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Old 01-15-2011, 07:45 PM
Location: Berwyn, IL
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Actually, I really like this area. I had to take an exam this morning at 111 E. Wacker, and decided to walk around a little and check out the park. I've always been curious to see how high rise living would be, but my fiancee is very against it. I think the big draw is that you're super close to shopping, though that could get old after a while.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:46 PM
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I lived in lakeshore east (in aqua to be exact) and I liked it quite a lot. I liked being so centralized, in a neighborhood that was very quiet, safe, and didn't have a lot of noise. At times, people who tended to be of the fake materialistic variety, and students riding off daddy's generous living allowance got a bit annoying, but overall it was great. At the same time, access to all the bars and restaurants I could want was a short walk across the river, or a $5 cab ride.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:02 PM
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Agree 400 East is a value. The South facing units have unobstructed lake views (The best vantage point of Monroe Harbor...nice if you like boats), the park and the city...and you can watch it all from huge balconies.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GodBlesstheUSA View Post
It's amazing to be able to walk along Michigan Ave or thru the Loop with thousands and thousands of people, walk three blocks East and you're in a different world.
I know what you mean, and it is amazing.

Two weeks ago I was driving around in the late evening and trying to give a visitor a better look at the Aqua building. So we're at Michigan and Randolph dodging cabs and steering around buses and trying not to hit any pedestrians, and I turn east on Randolph. Go two (three?) blocks down to Field, to get onto that drive that circles that park in there.

Here we are two or three blocks from where we were. I look around at all the residential high rises in every direction, and obviously many thousands of people live adjacent to that little park. And I was able to stop in the middle of that one way, one lane street for a couple minutes so she could get out of the car and take a look, because no one was coming. It's weird.
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