429 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

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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. Floor plans are accessible 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 additional options at YoChicago’s Lakeview apartment guide.

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429 West Melrose

Address 429 W Melrose St
City Chicago
# of Units 6
Parking No on-site parking
Completed 1910
Management Reside Living
Website 429 West Melrose

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