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Lake Meadows

500 East 33rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
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73%
City Average
10/20/14
Verified Resident

I enjoy the community however the onsite laundry room is a disaster. the machines barely work and full of college students who treat the apartments like the dorm. I think the community is great for a first apartment but the rent… Full Review ▶

10/15/14
Verified Resident

I don't like the that the paint is so thick that you can close door/drawers/cabinets. The Screens are NOT attached to the windows so millions of spiders get in. Window has been broken for 4+ months. Constans Mix ups with rent.… Full Review ▶

10/14/14
Verified Resident

Have enjoyed my stay here at Lake Meadows. I have lived here for 15+ years. It is convenient to my downtown job. I feel somewhat safe in the community and would recommend it to others. The hallways and entryway are very… Full Review ▶

10/10/14
Verified Resident

I like the way all the repairs and cleaning took place within a timely matter! I have two great maintenance Joe & Jesse in building one! If I have any problems they are willing to help me! Also, I have a… Full Review ▶

10/09/14
Verified Resident

Before deciding to rent from here, I had doubts about the safety. But totally it is ok. This was my unique question mark. You shouldn't worry about the neighborhood. About advantages there is a 24h opened grocery, and during the day… Full Review ▶

10/07/14
Verified Resident

I love living in Bronzeville its super convenient. I'm close to my job and the downtown area. I have been living in this area for some time now and I know there is no other place like it. Your have views… Full Review ▶

09/29/14
Verified Resident

I am not very happy with the overall experience. My rent has increased however many of the qualities of the apartment is declining. The building upkeep is declining. When i report issues they are not handled and I do not receive… Full Review ▶

09/22/14
Verified Resident

Rent is high. Community cleanliness is decent. Close to ITT, for those in school. In terms of convenience to shopping malls, and entertainment, not so far from downtown, that is a good thing. My only plus to this place is how… Full Review ▶

09/20/14
Verified Resident

The first 10 years were very good. I find now that with the new management team, the security lacks and it isnt as clean as it once was. Security could be located driving around every 5 mins but now, you may… Full Review ▶

09/16/14
Resident

I moved in a couple of weeks ago to the 533 building. So far, this has been a big disappointment. The common areas of the building are pretty dirty. It is obvious if you take a good look at the elevators,… Full Review ▶

09/15/14
Verified Resident

We moved into our first Lake Meadows apartment in 1959 and into our present one in 1967. We have obviously been satisfied with our home here for a very long time and hope to continue. We find it convenient to access… Full Review ▶

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09/15/14
Verified Resident

I enjoy living here.I moved here after being a homeowner for more than 30 years. I lived in the area as a child, so it was familiar to me. I enjoy the location and conveniences to public transportation, shopping, and of… Full Review ▶

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09/12/14
Verified Resident

So far, so good. Everyone is friendly...staff, neighbors, community. The location is perfect and my dogs love the balcony. Unit is a little outdated, but still clean and comfortable. The only issue I have is the smoking. I can smell it… Full Review ▶

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09/12/14
Resident

Lived here for one year and half. The service here is terrible. The lease office staff are not respectful and slow and it takes them forever to process the application adding one more person on the lease (still waiting now). The… Full Review ▶

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09/10/14
Verified Resident

The convenience of being close to supermarket,drugstore,church,and restaurants,and public transportation ..like being close to the lakefront and the beach.....feel safe when walking in the neighborhood and walking in the common area of the building... Full Review ▶

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09/10/14
Verified Resident

I enjoy living in the Lake Meadows community. I have relatively few issues with the management or facilities there are just a few issues I feel should be resolved more promptly. As rent goes up amenities and services should go up.… Full Review ▶

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09/09/14
Verified Resident

Overall I like living in LM it is a convenient location and a good community. I have not had the opportunity of take an active role in all of the tenants events but the ones I have attended were good. It… Full Review ▶

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09/08/14
Verified Resident

Before renting out an apartment make sure the apartment is equip with working appliance, it's clean and also the rent can access the building without any problem, moving is stressful has it is but management should make sure the apartment is… Full Review ▶

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09/08/14
Verified Resident

I loved my apartment when I first moved in even though the paint job was horrendous (they painted over the dirt and window locks), but it has become incredibly noisy due to the large number of students that occupy the community.… Full Review ▶

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09/08/14
Verified Resident

My experience I do not like to compliant, but my front door is still not fixed because I would have to be at home and though the week. This have been still living there, I am tried of calling about the… Full Review ▶

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09/05/14
Verified Resident

The apartment complex seems well kept and many of the residents are friendly. It is in a decent area and it's very close to public transportation, which is excellent. I've only been here for a week and haven't had any interactions… Full Review ▶

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09/05/14
Verified Resident

This community is convenient for shopping and for transport to the Loop and south via CTA. The beach and Harbour at 31street is a plus for fun, exercise and entertainment for family and singles. The community is fairly safe, there is… Full Review ▶

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09/04/14
Verified Resident

My experience with my agent was great. But, my experience with the staff on my move in date was horrible. They were rude and overall had a nasty attitude. Especially, the Asian receptionist. This was the worst move I've ever experienced.… Full Review ▶

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09/03/14
Verified Resident

All in all, I am satisfied with this apartment complex. It is conveniently located and the property manager is very responsive. Most of the ancillary staff are very professional and industrious workers, which makes interacting with them a pleasure. The onsite… Full Review ▶

09/02/14
Verified Resident

I moved into lake meadows apt. In May from my first day all has been good,katherine my agent was great in helping me get my apartment i had a couple of small issues that were handled in a timely manner so… Full Review ▶

