site. The above video tour is from a Target Express that opened recently in Minneapolis in a space similar in size to the one at The Lofts at River East.

    Note: The Lofts at River East is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    The views from 1345 Wabash in the South Loop http://yochicago.com/the-views-from-1345-wabash-in-the-south-loop/37280/ http://yochicago.com/the-views-from-1345-wabash-in-the-south-loop/37280/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:05:54 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37280

    I recently rode the construction elevator to the 15th floor of 1345 Wabash and climbed two flights of stairs to the roof to be greeted by the panoramic view you see above.


    You’d have to swivel your head from to side to side to take in the full panorama. The shots above are a more realistic look at the views.

    An opening between neighboring buildings should afford some of the 1345 residents a view of the fireworks at Navy Pier.

    Soldier Field is close enough to the building that residents may hear the roar of the crowd when they step out on their balconies.

    Thanks to Jason Etheridge, a Senior Superintendent at Lend Lease, for providing access to the roof.

    1345 Wabash is the first new construction high-rise condos in downtown Chicago in half a dozen years. 1345 is targeting early 2015 occupancy for one-bedroom condos pre-completion priced from $228,900 and two-bedrooms from $290,900. A sales and design center is open at 1620 S Michigan Ave.

    Note: 1345 Wabash is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    How fast your agent gets paid may bias which apartments you see http://yochicago.com/how-fast-your-agent-gets-paid-may-bias-which-apartments-you-see/37282/ http://yochicago.com/how-fast-your-agent-gets-paid-may-bias-which-apartments-you-see/37282/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:03:37 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37282

    A recent comment at YoChicago:

    I am hearing thru the grapevine that some agents are actually quietly boycotting some buildings and management companies.

    The management companies that have been boycotted have been super late on paying out commissions and have clearly made demands about advertising and marketing that clearly makes agents feel that it’s a waste of their time when they can get a private landlord and get paid right away.

    Maybe they should look at their policies.. 2015 will not look good for these management companies since a ton of new units are coming online!!

    The comment appears to have been intended as a threat to slow-paying management companies, but it reveals a great deal about the integrity of apartment rental services. Start with the contempt for the renters they promise to help find the best apartment with the least effort. Then note the attitude that “demands about advertising,” which I read as insistence on compliance with Illinois law, make working with a company “a waste of time.” Compliance with the law would stop rental services from wasting renters’ time by cluttering Craigslist with 10s of 1,000s of unauthorized ads.

    Some management companies do pay rental services more slowly than others. Some rental services have also been known to lie to their agents about when commission payments are received, and deliberately slow-pay their agents or stiff them when they leave in frustration. Those practices become more common as rental service cash flows decrease during the slow winter renting season.

    Major management companies typically will not allow a rental service to accept payment for the first month’s rent on their behalf. They require that payment be made to the management company and that the rental service submit an invoice for its commission.

    Some management companies and many private landlords allow rental services to collect and retain the first month’s rent as their commission. This practice puts renters, who are often cash-poor, at risk. Rental services often cash checks or ding credit cards before an apartment application has been approved. If the application is not approved they then slow pay the renter, sometimes to finance their cash-poor, seasonally-slow business, sometimes in an attempt to force the renter to continue using their “services.”

    If you’re considering the use of a rental service you need to be keenly aware of what they won’t tell you. You need to research and know your rental options on your own: you simply can’t trust a rental service to do that for you. Rental services have too many rookies, too many liars, and too few honest, competent, experienced agents.

    If your apartment hunt is focused on the near-lakefront neighborhoods from the South Loop to Lakeview, you’ll find virtually all your managed-building options on YoChicago’s at-a-glance lists. The lists have links to objective reviews, near real-time availability checks, video tours and more.

    The smart approach to rental services is to use them only to set appointments and drive you to apartments you’ve pre-determined you want to see. And, of course, you’ll negotiate a rebate of a portion of the commission for that limited service.

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    Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/reside-at-belmont-harbor-apartments-426-w-belmont-ave-lakeview-east/37260/ http://yochicago.com/reside-at-belmont-harbor-apartments-426-w-belmont-ave-lakeview-east/37260/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:02:24 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37260

    Reside at Belmont Harbor is a 13-story, 98-unit vintage apartment building at 426 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.

    The building was completed in 1927. It was designed by Robert S. DeGolyer & Co, a firm that’s been said to have had “a remarkable design vocabulary.”

    The façade of the building illustrates this architecture critic’s take on DeGolyer: “His decorative choices were, well, eclectic to say the least. The man designed for his client, the site, and whatever historically correct architectural trend worked for the job at hand.”

    The apartments

    Reside at Belmont Harbor has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Studios range in size from 300 to 400 square feet and one-bedrooms from 600 to 710 square feet. In late-November of 2014 studios rented from $1,000 and 1-bedrooms from $1,315.

    Floor plans are available online.

    The apartments have hardwood floors in living areas.

    Updated apartments have new baths, and stylish kitchens with gas ranges and built-in microwaves. Some of the layouts have breakfast bars and a number have walk-in closets. Reside’s “accent wall” program enables the use of color to expand the space visually.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Reside at Belmont Harbor has a decent amenities suite for a vintage building.

    There’s a business center and resident lounge adjacent to the lobby.

    The building has a fitness room, a laundry room, bicycle storage, storage lockers, and an outdoor patio with seating areas and gas grills.

    Reside at Belmont Harbor is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free.

    The location

    Reside at Belmont Harbor is on Belmont Ave just west of the intersection of Sheridan Rd and Lake Shore Drive.

