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The Chandler Chicago

450 E Waterside Dr, Chicago, IL - New East Side

3 Apartment Floorplans for RentUpdated 8 hours ago

Overall rating of 5.0 / 5 based on 5 renter reviews

Total Reviews



5.0 / 5

Nov 2015

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 most?

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 least?

"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.

Oct 2015

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 most?

I think people - they have the biggest impact on the experience each dweller has during the time he/she stays at the building.

Jul 2015

Downtown living in Lakeshore east is fab. Lake is beautiful.

What did you like most?

Lake. Grocery nearby. Walk everywhere.

What did you like least?

Cold and blowy in the wintertime

The Chandler Chicago Overview and Highlights


The Chandler Chicago is a condominium building in New East Side.


450 E Waterside Dr, Chicago IL

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.

Year Built


Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Indoor Pool
Storage Room

Near The Chandler Chicago


Lakeside · Oasis · Residential · Walkable

New East Side Chicago is a residential community just east of the heart of the city. This neighborhood is made up of luxury condos and high-rise rentals that surround Lakeshore East Park. New East Side is situated downtown but remains secluded and is tucked away from tourists.

It’s rare to find dining, shopping, and other entertainment options in the neighborhood, but they are only a quick walk away. Residents love that this area is a pedestrian’s paradise, as well as its proximity to Streeterville and River North.

New East Side housing is mostly new, full-amenity high rises with incredible views of Lake Michigan. Due to the neighborhood's location and the prevalence of luxury amenities, residents pay a significant premium.

Locals can be found hanging out at the local park, stopping by their favorite coffee shop, and walking their furry friends by the lake.

Nearest Grocery Store

Mariano’s (5 minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

CVS (9 minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Brown/Orange/Purple/Green/Pink Line - State/Lake (18 minute walk)

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