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Mid-Rise Apartment
Lakeview, 540 W Briar Pl | Chicago
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  •  Additional Storage Available
  •  Air Conditioning  
  •  Building Laundry Room
  •  Cat friendly
  •  Controlled Access
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Granite Countertops
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Nearby
  •  Resident Lounge
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

6.3
Average
3 Reviews

About this Location

Mariano’s
4 min walk
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
156/77 (bus) - 4 min
36 (bus) - 3 min
Lincoln Park
6 min walk

Pricing 

Studio, 1 Bath
$995+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$1,495+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$1,995+
  • Bathrooms

    •  Bath Tubs
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Convenience

    •  Conference Room
  • Entertainment

    •  Resident Events
    •  Resident Lounge
  • Included

    •  Basic Cable Included
    •  Heat Included
    •  Internet Included
    •  Sewage Included
    •  Trash/Recycling Included
    •  Water Included
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Gas Range
    •  Granite Countertops
    •  Microwave
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Landscape

    •  Courtyard
  • Laundry

    •  Building Laundry Room
    •  Washer and Dryer Hookups In Unit  
    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning  
    •  Ceiling Fans
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Large Windows
    •  Lots of Sunlight
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Parking Nearby
  • Pet Terms & Amenities

    •  Cat fee  
    •  Cat friendly
    •  Max Pets Limit  
    •  Pet deposit for cats  
  • Security & Maintenance

    •  Controlled Access
    •  Gated Community
  • Storage

    •  Additional Storage Available
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Overall rating 6.3/10, based on 3 renter reviews

8.3
Location
3.3
Amenities
4.7
Management
6.3
Value
6.7
Social
5.3
Safety
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I wish my neighbors were less noisy, and that I had a dishwasher. My packages cannot be delivered to my apartment either as they are constantly stolen. Overall the apartment is safe, and you get what you pay for here. The management company is fairly responsive, and I appreciate that.

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Briar

It could be a lot nicer. Very dirty, amenities are nonexistent, and the lobby could be used for something fun. Thankfully they have hired on a new maintenance man, but it still is lacking in a lot of ways. Currently the glass on the front door has been missing for over a week now.

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nice apartment

I really enjoy my apartment. It's spacious and the entrance of the building is gorgeous. One thing I would change is temperature control issues. My apartment is on the 8th floor and gets extremely hot especially in the winter time when the building turns on the heat. I usually keep the windows open even in the winter.

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

Crisp
Chicken Hut
Zachi Express
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grocery 2 Recs

Mariano’s
Walmart Supercenter
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 34 Recs

Lakeview Athletic Club
UFC Gym
Fitness 19
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parks 5 Recs

Chicago Lakefront Path
Weisman Park
Dog Beach at Belmont Harbor
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coffee 16 Recs

Intelligentsia Coffee
Paciugo Broadway
Argo Tea
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About Lakeview

A massive and lively neighborhood, Lakeview offers great shopping, tasty dining options, celebrated pubs and bars, and a host of other entertainment options including live music, comedy shows, and exciting street festivals. Take an excursion to Krista K Boutique for tasteful brands and the latest fa...
Clean
Lively
Easy Commute
Unsafe At Times
Fun Neighborhood
Proximity To Lake
Diverse Population
Median rents in Lakeview
Studio
$
1,250
1 Bedroom
$
1,600
2 Bedroom
$
2,300

Getting around Lakeview


Parking Near 540 W Briar Pl

No parking is available at 540 W Briar Pl, but there is parking nearby.
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Lakeview Reviews

148 reviews
The main reason we moved here was the neighborhood. Broadway, Clark, Diversey and Belmont are all within walking distance and offer all of the shops, restaurants, bars and grocery stores you could need. It really is in a prime, unbeatable location. Not to mention it's a block from Lake Michigan and walking distance to Lincoln Park and a short bike ride from Montrose Beach.
My street and neighborhood are usually fairly quiet. Sundays seem to be the going out day in the neighborhood but it isn't disruptive to my every day life. Overall it seems like a very safe area and being a young woman living alone, that is very important. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
The area of lakeview this apartment is in is between where the bars start in Wrigleyville at Clark and Sheffield and Boystown at Newport and Halstead. The street itself is pretty quiet but there are plenty of options for bars since it's right near Wrigley Field and Boystown. There are also plenty of great restaurant options, and it's a 6 minute walk to the Addison red line or a 10 minute walk to the Belmont stop.
I love Lakeview! There's honestly something for everyone somewhere in the neighborhood. From Wrigleyville's baseball and country bars to the rowdy drag shows of Boystown, you can have a totally new experience a few blocks from something else. Lots of great food for both a quick, cheap meal and a sit-down dinner, and some fun local shopping too.
Wrigleyville is popular with young adults and recent graduates, making it a lively neighborhood. There is easy access to the Red Line, one of the city's most popular transit lines. It's also close to Lakeshore Drive, making commute by car easy as well. The area is incredibly safe and has a decent number of restaurants and cafes. The area also has a large number of TFA Corps Members, making meetups really easy.
I love the lakeview area. It is far more affordable than the surrounding boroughs, and everyone nearby is around my age (early 20s to mid 30s). There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and basic amenities (grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.) within walking distance, and it still feels very safe.
Pros:
-Close to the Clark St strip in Wrigley
-Lots of good restaurants nearby
-A mile from the lakefront path, which is good for running and biking
-Plenty of public transportation options

Cons:
-The only major grocery store in the area is Trader Joe's. You can't walk to a Jewel unless you want to walk over a mile. They are building a Mariano's around Broadway and Wellington, so that will be nice.
-Occasionally loud drunk people on weekends wandering around.
-The hospital (Advocated Masonic) can also be a source of late night noise.
I absolutely love living in Lakeview East. Has a very homey community feel, and it is very safe. Right near all my public trans needs and accessible to many entertainment needs (Wrigley Field, Boystown, Lincoln Park, etc). Extremely pet friendly and family oriented neighborhood.

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