Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chicago Condo for Rent

NOTE: This condo is no longer available for rent at this time.

$2000/month. Available May 1. Buena Park neighborhood, just a block away from East Lakeview. Near Lincoln Park & Lake Michigan, and only 1/2 mile from Wrigley Field. 3 Bedroom (or 2 Bedroom + Office), 2 Bath. Hardwood floors throughout. Large Living Room, Laundry Closet w/full-sized LG Washer & Dryer), Dining Area off Kitchen. Granite Countertops, Breakfast Bar, Maple Cabinets, Stainless Appliances. Gas Fireplace. Bright southern exposure. Large back porch. 1st Floor (1/2 flight up from street). Storage space in basement. Near multiple bus lines (several with express service downtown), and a few short blocks from the Red Line (Sheridan el stop). Leased parking available, or free parking on street.

The advertisement above states the facts, but there’s so much more it can’t express. ..

“Near Lincoln Park & Lake Michigan” means you can walk under Lake Shore Drive and through the park to sit on a sandy beach, overlooking a lake that seems more like an ocean. We spent many fine, sparkling mornings on the 9-hole golf course at Waveland, while commuters were waiting at the bus stop.

“Only ½ mile from Wrigley Field” allows you to walk to a Cubs game on a sunny afternoon or a balmy summer evening. When the game is over, you can stroll away from the traffic among your fellow fans (who are still on a high from singing “Go Cubs Go” after a win over the Brewers or Cards). I recommend stopping at Fornello for dinner on the way home. Ask for Alfredo.

“Big back porch” conjures up summer evenings sitting outside, sharing a bottle of wine with our neighbor and friend, Steve, and grilling up a Mexican-spiced skirt steak.

“Laundry Closet” does not do justice to the home of my candy apple red LG washer and dryer. Laundry became so much less of a chore when we replaced the apartment-sized abominations that came with the condo with these beauties.  When the laundry is done, they don't buzz annoyingly - they play a little tune.  It's so civilized.

“Gas Fireplace” adds much needed warmth and comfort on cold, snowy nights. Here, we cuddled up to watch football on brisk Sundays in the fall, hung our Christmas stockings and toasted each other with champagne.

We have so many special times to cherish from our experiences in Chicago over the past four years.

I hope we can find someone who will love our condo, take care of it, and enjoy making their own memories here.

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