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Lake Meadows Apartments, Chicago
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Lake Meadows Apartments, Chicago

S King Dr, Chicago, 60616, United States
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About the Property

If you are looking for student housing and student apartments in Chicago, you might have found the perfect one for you. Lake Meadows, Chicago, 60616,  is a modern student housing complex in the city center of Chicago, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, 60616, near Lake Michigan. The student housing offers students a wide range of studios and shared apartments to choose from. With a location near the city center, there are plenty of universities close to Lake Meadows, Chicago, like the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, Rush University and the University of Illinois are close by to Lake Meadows Chicago.

Chicago is a student hotspot and is famous for the same. The Windy City has many top-ranking colleges, like the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois and many more. The city is affordable to live in as a student, with various cultural attractions, restaurants, cafes, clubs, beaches near Lake Michigan and much more! There will never be a day that will pass without excitement in the city without the various activities. The city also is host to a huge multicultural community comprising various students and residents of various countries. Chicago is unique for many reasons; magnificent pieces of art are world-renowned, such as this digital fountain in Millennium Park in the city; you will find the streets littered with abstract art, statues, and murals at each corner. The city of Chicago comes alive almost every other day due to a top-notch cultural calendar busy throughout the year that includes events, live music, and much more! The city is also home to the famous NBA team Chicago Bulls. With how close you are to the city center, you will never miss out on anything happening in the city! Book your stay at Lake Meadows, Chicago and live the American dream! Also, before moving to Chicago, make sure to go through this student housing guide.


Lake Meadows Apartments offer students some of the best amenities you can find in the city, with a great view! With a selection of living in either a shared apartment or studio, the rooms are spacious with a comfortable bed for yourself and spacious closets to keep yourself organized. There is a kitchenette to cook yourself your favourite comfort food after a long tiring day at the college, and while cooking, you can play with your furry friend as this property welcomes pets as a member of their community. You can keep them healthy and fit in the bark parks that have agility obstacles. Having a large spacious place all to yourself provides the liberty to design and decorate it however you want. If you have opted for one, you can have your morning and evening coffee while enjoying the soothing city view through the window or balcony.

After a long day at college, you can hit the updated fitness center to stay fit and healthy or play a bit of tennis with your friends at the resident tennis center. You can even head out to Lake Michigan, which is right next to Lake Meadows Apartments and catch a soothing breeze. The laundry facilities on the property will help you get rid of the pile of clothes after a long week of college. Regarding your security, there is an on-site management team to keep you safe with 24-hour emergency maintenance. All of these features make Lake Meadows, Chicago, one of the best student accommodation in Chicago.

Location and What's Hot?

Lake Meadows Apartments, Chicago, is in a prime location in the city center, meaning everything is within arms reach, especially universities like the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois are all close by to Lake Meadows Chicago, meaning you can rest assured that you won't be late. You will find various restaurants, cafes, clubs, parks, beaches and more! On a cool day, you can visit the various beaches near Lake Michigan to catch a breeze or take in the sun on a sunny day, like 31st Street Beach and North Avenue Beach. You can even visit the Navy Pier, which has a carnival or visit the Adler Planetarium right next to the coast for some stargazing!

You can even visit various attractions in the city, like The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, Field Museum, and Lincoln Park Zoo. After roaming the entire day, you might work up an appetite, and Chicago is heaven for all food lovers. There are plenty of restaurants near Lake Meadows Apartments, like Yassa African Restaurant, for some great African cuisine; if you love seafood, then you should head to Dock's. Wingstop is your stop if you are craving some chicken wings, and Pier 31 Restaurant for some great burgers with cocktails on the pier with live music.

There are also plenty of bars and clubs you can visit if you are in the mood to party all night, like BallPark Pub, Kelly's Tavern, Shinnicks Pub, and Fatpour Tap Works - McCormick.


catch a bus, catch a train or cycle around the city. Traveling by bus is the most convenient way for you as there are over 1.8 million daily rides. With so many public transport options near this property, traveling from one place to another will not be a problem. 3154 S California Bus stop is just a 13-minute drive away, and 35th/Archer Subway Station is a 12-minute drive from this property.

