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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.

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% 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. Because Lakeshore East is tucked into an enclave adjacent to Michigan Avenue it offers all the convenience that entails and because it's just west of Lakeshore Drive.


Monthly rent prices range from $1500 to $4,000, depending on apartment size.


A fast paced, business-oriented, on-the-go feel that embodies the classic Chicago lifestyle.


Located next to some of Chicago’s most popular attractions, you can expect a blend of both Chicago residents and tourists.


The New East Side is just west of Lakeshore Drive, and close to the Kennedy Expressway.


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


Because of its location, there is no need for a car or taxi. With twenty-nine 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

Living at Lakeshore East means you are steps away from top entertainment and recreation including the Theatre District, Museum Campus, Michigan Ave. “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

4-acre urban botanic garden featuring a playground, splash pad, dog park & 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

Quick service spot crafting classic and original sandwiches made using organic ingredients & pretzel bread.


All-day breakfast, lunch, family-style dinner & baked goods made from seasonal, local ingredients.

Caffé Rom

European-style cafe offering breakfast items, sandwiches, and Panini in a high-end and bright space.

Wildberry Café

Breakfast and lunch in a cozy atmosphere featuring local farm fresh ingredients and fresh 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, the Lakeshore East has plenty of trendy clubs and swanky lounges that attract both local 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

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.

M Bar

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

Seven Bar & Restaurant

Informal cafe/bar on the 7th floor of a condo offering American eats & drinks, plus TVs & 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 four hundred stores that range from major international brands to local favorites. Lakeshore East provides residents with a wide range of shopping options.

100+ retail shops