    The building is in a residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor and Lake Shore Drive.

    Shopping. The nearest full-service grocery stores are about a half-mile from Reside at Belmont Harbor.


    Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island are north on Broadway and Trader Joe’s and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations are about the same distance south. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a Walgreens at Belmont and Broadway.

    A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

    There are Marshalls and Bed Bath and Beyond locations in the neighborhood for residents setting up housekeeping.

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. The neighborhood has a hyper-abundance of restaurants, bars and theaters, but you’ll have to travel a few blocks west to reach almost all of them.

    Bridget McNeill’s, which bills itself as “not your average Irish pub” and has racked up mostly positive reviews at Yelp is next door to the building.

    Walk west to Broadway and you’re in the center of a lively scene with too many venues to list.


    Finding a regular weekend breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Reside at Belmont Harbor residents can head west to Broadway for Melrose, Stella’s and The Bagel.

    The dense bar and restaurant scene in Wrigleyville is within walking distance.

    Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Reside at Belmont Harbor 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. Reside at Belmont Harbor residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

    The 1200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is just east of Reside at Belmont Harbor.


    Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a 9-hole golf course to a great free zoo.

    Transportation. Reside at Belmont Harbor has good access to public transportation.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area, steps from the property.

    Reside at Belmont Harbor residents have a short walk to the #146 CTA bus (pdf) which runs express to the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and then on to the Loop.

    The #156 and #151 buses stop just east of the building on their way to the Loop. The #77 bus stops outside the building and connects to the CTA Red, Brown and Purple lines and the Blue Line to O’Hare Airport.

    Lake Shore Drive access is a half-block 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.

    A Zipcar car sharing location is across the street and a DIVVY bike station is just east of the building.

    The competition

    You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Lake View, East 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 Reside at Belmont Harbor

    If you’ve visited Reside at Belmont Harbor, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Reside Living is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    Walk to the Michelin stars from K2 apartments http://yochicago.com/walk-to-the-michelin-stars-from-k2-apartments/37247/ http://yochicago.com/walk-to-the-michelin-stars-from-k2-apartments/37247/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:07:14 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37247

    The 2015 Michelin Guide restaurant star ratings and Bib Gourmand awards were released recently, and the big winners are residents at K2, the new luxury apartment complex in the Fulton River District.

    K2 residents have four 2015 Michelin-starred restaurants in the West Loop, within a 10-minute walk of their home.

    Grace, at 652 W Randolph, was one of only two restaurants in Chicago to receive three stars, the highest Michelin rating. Blackbird, Moto and Sepia received one star.

    River North, the Fulton River District’s immediate neighbor to the east, is home to four additional Michelin-star restaurants.

    Nine West Loop and six River North establishments were recognized as Bib Gourmand selections, estaurants that serve quality food at a reasonable price.

    K2′s gateway location in the Fulton River District affords residents quick access to the rapidly expanding dining and employment options in the adjacent River North, River West and West Loop neighborhoods.

    K2 is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity, high-service luxury apartment tower with studio to 3-bedroom apartments.

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    A sunny, vintage one-bedroom in the Southport Corridor http://yochicago.com/a-sunny-vintage-one-bedroom-in-the-southport-corridor/37252/ http://yochicago.com/a-sunny-vintage-one-bedroom-in-the-southport-corridor/37252/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:05:01 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37252

    The one-bedroom condo at 1304 W Waveland in the Southport Corridor has a large, light-filled living room with a bay window, and a separate dining room adjacent to a sunroom that could be a second bedroom.

    The 1,137 square foot home has fabulous original vintage detailing, including a rusticated brick fireplace and a finely-carved hutch with decorative glass.

    The home has been recently listed for sale at $225,000.

    Nicholas Apostal of Coldwell Banker’s Apostal Group is your tour guide in the video.

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    Thanksgiving feast fixings are nearby at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats http://yochicago.com/thanksgiving-feast-fixings-are-nearby-at-lakeviews-halsted-flats/37250/ http://yochicago.com/thanksgiving-feast-fixings-are-nearby-at-lakeviews-halsted-flats/37250/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:04:05 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37250

    Next week, residents at Halsted Flats will be celebrating the first Thanksgiving at the new Lakeview high-rise, which opened earlier this year. If they’re hosting a holiday feast they won’t have far to travel for the fixings.

    Whole Foods is just a block south of the building, at 3640 N Halsted, and it offers delivery service for those who don’t want to venture into the cold.

    Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is two short blocks away on Broadway.

    Halsted Flats is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, high-service apartment community. As winter approaches, renters at Halsted Flats can take advantage special incentive offers on select apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

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    Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/belmont-by-reside-apartments-3170-n-sheridan-rd-lakeview-east/37239/ http://yochicago.com/belmont-by-reside-apartments-3170-n-sheridan-rd-lakeview-east/37239/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:02:18 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37239

    Belmont by Reside is a 14-story, 341-unit vintage apartment building at 3170 N Lake Shore St in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.

    The building was completed in 1923. It was designed by Fugard & Knapp, a prolific architecture firm whose commissions included three of the luxury buildings on East Lake Shore Drive.

    The apartments

    Belmont by Reside has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Two bedrooms have one or two baths. Studios range in size from 384 to 466 square feet, one-bedrooms from 524 to 975 square feet and two-bedrooms from 1,068 to 1,232 square feet. In mid-November of 2014 studios rented from $1,100, 1-bedrooms from $1,550 and 2-bedrooms from $2,500.

    Floor plans are available online.

