Reside on Clarendon apartments, 4157 N Clarendon, Buena Park

Reside on Clarendon is a 9-story, 115-unit apartment building at 4157 N Clarendon in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown.

The building, which was completed in 1928, follows a classic architectural order with a limestone base, a brick shaft and a terra cotta capital on its street-facing facades. The east and south facades are all brick. The entrance on Clarendon is a graceful limestone arch capped by terra cotta ornamentation and a canopy over the sidewalk.

Reside on Clarendon has undergone substantial renovation since its acquisition by an affiliate of Reside Living.

The apartments

Reside on Clarendon offers seven different studio and 1-bedroom floor plans. Floor plans and availability are accessible online.

Studios span 330 to 450 square feet and 1-bedrooms range in size from 422 to 532 square feet.

Kitchens and baths have been updated. Most of the kitchens are compact, and some have limited cabinet and counter space. The kitchens have gas ranges and built-in microwaves.

The apartments have hardwood floors, vintage details and closet space that compares favorably with many vintage properties.

Amenities, services, policies

Like most vintage buildings, Reside on Clarendon has limited common-area amenities.

There’s a small fitness room, a resident lounge, a laundry room, bicycle storage and a rooftop sun deck. Free basic Wi-Fi is available.

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

The location

Reside on Clarendon is in the Buena Park neighborhood, two blocks north of Lakeview. Buena Park is a largely residential neighborhood dominated by low-rise buildings and single-family homes, in contrast to the denser and more commercial character of Lakeview.

Thorek Hospital is a few blocks from the property.

Shopping. The predominantly residential neighborhood has limited pedestrian access to shopping.

Whole Foods is a half-mile south of the building and Jewel-Osco is about an 8-minute walk northwest of it.

Clarendon Food Mart is just north of the building and GNS Foods is a block west on Broadway.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment. Residents are likely to head south to the thriving dining and nightlife scene in Lakeview, since there are few options in Buena Park.

Dollop Coffee Co, a few steps away on Clarendon, is a popular local spot for coffee and sandwiches. BoJono’s Pizzeria is just north of Dollop.


The Bar on Buena, a few minutes’ walk from Reside on Clarendon, boasts that it has “the world’s smallest kitchen.” Its next-door neighbor, North Buena Deli & Wine, has garnered positive reviews.

El Mariachi, a 5-minute walk south, is a good spot for tacos and tequila.

Parks, recreation. Reside on Clarendon residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

The 8-acre Clarendon Park, a few blocks north of the building, has junior baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, a two-hoop basketball court, a dog-friendly area and a playground. The field house has a gym, a fitness center and several meeting rooms.

Free Wi-Fi, a concession stand and volleyball nets are just a few of the draws at nearby Montrose Beach.

The 2-acre Gill Park, a few blocks south of Reside on Clarendon, has an indoor pool.

The 1,200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is just east of Reside on Clarendon. Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a great free zoo.

At this point in the park you’ll find a playground, the 9-hole Sydney Marovitz golf course, tennis courts and ball fields, and a picnic area.

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

It’s less than a 10-minute walk from Reside on Clarendon to the CTA Red Line stop at Sheridan. The #80 bus on Irving Park Rd, a few blocks south of the building, travels west to the CTA Red Line and to the Blue Line for connections to O’Hare Airport.

Reside on Clarendon residents have a short walk to the #146 (pdf) and #135 bus stops on Marine Drive. The 146 runs express to the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and then on to the Loop. The #135 bus provides express service to the New East Side and Loop.

A variety of other CTA bus routes traverse the area, not far from the property. The #36 bus on Broadway travels south through Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast and River North into the Loop, providing access to endless shopping, dining, nightlife and employment venues.

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

Zipcar car sharing and DIVVY bike locations are a short walk from the building. Taxi service is readily available.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Buena Park / Uptown apartment guide.

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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Reside on Clarendon

Address 4157 N Clarendon Ave
City Chicago
# of Units 115
Pets Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Parking Surface parking on adjacent lot
Completed 1928
Management Reside Living
Website Reside on Clarendon

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