Why Lakeshore East, Chicago is the Hottest Neighborhood in Downtown

Lakeshore East Chicago Neighborhood

Over the past few years, the Lakeshore East neighborhood has become a sought after spot to live.

Lakeshore East is tucked away into an enclave adjacent to Michigan Avenue and west of Lakeshore Drive, right where the river meets the Lake and sits atop an award-winning six-acre public park, providing the ultimate city living.

How Lakeshore East Came to be

Before Lakeshore East became an urban hot spot to live, it housed the Illinois Central Railroad yards. A few years after the rail yards were vacated, Pete Dye established a 9-hole golf course that remained open from 1994 to 2001.

Following the golf course’s closure, the city executed a plan to revitalize the area into an aesthetically appealing and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood that seamlessly integrated Chicago’s triple-level street system.

This master plan, created by Magellan Development Group, involved integrating historic buildings with brand new construction. The redevelopment of the area took place over more than 12 years but has positioned the neighborhood onto the forefront of luxury living and architecture.

What it’s Like to Live Within a Park

The Lakeshore East community provides a unique opportunity to live in the heart of a city surrounded by greenery. Forty percent of the neighborhood is green, providing more open space than other downtown communities.

Lakeshore East Park, a 6-acre botanical recreational garden situated in the middle of the neighborhood, is one of the area’s hottest selling points and a centerpiece of the community.

The park provides residents with an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. With walking paths, an open meadow, an enclosed dog park, and a children’s playground, the park is truly a haven for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors.

This public green space has even claimed the title as Chicago’s first and only free wireless park.

What it’s Near Within Downtown

Lakeshore East’s central location is hard to beat. The neighborhood is directly north of the Loop and within walking distance of some of Chicago’s most notorious landmarks and attractions.

Along the southern edge of Lakeshore East sits Millennium park– home to some of the city’s most iconic art and architecture, including the infamous ‘Bean’.

The Chicago River lies directly north of the neighborhood, providing beautiful views, especially on St. Patrick’s Day when the body of water is dyed green.

The Magnificent Mile, located on North Michigan Ave, also offers Lakeshore East residents easy access to some of the Windy City’s best shopping.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to live in Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods. Find your dream home in Lakeshore East today!

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