Lakeshore East Apartments: Downtown Chicago’s Hidden Gem

October 1, 2014 | By Aaron Galvin
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Not to be confused with Lakeview, the Lakeshore East neighborhood is downtown Chicago’s newest residential community. Complete with the best grocery store in the city, Mariano’s Fresh Market, this neighborhood’s proximity to the Loop, public transportation, and green space make Lakeshore East apartments a hot place to live in downtown Chicago.

Originally part of the infamous Lake Shore Drive “S-Curve,” the land was converted to a nine-hole golf course. Joel Carlins, the founder of Magellan Development Group, was golfing, looked around and thought it would be a great place to hang his hat. Nearly 30 years later, Lakeshore East apartments are now home to over 5,000 residents, dwelling in some of the nicest apartment and condo buildings the city has to offer, including The Tides (360 E South Water) and Shoreham (400 E South Water), the architecturally acclaimed Aqua (225 N Columbus) and the newest addition Coast at Lakeshore East (345 E Wacker).

Anchored by a six-acre park in a unique partnership with the City of Chicago, Lakeshore East apartments are extremely dog and family friendly. The park was honored as the Best New Park in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.

It doesn’t hurt that there are plenty of places to dine, such as Eggy’s, Wildberry and III Forks Steakhouse and Seafood. The neighborhood’s easy access to the lake front, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier also make it attractive.

Other notable Lakeshore East locations include:

– Fairmont Hotel
– Radisson Blu Hotel
– Aon Center
– Blue Cross and Blue Shield Building
– Swissôtel Chicago
– Access to the Chicago Pedway tunnels

More residential development is planned for the area – including new Chicago apartments and condos.

If you are looking for a little peace and quiet in a relaxed urban setting, then Lakeshore East apartments are definitely a place you should consider calling home.

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