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1150 N Lake Shore Dr

1150 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL - Gold Coast

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Overall rating of 3.3 / 5 based on 3 renter reviews

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3.3 / 5

Apr 2018

My spouse and I lived in the building 3 years (2015-2018). We were attracted by the lake views, proximity to the red line, and cheaper rent relative to other buildings in the area. Our first landlord (Jean Star) was terrible. She entered our apartment without our permission and tried to keep our security deposit for defects that were present on move in and agreed to in writing. We had to hire a lawyer to get it back. Our current landlord is fine but doesn't live in the building. Many who live here are elitist and unpleasant, looking down on staff and renters. Fees are outrageous as mentioned in my other comments. Past building managers have been impossible to work with and insulting, but the current one is great. Other building staff are generally wonderful and friendly. The structure itself is old so the water is shut off regularly and we have had many leaks and other issues between the 2 units we've rented. Generally, owners will be exposed to an old structure with high and ever rising fees, while tenets are treated like second-class citizens/burdens. Personally, I'd look elsewhere if you're considering buying or renting property in Chicago's Gold Coast.

What did you like most?

Great lake views, cheaper rent relative to other building in the area, very nice doormen

What did you like least?

Many owners/residents are elitist and generally unpleasant to be around (i.e. will look down on staff and renters). Fees are outrageous (e.g. $700 to use the service elevator for 2 hrs; $1400 to move between floors). Building managers change often and have been condescending and manipulative (*current one is great though). Building staff are not allowed to attend to the annual holiday party. Staff and renters are not allowed to attend condo association meetings, even to make a request (all must be done in writing). Older building with constant maintenance, water shut offs, etc.

Oct 2015

My overall experience has been my best in Chicago yet. The building staff is extremely courteous and even though the condo management is very strict with their rules making them hard to work with, I understand and appreciate them wanting to be fair to every resident. I feel safe and have a sense of communal belonging which makes living here a joy!

What did you like most?

- Neighborhood - View of the lake - People/Neighbors/Building staff - Easy access to bus/train - Plenty to do around the neighborhood at all times of the day

What did you like least?

Living so close to the lake can make winters/windy days harsh

Jul 2015

My experience has been amazing at 1150 North Lake Shore Dr! I have everything I need in my little studio space and public transit is right outside my door, so it is easy to get to wherever I want to go. The red line is just 2 blocks away and the bus is right out front of my building. Chicago summers are unreal and so is the view from my sun deck up on the top floor, not to mention you walk outside and have easy access to both North Ave and Oak St. beaches. They also recently just put in a workout room in the last year so that makes for easy access to fitness when the winter comes around. The staff and doormen are all very friendly and very accommodating to any requests that the community has.

What did you like most?

My roof deck!

What did you like least?

Would love to have a pool - but the beach is right across the street, so I can't complain!

1150 N Lake Shore Dr Overview and Highlights


1150 N Lake Shore Dr is a condominium building in Gold Coast.


1150 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Residents speak of the pleasant neighborhood and friendly social environment within the building, particularly the staff. There are great views of the Lake, along with easy access to CTA.

What Occupants Love Less

Management is strict at times. No pool.

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Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Outdoor Pool
Storage Room

Near 1150 N Lake Shore Dr


Nightlife · Lake Views · Historic · Luxury

Gold Coast Chicago is a historic, luxurious neighborhood that has been developed significantly in the last few years. Within the Gold Coast neighborhood, you’ll find a blend of residences, restaurants, shopping, convenient access to Lake Michigan, and boisterous nightlife. Which makes it one of the more unique Chicago neighborhoods.

Gold Coast Chicago housing options are mostly high rises, both old and new, that almost always have spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Despite high prices, there are good deals to be found in older buildings that have been well-kept.

On weekdays tourists and residents frequent the area’s quaint parks, high-end shops, and restaurants. On weeknights, the area offers some of the best socializing and people-watching in the city. After hours, Division Street becomes a hub for those who don’t want the party to stop.

Weekends on Oak Street Beach and Lake Shore Drive are where Gold Coast really shines. Gold Coasters enjoy the ability to walk, jog or bike along Lake Michigan via quick access to the Lakefront Trail.

Nearest Grocery Store

Treasure Island Foods (7 minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

CVS Pharmacy (5 minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Red Line - Grand - 4 min walk

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