The Chandler is a new construction (2008), full-amenity condo apartment building in the New East Side.
What Occupants Love
Fun pool/deck scene. Well maintained. Solid gym offering. The ability to walk to the lake, grocery store, bars, and restaurants. Great in-unit temperature control and shower pressure. Doormen go above and beyond.
What Occupants Love Less
One resident mentions how cold and windy the location is in the winter. Another resident observes that the area gets a little touristy in the summer.
Nearby The Chandler Chicago
Great!!! Lakeshore East is like a little suburb in the middle of the city. It's very quiet and clean. It has a good mixture of families, couples as well as elders. Super dog friendly as well! I feel very safe walking my dog late at night as there is security in every surrounding building. The neighborhood is also a short walk to all the best restaurants/ nightlife Chicago has to offer.
What did you like least?
It gets a little touristy during the summer time and people like to come here to watch the Navy Pier fireworks which can get crowded.
It's a nice area, really nice new building. Units are a tad small compared to some other neighborhoods. We are in an average two bedroom with 1100 square feet, which feels a little small for a two-bedroom. Views are great, we have a SE view over the lake and down to the Shedd. Neighborhood is nice, definitely a mix with some Booth students and young professionals, and some families. Seems a little transient but lots of neighborhoods in the city can feel that way. Most of my input would apply to the building next door too, 420 E Waterside Dr. (the Regatta). My husband and I lived there for two years, then moved here and will be here for two years. We plan on moving next summer to try a new neighborhood, likely somewhere in the West Loop. What did you like: Safety, and how nice the building and neighborhood is. Mariano's very close by and really nice park area. Everything is well-maintained. I feel safe even walking home from class at 9 pm. And my husband travels for work a lot, I feel safe here. What did you like less: "It's hard to get to public transportation, it's a 15 min or so walk to the L. There's not a lot around here. It's nice because it's quiet and secluded a bit, but we end up walking or getting an Uber just about everywhere. Ubers cannot find our building!! They always make wrong turns. Also, we get a good amount of traffic noise from Lake Shore Drive. In our last building (the Regatta) we got a lot of traffic noise from Wacker Drive because we had a unit that faced North. Just a note, I rated our Cable and Wf-Fi as good rather than excellent because we switched to RCN recently and every now and then there's issues with the cable, just minor issues with the picture freezing temporarily.
I massively enjoyed living at this building: nice neighborhood, close proximity to all the necessary amenities, secure, clean and convenient to commute to the Business School. What did you like: I think people - they have the biggest impact on the experience each dweller has during the time he/she stays at the building.
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