09/02/14
Verified Resident

Not very satisfied with the experience in this building including safety issue in laundry room area and parking area at night. Also, it takes too much time to communicate with officers at both leasing and management office which does not help… Full Review ▶

09/02/14
Verified Resident

Not very satisfied with the experience in this building including safety issue in laundry room area and parking area at night. Also, it takes too much time to communicate with officers at both leasing and management office which does not help… Full Review ▶

08/31/14
Verified Resident

I am very pleased to with the services provided by lake meadows. It is a safe and decent neighbor hood. Great views from apartment with easy access to Lake Michigan and major interstates. I also appreciate the lake meadows shopping center… Full Review ▶

08/29/14
Resident

Don't believe all these phony ratings. Lake Meadows REALLY sucks. Full Review ▶

08/29/14
Verified Resident

My overall experience has been positive. In 2012, there was a transition of management office staff. During that time, work orders were not being fulfilled in a timely fashion. That has since be rectified due to another management transition. Full Review ▶

08/28/14
Verified Resident

We relocated from Dallas, TX and were not sure what to expect. Beyond the hassle of moving the staff has been wonderful. Even though the building are a little old everything has been updated. There is plenty of room for animals… Full Review ▶

08/27/14
Verified Resident

For the last 2 months since(2nd week of June, 2014), I have had to call maintenance during office hours and after hours to unstop my sink, I've had to clean, disinfect dirty water and debris out of the kitchen sink numerous… Full Review ▶

08/22/14
Verified Resident

Our family has been in the building since 2002. Overall the building and maintenance of the building is good, at times there have been a few issues like ice on my windows in the winter from lack of heat, and the… Full Review ▶

08/22/14
Verified Resident

I like my apartment in lake meadows. Bus stop is just out in LM and there is a supermarket for no more than 10 minute walk from lm. Generally, it is very convenient living there. Besides, the apartment is well organized,… Full Review ▶

08/22/14
Verified Resident

Nice clean units. Price little higher side when compared in this area. Kitchens and Baths are very small. Maintenance is pretty good, they response to call reasonably quick. Parking outside parking lot is not safe, some one broke my car and… Full Review ▶

08/21/14
Verified Resident

Since my wife and I moved in, we have had issues with maintenance orders been completed based on the move-in checklist; we have had issues with bugs (still an issue); and we have had security issues (our car was broken into).… Full Review ▶

08/21/14
Verified Resident

Live besides elevator too noisy. except this, the apartment is good to live in. When we first move in our room, there is no refrigerator, and the management office handle this problem quickly and send us a new one. But one… Full Review ▶

08/21/14
Verified Resident

good, my friend told me this place. It is near the IIT so it is very short way to my university. It is convinence. And I think I will also tall my other friends this a good choice to live in… Full Review ▶

08/20/14
Verified Resident

I think that all environment is clean, maintenace is very fast. For example, when my sink pipe is stuck, water in sink didnt go down. Engineer fix instantly. Thank you for your consideration. I worry about danger 34street in night. I… Full Review ▶

08/20/14
Verified Resident

The air conditioning situation is a yearly frustration. I don't know why they won't move to central air. In the winter my apartment gets extremely hot and I usually have to call maintenance to turn the radiators off. Central heat would… Full Review ▶

08/20/14
Verified Resident

Dissatisfied with this place this rent is too damn high for me to be experiencing all these problems, my toilet been broke since I moved in and maintenance still haven't fixed it my tub was stopped up when I moved in… Full Review ▶

08/20/14
Verified Resident

I have been here for 14 years and the place has had its ups and downs but I still enjoy living here. About the only thing that I can think of that is of a negative nature is the new fees… Full Review ▶

08/18/14
Verified Resident

I ENJOY LIVING HERE AT LAKE MEADOWS. DENISE IS THE BEST CUSTOMER SERIVICE RECEPIONIST. THE MAINTENANCE STAFF IN BUILDING 6 DO A GOOD JOB OVERALL. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT A JOB IS NOT COMPLETED! LAKE MEADOWS IS A GOOD… Full Review ▶

08/18/14
Resident

Stay away from Lake Meadows. Management will try to force you to renew your lease several months in advance. Draper & Kramer just implemented a monthly utility fee on top of the already exorbitant rent. The rent may seem reasonable, but… Full Review ▶

08/18/14
Verified Resident

Initially, I had a few urgent issues as in flooding and such however, it was a bad winter. The counter top chosen for my island is very hard to keep clean...it is not granite it's probably a faux granite if I… Full Review ▶

08/18/14
Verified Resident

Great place to live. However, I wish that the 3445 Building residents would stop their dogs from walking everywhere but the "dog park." It is messing up the appearances of the property, and security does not seem to care to address… Full Review ▶

08/18/14
Verified Resident

unable at this time to compare with other,apartments because i have not occupied before now.Overall,the experience is challenging and somewhat refreshing.I look forward to increasing my apartment size and overcoming do-it-yourself . Full Review ▶

08/13/14
Verified Resident

I love my apartment and location. The people in the building, maintance staff and management staff are polite and friendly. The building is kept clean. My maintance calls are handled promptly. When I can stand out on my balcony I realized… Full Review ▶

08/08/14
Verified Resident

Great location, space for the money, maintenance is great and timely, but the customer service by staff and management could stand improvement including more timely respond to concerns. Additionally, parking can be difficult in late evening. Full Review ▶

08/07/14
Verified Resident

Well maintained, good location, lovely apts but kitchens and baths could be better. Safe, secure. Wish there was better quality shopping in adjacent mall. Wish there was an exercise room or equipment. Neighborhood in slow an uneven transition. Historic area but… Full Review ▶