    The updated apartments have hardwood floors in living areas, high ceilings, and stylish kitchens, many with breakfast bars, in a variety of finishes. The kitchens have gas ranges. A number of the apartments have separate dining areas.

    Apartments have crown moldings and other vintage touches. Reside’s “accent wall” program enables the use of color to expand the space visually.

    Views. The building’s U-shaped configuration affords many of the apartments good views of Belmont Harbor and the lake.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Belmont by Reside has a more extensive amenities package than you’ll typically find in vintage buildings.


    A grand lobby sets the tone for the building, and there are a variety of resident lounge areas.

    There’s a fitness center and a business center with free Wi-Fi.

    The building has a rooftop sundeck with a view over Belmont Harbor.

    Furnished suites are available to accommodate overnight guests. Garage parking is available on-site with valet parking and car wash service. The building has a laundry room and a bicycle storage area.

    Belmont by Reside has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff, and is pet-friendly, subject to limits.

    The location

    Belmont by Reside has a high-profile location at the intersection of Sheridan Rd, Lake Shore Drive and Belmont Ave.

    The building is in a residential part of Lakeview East that’s often referred to as Belmont Harbor. The location affords residents quick access to the park, the harbor and Lake Shore Drive.

    Shopping. The nearest full-service grocery stores are about a half-mile from Belmont by Reside.


    Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island are north on Broadway and Trader Joe’s and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations are about the same distance south. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a Walgreens at Belmont and Broadway.

    A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building.

    There are Marshalls and Bed Bath and Beyond locations in the neighborhood for residents setting up housekeeping.

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. The neighborhood has a hyper-abundance of restaurants, bars and theaters, but you’ll have to travel a few blocks west to reach almost all of them.

    Bridget McNeill’s, which bills itself as “not your average Irish pub,” is just a few steps from the building and has racked up mostly positive reviews at Yelp.

    Walk west to Broadway and you’re in the center of a lively scene with too many venues to list.


    Finding a regular weekend breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Belmont by Reside residents can head west to Broadway for Melrose, Stella’s and The Bagel.

    The dense bar and restaurant scene in Wrigleyville is within walking distance.

    Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Belmont by Reside 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. Belmont by Reside residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

    The 1200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is just east of Belmont by Reside.


    Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a 9-hole golf course to a great free zoo.

    Transportation. Belmont by Reside has good access to public transportation.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area, steps from the property.

    Belmont by Reside residents have a short walk to the #146 CTA bus (pdf) which runs express to the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and then on to the Loop.

    The #156 and #151 buses stop outside the building on their way to the Loop, while the #77 bus connects to the CTA Red, Brown and Purple lines and the Blue Line to O’Hare Airport.

    Lake Shore Drive access is a half-block 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.

    A Zipcar car sharing location is on-site and a DIVVY bike station is across the street.

    The competition

    You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Lake View, East 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 Belmont by Reside

    If you’ve visited Belmont by Reside, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Reside Living is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    Today’s apartment deal – Free rent at Chestnut Tower http://yochicago.com/todays-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-chestnut-tower/37236/ http://yochicago.com/todays-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-chestnut-tower/37236/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:23:12 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37236

    Chestnut Tower, a relatively new building in River North, has been undergoing a makeover.

    The new sundeck has a variety of seating areas, prairie landscaping, gas grills, and flat-screen TVs. It’s also a showcase for the panoramic views that residents enjoy from their apartments.


    Newly-renovated studios start at $1,755, 1-bedrooms at $1,975, 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,965 and a 3-bedroom, 3-bath is available at $5,215.

    The deal: Sign a lease by November 30 and receive a month’s free rent. If you’re not working with a broker, mention the online coupon during your first communication and receive a waiver of the $200 administrative fee. Floor plans and near real-time pricing and availability info can be accessed online.

    Note: Chestnut Tower is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    Pet-friendlier new West Loop apartments http://yochicago.com/pet-friendlier-new-west-loop-apartments/37233/ http://yochicago.com/pet-friendlier-new-west-loop-apartments/37233/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:34:33 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37233

    Chicago has become a city of pet lovers in recent years and new apartment buildings have rushed to welcome pet owners by including a dog run in their amenities package.

    Circa 922, a new full-amenity building in the West Loop, will have an outdoor dog run and an unusual pet-pampering bonus: an indoor dog grooming station.

    When the weather improves Circa 922′s four-legged residents will want to head for Mary Bartelme Park, two short blocks south of the building.

    Park space is scarce in the West Loop, so it’s no surprise that the dog-friendly area drew a canine crowd to Mary Bartelme at the time of YoChicago’s video visit, above, just days before the park’s official grand opening four years ago.

    The park’s green space is a magnet for non-pet owners as well.

    Circa 922 is a boutique full-amenity building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into Circa 922 in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable high-floor units for an April, 2015 move-in.

    Circa 922 is currently offering hardhat tours that will include a look at the dramatic views from the building’s higher floors. The number of participants in each hardhat tour is limited. Contact the leasing office at 312-455-992 to reserve a slot on one of the tours and to inquire about current leasing incentives.

    Apartments are also available for immediate occupancy in the lofts adjacent to Circa 922. The lofts will share amenities with the new building.

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    Student-friendly apartments in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Gold Coast http://yochicago.com/student-friendly-apartments-in-lincoln-park-lakeview/37228/ http://yochicago.com/student-friendly-apartments-in-lincoln-park-lakeview/37228/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:42:13 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37228

    Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in dozens of buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park andLakeview East locations. Planned Property’s offerings range from vintage courtyards to contemporary mid-rises to full-amenity high-rises, and they’re all student-friendly according to Planned’s Dan McDonough.

