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Rent or buy fabulous views overlooking Lincoln Park

by Joe Zekas on 11/16/12

A very dapper Alby Gallun of Crain’s recently toured Lincoln Park 2550 in the above video, and learned that developer John Murphy “is counting on views of Lake Michigan and Lincoln Park to bring in buyers.” Prices in the half-sold high-amenity development range from $465,000 to $11.5 million.

If views of Lincoln Park and the lake are of paramount importance to you, you have quite a few options fronting the park and near it.

You can rent apartments with spectacular views of the park and lake in several buildings, including the landmark Belden-Stratford. In addition to great views, the building boasts a Michelin one-star restaurant on site, closer proximity to beaches and some of the park’s main draws – and classic rather than derivative Beaux Arts architecture.

Lincoln Park views can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of Lincoln Park 2550′s,

The following shot, taken from a helicopter just above and to the west of the building, approximates the view enjoyed by south-facing condos at 2800 N Lake Shore Dr.

And, if you’d prefer a Gold Coast address, here’s a view from the rooftop pool deck at 1515 N Astor St.

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