‘474’ offers unique lifestyle downtown, amenities everywhere
The south view from the 16th floor at 474 North Lake Shore Drive captures the beauty of the lake lifestyle, including the boats and the Chicago Yacht Club located on Lake Michigan. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Whether a buyer is starting out and purchasing their first condominium, or an empty-nester buying a place to retire, 474 North Lake Shore Drive is a strong candidate for every situation.
474 North Lake Shore Drive, also known as “474,” has it all: location, amenities, nearby restaurants, and Michigan Avenue retail a few blocks away. An AMC theater is down the street and Millennium Park, along with Navy Pier, are just around the corner.
There is so much entertainment in the area... the symphony, museums, The Art Institute, all of the great theaters — the Cadillac Place, the Ford Oriental, the Bank of America — and much more.
Living in a central location allows a condominium owner to take advantage of everything Chicago has to offer, plus the amenities offered in the building itself.
There are an abundance of amenities at 474, which include an indoor-lap pool, a steam room and sauna, an equipped fitness center, a clubroom and an outdoor sundeck. The sundeck has four new grills, seating, a bar area and several places to sit and relax. The sundeck just opened this summer and, as expected, has turned out to be a beautiful oasis for residents.
Skyline landmarks can be seen in every direction. East-facing condos overlook Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. City lights illuminate from the west and north sides. The south views feature a combination of lake and city views.
Vicki Pachol, a resident at 474, is thrilled with the building.
“The amenities I love the most are the sundeck and especially the large work-out room. The fitness center is larger than some of the city gyms I have been to and it is fully outfitted with professional equipment. I no longer have a gym membership,” she said. “The most wonderful part about it is that I do not even have to leave the building to get in a great work-out in the morning or after work.”
The Streeterville neighborhood, on the Near North side of Chicago, is located north of the Chicago River and surrounded by the river on the south, the Magnificent Mile on the west, and Lake Michigan on the north and east.
There are many ways to get to multiple destinations in Chicago from Streeterville: various bus routes, the “L,” and access to the highways via Lake Shore Drive or through the north side of downtown.
The proximity to Chicago hospitals ihas been a particular selling point for many 474 buyers who work in the medical profession. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and many of its facilities are in walking distance, while many other hospitals are a short ride away.
“My commute from the north side of Chicago to Rush used to be a nightmare. Going home in the evening was twice as bad as going there in the morning,” said Gilda Patel, a nurse at Rush University Medical Center. “After purchasing at 474, I jump on South Lake Shore, make my way over to Congress and exit on Ashland, which is the second exit. It takes me ten minutes.”
Dr. Ben Thompson said his commute is much easier for traveling out of state and to his work at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
“My work takes me to seminars out of state on a regular basis. Taking Lake Shore Drive to 55 to Midway is a piece of cake. It reminds me of traveling in the 1980’s when it wasn’t an all-day affair to take a one-hour flight.”
“Going to the medical center is even easier,” he said. “Going south on Lake Shore Drive all the way to the hospital is so easy, especially for those emergency calls that come in at 2:00 a.m.”
Buyers can still customize their homes by choosing cabinets, the color of granite countertops, hardwood flooring and the appliance package.
474 North Lake Shore Drive has an on-site sales center, which is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Prices start at $299,900 for one-bedrooms, $529,900 for two-bedrooms and $599,900 for three-bedrooms and penthouses.
Call the sales center at (312) 245-7200 or visit the Website at www.474lsdcondo.com for additional information.