New East Side Chicago Neighborhood Guide

New East Side Chicago Neighborhood Guide

An energetic lakefront community comprised of luxury high-rises and plenty of green space.

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.

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Neighborhood Life

Expect a quieter neighborhood and a laid-back atmosphere in New East Side. Filled mostly with residential buildings, you’ll find yourself living in an oasis in the middle of the city. Even though this neighborhood is considered downtown, nightlife and entertainment options are slim to none. However, Michigan Avenue and The Loop are both a quick walk away and have countless options for dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment.

Local Hangouts

Located in the middle of New East Side, Lakeshore East Park is a 4.6-acre public outdoor space that includes a dog park, gardens, playground, and walkways. The neighborhood is a just short walk away from Millenium Park, where you can see your reflection in the Bean.

In the warmer months, bring a picnic basket and catch Harris Theatre Millennium Park’s free movies and concerts. In the winter, show off your ice skating skills at the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon and the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink.

Things to Know

Expect a quieter pace of life living in New East Side and a neighborhood centered around walking. The nearest train station is about .5 miles away, and there is little outside traffic in this neighborhood. Although the train is farther away, there are many bus lines running through New East Side. For those who drive, the neighborhood boasts easy access to Lake Shore Drive. Street parking is difficult to find, so expect to pay for parking within your building.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average rent in New East Side, Chicago is $2,866 based on the last 3 months of data.
The average apartment size in New East Side, Chicago is 776ft² based on the last 3 months of data.
The lowest monthly rent in New East Side over the past 3 months is $1,681 for a studio apartment, and the most expensive unit is $6,980 for a 2 bedroom apartment.
There are 283 units available for rent in New East Side, Chicago as of 19 hours ago.

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