Welcome to Lakeshore East (New Eastside)
Master-planned contemporary community on the lakeshore.
Lakeshore East is a new and growing master-planned community in the northeast of Chicago’s central business district. This sophisticated neighborhood represents the best in contemporary living and design. Over 40 percent of Lakeshore East’s 28-acre area is devoted to greenery. The abundance of open space includes the gorgeous six-acre botanical gardens of Lakeshore East Park.
The district boasts some of the city’s most impressive modern high-rises, with luxurious apartments enjoying sweeping views over the city’s skyline and Lake Michigan. The neighborhood also contains a number of stylish contemporary townhouses. The New Eastside is the name of the larger district that includes the Lakeshore East urban village and the mixed-use Illinois Center development.
What to Love
- Stunning contemporary high-rises
- Master-planned to perfection
- Parks and greenspace
- Recreation on the lake and river
People & Lifestyle
Lakeshore East has quickly become one of Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods thanks to its combination of cutting-edge appeal and proximity to the city’s established attractions. Residents of this award-winning development are within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Museum Campus, Navy Pier, and Soldier Field. The yacht clubs and boat docks along the Lake Michigan shoreline are also within easy reach. Many of Lakeshore East’s residential towers are mixed-use developments featuring office space and upscale shops and restaurants.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For residents of Lakeshore East’s luxurious high-rises and guests at the neighborhood’s high-end hotels, some of Chicago’s best fine dining experiences are a mere elevator ride away. At the riverfront Swissotel, The Palm
pairs the finest-quality steaks and seafood with an impressive wine list in an elegant old-world setting. Mouthwatering steaks and seafood are also the specialty at Ill Forks
, an upscale eatery with over 3,000 wines and a rooftop bar. Wildberry Pancakes & Café
at Prudential Plaza is a laid-back spot for hearty American comfort foods. At Michigan Plaza, Sweetwater Tavern and Grill combines contemporary American cooking with craft beers and seasonal cocktails in a lively space with an outdoor patio. The Hyatt Regency Chicago’s Stetsons Modern Steak and Sushi
serves inspired, internationally influenced takes on traditional steakhouse and seafood fare.
Things to Do
The picturesque Lake Michigan waterfront contains an abundance of outdoor recreation space. At the northeastern end of sprawling 319-acre Grant Park
, 20-acre Maggie Daley Park
is Lakeshore East’s largest neighborhood greenspace. Maggie Daley Park features three large lawns and a number of smaller picnic groves. There’s also a rock-climbing wall, six tennis courts, and a three-acre children’s play area divided into six different themed play areas. One of the most impressive features of the park is the Enchanted Forest, a network of pathways lined with upside-down trees. Other amenities along the lakefront include DuSable Harbor
and Monroe Harbor
, each of which has hundreds of boat slips.
Local sailing enthusiasts can join Columbia Yacht Club
and Chicago Yacht Club
to engage in a packed calendar of special races and other events. The Chicago Riverwalk
is a pedestrian walkway that follows the Chicago River from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street in the west. This delightful scenic walking path takes in great city views and includes many cafes, cocktail bars, restaurants, public art installations, and launching points for sailboats and pleasure cruises. Many walking and boat cruises depart from the Riverwalk’s Chicago Architecture Center
. Inside the Architecture Center, discover a skyscraper gallery with spectacular skyline views and exhibits detailing the city’s rich architectural heritage.
Lakeshore East’s Aon Center
is Chicago’s third-tallest skyscraper and one of its most distinctive. Formerly known as the Standard Oil Building, the Aon Center boasts the world’s tallest exterior elevator and a diverse selection of special exhibitions. Another of the neighborhood’s high-rise architectural gems is the striking 82-story Aqua
. The tower was completed in 2009, and its distinctive wave-like exterior has earned it numerous awards. The Radisson Hotel
occupies the lower 18 floors of Aqua, and private condominiums and apartments cover most of its higher floors.
Public schools in Lakeshore East are operated by the City of Chicago School District. One highlight is:
- GEMS World Academy, Private, PK-12
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