    McDonough recently outlined the top 5 reasons why students move to Planned Property buildings.

    #5 A resident referral bonus. “Students know lots of people and they are broke. If they refer someone who signs a lease in their building they receive a discount on their rent.”


    #4 Amenities are a great fit. “Many of our buildings have free business centers with free Wi-Fi and free printing. 55 West Chestnut, our latest acquisition, has free Wi-Fi throughout the building.”

    #3 We love students. “Whether students are coming from out of state or out of country, we have student-friendly policies and know how to process applications and get leases signed. Dealing directly with decision-makers removes all the uncertainty from the process.”

    #2 Transportation. “Public transit is key for students. Planned Property buildings are steps to transportation to get to any campus, and a short walk from some campuses.”

    #1 Student discounts. “All students (and recent grads) are eligible for a $300 to $500 discount on their first month’s rent.”

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    Keeping residents happy at Echelon at K Station Apartments http://yochicago.com/keeping-residents-happy-at-echelon-at-k-station-apartments/37218/ http://yochicago.com/keeping-residents-happy-at-echelon-at-k-station-apartments/37218/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:06:22 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37218

    Apartment hunters are drawn to Echelon, a luxury high-rise in the Fulton River District, by the convenience of its location, the building’s amenities package and the skyline and city views.

    Residents become attached to life at Echelon by the boutique ambiance fostered by an attentive and service-oriented staff. When something in their apartment needs attention a call to the concierge desk results in a prompt response from Tim (pictured), or one of the other maintenance staff. Tim is recently married. He has two dogs of his own and has a comfort level with the four-legged residents of the pet-friendly building.

    An ongoing series of on- and off-site social, learning and fitness events enable residents to meet each other informally. Grabbing an occasional free breakfast in the lobby or purchasing dinner in the lobby from a local restaurant are just a few of the benefits that build the sense of community at Echelon.

    Jewel-Osco, DIVVY bikes and a Chase branch are directly across the street from Echelon. Fulton River Park is next door. Dozens of restaurants and bars are a short walk away in the West Loop, Fulton River District, River North and River West.

    Echelon is a short distance from the Blue Line stop at Grand Ave for travel to the Loop, Oak Park and O’Hare, and the Pink and Green Line stop at Clinton for travel to the Medical District, IIT and Oak Park. Reverse commuters have a short walk to Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center.

    All of the building’s studio and 2-bedroom apartments are rented. Currently available 1-bedrooms start at $1,726 a month.

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    New Bridgeport homes expand a successful community http://yochicago.com/new-bridgeport-homes-expand-a-successful-community/37225/ http://yochicago.com/new-bridgeport-homes-expand-a-successful-community/37225/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:05:51 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37225

    Several months ago Lexington Square‘s third phase launched 20 new rowhomes and the second phase of Lexington Place began the sale of 19 new single-family homes. The new homes reflect the expansion of a successful community that has drawn scores of value-conscious buyers to a location steps from Bridgeport‘s popular Donovan Park.

    The Lexington Square rowhomes feature 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ or 3 ½ baths, high ceilings, hardwood floors in living areas, kitchens with ample cabinet and counter space and granite counters and islands. The homes are base-priced from $384,990.

    The classic Chicago-style single-family homes range in size from 3 to 6 bedrooms and offer either 2 ½ or 3 ½ baths. They’re base-priced from $509,990.

    Join Regina of Lexington Homes for a tour in the video. You’ll find her to be a knowledgeable guide to the homes and the neighborhood.

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    Streeterville split-layout two-bedrooms with great views http://yochicago.com/streeterville-split-layout-two-bedrooms-with-great-views/37221/ http://yochicago.com/streeterville-split-layout-two-bedrooms-with-great-views/37221/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:03:59 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37221


    Apartment hunters who’ve been dismayed by the scant storage space at many apartment complexes will be delighted to visit the 2-bedroom, 2-bath K plan at Streeter Place. Each of the bedrooms in the 1,235 square foot plan has its own walk-in closet and there’s a separate coat closet in the entry foyer.

    The K units have southeast exposure with floor-to-ceiling wall-to-wall windows and balconies that serve up terrific views of the lake over an adjacent park. The split-bedroom layout maximizes privacy for roommates and people who work from home.

    The open plan kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space, granite counters, and a stainless steel appliance package that includes a gas range and built-in microwave.

    K-plan 2-bedrooms are available for immediate and January move-ins at $2,761 to $3,332 a month.

    All of the apartments at Streeter Place have in-unit washer / dryers.

    Currently available studios rent from $1,392 to $1,793, convertibles from $1,750 to $2,097, 1-bedrooms from $1,948 to $2,745, 1-bedroom plus den from $2,435 to $2,545 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths from $2,761 to $3,332. A 3-bedroom, 2-bath is available for $5,241.

    Streeter Place is a full-amenity, high service, pet-friendly luxury tower in a convenient Streeterville location close to the lakefront trail, Navy Pier, Northwestern Hospitals, shopping, dining and nightlife.

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    Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/reside-on-wellington-510-w-wellington-ave-lakeview-east/37201/ http://yochicago.com/reside-on-wellington-510-w-wellington-ave-lakeview-east/37201/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:02:14 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37201

    Reside on Wellington is a 90-unit apartment complex at 510 W Wellington Ave in Lakeview East.