08/04/14
Verified Resident

Just the last year has been the worst. 4months with no shower last year the tile all fell out. Maintencee said the tile man was on vacation. Then the roaches from October to present. Can't enjoy my place or have company.… Full Review ▶

08/04/14
Verified Resident

Overall great but the weed smoking is annoying and getting the notices on my door is extremely irritating. I like most of what us offered. Wished it was a little cheaper considering apartment in 35th have washer and dryers in the… Full Review ▶

07/28/14
Verified Resident

1. My son Rohan and his friends are well pleased with the apt. Quite - well suited for students, Surrounding area looks like a hotel. your maintenance staff clean up parking lot meshes before tenants wake up, Painting and changing carpets… Full Review ▶

07/28/14
Verified Resident

The community is great, close to everything, including transportation. I lived in the community prior to moving here. I think its a great neighborhood with many conveniences. I think that the apartments would be great with just minor upgrades. Full Review ▶

07/26/14
Verified Resident

I'm not happy. The apartment is beautiful however it's hard to enjoy it as a result of the infestation of roaches throughout the building. I've spent hundreds of dollars on pest removal products which is asinine. This information is obviously not… Full Review ▶

07/23/14
Verified Resident

Just moved here...so far I have had a good experience. I had an issue with my bathroom door not closing, my toilet leaking and blinds. Maintenance was really quick, attentive and professional. No complaints on my end. Activities available Full Review ▶

07/23/14
Verified Resident

The experience has been good. However, I was overcharged inexcess of $100.00, by Kathy Williams, and the refund has not been returned even though documentation has been provided to the Management Office, Ms. Stone who has been helpful to accept this… Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Verified Resident

Lake Meadows can be an excellent experience for single individuals and persons with families. Its perfect for those who are working jobs and working as students. With convenience of the park, lake, laundry, parking and public transportation. Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Verified Resident

My overall experience has been nice for the past four years. But there are issues with security or the lack thereof. I think this is an area that Management and D&K should pay closer attention to, with the recent outbreak of… Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Verified Resident

I like this place a lot and. You get your money's worth. The front desk staff on both the management office and leasing office are not the most professional. The leasing policies are too rigid and needs to be more accommodating… Full Review ▶

07/21/14
Verified Resident

leasing agent should be fired!leasing agent should be fired!leasing agent should be fired!leasing agent should be fired!leasing agent should be fired!leasing agent should be fired!leasing agent should be fired!leasing agent should be fired! Full Review ▶

07/20/14
Verified Resident

The d?cor is rather old but maintained fairly well, however I was able to turn my one bedroom into a modern and comfortable setting for me. I have a north view that is excellent and my family and friends really enjoy… Full Review ▶

07/19/14
Verified Resident

I checked various apartments before settling on lake meadows apartments. I realized that the quality standard of lake meadows is higher than the ones I saw. They invest in building a safe, serene, clean environment with the green lawns, trees, and… Full Review ▶

07/16/14
Verified Resident

Overall I have enjoyed living in this community. The facilities and amenities have truly been a blessing to me. Also the building's location and closeness to public transportation makes it a great access to anywhere in the city. It's great Full Review ▶

07/16/14
Verified Resident

Lake Meadows Apartments does a great job making the apartments, especially the community grounds, aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, more focus is spent on how the complex looks as opposed to how it functions. While the apartment was clean and spacious, it seemed… Full Review ▶

07/16/14
Verified Resident

I have enjoyed my experience at Lake Meadows. Convenient location, Beautiful setting, well kept. Close to lake. People are cordial and friendly. Maintenance responds as quickly as they can to requests concerning your apartment. I recommend Lake Meadows to friends and… Full Review ▶

07/16/14
Verified Resident

I'm new, the building is nice and clean, fellow residents are very helpful and courteous and I love how convenient Lake Meadows is to my job in the Loop and perfect for a lakefront jog or workout on the weekends. It… Full Review ▶

07/16/14
Verified Resident

Lake Meadows is a beautiful community, they have stores, Jewel Food Stores and more, right there on site with an LA Fitness center and more coming. The #3 King Drive Bus and trains are nearby. Neighbors are friendly. It's a great… Full Review ▶

07/14/14
Verified Resident

This is a diverse community... located in what I consider a beautiful lake area park. My view is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. I have loved living here for almost 2 decades. I consider it my home. I love waking up and… Full Review ▶

07/14/14
Verified Resident

The only reason why I am still at this community is financial. The office staff is HORRIBLE; very condescending or unavailable. Maintenance staff is sub par; they don't do anything right the 1st time. The apartments are old and need updating.… Full Review ▶

07/11/14
Verified Resident

I love the community and the view is beautiful. On several occasion's I called security regarding an tenant cooking on the balcony. Other then that my experience here has been nothing short of wonderful. Th staff is always friendly and helpful.… Full Review ▶

07/11/14
Verified Resident

Great location. Great maintenance staff. I love living here, but the rent increases are very high. That may be the only reason I would consider moving. It is very close to downtown Chicago which is very convenient. Hopefully they won't take… Full Review ▶

07/09/14
Verified Resident

I love the community - the people are friendly and the location is perfect for me. I just wish they would update the outside of the buildings. They are in need of paint and the blinds in a lot of the… Full Review ▶

07/09/14
Verified Resident

esidents at Lake Meadows are treated to some of the city?s most spectacular views, where Chicago?s breathtaking skyline provides a backdrop to the spacious lawns, parks and beaches of the South Shore. It?s beautiful. It?s convenient. It?s the perfect city escape.… Full Review ▶

