Reside on Barry, 533 W Barry Ave, Lakeview East

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Reside on Barry is a 162-unit, 17-story, contemporary high-rise at 533 W Barry Ave in Lakeview East.

The building was completed in 1966. Gordon & Levin was the architecture firm. The building was acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living several years ago and has since had a near-complete makeover.

The apartments

Reside on Barry has a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, all with one bath. Floor plans and availability are accessible online.

Apartments have hardwood floors and designer lighting.

Kitchens and baths have been updated. The stainless steel appliance package includes a dishwasher, built-in microwave and electric range. Two-bedroom apartments have a kitchen island and 3-bedrooms have a breakfast bar.

The apartments have efficient layouts with little space lost to travel paths, and they have good closet space. An “accent wall program” is a nice touch to make living spaces seem larger and more interesting.

Heat and air-conditioning are individually controlled. Air-conditioning is via individual through-the-wall units.

Amenities, services, policies

Reside on Barry has an above-average amenities package for a Lakeview high-rise.

The building has a redesigned lobby, a resident lounge with Wi-Fi, and a business center / Internet café.

There’s a nicely-equipped fitness room and outdoor entertaining areas, including space for grilling.

There’s also a laundry rooom, a bike storage area and Pressbox dry cleaning. Parking is available on-site.

Reside on Barry is pet-friendly and smoke-free.

The location

Reside on Barry is on a quiet, one-way residential street in Lakeview East, just steps from a lively stretch of Broadway.

The location has good access to shopping, dining, nightlife, parks and public transportation. Saint Joseph Hospital is just four blocks away.

Shopping. Reside on Barry has good proximity to grocery shopping and pharmacies.

Trader Joe’s on Diversey and Walmart Neighborhood Market on Broadway are a few short blocks from the building. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a new Walgreens at Clark and Diversey.

A CVS pharmacy and a 7-Eleven convenience store are at the corner, just west of the building.

Construction is underway for a new Mariano’s across Broadway from CVS. The Mariano’s is slated to open in 2016.

Jewel and Treasure Island supermarkets are a few blocks north on Broadway.

Anyone setting up housekeeping for the first time will appreciate having Bed Bath & Beyond and Affordable Portables and more options a few short blocks away.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
There’s a huge variety of bars, restaurants and nightlife within a short walk of Reside on Barry.

Stella’s Diner, Bombay Bliss and The Bagel are steps from the building on Broadway.

Broadway is a pedestrian-friendly strip with dozens of eateries, bars and locally-owned retail shops to the north and south of Reside on Barry.

Duffy’s Tavern, Pars Cove and Miss Asia are just a few of the venues you’ll find clustered along Diversey a few blocks south of the building. The popular Yolk opened recently at Pine Grove and Diversey. Expect a wait for breakfast on weekends.

Chipotle, Starbucks, Potbelly, Jamba Juice and Panera are also on Diversey.

Laugh Factory is a block north of Reside on Barry, Century Centre Cinema is a few blocks south on Clark St, and there are many more live performance venues in the nearby Belmont Theater District.

Parks, recreation.
Lincoln Park, which is a short walk east of Reside on Barry, has too many attractions to list.

The Zoo, the Conservatory and its gardens, the landmark Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and other Lincoln Park draws are all within easy access of the building.

Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unexpected. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at North Pond in the park and the golf driving range at Diversey is open year-round. There are clay tennis courts and miniature golf adjacent to the driving range. With a little bit of luck you might strike up a friendship with someone who has a boat in Belmont Harbor.

The park also offers endless opportunities for quiet relaxation.

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

A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area. The #36 Broadway bus, 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 #151 bus stops a block east of the building and connects to the Loop via Michigan Ave.

Taxi service is nearly always available nearby. Zipcar car-sharing locations and DIVVY bike stations are also nearby.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of major misery during peak hours. The building has easy access to Lake Shore Drive.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s Lakeview apartment guide.

Rentals are also typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings.

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Reside on Barry

Address 533 W Barry Ave
City Chicago
# of Units 162
Parking Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Completed 1966
Management Reside Living
Website Reside on Barry

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