Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

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. Floor plans and availbility are accessible 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 and Jewel-Osco is two short blocks north on Broadway.

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 additional options at YoChicago’s Lakeview apartment guide.

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Reside on Stratford

Address 525 W Stratford Pl
City Chicago
# of Units 59
Pets Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Parking On-site parking
Completed 1970
Management Reside Living
Website Reside on Stratford

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