07/09/14
Verified Resident

The area is decent, the rent is a bit high for the siz of the apartments and the building are older so the quality of the windows especially make it hard to get good airflow as the hinges are so loose,… Full Review ▶

07/07/14
Verified Resident

I have been a residence of Lake Meadows for 41 years and as you can see I must have liked it to stay hear as long as I have. I am well aware that things change in life, but not to… Full Review ▶

07/07/14
Verified Resident

Lake Meadows is a great place to live. The staff members are nice and responds quickly to request or issues. The landscape is beautiful and maintined regularly. Safety is priority for me and Lake Meadow strives to keep the environment safe.… Full Review ▶

07/07/14
Verified Resident

Although it is not a bad community there is room for improvement. It would be nice to have more police presence to deter crime/violence. I do like that DIVVY bikes are offered, close to the lakefront and good transportation location for… Full Review ▶

07/01/14
Verified Resident

I love being part of a community -- the management company hosts parties, has giveaways, and has coffee or teas available in the management office if you need to go there for any reason. There are also a lot of perks:… Full Review ▶

06/30/14
Verified Resident

It has been great living here! It's close to downtown and I like my neighbors, everyone is always friendly. There is still room for improvement like updated appliances in the apartment as well as the laundry room. The Jewel next door… Full Review ▶

06/27/14
Verified Resident

My initial experience was great, but for the last two years, things have gone downhill with lake meadows and the area it represents. Hopefully this will change in the future and DK will pay more attention to the community and it's… Full Review ▶

06/25/14
Verified Resident

I have just moved in for several days. Everything seems good for me. The rooms are very clean and bright at my first sight. But I kept hearing from my friends about the safety issue in the community in the past… Full Review ▶

06/23/14
Verified Resident

Love Lake Meadows!!! However I do feel like there should be some Upgrades in place for the price that we are paying for rent. Staff is Friendly and Professional. I feel safe and it is a great community to be apart… Full Review ▶

06/20/14
Verified Resident

Well, I first moved in Lake Meadows in 1990. (Left in 2005) We did not experience the problems I have seen since I moved back in 2010. Will someone please inform people to drive according to the arrows in the parking… Full Review ▶

06/18/14
Verified Resident

Lake Meadows used to be a community of middle class residents. It has now become a transient complex due to the influx of students who have no sense of community or ability to deal with people of a different ethnicity. Contributing… Full Review ▶

02/27/14
Resident

Old and outdated apartments, nothing works properly, neighborhood sucks--- That sums up Lake Meadows pretty well. I don't recommend moving here. If you are still considering it though, take the advice from a response in the next post and do the… Full Review ▶

02/11/14
Resident

We moved here in the early nineties and have enjoyed our large three bedroom apartment ever since. Grocery and other shopping is close at hand, and the library is just across the street. Getting to work on public transportation is quite… Full Review ▶

01/17/14
Resident

Terrible, terrible apartments. Everything is very old and outdated, and it's one problem after another here. My apartment is so cold that I have to keep my coat on to stay warm. They have done a good job of decorating the… Full Review ▶

08/31/13
Resident

Anyone know how I can break my lease without a big penalty? I just moved in and I'm very disappointed. Was told the unit would have new carpet, paint, and tile. Everything done was SO sloppy (see pics) and the apartment… Full Review ▶

07/22/13
Resident

Broke my lease b/c I had to move out of state. I paid the 2 months rent for it. Collections agency keeps calling now saying that I have to pay $2000. Called management about it and it turns out they lost… Full Review ▶

07/03/13
Resident

If I could afford to move again without breaking the bank, I would. As it is, I will probably have to wait until next year. On move-in day, they gave me the wrong keys, but I thought they were right because… Full Review ▶

06/25/13
Resident

I am approaching the end of my 1 year lease and this was an EXPERIENCE. I moved into Lake Meadows because I was impressed with the nice clean layout of the grounds and the perks such as free cable, free utilities… Full Review ▶

05/31/13
Resident

"A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the South Side's Lake Meadows neighborhood..." This happened a little over a week ago. Here's a link to the Chicago Tribune article (you'll have to copy and paste): http://tinyurl.com/ldttdad Of course, Lake Meadows management… Full Review ▶

03/25/13
Resident

Parking is very bad after it gets dark. Security is never around when you need them, and they park anywhere they want without getting tickets. Full Review ▶

03/02/13
Resident

"The existing buildings have reached a point of physical and functional obsolescence." - Forrest Bailey, President & CEO of Draper & Kramer "The buildings are old, [the property] just needs to be updated with the times." - Nancy Wright, former Lake… Full Review ▶

02/25/13
Resident

Overrated high priced and way too average. The whole stunt about it being a great deal is bull. The parking isn't even safe over here. my muffler was being sawed through and the 24 "security" "never saw it" and when I… Full Review ▶

01/21/13
Resident

This place sucks...I pay $930 for virtually nothing (extra $100 for worthless balcony)and spend 20mins every night looking for parking. The buildings are soooo old and lack renovations/maintenance.my toilet keeps getting clogged every 2weekly,water pressure to 10th floor is so bad… Full Review ▶

12/18/12
Resident

I lived here for a little over a year...My only complaint is their claim that these apartments are luxury! The cabinets are alumnium or whatever the material is dating back to the 60's? The kitchens dont even have a dishwasher. I… Full Review ▶

11/02/12
Resident

There was a shooting, carjacking, and an armed robbery at Lake Meadows within the last two weeks. Anyone who says that Lake Meadows is a nice, safe, luxurious place to live is quite misinformed. A resident was robbed at gunpoint INSIDE… Full Review ▶