Pet policy

They happily allow up to two (2) pets to live with you. Cats are permitted in all buildings, whereas dogs are only allowed in the 3445 S. Rhodes building and 400 E. 33rd Street building. You’ll need to register your pets with the management office and pay the non-refundable pet fee of $450 prior to moving in. There is also an additional monthly charge of $45 per pet.

Dogs need to be on leashes outside the apartment at all times unless inside either one of their dog parks. Breed restrictions do apply. Please contact the management office with any questions or to get a copy of the Pet Policy and Fees.

What will you get

Common Amenities

Business Center Access
Reservable Event Space
Tennis Courts
Dog Park
Grilling Stations
Community Garden

Cancellation Policies (1)

  • Early termination by students
    Termination of the tenancy contract before the end date

Payment Policies (2)

  • Booking Deposit
    Secure booking with this amount
  • Guarantor Requirement
    Guarantor requirements and policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the management doing at my community to respond to COVID-19?

Our management has a dedicated team focused on staying informed as this pandemic frequently changes. We are relying on updates and recommendations from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to guide us in responding to concerns at our communities and in our offices. We are focused on the well-being of our residents and teams and trying to make good decisions with the information available to us.

Are there any known cases of the Coronavirus at my community?

We know this is a trying time with a lot of uncertainty. Residents are not required to disclose their medical information with us, and we cant ask; so, we really do not know for certain. If you think that you or someone you know has the Coronavirus, please contact your local health officials and/or the CDC . A lot of residents will self-quarantine without telling us, so it is a best practice to limit interactions with everyone as part of social distancing. If we are notified of a confirmed case of Coronavirus at our community, we will communicate it to our residents via email and follow the recommendations of the CDC on quarantine protocol.

What is your team doing to prevent the spread of illness?

Masks are required of everyone while on our communities. This includes hallways, outside, amenity spaces and our leasing offices. We have established cleaning standards of our office and amenity spaces according to CDC recommendations. Social distancing reminders are visible throughout our offices. We have limited the capacity of our amenity spaces as advised by local authorities and have suspended resident activities to discourage large gatherings. Our employees follow a daily health screening routine and are not allowed to come to work with a fever, flu-like symptoms or if they have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 during the past 14 days. All employees are required to wear a mask while working and must wash their hands frequently throughout the day. We reserve the right to adjust office hours, capacity and staffing at any time without notice, as well as any of the procedures outlined above, during this time and appreciate your patience as we do our part to minimize the spread.

How are maintenance requests being handled?

Once you are moved in, you may have some minor maintenance needs. We recommend that you submit your request via the Resident Portal on your community's website, but you are also welcomed to call the leasing office and submit your request to a member of the local team. We appreciate your patience as we typically see a higher volume of requests during the initial move-in process as residents get  settled into their home.

is anything changing with my move-in schedule?

Move-in schedules vary across our portfolio of communities; however, you should be receiving an email with specific instructions regarding your community's move-in schedule. Feel free to contact your leasing office if you have questions. All communities will be conducting a contact-less move-in experience, so it is very important that each resident honor the move-in time that has been provided. All paperwork and payments must be completed in advance to move-in.

How many people can help me move-in?

To respect social distancing and minimize the crowd sizes, each resident is allowed one person to help on your scheduled move-in day.

What if a resident is under quarantine when scheduled to move in?

We hope this does not happen but if any incoming resident must quarantine for any reason, they can elect to delay your move-in. Please understand that we cannot prevent a resident from taking occupancy of their unit. Health advice is to quarantine in their home, and once the lease begins in that home. 

Can I store my bags there before I check-in or after I check-out?

Definitely! guides can arrange to hold your luggage for up to 24 hours before or after your stay.

How late can I check in?

They're available 24 hours to check you in, just be sure to give us a call beforehand so we can expect you!

Can I check in early?

They cannot guarantee check in before 3:00pm, but feel free to give us a call and if the room is ready, youre in!

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check in starts at 3:00pm, check out is at 11am.