    510 W Wellington was originally a 26-room home built in 1900 and designed by W.A. Otis. The home was the Chicago residence of Frederic A. Delano, an uncle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was purchased in the early 1920s by The Bethany Girls, a religious organization that added the 6-story building to the west of the home as a residence for young women and as its national headquarters. The building was later converted to apartments.

    The complex was acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living several years ago and has since had a major makeover.

    The apartments

    Reside on Wellington has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Studios range in size from 326 to 449 square feet and 1-bedrooms from 538 to 737 square feet. Floor plans are available online. As of mid-November 2014, studios started at $1,041 and 1-bedrooms at $1,390.

    Apartments have hardwood floors and designer lighting. Some of the apartments have fireplaces. Residents can take advantage of Reside’s “accent wall” program to expand their space visually with color.

    Kitchens and baths have been updated.

    The apartments have efficient layouts with little space lost to travel paths, and they typically have good closet space.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Like most vintage buildings, Reside on Wellington has a limited suite of common-area amenities.

    Outdoor space is very limited at most Lakeview East buildings, making the sundeck at Reside on Wellington a welcome oasis.

    The building has a laundry room and a bike storage area. A limited amount of parking is available on-site. Reside on Wellington is pet-friendly and smoke-free.

    The location

    Reside on Wellington is on a quiet, one-way residential street in Lakeview East, just steps from a lively stretch of Broadway.

    The location has good access to shopping, dining, nightlife, parks and public transportation. Saint Joseph and Advocate Illinois Masonic hospitals are both within easy walking distance.

    Shopping. Reside on Wellington has good proximity to grocery shopping and pharmacies.


    Trader Joe’s on Diversey and Walmart Neighborhood Market on Broadway are a few short blocks from the building. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a new Walgreens at Clark and Diversey.

    A CVS pharmacy and a 7-Eleven convenience store is around the corner and a short block north.

    A development team plans to begin construction early next year of a new Mariano’s across Broadway from CVS.

    Jewel and Treasure Island supermarkets are a few blocks north on Broadway.

    Anyone setting up housekeeping for the first time will appreciate having Discount Mattress, Bed Bath & Beyond, Affordable Portables and more options a few short blocks away.

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
    There’s a huge variety of bars, restaurants and nightlife within a short walk of Reside on Wellington.


    Stella’s Diner, Bombay Bliss and The Bagel are a short block north on Broadway.

    Broadway is a pedestrian-friendly strip with dozens of eateries, bars and locally-owned retail shops to the north and south of Reside on Wellington.

    Duffy’s Tavern, Pars Cove and Miss Asia are just a few of the venues you’ll find clustered along Diversey a few blocks south of the building. The popular Yolk opened recently at Pine Grove and Diversey. Expect a wait for breakfast on weekends.


    Chipotle, Starbucks, Potbelly, Jamba Juice and Panera are also on Diversey.


    Laugh Factory is a block north of Reside on Wellington, Century Centre Cinema is a few blocks south on Clark St, and there are many more live performance venues in the nearby Belmont Theater District.

    Parks, recreation.
    Lincoln Park, which is a short walk east of Reside on Wellington, has too many attractions to list.

    The Zoo, the Conservatory and its gardens, the landmark Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and other Lincoln Park draws are all within easy access of the building.


    Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unexpected. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at 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 Belmont Harbor.

    The park also offers endless opportunities for quiet relaxation.

    Transportation. Reside on Wellington has good access to public transportation.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area. The #36 Broadway bus line, a half-block from the property, travels into Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, River North and the Loop.

    It’s about a 15-minute walk to the CTA Red, Brown and Purple Line stop at Belmont for travel into the Loop or north to Evanston. The Brown Line stop at Wellington is about a 10-minute walk.

    The #151 bus stops just over a block east of the building and connects to the Loop via Michigan Ave.

    Taxi service is nearly always available nearby. Zipcars are on-site at Reside on Wellington and DIVVY bike stations are also 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. The building has easy access to Lake Shore Drive.

    The competition

    You’ll find many additional rental options in the area on our at-a-glance lists of Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments.

    Rentals are also typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings.

    Share your take on Reside on Wellington

    If you’ve lived at or visited Reside on Wellington, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Reside Living is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    South Loop condo building reverts from rentals http://yochicago.com/south-loop-condo-building-reverts-from-rentals/37212/ http://yochicago.com/south-loop-condo-building-reverts-from-rentals/37212/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:32:50 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37212

    Condo sales may be heating up in the South Loop.

    Condo sales at the new 1345 Wabash, Adler Place and Harbor View are apparently robust enough to encourage what we’d taken to calling the “washout on Wabash” to switch from rentals to sales. The 176-unit project at 1555 S Wabash went into a Chapter 11 bankruptcy late in 2011.

    Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that LA-based Oaktree Capital Management “is offering its 141 unsold units to tenants before listing the condos for sale again early next year,” According to Crain’s, the units “will be priced from the $280,000s to low $400,000s.”

    Cook County Recorder’s office records indicate that 152 units in the project were sold to an Oaktree affiliate in the bankruptcy proceeding.

    The Recorder’s office lists the property at 50 E 16th St rather than 1555 S Wabash. We did a limited search and were able to locate only one resale at the property. Unit 309, which was purchased for $275K in August of 2009, resold for $150K in December of 2012.

    1345 Wabash is slated to begin first occupancies early next year. Crain’s quoted a source as saying that the 1555 building “could be very competitive” with 1345 Wabash. Buyers will have the final say on whether that’s the case, but my take is that 1345 has a far more attractive location.

