Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

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Reside at Belmont Harbor is a 13-story, 98-unit vintage apartment building at 426 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.

The building was completed in 1927. It was designed by Robert S. DeGolyer & Co, a firm that’s been said to have had “a remarkable design vocabulary.”

The façade of the building illustrates this architecture critic’s take on DeGolyer: “His decorative choices were, well, eclectic to say the least. The man designed for his client, the site, and whatever historically correct architectural trend worked for the job at hand.”

The apartments

Reside at Belmont Harbor has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Studios range in size from 300 to 400 square feet and one-bedrooms from 600 to 710 square feet. Floor plans and availability are accessible online.

The apartments have hardwood floors in living areas.

Updated apartments have new baths, and stylish kitchens with gas ranges and built-in microwaves. Some of the layouts have breakfast bars and a number have walk-in closets. Reside’s “accent wall” program enables the use of color to expand the space visually.

Amenities, services, policies

Reside at Belmont Harbor has a decent amenities suite for a vintage building.

There’s a business center and resident lounge adjacent to the lobby.

The building has a fitness room, a newly renovated laundry room, bicycle storage, storage lockers, and an outdoor patio with seating areas and gas grills.

The building offers Pressbox dry cleaning service.

Reside at Belmont Harbor is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free.

The location

Reside at Belmont Harbor is on Belmont Ave just west of the intersection of Sheridan Rd and Lake Shore Drive.

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 and Lake Shore Drive.

Shopping. The nearest full-service grocery stores are about a half-mile from Reside at Belmont Harbor.

Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island are north on Broadway and Trader Joe’s and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations are about the same distance south. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a Walgreens at Belmont and Broadway.

Construction is underway for a new Mariano’s at Broadway just north of Wellington, a few blocks west of the building. The Mariano’s is slated to open in 2016.

There are Marshalls and Bed Bath and Beyond locations in the neighborhood for residents setting up housekeeping.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment. The neighborhood has a hyper-abundance of restaurants, bars and theaters, but you’ll have to travel a few blocks west to reach almost all of them.

Bridget McNeill’s, which bills itself as “not your average Irish pub” and has racked up mostly positive reviews at Yelp is next door to the building.

Walk west to Broadway and you’re in the center of a lively scene with too many venues to list.

Finding a regular weekend breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Reside at Belmont Harbor residents can head west to Broadway for Melrose, Stella’s and The Bagel.

The dense bar and restaurant scene in Wrigleyville is within walking distance.

Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Reside at Belmont Harbor 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 at Belmont Harbor residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

The 1200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is just east of Reside at Belmont Harbor.

Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a 9-hole golf course to a great free zoo.

Transportation. Reside at Belmont Harbor has good access to public transportation.

A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area, steps from the property.

Reside at Belmont Harbor residents have a short walk to the #146 CTA bus (pdf) which runs express to the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and then on to the Loop.

The #156 and #151 buses stop just east of the building on their way to the Loop. The #77 bus stops outside the building and connects to the CTA Red, Brown and Purple lines and the Blue Line to O’Hare Airport.

Lake Shore Drive access is a half-block away. 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.

A Zipcar car sharing location is across the street and a DIVVY bike station is just east of the building.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Lakeview 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 at Belmont Harbor

Address 426 W Belmont Ave
City Chicago
# of Units 98
Pets Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Parking Limited on-site parking
Completed 1927
Management Reside Living
Website Reside at Belmont Harbor

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