11/01/12
Resident

I have been living at Lake Meadows for about 3 months now. It is not as bad as people are saying. It's not perfect, but it's not hell hole either. I have a great view. I have quiet and respectful neighbors.… Full Review ▶

08/01/12
Resident

Lived in the 400 building now some 15 years. You can't believe the convenience of this location! These older apartments have so much floor space! They have been miraculously maintained by the friendliest, most capable staff. The balconies over the locked… Full Review ▶

07/31/12
Resident

The building manager there was the most inpatient, inefficient person ever. It will take you forever to wait for a call back when there was a problem with your apartment. The whole corridor smells like garbage, and the carpet seems as… Full Review ▶

07/31/12
Resident

I've lived in lake Meadows for a very long time as I grew up here I didn't have a problem until recently (when I got older). It has gone downhill ever since the security company changed from Titan (the best ever)… Full Review ▶

07/09/12
Resident

Well.. It has been more than 6 month after I moved out and I haven't received my security deposit check for $1127( the manager to,d me after she confirmed with me that the check was lost, 5 months ago) Everytime I… Full Review ▶

06/07/12
Resident

Hey Yall..... Here is the deal. First off, let me say that no, I do NOT work for D n K, Lake Meadows or any affiliates. However, here are some basic real estate concepts for all of my fellow posters to… Full Review ▶

06/07/12
Resident

Let's be real here. These buildings are about 30 years past their lifecycle. What that means is that 30 years ago, many major building systems like heating, plumbing and ventilation and structural elements like the curtain walls (window walls) should have… Full Review ▶

06/06/12
Resident

I must say I was sceptical after I read the reviews but I moved in and I love it so far....I have a three bed room with a nice view of the lake and fireworks which I love, whenever we have… Full Review ▶

05/21/12
Resident

I moved here last year when my husband and I separated and there have been so many problems because of the age of these buildings. There is a constant odor from sewer gas that comes in and lots of noise from… Full Review ▶

04/10/12
Resident

The management is VERY bad. They are not very responsive when you need something or something goes wrong. You have to call several times to get them to do anything and they take forever to get back to you. Their #1… Full Review ▶

04/01/12
Resident

Lake Meadows apts. use specials like 2 months free to draw people in with a reduced rate, they will then lie saying that they explained it to you but you end up paying the full price. They are horrible people that… Full Review ▶

02/25/12
Prospective Resident

The glitzy website and ads for Lake Meadows apartments are a big lie. Lake Meadows has had major problems for the last couple of decades. Back in the 1990's Draper and Kramer tried to sell the apartments to the residents but… Full Review ▶

02/23/12
Resident

All they care about is getting you in here and getting your money. It's not a good value. Like others have said, the heating system, windows, and kitchen cabinets are ancient and should have been replaced long ago. Combine this with… Full Review ▶

02/21/12
Resident

A fresh coat of paint and new carpet hides a lot. These apartment buildings are in bad shape and large housing projects like Lake Meadows are no longer desirable places to live, so D&K isn't going to put much money into… Full Review ▶

02/18/12
Prospective Resident

I was in town for a week staying with a friend in Lincoln Park and took the Red Line down to go see an apartment. Just getting there was incredibly difficult and involved a transfer to a bus line and then… Full Review ▶

02/18/12
Resident

These were probably very nice when they were first built, but it's such a rip-off to pay today's prices for a small, old, outdated apartment here. The Chinese students don't mind because all their friends are here, they split the rent… Full Review ▶

02/13/12
Resident

There are several things that made me decide to move here: 1. Public Transportation. I can take Bus. No. 3 without walking too far. For those who get building near South King, it's practically about 15 seconds walking, and CTA tracker… Full Review ▶

02/12/12
Resident

Most of the things they say on their website are either deceptive or outright lies. Let me break them down: THE PICTURES: The apartments don't look anything like the pictures on the website -those apartments were staged to look bright, colorful,… Full Review ▶

02/10/12
Resident

I've been living in Lake Meadows for 2yrs, and couldn't pass up the opportunity to post a review. And I don't even need the $50 gift card that management is bribing us with. When I moved in, I received 2 copies… Full Review ▶

02/09/12
Resident

Signs are posted in the elevators asking residents to write a review on here, print it out, and bring it to the management office for a $50 gift card. Full Review ▶

02/09/12
Resident

I live in lake meadows aptarment for 5 months. I think this aptarment very nice. It has comfortable conditions. Good servic for clients. I suggent that every can live there. Good laundry facilities. I live in 500e 33rd. Full Review ▶

02/09/12
Resident

I have live at the Lake Meadow apartments since last year in Novemeber. The front door key does not work for the bottom lock and I have reported it, was told I need to be there in order to get the… Full Review ▶

02/08/12
Resident

It's a housing project in a black neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. SOME of the units have views or partial views of the lake,but the view from a lot of them is of the next building. I moved here… Full Review ▶

02/08/12
Resident

Good view but there are a lot of people making noise. Full Review ▶

02/07/12
Resident

We all know about the hazards of the lead paint in these apartments, but another hazard you can't see is inside the radiator cabinet. They had to come open up mine because of a leak in the radiator pipe and I… Full Review ▶

02/07/12
Resident

Ten Reasons NOT to Rent Here: #1 Management put out a notice today bribing residents with gift cards to write positive reviews, so any new reviews you see posted that say "rent here, it's a great place" are total BS. Management… Full Review ▶