    You can see 100s more of YoChicago’s aerial photographs at Flickr.

    Note: 1345 Wabash is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    State & Chestnut tower topped out, pre-leasing in January http://yochicago.com/state-chestnut-tower-topped-out-pre-leasing-in-january/37210/ http://yochicago.com/state-chestnut-tower-topped-out-pre-leasing-in-january/37210/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:07:59 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37210

    The skies were dark with clouds when I rode the construction elevator to the 30th floor of State & Chestnut last Friday. The 35-story, 367 unit tower is topped out, but I opted not to climb five construction ladders to the top floor.

    The building will have good views to the south and west when more of the skyline is visible through the clouds, and dramatic views of the Hancock to the east.

    Lower floors are roughed in and kitchens and baths were being installed at the time of my visit. The openness of the 30th floor makes it clear that columns aren’t going to complicate furniture placement as they do in many high-rises.

    Floor plans are now available at the building’s website and pricing is being finalized. A leasing office is nearing completion around the corner on Rush St, and pre-leasing will begin in mid-January for June occupancy. The leasing office will showcase kitchens, baths and apartment finishes.

    Note: State & Chestnut is an affiliate of Reside Living, a YoChicago advertiser.

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    Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/reside-on-roscoe-apartments-532-w-roscoe-st-lakeview-east/37187/ http://yochicago.com/reside-on-roscoe-apartments-532-w-roscoe-st-lakeview-east/37187/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:02:52 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37187

    Reside on Roscoe is a 5-story, 70-unit contemporary elevator building at 532 W Roscoe St in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970.

    The property was substantially renovated after being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living.

    The apartments

    Reside on Roscoe has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 357 to 372 square feet and 1-bedroom apartments that span 600 to 611 square feet. In mid-November of 2014 studios rented from $962 and one-bedrooms from $1,342. Floor plans are available online.

    The apartments have wood-look floors in living areas, and new kitchens and baths. The layouts are efficient and feature good closet space. The units have baseboard heat and through-the-wall air-conditioning units.

    One-bedroom apartments have a separate dining area. Apartments are eligible for Reside’s “accent wall” program, a way to expand the feel of the space by adding color.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Reside on Roscoe, like most buildings of its type, has limited common amenities.

    The lobby and hallways have been updated and there’s a coffee bar in the lobby.

    Reside on Roscoe has an on-site laundry room and a bicycle storage area.

    Parking is available on-site, a feature that’s scarce in the neighborhood. The building is smoke-free and pet-friendly, subject to limits.

    The location

    Reside on Roscoe’s Lakeview East location near the periphery of Wrigleyville and Boystown affords residents good proximity to everything these neighborhoods have to offer. There’s a pedestrian underpass nearby for access to Lincoln Park and the lakefront.

    Shopping. Reside on Roscoe residents have good access to grocery shopping.


    Treasure Island is a block north on Broadway, Jewel-Osco is three short blocks north on Broadway, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is just past Jewel.

    Whole Foods is just over half a mile northwest on Halsted.

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

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Whatever you have a taste for is within a short walk of Reside on Roscoe.


    Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Reside on Roscoe residents will find Waffles Café a few blocks north and local favorite Ann Sather just around the corner. If coffee and munchies suffice, there’s a Starbucks on the corner of Roscoe and Broadway.


    The Broadway strip serves up everything from fast food to Thai to burgers to Irish pubs. Rocks and Revolucion are a short walk north and Bountiful Eatery is around the corner.

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

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

    There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of Reside on Roscoe 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 Reside on Roscoe 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. Reside on Roscoe 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 less than a block east of Reside on Roscoe. Just to the north in the park you’ll find a playground, the 9-hole Sydney Marovitz golf course, tennis courts and ball fields and a picnic field. The dog beach at Belmont Harbor is a block south. A nearby pedestrian underpass provides access to the 18-mile lakefront trail.

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

    Transportation. Reside on Roscoe has good access to bus transportation, but it’s a bit of a hike to CTA trains.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area. The #36 Broadway bus on Broadway, travels into the Loop. The CTA Red Line stop at Addison and the Red, Brown and Purple stop at Belmont are about a 13- and 15- minute walk, respectively from the property.

    Reside on Roscoe residents have the #146 and #151 CTA bus stop on Lake Shore Drive at the east end of the block. 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 151 also travels into the Loop.

    The nearest vehicle access to outer Lake Shore Drive 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.

    Share your take on Reside on Roscoe

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    Was the Q3 downtown apartment market really that slow? http://yochicago.com/was-the-q3-downtown-apartment-market-really-that-slow/37207/ http://yochicago.com/was-the-q3-downtown-apartment-market-really-that-slow/37207/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:07:27 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37207

    Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday on the state of the downtown apartment market:

    After flying high in the first half of the year, the downtown apartment market has lost some altitude in the second.

    Leasing activity fell more than expected in the third quarter, dragging down rents and occupancies at downtown buildings, according to a report from Appraisal Research Counselors, a Chicago-based consulting firm. Absorption—a key metric that represents the change in the number of leased apartments—totaled 129 units, down from more than 1,000 in each of the two previous quarters.

    Apartment leasing typically slows down in the fall, so the dropoff, while bigger than expected, might not say much about the strength of the downtown market.

    Apartment leasing in Chicago has typically slowed in the fall – but fall began on September 22, near the end of the 3rd quarter. Nit-picking aside, we saw an increase in free rent offers and bonus commissions to brokers in September and October, an indication of a softening market.

