Wave Lakeview apartments, 420 W Belmont, Lakeview East

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Rendering, Wave Lakeview, Chicago

Wave Lakeview is a 30-story, 207-unit modernist apartment tower at 420 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.

The building was designed by the architecture firm of Schiff & Freides, and was completed in 1967. It was converted to condos in 1979 and converted back to apartments in 2017 as the largest condo deconversion in Chicago.

Wave Lakeview is nearing completion of a major renovation, which includes an expansion of its amenities. Apartments are available for immediate occupancy.

The apartments

Wave has a mix of studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, bath-and-a-half apartments. Studios are 550 square feet. One-bedrooms, some of which have a bath-and-a-half, range in size from 715 to 1,000 square feet, and 2-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath apartments span 1,144 square feet.

Rendering, Wave Lakeview, Chicago

Kitchens have lacquered matte painted-look custom European style cabinetry with soft-close drawers, polished white quartz countertops, white glass mosaic tile backsplashes, Energy-Star rated stainless steel appliances, under-mount sinks, and chrome gooseneck faucets.

Rendering, Wave Lakeview, Chicago

Bathroom finishes include porcelain tile floors with stacked subway tile, custom lacquered-painted-look vanities with 3-inch thick porcelain slab vanity tops with integral sinks, contemporary chrome faucets, curved chrome shower rods, and a custom LED wall sconce.

Rendering, Wave Lakeview, Chicago

Apartments have matte finish wood-look plank flooring throughout, custom-designed high-efficiency LED light fixtures and solar fabric shade window treatments.

View south, Wave Lakeview, Chicago

Views. Higher-floor south-, north- and west-facing apartments have sweeping views.

Amenities, services, policies

Wave Lakeview has unusually extensive amenities for the location.

Rendering, Wave Lakeview, Chicago
Rendering, Wave Lakeview, Chicago

There’s a 30th-floor indoor pool, resident lounge and sun deck.

Wave also has a fitness room, a yoga / Pilates studio, a package receiving area, Pressbox dry cleaning service, resident storage spaces, and on-site garage parking.

Wave is pet-friendly, subject to limits. Wave has on-site management and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

The location

Wave Lakeview is on Belmont Ave just west of the intersection of Sheridan Rd and Lake Shore Drive.

Aerial view of Wave Lakeview location, Chicago

The building is in a predominantly 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.

Belmont Harbor Market, Chicago

Shopping. The Belmont Harbor Market, a convenience store, is across the street from Wave.

Mariano's on Broadway, Chicago

The nearest full-service grocery store is the popular new Mariano’s on Broadway.

Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island are just north on Broadway and there’s a Walgreens pharmacy at Belmont and Broadway.

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 on the miles-long Broadway strip west of Wave.

Bridget McNeill's, Chicago

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

Wilde, ChicagoJoy's, Chicago

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

Stella's on Broadway, Chicago
The Bagel, Chicago

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

Joeff Davis photo, Murphy's Bleachers, Chicago

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

Chicago Pride Parade

Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Wave include – to name a few – Northalsted Market Days, the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, 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. Wave 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 Wave.

Lincoln Park Archery Bow Range. ChicagoLincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
Marovitz golf course clubhouse, Chicago. Kardas Photography

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

Transportation. Wave has good access to public transportation.

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

Wave residents are steps from 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 steps 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.

Note: Wave Lakeview is a YoChicago advertiser.

Wave Lakeview

Address 420 W Belmont Ave
City Chicago 60657
# of Units 207
Pets Pet-friendly, subject to limits
Parking On-site garage
Completed 1967, renovated 2017
Management PMR Companies
Website Wave Lakeview

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