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Sheridan Shores is a 5-story contemporary apartment building at 640 W Sheridan Rd in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
The exterior shows the building’s 1970s 4+1 architecture.
Sheridan Shores has 18 different studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath floor plans. Floor plans, pricing and near real-time availability are online.
Kitchens and baths have been updated. Kitchens include new cabinetry, granite countertops and dishwashers.
Many of the apartments have a well-defined dining area. Apartments have hardwood floors throughout.
Closet space compares favorably with what you’ll find in most apartments in the neighborhood. Some of the studio layouts include four closets and one-bedroom units have at minimum four closets.
The building’s 2-bedroom plans have the split-bedroom layout popular with roommates and people who work from home.
Amenities, services, policies
Like many older buildings, Sheridan Shores has limited common amenities. There is an on-site laundry room.
Parking is available for rent. Street parking is scarce in the area. Cats are accepted; dogs are not, except for medically-required service dogs.
Sheridan Shores’s location at the periphery of Wrigleyville and Boys Town affords its residents close proximity to everything those neighborhoods have to offer without constantly having to experience their congestion.
Shopping. Sheridan Shores residents have good access to grocery shopping.
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.
Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Sheridan Shores residents will find Waffles and local favorite Ann Sather nearby. If coffee and munchies suffice, there’s a Starbucks at the corner and several more within a short walk.
If tequila’s your favorite breakfast food, El Mariachi is just around the corner.
Wrigleyville is a dense bar and restaurant destination for Cubs fans and sports bars are everywhere.
Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Sheridan Shores 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 Mary-Arrchie Theatre is a few doors west of Sheridan Shores and Oracle Theatre is around the corner. 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. Sheridan Shores residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.
The 2-acre Gill Park, a short block west 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 Sheridan Shores. 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. Sheridan Shores has good access to public transportation.
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 Sheridan Shores, travels west to the CTA Red Line and to the Blue Line for connections to O’Hare Airport. Sheridan Shores 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.
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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