02/02/12
Resident

I've been here almost a year and can't wait to move. The area is okay, it's not too far from downtown and walking distance to the lake. These apartments are terrible though. The are very old with no updating done. Layers… Full Review ▶

01/23/12
Resident

I get very little heat in my apartment, and sometimes none--right in the middle of winter. Service calls to maintenance don't help at all because they come in and said that it's "legally" warm enough. The buildings are 60 years old… Full Review ▶

09/21/11
Resident

Previously on my Lake Meadows Review... I Praised: Location Landscaping Quick responses from management My biggest ANGER MANAGEMENT EVENT: Water pressure in Kitchen - Fixed within 24 hours Water Pressure in Bathtub - Fixed within 24 hours NOT REPAIRED Kitchen Cabinets… Full Review ▶

09/09/11
Resident

I have been living here for 5 years and at first I did not hear any loud banging noises. I don't know whether its the piping in the walls or something of that nature but its very annoying and disturbing. I… Full Review ▶

09/02/11
Resident

0k, so if you are looking for a modern 21st Century apartment with the marble bathrooms, granite counter tops and gleaming wood cabinets, then don't come here. You will be sorely disappointed. Also if you think that your apartment is going… Full Review ▶

08/13/11
Resident

I've read the reviews and I can't agree with most. I live in building one and I have very few complaints. Firstly, the building is supper quiet, it even seems like I'm the only one playing music on a friday night… Full Review ▶

06/24/11
Resident

What apartment better to live in Lake Meadows or Prairie Shores? people what the pros and cons and who do you think who will win. Full Review ▶

05/30/11
Resident

Be prepared to spend at least a thousand dollars out of your own pocket to have window units put in if you move here. Otherwise, you will have no air conditioning and will be miserably hot in the summer. Better yet,… Full Review ▶

05/21/11
Resident

My year here at Lake Meadows has been the absolute worst of my life. My roommates and I moved into Lake Meadows in August of 2010, and by September we had found that there was a bed bug infestation in our… Full Review ▶

05/04/11
Resident

I had a new born baby staying at this apartment, and it was a nightmare. While I was pregnant (during the summer), my heat magically turned on and was stuck on for three nights. The couldn't get it to shut off,… Full Review ▶

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04/09/11
Resident

Just wanted to take a moment to write a POSITIVE review for the community. I've lived in the community in the 501 E. 32nd building on a high floor and have had no significant problems what so ever. You get a… Full Review ▶

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03/31/11
Resident

After reading many of the reviews on Lake Meadows I would like to offer my candid opinion. Pros: Location! 3 blocks from 90/94, Lake Shore Drive, and the beach. One block from the #3 King Drive Bus, a shopping center which… Full Review ▶

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03/28/11
Resident

I have lived in Lake Meadows for two years and can tell you it is fine. I did move out when my rent was raised from $913 to $963 as I cannot justify almost $1,000 for the apartment. It's not a… Full Review ▶

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02/25/11
Resident

First off I would like to say I am not to pleased with lake meadows apartments. I have a problem when on occasional days here in Chicago it is frigid cold there is no heat, called and complained about heat not… Full Review ▶

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02/24/11
Resident

If you are one of the many Lake Meadows residents who doesn't subscribe to cable or satellite service, you instead should receive the standard over-the-air TV stations (2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13). You probably stopped receiving some of… Full Review ▶

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02/19/11
Resident

I mostly like living in Lake Meadows. I like the closeness to downtown and the convenience to tranportation is great. But.. the building is not kept as clean as it used to be. On the weekends it seems as if nothing… Full Review ▶

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02/18/11
Resident

Dear Lake Meadows, I received your notice today about your new method of allowing residents to pay rent by credit card or automatic checking account debit. Oh, how nice and convenient this would be if you didn't attach an additional $40… Full Review ▶

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02/17/11
Resident

The service is terrible, inefficient, and unreliable. Maintenance was needed in my apartment and they came once and said some work had to be done, but they never followed up. Also, there was a leak in a faucet and they started… Full Review ▶

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02/01/11
Resident

I've had it with this place! After spending 2.5 hours to get home after my 12 hour nursing shift, what do I come home to? An ICE COLD apartment. That's right, no heat on in any room. NONE. And there's a… Full Review ▶

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01/27/11
Resident

Last week one of my friend was robbed in home, and Lake Meadows does not compensate for it at all, and the video records are so obscure that did not help at all. Full Review ▶

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12/31/10
Resident

Several residents have been robbed at gunpoint over the holidays. The parking lots have no cameras and the buildings have no doormen or security guards stationed in them (there are security guards, but they drive around in cars and don't act… Full Review ▶

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12/28/10
Resident

Here are 3 recent experiences I've had that make me feel this way: #1 It was 19 degrees outside and just as the temperature dropped for the night, the heat cut off. WTF. I called the "24 hour maintenance" and a… Full Review ▶

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11/24/10
Resident

My apartment was little dirty which we have rectified it.There is one cleaning lady harassing us and keep giving us notice. She totally violating her power and harassing residence on daily basis. I will not advise anyone for this particular apartment… Full Review ▶

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11/06/10
Resident

Save yourself the agony. Living in an apartment here means not having any control over the temperature in your apartment. Summers are terrible and unbearable unless you purchase your own window air-conditioning units and pay lake meadows to install them. Now… Full Review ▶

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08/19/10
Resident

Most aspects of the way this place is operated are appauling. Today when I got home from work there were notices on the door that said that the Annual Resident Picnic is TOMORROW and that you need to pick up tickets… Full Review ▶

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08/12/10
Resident

The staff in the apartment provide bad service, and somehow want to cheat you money by some ways. Full Review ▶