    There’s another possible explanation for the steep drop-off in net apartment absorption: if developers overstated their Q1 and Q2 results they might have needed to understate their Q3 results to make the numbers balance out.

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    Sleek new townhomes near Logan Square attractions http://yochicago.com/sleek-new-townhomes-near-logan-square-attractions/37205/ http://yochicago.com/sleek-new-townhomes-near-logan-square-attractions/37205/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:06:23 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37205

    The six new 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhomes at 3634 W George St are an essay in sophisticated design at an affordable price.

    The latest offering from PNC Development boasts a sleek high-style interior with warm timber accents, high ceilings and large sliding-door windows that open to a spacious patio / green space. The first floor has a large coat closet, a powder room and heated concrete floors.

    Two large bedrooms, a bath lit by a window and a laundry room occupy the second floor, which has hardwood floors.

    The master suite occupies the entire third level. It has warm hardwood flooring, a large, light-filled bedroom area, a walk-in closet, and a master bath with dual-entry 10-foot wide shower and a free-standing soaking tub. A large dual-bowl vanity and dressing nook complete the master bath.

    The homes are pre-completion priced from $399,900 and include 1- or 2-car garage spaces.

    Tina Culver and Brian Morand of Sergio & Banks are your hosts in the video.

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    Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/reside-on-stratford-apartments-525-w-stratford-pl-lakeview-east/37179/ http://yochicago.com/reside-on-stratford-apartments-525-w-stratford-pl-lakeview-east/37179/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:02:16 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37179

    Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970.

    The apartments

    Reside on Stratford has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 349 to 448 square feet and 1-bedroom apartments that span 640 to 721 square feet. In mid-November of 2014 studios rented from $1,075 and one-bedrooms from $1,400. Floor plans are available online.

    The apartments have wood-look floors in living areas, and new kitchens and baths. The layouts are efficient and feature unusually good closet space. The units have baseboard heat and through-the-wall air-conditioning units.

    One-bedroom apartments have a separate dining area and a wall of closets in the bedroom. Apartments are eligible for Reside’s “accent wall” program, a way to expand the feel of the space by adding color.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Reside on Stratford, like most buildings of its type, has limited common amenities.

    The lobby and hallways have been updated.

    Reside on Stratford has a fitness room, an on-site laundry room and a bicycle storage area.

    Parking is available on-site, a feature that’s scarce in the neighborhood. The building is smoke-free and pet-friendly, subject to limits.

    The location

    Reside on Stratford’s Lakeview East location near the periphery of Wrigleyville and Boystown affords residents good proximity to everything these neighborhoods have to offer. There’s a pedestrian underpass nearby for access to Lincoln Park and the lakefront.

    Shopping. Reside on Stratford residents have good access to grocery shopping.


    Treasure Island is at the end of the block, on Broadway, Jewel-Osco is two short blocks north on Broadway, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is just past Jewel.

    Whole Foods is a few minutes’ walk northwest on Halsted.

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

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Whatever you have a taste for is within a short walk of Reside on Stratford.


    Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Reside on Stratford residents will find Waffles Café two blocks north and local favorite Ann Sather a short block south. If coffee and munchies suffice, there are several Starbucks locations within a short walk.

    The Broadway strip serves up everything from fast food to Thai to burgers to Irish pubs. Rocks and Revolucion are on opposite corners at the end of the block.

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

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

    There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of Reside on Stratford 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 Reside on Stratford 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. Reside on Stratford 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 less than a block east of Reside on Stratford. Just to the north in the park you’ll find a playground, the 9-hole Sydney Marovitz golf course, tennis courts and ball fields and a picnic field. The dog beach at Belmont Harbor is a block south. A nearby pedestrian underpass provides access to the 18-mile lakefront trail.

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

    Transportation. Reside on Stratford has good access to public transportation.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area. The #36 Broadway bus on Broadway, travels into the Loop. The #152 bus on Addison 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 12-minute walk from the property.

    Reside on Stratford residents have a 1-minute walk to the #146 and #151 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. The 151 also travels into the Loop.

    Lake Shore Drive is at the end of the block. The nearest vehicle access to the outer drive 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.

    Share your take on Reside on Stratford

    If you’ve lived at or visited Reside on Stratford, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Reside Living is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    Are pied-à-terre rentals a growing trend? http://yochicago.com/are-pied-a-terre-rentals-a-growing-trend/37192/ http://yochicago.com/are-pied-a-terre-rentals-a-growing-trend/37192/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:07:02 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37192

    Crain’s Chicago Real Estate reported on what some are contending is a growing trend to renting rather than owning a pied-à-terre in Chicago. Developers took different approaches in estimating the number of part-time renters in their buildings.

    Integrated Development:

    Matt Phillips of Integrated Development Group estimates 12 to 15 percent of his new tenants at 850 N. Lake Shore Drive are part-time renters.

    Related Midwest:

    Related Midwest LLC, a Chicago-based developer that built and owns a 500-apartment tower at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive, is seeing a growing trend in pied-à-terre rentals. The company declined to disclose how many part-time tenants it has, citing privacy and security concerns.

    I’m at a loss to understand how any renter’s privacy or security might be compromised by providing a number.

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    A new, unconventional North Center home on a wide lot http://yochicago.com/a-new-unconventional-north-center-home-on-a-wide-lot/37199/ http://yochicago.com/a-new-unconventional-north-center-home-on-a-wide-lot/37199/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:05:50 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37199

    The 6-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 3726 N Claremont is on a wide North Center lot directly opposite the sought-after Bell School.