I want to explore the city but I have never been there before. Can someone help me with information?

Stop by our guide stands and one of our guides will be there to assist you! Were happy to share the best local approved restaurants, transportation options, and events in our neighborhoods. You can also find our Explore More Boards in the lobby that are filled with both our hosted and local events as well as exclusive offers and deals.

I am traveling alone, will I feel out of place ?

We strive to provide all guests with the opportunity to socialize, whether its at one of our events, or in our communal spaces, its never been easier to meet like-minded travelers.

How old do I need to be to book a room?

Guests must be 18 years or older to book with us. For security reasons, a valid ID will need to be shown at check-in.

Do you offer Wifi?

Yes! All of locations are equipped with High-Speed Wifi.

What does a shared room mean?

Shared rooms are dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds. Guests will each get their own bunk as well as locker storage to store personal belongings. Be sure to bring a lock with you to use with your locker. Locks can also be purchased from the guide stand if needed.

What does a private room mean?

Private rooms include a private bedroom and bathroom ensuite.

Will my room have a bathroom?

Yes, all rooms (private and shared) have their own bathroom.

Where do I park?

There are parking lots and garages nearby as well as street parking where available. Prices vary. Due to the nature of the cities we are in, we do not have valet or onsite parking.

Do you have a big lobby where I can meet or work?

Hotels feature versatile communal workspaces and high-speed wifi for all your business needs.

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Student Accomodations in Chicago

Chicago Student Accommodation

Finding the right Chicago student housing is crucial for any student who wants to make the most of their college experience in this vibrant city. Opting for off-campus student housing in Chicago can offer a variety of advantages including greater independence, more living space, and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the city's culture beyond the university campus.

Amber is a leading name in simplifying the search for the ideal student housing in Chicago. They streamline the process, giving students access to properties that strike the right balance between comfort, convenience, and affordability.

Students can choose from a range of room types—from private studios to shared apartments—all conveniently located close to key educational institutions. The student housing in Chicago are equipped with a host of amenities such as high-speed internet, laundry facilities, fitness centers, and study spaces, designed to support both academic and leisure activities. Amber assists in simplifying the process for you by helping you get the best student apartments in Chicago, which is also well-suited to your budget requirements. Some of the most popular Chicago student housing include Harrington Housing River North, Scio At The Medical District, The Letterman, The Flats East West, and many more! Explore student accommodation options in Chicago with Amber and discover your perfect student home today.

About Chicago

With a vibrant student community flocking to Chicago as their preferred study destination, finding Chicago student housing is a breeze. Known for its delicious pizzas, the city is also renowned for hosting several prestigious universities, including Rush University, DePaul University, and the University of Chicago. These esteemed institutions attract a significant influx of international students, contributing to a thriving student population. However, during peak periods of high demand, securing suitable Chicago student housing can pose a considerable challenge.

You'll discover a wide range of student apartments in Chicago catering to various preferences and budgets, all conveniently located in the heart of the city and in close proximity to the aforementioned universities. These Chicago student accommodations range from luxurious to affordable and budget-friendly. Whether you seek ensuites, non-ensuites, studio apartments, private rooms, or shared rooms, ample choices are available.

Best Student Housing in Chicago

Relocating to Chicago for educational purposes comes with exciting opportunities, particularly when it comes to finding the perfect student housing. Off-campus housing in Chicago offers students a blend of independence, affordability, and an enriching community environment. From ensuite bedrooms that offer privacy to vibrant student halls that encourage community living, and modern studio apartments that are ideal for those who prefer solitary living, Chicago's student housing market, showcased beautifully through amber, is rich and diverse. Specific accommodation names or areas within Chicago provide convenient access to university campuses, ensuring that students can balance their academic and social lives seamlessly.

