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525 Hawthorne Condominiums (formerly 525 Hawthorn Apartments)

525 W Hawthorne Pl, Chicago, IL 60657
99%
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99%
% Recommended
72%
City Average
01/09/11
Resident

I own a condo in this building and have lived here since 2006. At the time the building had just been converted to condos. Previously and for many years the building was an apartment and very loosely maintained. The buildng on… Full Review ▶

08/31/10
Resident

Just moved in and I have to say that the amenities in this building are very convenient. I didn't realize everything that was here when I came to look at the building b/c I was in and out so quickly and… Full Review ▶

06/15/10
Resident

Sadly, I own my unit and with the market the way it is...I can't afford to sell it anytime soon. Julianne was a crap manager, Skye Frank is worse. She levies fines for every little infraction and when you attempt to… Full Review ▶

09/03/08
Resident

-Dog friendly is the last thing that can be used to describe this building. We were fined a total of over $1500 in the two years we lived here, for our dog barking on 3 occasions. That's $500 a pop! The… Full Review ▶

08/28/08
Resident

Don't waste a dime in this place. Don't buy, rent, sublet here. The management will do all it can to fine you for the littlest of things. My dog was barking the other night and I got a fine! What the… Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Resident

Don't move in here! The staff is SO RUDE! If you do not own in this building you are definitely frowned upon! This place needs a complete over-haul of the whole staff. The building manager is LESS than friendly annd the… Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Resident

I'm loving my place here during the summer. The pool & sundeck is like a sanctuary from the city. The views are incredible and I've begun to meet a lot of friends in the building. They just redid the garden out… Full Review ▶

04/20/08
Resident

New move in this week, already trouble with management! SHE'S NUTS! She took my $500 move-in fee and claimed there was a scratch on the elevator - one that was already there. My landlord is going to fight it for me.… Full Review ▶

04/17/08
Resident

This message board is full of bitter tenants that want everything handed to them on a silver platter, and take no accountability. Here's a news flash to tenants: Save your money instead of pissing it away on crap and become a… Full Review ▶

03/06/08
Resident

We've been in this building 2 years and overall it hasn't been half bad. Pluses: Beautiful appliances, large open floorplan in each unit, wonderful maintenance crew, overall very nice door personelle. The building feels clean and secure. Negatives: The condo board… Full Review ▶

03/02/08
Resident

Great building... This building was recently rehabbed and though there has been some noise for additional construction (which is now complete) the condo board has done a great job getting this building in shape. The location can't be beat. 525 Hawthorne… Full Review ▶

12/16/07
Resident

Elevators never work (have 3 - lucky if one runs), management is horrible - no follow up or notification of defects in the building. Always constuction, very noisy! Small laundry room - 8 washers for 31 floors! Pool is gross, fitness… Full Review ▶

10/06/05
Resident

We purchased one of the newly renovated condos in this building in January and have been overwhelmingly pleased. The construction work was beautiful, and the appliances are terrific and modern (and my mother is a professional chef with a commercial kitchen-… Full Review ▶

05/31/05
Resident

I will try to be objective in this review and list both the bad things and the good things. I have been living here for a few months (post-rehab). The developer/builder has made only surface changes to the units, the pipes… Full Review ▶

05/04/05
Resident

I dont know what these people have against the building, but I have been a condo owner since 6/04, and have never had any of the issues that these "bitter tenants" have had. The management has always been professional, and I… Full Review ▶

05/03/05
Resident

These people came in and made a place with such potential, a nightmare. They overpriced the units and made everyone move out. My one bedroom in 2002 should have gone for 175K to 210K, they wanted 328,000 dollars. They have been… Full Review ▶

04/15/05
Resident

How are new units? How is building now after rehab? Are there still water and heating issues? Full Review ▶

02/07/05
Resident

Yes, I lived there for about two years. Place was dirty when I moved in and management didn't seem to understand why I was upset. Heat/AC always a problem. Once it went condo, they didn't care how much the renovations inconvenienced… Full Review ▶

07/16/04
Resident

They are selling the units as condos. However, sales are slow and construction is slower. Horrible leasing office. I saw three diferrent bozos come through during less than a year's time. Agree about the dogs. They say they are welcome, however,… Full Review ▶

03/22/04
Resident

Do not move here if you don?t want to hear drilling (just like the dentist?s drill) or hammering that are so loud you can?t block them out with headphones. They are rehabbing and I was told it will continue into 2006.… Full Review ▶

03/07/04
Resident

This is by far the worst apartment building that I have ever lived in. The space itself along with the views are nice but don´t come close to making up for the incredibly poor management, the lousy heat/AC, slow elevators, old… Full Review ▶

03/07/04
Resident

When we moved in we were told the building was dog-friendly. Not so. From day one management has been adversarial toward the dog-owners in the building. We are only permitted to take the dogs up and down in the delapidated service… Full Review ▶

03/01/04
Resident

I have lived here quite awhile and I have to say that on more than a few occasions we not only had no hot water in the building but also poor air conditioning just when we need it most. It seems… Full Review ▶

02/09/04
Resident

I have lived here for 6 mo., renting the 2 bedroom unit from a friend. The upkeep of this unit is a complete nightmare. There are leaks in the floor above me and the ceiling is cracked in the bathroom. The… Full Review ▶

02/22/03
Resident

It´s a nice space to live in and a great location to be in but it is not worth the hassle of dealing with a poor management team. Apartment was not clean on move in (dead bugs and trash in unit)… Full Review ▶

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