Lakeshore East

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Avg Rent

Walkability

9.5

Public Transportation

10
Lakeshore East Chicago Skyline
Lakeshore East Luxury Apartment

What Its Known For

Chicago's newest neighborhood
Award-winning architecture and city planning
Unbeatable skyline views

Pros

Close to parks & beaches
Super walkable
Quieter residential feel while being in a central location

Cons

Expensive rent

LAKESHORE EAST CHICAGO

Lakeshore East is considered the newest neighborhood in Chicago, with its award-winning urban planning and architecture only coming to life within the past decade. Some of the tallest buildings in the nation coexist with sprawling botanical gardens and parks, maintaining a quieter residential feel while being located just east of the Central Business District.

TO DO IN LAKESHORE EAST

This neighborhood makes a perfect rectangle around the 4-acre Lakeshore East Park, where you can watch your furry friend play at the onsite dog park or WFH in the sunshine using the park’s free WiFi. Millennium Park is just a short walk away and one of the best places to see the city’s most iconic public art—taking an obligatory mirror selfie at The Bean is a rite of passage. Speaking of reflections, head east to the shoreline for unbeatable skyline views over the water from the Lakefront Trail.

Lakeshore East is as walkable and public transit-friendly as can be—you’ll never be far from the essentials, whether that be groceries or happy hour spots. Avoiding harsh weather and crowds is easy with the Pedway, a tunnel system that has access points all around the downtown area. The blue, green, and red CTA lines also run through this area for convenient travel around the city.

APARTMENTS IN LAKESHORE EAST

This area is home to some of the fanciest real estate in Chicago—think shiny new high rises with panoramic views and luxe amenities like indoor pools, rooftop decks, and concierge services. We won’t sugarcoat it—rent here is expensive—but many residents say the convenience and lifestyle make the lofty prices well worth it.

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