1. River North, Chicago

2. Infinite Chicago, Chicago

3. The Letterman, Chicago

4. June Homes 60607, Chicago

5. Pilsen Coliving, Chicago

6. The Buckingham, Chicago

7. Prairie, Chicago

8. Tailor Lofts, Chicago

9. Addams Coliving, Chicago

10.  McCormick, Chicago

Cost of Living in Chicago

Chicago is very well known to be one of the most affordable cities in the US, especially for students. The average cost of living for an international student in Chicago depends on various factors such as food, transport, and rent. Here is a list of all the factors that will help you understand the cost of living-

1. Food & Beverages: $90-$160/ per week

2. Entertainment & Leisure: $45-$130/per week

3. Transportation Charges: $80-$100/ per week

4. Stationery & Course Books: $15-$30/ per week

5. Gas & Electricity: $55-$75/ per week

6. Mobile Recharge Bills: $35-$45/ per week

7. Miscellaneous: $45-$60/per week

Student Travel Chicago

Finding Chicago student accommodation that is closer to the university becomes a bit difficult given the population of students and the student housing in demand. Although, the city has a systematically laid out transit structure to make the connectivity throughout the city more seamless, especially for students. The CTA, or Chicago Transit Authority, helps in running this complex network of public transportation within the city.

1. Bus: Pace is one of the most prominent bus service providers in Chicago, covering 284 municipalities city-wide. It runs through various routes, especially among universities, to airports and other tourist destinations. The average fare of the bus in Chicago (one-way) is  $2.25. To pay for buses in Chicago, students can avail of discounts and use the Ventra Card.

2. Metra Rail: Another efficient way to travel across Chicago is the Metra Rail, which can take you across the multiple suburbs in the city. It has around 11 lines and connects 240 stations laid across the city. The fare depends on the distance you travel, the maximum being $ 9.50 to travel from Zone A to Zone J.

3. Taxis & Cabs: Taxis and cabs are a great alternative if you wish to reach somewhere point to point. Cabs can help you get to your desired exact location without much hassle. The fare for taxis and cabs in Chicago starts from $3.50 and keeps adding on for every extra mile you travel.

4. Water Taxis: Being one of the most unconventional options to travel across, it is still one of the many experiences that you might not be able to grab everywhere. It is for sure one of the most unconventional and unique ways to get around Chicago. The fare ranges from $6-$7 for a one-way ride.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Chicago

Chicago is a lively city with various attractions for ex-pats. There are various Chicago student accommodations for the students to explore. Chicago is well-known for its haute couture, and Oak Street is the main attraction for fashion stores. The city has sandy beaches along with Lake Michigan. The most preferred Beaches are Ohio Street Beach and 63rd Street Beach. Talking about fast food, hot dogs and pizzas are the most famous, along with other exotic delicacies. The city comes with numerous dining options suitable for every taste bud. Some of the must-visit restaurants for students in Chicago are Lou Mitchell’s, Wildberry Pancakes & Cake, Portillo’s, Sweetgreen, 5411 Empanadas, and many more!

The days are pleasant, but as the nights draw in, students must experience the city's nightlife. The famed nightclubs, bars, and public attractions in Chicago provide a safe evening for you to enjoy. Some of the top pubs for soft drinks, margaritas, and mocktails are The Underground, Berlin, Five Iron Gulf, and Kirkwood. There are a number of museums and galleries to visit, like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. The theatre scene is vibrant and buzzing, and it includes places like the Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where students can enjoy performances. There are no fewer party spots to enjoy on weekends and burst out all the stress.

Chicago Tourist Attractions

With a beautiful view of skyscrapers, the city also comprises museums and multiple tourist dining options. Chicago student accommodation provides freedom to students and allows them to enjoy the nightlife and various other attractions in Chicago. Following are some fascinating tourist attractions of Chicago.

1. Millennium Park

2. Art Institute of Chicago

3. Riverwalk

4. The Magnificent Mile

5. Navy Pier

6. Field Museum

7. Shedd Aquarium

8. Cloud Gate

Top Universities in Chicago

There are a number of esteemed universities in Chicago that attract students from all over. With amazing faculty and top-notch education, here are some of the best universities in Chicago:

1. University of Chicago

2. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

3. University of Illinois (UIC)

4. Illinois Institute of Technology

5. Loyola University

6. Rush University

7. DePaul University

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