Reside on Irving Park apartments, 725 W Irving Park Rd, Lakeview

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Reside on Irving Park is a handsome 47-unit, 3-story courtyard apartment building at 725 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

The building is notable for its large raised courtyard, alternating courses of different-colored brick, limestone trim and sheltered porches overlooking the courtyard. Reside on Irving Park was built in the early 1920s and has undergone substantial renovation since being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living.

The apartments

Reside on Irving Park has nine different 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom floor plans. Floor plans and availability are accessible online. Some of the 2-bedroom plans include a half-bath or a second full bath.

The apartments have hardwood floors and crown moldings. Some plans have sun rooms, some have sheltered porches overlooking the courtyard. A number of the floor plans have separate dining areas. One of the layouts has a fireplace. Two-story apartments are also offered.

Kitchens and baths have been updated and include dishwashers, gas ranges and built-in microwaves. Reside’s “accent wall” program visually expands the living space.

Many of the apartments have a well-defined dining area. Apartments have hardwood floors in living areas and carpeted bedrooms. Closet space compares favorably with what you’ll find in most apartments in the neighborhood.

Most of the building’s 2- and 3-bedroom plans have the split-bedroom layout popular with roommates and people who work from home.

Amenities, services, policies

Like most vintage buildings, Reside on Irving Park has limited common-area amenities.

The landscaped courtyard has seating and grilling areas. The building has a laundry room, bicycle storage and free Wi-Fi. A limited amount of surface parking is available on-site.

Reside on Irving Park is pet-friendly, subject to limits and additional fees, and smoke-free. The building has on-site management and maintenance staff.

The location

Reside on Irving Park is on the northern boundary of Lakeview, on busy Irving Park Rd. The building is two blocks west of Lake Shore Drive and Lincoln Park, and adjacent to the Wrigleyville, Boystown and Buena Park neighborhoods.

Thorek Hospital is a short block west of the property.

Shopping. Reside on Irving Park residents have decent access to grocery shopping.

Whole Foods is a few blocks south of the building at Halsted and Waveland, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is a half-mile south on Broadway. Jewel-Osco is a half-mile north at Montrose.

There are Target, Marshalls and Bed Bath and Beyond locations nearby for residents setting up housekeeping.

National retail chains, however, are a minor presence in the neighborhood, which draws its dominant character from a variety of locally-owned and quirky smaller shops.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment. In brief – whatever you have a taste for you’ll find in the neighborhood in hyper-abundance.

Starbucks and El Mariachi are less than a block south.

For breakfast, Horizon Café and IHOP are also a short walk away.

Wrigleyville is a dense bar and restaurant destination for Cubs fans and sports bars are everywhere.

The popular North End is three short blocks from Reside on Irving Park. Murphy’s Bleachers is two blocks further – and once you get past Murphy’s the Wrigleyville scene gets crowded.

Bobby Love’s and Roscoe’s are just a few of the dozens of gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs you’ll find in Boys Town.

Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Reside on Irving Park 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 good sources for info about upcoming events.

There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of the building in the Belmont Theater District. Dozens of live music venues are also nearby.

Parks, recreation. Reside on Irving Park residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

The 2-acre Gill Park, a block south of the building, has an air-conditioned field house with a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and assembly hall. Outside there’s a t-ball field and a playground.

The 1,200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is two short blocks east of Reside on Irving Park. Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a great zoo.

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 area.

Transportation. Reside on Irving Park has good access to public transportation.

It’s about a 6-minute walk from Reside on Irving Park to the CTA Red Line stop at Sheridan.

A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area, steps from the property. The #36 bus on Broadway travels south through Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast and River North into the Loop, providing access to endless shopping, dining, nightlife and employment venues.

The #80 bus, across the street from Reside on Irving Park, travels west to the CTA Red Line and to the Blue Line for connections to O’Hare Airport.

Reside on Irving Park residents have a short walk to the #146 (pdf) and #135 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. The #135 bus provides express service to the New East Side and Loop.

Lake Shore Drive is a short distance 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.

Zipcar car sharing locations and DIVVY bike stations are nearby. Taxi service is readily available 24/7.

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 on Irving Park

Address 725 W Irving Park Rd
# of Units 47
Pets Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Parking Limited on-site surface parking
Completed 1920s
Management Reside Living
Website Reside on Irving Park

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