    The newly-built home has every feature you’d expect in a luxury single-family priced just under $2.4M. What you won’t expect until you see the home is the unconventional use of steel and glass as a design and functional element. Urban Living Chicago, the home’s developer, calls it steampunk design.

    The home boasts nearly 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space and a 3-car garage.

    Cadey O’Leary of Berkshire Hathaway Koenig Rubloff is your tour guide in the video.

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    Should you respond to a blind real estate employment ad? http://yochicago.com/should-you-respond-to-a-blind-real-estate-employment-ad/37196/ http://yochicago.com/should-you-respond-to-a-blind-real-estate-employment-ad/37196/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:03:21 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37196

    You’ll see quite a few ads at Craigslist for apartment leasing openings with leasing and management companies that go unnamed in the ad. You’ll also see ads from unnamed brokerage firms seeking to hire brokers.

    The Illinois Real Estate License Act requires licensed rental services and brokers to disclose their name in that type of help wanted ad.

    The firm that placed the ad is either ignorant of its legal obligations or, more likely, willfully ignoring them. Do you want to work for a company that broke the law in hiring you? Are you naïve enough to believe that the firm otherwise operates ethically and legally and that you won’t be tainted by going to work for it?

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    Reside on Pine Grove apartments, 3610 N Pine Grove, Lakeview East http://yochicago.com/reside-on-pine-grove-apartments-3610-n-pine-grove-lakeview-east/37173/ http://yochicago.com/reside-on-pine-grove-apartments-3610-n-pine-grove-lakeview-east/37173/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:02:13 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37173

    Reside on Pine Grove is a 5-story, 48-unit contemporary elevator building at 3610 N Pine Grove Ave in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in the early 1970s.

    The apartments

    Reside on Pine Grove has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 348 to 420 square feet and 1-bedroom apartments that span 600 to 648 square feet. In mid-November of 2014 studios rented from $1,050 and one-bedrooms from $1,380. Floor plans are available online.

    The apartments have wood-look floors in living areas, and new kitchens and baths. The layouts are efficient and feature unusually good closet space.

    One-bedroom apartments have a separate dining area and a wall of closets in the bedroom. Apartments are eligible for Reside’s “accent wall” program, a way to expand the feel of the space by adding color.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Reside on Pine Grove, like most buildings of its type, has limited common amenities.

    There is an on-site laundry room and a bicycle storage area. Parking is available on-site, a feature that’s scarce in the neighborhood. The building is smoke-free and pet-friendly, subject to limits.

    The location

    Reside on Pine Grove’s Lakeview East location near the periphery of Wrigleyville and Boystown affords residents good proximity to everything these neighborhoods have to offer. There’s a pedestrian underpass nearby to access Lincoln Park and the lakefront.

    Shopping. Reside on Pine Grove residents have good access to grocery shopping.

    Whole Foods is a few minutes’ walk northwest on Halsted, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is a block west on Broadway.

    Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island two blocks away 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 of Reside on Pine Grove.


    Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Reside on Pine Grove 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, a block west of the building, serves up everything from fast food to Thai to burgers to Irish pubs.

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

    There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of Reside on Pine Grove 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 Reside on Pine Grove 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. Reside on Pine Grove 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 a block east of Reside on Pine Grove. 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. Reside on Pine Grove has good access to public transportation.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area. The #36 Broadway bus, a block west, 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 an 8-minute walk from the property.

    Reside on Pine Grove residents have a 2-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.

    Share your take on Reside on Pine Grove

    If you’ve lived at or visited Reside on Pine Grove, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Reside Living is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    A look down on construction at 545 N McClurg Ct http://yochicago.com/a-look-down-on-construction-at-545-n-mcclurg-ct/37167/ http://yochicago.com/a-look-down-on-construction-at-545-n-mcclurg-ct/37167/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:08:57 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37167

    I was touring apartments at Streeter Place yesterday and stepped out on 21st-floor east-facing balcony for a look at the construction across the street at 545 N McClurg Ct.

    Caissons were being drilled to support a new 44-story tower with 490 apartments, office space and ground-level retail.


    A concrete truck was queueing up for a delivery to a very large caisson.

    Apartment delivery is likely to occur in 2016.

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    The transit-oriented luxury apartments at K2 http://yochicago.com/the-transit-oriented-luxury-apartments-at-k2/37163/ http://yochicago.com/the-transit-oriented-luxury-apartments-at-k2/37163/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:08:16 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37163

    A walk-to-everything location was the main draw for many of the residents at K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District. Others, including couples and roommates who work in widely separated locations, revel in K2′s status as a transit-oriented development.

    Residents who commute by car will appreciate K2′s quick access to the expressway grid, and those who rely on public transportation will appreciate how many options are within a short walk.

    The nearby CTA Blue Line stop connects to downtown, to O’Hare airport and to Wicker Park and Bucktown dining and nightlife. Pink and Green Line stops at Clinton and Morgan take residents to the Loop, the Medical District, the IIT campus and Oak Park. The nearby Metra station has trains to the northern suburbs.

    Buses stop at K2′s front door. There’s a protected bike line just beyond its side door, and Divvy bikes at the Jewel next door.

    Seasonal water taxis at the nearby Metra station offer a quick and joyful ride to Michigan Avenue shopping, Chinatown dining, and the cluster of big-box retailing in the Clybourn Corridor. Metra trains take residents to Lake Forest and other North Shore suburbs.

    K2′s location is also pedestrian-friendly. Join us for a look in the video.

    K2 is a pet-friendly, full-amenity new apartment tower with a range of studio to 3-bedroom apartments.

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