08/11/10
Resident

July and August days where the weather exceeds 90 degrees and the humidity is extreme makes living in lake meadows apartments absolutely unbearable. It's just about impossible to sleep and do anything else in a hot, sticky apartment. If you are… Full Review ▶

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07/31/10
Resident

I have never seen that much useless staff. they are so slow in everything. 15 days to lease the room,electronic key takes 3 months to come.so careless to customer and never fulfill what ever they promise.once we complete the lease they… Full Review ▶

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07/22/10
Resident

For the last 4 years, from March 2006 through March 2010, there were only 2 "Yes" ratings (and 21 "No" ratings) for Lake Meadows. Now, all of a sudden, from April 2010 through today (July 22, 2010), a period of less… Full Review ▶

07/21/10
Resident

Don't be fooled by all of the recent positive reviews of Lake Meadows. This is the handiwork of the management, which is a complete violation of this website. Lake Meadows uses deceptive advertising and lies to try and trick people into… Full Review ▶

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07/20/10
Resident

I live at Lake Meadows Apartments in Chicago. I really enjoy the view from my apartment. I face north and the landscaping which includes seasonal flowers and beautiful trees is wonderful. Even in winter the snow on the ground and trees… Full Review ▶

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07/18/10
Resident

I live here and had a friend visit the other day. She had a copy of one of the apartment guides and showed me the Lake Meadows ad which stated, "at Lake Meadows summer doesn't get any better" and "you'll always… Full Review ▶

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07/16/10
Resident

I have had lake Meadows experiences all my life. Friends, family, and co workers have lived there. Then my girlfriend, now wife, moved there after college. Altogether, we have spent 9 great years in the same building, each year upgrading to… Full Review ▶

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07/15/10
Resident

It's funny how you read so many negative things about the place, but yet the people either don't live here or they don't like the apartment THEY chose. Remember nobody forced your hand. Now moving on I have a beautiful 3… Full Review ▶

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07/15/10
Prospective Resident

I am so glad I did not choose to move into Lake Meadows. I felt pressured to do so since I was looking for a place very, very soon. I even put down a deposit on an apartment. I felt uneasy… Full Review ▶

07/14/10
Resident

I've called it home for 3 years. So far things are fixed timely. I do believe you are treated the way you treat the others. Maintenance staff is friendly and prompt. I don't have any serious complaints. Bugs are not an… Full Review ▶

07/13/10
Resident

I lived in 2 buildings of this apartments for 2 years total. These buildings are full of bugs. In one building it was full of spiders in apartments so I moved another where I got bedbugs. Management staff specifically building managers… Full Review ▶

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07/01/10
Prospective Resident

I never lived in Lake Meadows but I did go through the rental process. The Leasing Office was so unprofessional and disorganized that I ended up not evening moving in after I had been approved. My Leasing Agent, Kathy, was just… Full Review ▶

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06/10/10
Resident

This building sucks. I wish I never would have moved here. The staff sucks from the managers to the cleaning staff. They can't even keep flowers alive on their own property. They are money hungry vultures waiting for their next meal.… Full Review ▶

06/10/10
Resident

I have been living in lake meadows for more than a year. In general it is OK, but not great. There are lots of dusts in my apartment due to the type of carpet they are using. It is really hard… Full Review ▶

06/07/10
Resident

I'd like to share my experience living at Lake Meadows here with all who visit this site. My husband and I just sold our suburban house and moved to Lake Meadowns recently. So far, we're 100% satisfied with the services/support provided… Full Review ▶

04/30/10
Resident

I am a little surprised by some of the previous comments because my experience has been different. The complex is just minutes from the expressways and buses that can get you downtown fairly quickly. It's always been a quiet place to… Full Review ▶

04/30/10
Resident

i liked this place a lot...i would recommend it to anyone coming new to chicago..they are affordable...ideally located...ample amounts of free parking...shopping center within walking distance...downtown within a 5 mins drive..beautiful view of the lake...public transportation very easily accessible..also located outside… Full Review ▶

03/24/10
Prospective Resident

I moved into LM with my girlfriend this winter. No kidding, the place is full of bedbugs. I got a lethal treatment done, but it didn't work for more then a month. After talking to my neighbors, I realized that they… Full Review ▶

03/09/10
Resident

We moved here and I wanted to move to a place occupied by a lot of people, for security, and little piece of a place we could call our own. We have been here for 2 years and will finally be… Full Review ▶

10/24/09
Resident

This place is a fcuking joke. Their ads say you can "live like an accountant and party like a rockstar" and I'm here to tell you that is bulllshit. First of all, although it doesn't cost $1500 for a 1 br… Full Review ▶

10/10/09
Resident

Several apartments on our floor as well as a few other floors in the building have become infested with bedbugs. This is due to the increasing numbers of international students from India and China moving in and bringing bedbugs with them.… Full Review ▶

10/08/09
Resident

If you just want a place to crash, it's ok. But honestly I'm very disappointed and like so many others here, I will not be renewing my lease. When you move in, you get an apartment that is freshly painted (won't… Full Review ▶

09/24/09
Resident

Unless you want to come home every night to see the dirty Lake Meadows lobby rug that looks like it has never been cleaned at Lake Ghettos, aka Lake Meadows, then don't move here. And when you come through the door… Full Review ▶

08/08/09
Resident

That's right, it's 2009, 90 degrees outside, and the apartments here do not have air conditioning. This is something they don't mention when they show you the air conditioned model apartment, which has window AC units. Your only option is to… Full Review ▶

