Affordable 1-bedrooms in a convenient Lakeview East courtyard

There’s a lot to like about Chicago’s classic courtyard buildings. Apartments have windows on at least two sides for light and ventilation and look out on a private landscaped central yard. Hallways are shorter than in newer buildings, and there are back porches for a bit of private outdoor space.

Most courtyards in Chicago were built at a time when apartment living was just coming into its own, and they often have more spacious and better layouts and more closet space than you’ll find in newer buildings. Hardwood floors, built-ins and vintage details add to the appeal of courtyard apartments.

There’s an awful lot to like about the renovated courtyard at 634-42 West Cornelia, where one-bedroom rents start at just $1,315. Book an appointment online and receive a $300 credit toward your first month’s rent.

The building’s Lakeview East location is near the edge of Wrigleyville and Boystown, and a short walk from Wrigley Field.

Jewel-Osco is right around the corner. Treasure Island is a few doors south on Broadway, Whole Foods is a few minutes’ walk away on Halsted, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is a block-and-a-half north on Broadway.

The Broadway strip serves up everything from fast food to Thai to burgers to Irish pubs just steps from 634-42 W Cornelia. Joy’s, Bountiful Eatery, Revolucion and Rocks are just a few of the many restaurants and bars near the building.

Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and residents of 634-42 West Cornelia have Waffles Café and The Flower Flat a block north, and local favorite Ann Sather two short blocks south. There are several Starbucks locations within a short walk.

A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area. The #36 Broadway bus, steps from the building, travels into the Loop. The #152 bus, a block north, connects to the CTA Red Line stop at Addison for travel south to the Loop or north to Evanston, and continues west to the Blue Line connection to O’Hare. The Red Line at Addison is an easy stroll from the building.

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

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