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Lakeshore East Luxury Apartments for Rent in Chicago

Our Lakeshore East apartments offer luxury living in the heart of downtown. Here in one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods, you have the best of the city at your fingertips. Step out your door to enjoy lakefront paths, Millennium Park, museums and more.

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Lakeshore East, a Neighborhood Rental Guide

The New East Side was developed to represent the pinnacle of contemporary downtown Chicago living. Today, it’s one of the most popular areas in the city. Living in Lakeshore East apartments for rent, you’ll be surrounded by some of the greatest features in Chicago. Take your morning jog along the lakefront. Enjoy easy access to sailboats and yacht clubs at nearby DuSable Harbor. Walk to world-renowned attractions such as Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile and Chicago’s Museum Campus.

What makes Lakeshore East apartments so desirable is not only the luxury living, but also the convenience: These addresses put you right between Lake Michigan and the Loop. There are more than a hundred restaurants, abundant shopping opportunities and numerous entertainment options. Whether you’re in the mood for award-winning steak or looking for a place to meet friends for Saturday breakfast, you’ve got plenty of choices.

You can also shop ‘til you drop at stores ranging from international brands to local boutiques. The nearby Magnificent Mile offers eight blocks and more than 400 stores to explore. Take in spectacular shows in the Theatre District or visit any of the 10 notable landmarks in the area.

On top of all that, in Lakeshore East you will have convenient transportation options to take you around the city and its suburbs. Grab a train for your daily commute or catch a Metra line to explore the surrounding neighborhoods.

Even though Lakeshore East luxury apartments are hot commodities, they are still something of a secret in the city. If you're a Chicago native and you've never heard of Lakeshore East, you aren't alone. The neighborhood's also known as the New East Side, and is about 40 percent green, with an abundance of open space, including a 6-acre botanical recreational park. Lakeshore East is built around a 28-acre community of surrounding luxury apartment rentals, downtown condominiums, and townhomes. Many of the rentals here overlook the park for beautiful at-home views. Because the area is tucked into an enclave adjacent to Michigan Avenue and west of Lakeshore Drive, Lakeshore East apartment rentals are hidden gems with unbeatable convenience.

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Depending on your budget for luxury apartments, Lakeshore East could be a great fit. Monthly rents in this part of Chicago range from $1,500 to $4,000, depending on apartment size.


A fast-paced, business-oriented, on-the-go feel that embodies the classic Chicago lifestyle is what defines Lakeshore East, Chicago.


Located next to some of Chicago’s most popular attractions, Lakeshore East features a blend of both Chicago residents and tourists.


The New East Side is just west of Lakeshore Drive, and close to the Kennedy Expressway. This puts luxury apartments for rent in Lakeshore East, Chicago in the middle of everything the city offers.


Try III Forks for a classy, rooftop lounge steak dinner overlooking the downtown Skyline, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago River.


Because of its convenient location, there is no need for a car or taxi in Lakeshore East. With 29 miles of lakefront paths, Chicago is considered one of the world’s most walkable cities. Walk, run, bike or picnic along Lake Michigan in one of the many beautiful lakeside parks or beaches off the path.

2 cta routes

3 bus routes

7 metra routes

10 notable landmarks

Recreation / Entertainment

Choose from apartments for rent in Lakeshore East to put yourself steps away from top entertainment and recreation options, including the Theatre District, Museum Campus, Michigan Avenue's “Magnificent Mile” shopping and endless lake and river front attractions. Lakeshore East is also in the heart of the world-class Millennium Park.

Millennium Park

Lakeshore East is located in the heart of Millennium Park, which was originally intended to celebrate the millennium.

Chicago River

Bordering Lakeshore East, the Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 miles.

Lakeshore East Park

This 4-acre urban botanic garden features a playground, splash pad, dog park and lighted fountains.

102 restaurants bars & coffee shops


From local pizzerias, European-style coffee shops and breakfast cafes to award-winning steakhouses and fine dining, residents of Lakeshore East can walk to many of the best Chicago restaurants in the loop. There is never a lack of delicious choices available, no matter what you’re craving.


Casual Dining

Fine Dining

Fast Food

Hannah’s Bretzel

This quick service spot crafts classic and original sandwiches made using organic ingredients and pretzel bread.


Enjoy all-day breakfast, lunch, family-style dinner and baked goods made from seasonal, local ingredients.

Caffé Rom

This European-style cafe offers breakfast items, sandwiches, and paninis in a high-end and bright space.

Wildberry Café

Take your pick of breakfast or lunch in a cozy atmosphere featuring local farm-fresh ingredients and freshly baked breads.

Tavern At The Park

Bi-level, contemporary pub featuring upscale American comfort food, cocktails, and an outdoor patio.

Sweetwater Tavern

Venue serving upgraded takes on pub food & a long beer list in a TV-lined room with communal seats.


Relaxed yet sleek chain restaurant with an expansive menu including pub fare, steaks & pasta.

Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor

Creative dim sum & tea cocktails are served at this contemporary Cantonese spot with a street view.

III Forks

Seafood, steaks & classic American fare are served at this contemporary restaurant with rooftop bar.

Stetson’s Chop House

Upscale, imaginative New American dining amid elegant surrounds in the Palmer House Lobby.

Palm Restaurant

Storied and sleek chain, serving high-end steakhouse fare, seafood, and diverse wines in clubby surrounds.


This splashy L-shaped space in the Fairmont Hotel serves mouth-watering sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine.

Nightlife / Bars

In addition to restaurants and bars that double as hot nighttime hangouts, Lakeshore East has plenty of trendy clubs and swanky lounges that attract both residents and tourists for an exciting evening out on the town. Expect clubs that are just as lavish as the neighborhood that surrounds it.


Tavern At The Park

This bi-level, contemporary pub features upscale American comfort food, cocktails, and an outdoor patio.

Sweetwater Tavern

Visit this venue to find upgraded takes on pub food and a long beer list in a TV-lined room with communal seats.

M Bar

This casual sports bar is located in the train station, serving pub-style food as well as a fine selection of wines and beers.

Seven Bar & Restaurant

This informal cafe/bar sits on the seventh floor of a condo building offering American eats and drinks, plus TVs and DJ nights.


Lakeshore East is steps from the city’s main shopping district, the Magnificent Mile, an eight-block stretch of Michigan Avenue with over 400 stores that range from major international brands to local favorites. Lakeshore East provides residents with a wide range of shopping options.

100+ retail shops

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