06/19/09
Prospective Resident

1. If you are Comcast Internet fans, hate AT&T internet. DON'T move in, because AT&T is the only one internet provider. Comcast don't want to inverst money for change the cable in their building. 2. If you come late from work,… Full Review ▶

05/29/09
Resident

Unlike all the other people on this site, I love Lake Meadows. Before I moved in I read the reviews and I would have NEVER moved into this apartment based on the reviews I saw. Luckily for me, I have two… Full Review ▶

04/07/09
Resident

I ve been in lake meadows in the 501 E. 32nd building for about 3 months. I have been getting hard time with the heating utility and wind draft through poor window. Lake meadows said that they provide free heating and… Full Review ▶

01/14/09
Resident

I've been in lake meadows in the 533 E. 33rd building for 3 months. For over a month now, the automatic front entry door has been broken. Management didn't even bother to place a notice up about it being out of… Full Review ▶

12/29/08
Resident

Over the years they've increased the rent and they haven't provided better service. The area is unsafe. I can't tell you how many times my car was broken into at their parking lot, which is suppose to have a 24hr security… Full Review ▶

10/18/08
Resident

NO!! I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 8 YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER WITNESSED A ROACH ANYWHERE IN MY APARTMENT. I CAN ADMIT,,THEY HAVE HAD A FEW RUNS OF QUESTIONABLE PEOPLE AROUND THE COMPLEX AND I ALWAYS MADE A POINT OF DRAWING… Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Prospective Resident

this should give you a better idea: http://www.youtube.com/v/ZkEHcIm-Jzg Full Review ▶

08/12/08
Prospective Resident

I saw an add in "Apartments For Rent" (the free magazine) in the August 8 - August 21, 2008 issue that made this place sound like it was a cool, nice place in the South Loop. But after reading reviews here… Full Review ▶

08/07/08
Resident

10 buildings in this apartment complex, and this one is the worse. I made the mistake of moving here and was so glad when my year lease was finally over. My experience: --Building was ALWAYS DIRTY. There were 3 extremely lazy… Full Review ▶

08/02/08
Resident

I moved out last year because of how bad it got. I lived in LM from college through my medical residency and loved it my first few years there. That changed a few years back when the LM management got very… Full Review ▶

07/21/08
Prospective Resident

I was passing by this place in route to the south loop from hyde park when I saw a big open house sign and decided to check it out. The leasing agent was really friendly and immediately took me in a… Full Review ▶

06/21/08
Resident

The pictures and description they put online fool you into thinking this is a cool place to live but it's not. The only CTA routes to downtown are by bus (red and green lines are about a mile west), and there… Full Review ▶

06/07/08
Resident

I moved here in March and have had nothing but problems. The windows leak when it rains (they are a single pane of glass with peeled caulking on the outside, original to the building), there continues to be a roach problem,… Full Review ▶

02/26/08
Resident

This apartment complex was built in the 1950's and is extremely outdated, so the owner, Draper and Kramer, will be tearing it down very soon. You can read all about it in the Crain's Chicago Business articles: go to http://chicagobusiness.com and… Full Review ▶

10/29/07
Resident

The apartments in Lake Meadows are completely overrated. For starters, the apartments are the size of a closet. The carpet and blinds are both cheap and stain easily. There is always a plumbing issue and the ventilation is terrible. The walls… Full Review ▶

09/20/06
Resident

Check Craigslist.com for apartments in Bridgeport instead.

---The Good---
Maintenence requests are always taken care of within a few days.
Grounds are really nice--good place to chill out, and there's the beach nearby.

---The Bad---
Getting the lease application through took about 10 times as long… Full Review ▶

03/20/06
Resident

The walls are paper thin, and you can hear just about everything that your next door neighbor is saying and doing. After my first few days in my new apartment, I was disgusted to hear the things I heard from my… Full Review ▶

10/30/05
Resident

Living at Lake Meadows was a pleasant experience for me, especially since it was my first apartment on my own. Close to my job, shopping, and the lake. Only left when I purchased my home... Full Review ▶

10/20/04
Resident

I have to be honest and say that in the 4 years I have been there I really have had only 2 problems, water damage from an overflowing toilet in the apartment above me and the ocassional smoke detector and closet… Full Review ▶

05/27/04
Resident

I have comfortably lived here for over twenty years and while the apartment units are small and closet space is tight (compared to other highrise apartments throughout the city), my experiences living here have positively outweighed the negatives; especially after reading… Full Review ▶

03/28/04
Resident

I lived at Lake Meadows while going through my residency at local hospitals. I moved from out of state, and chose the property because it had free parking, reasonable rents and a convenient location for the rotations I would be doing.… Full Review ▶

03/16/04
Resident

It initially looks like this would be a nice place to live, but don´t let that fool you. These buildings are old...paint and plaster falling down in apartments. Thin walls..tiny bathrooms. The lake view, on-site cleaners, nearby grocery/video store and Walgreen´s… Full Review ▶

02/21/04
Resident

Received the security deposit VERY LATE! Engaged attorney & am collecting the statuatory penalty of twice amount of deposit..50 days after move out and STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY SECURITY DEPOSIT! After 35 days, I did receive a notice that a… Full Review ▶

01/21/04
Resident

After a long search for my first apartment, I chose Lake Meadows. I am a full time college student and I work full time. I have a car but parking is very expensive downtown. Public transportation is ample so I leave… Full Review ▶

07/24/03
Resident

Me and my husband had just moved to the Chicago Area and were really looking forward to finding a great place to live. Never mind that fact that finding a place to live is nearly impossible seeing that there is so… Full Review ▶

06/20/03
Resident

I´m moving out in August, so...

What´s good: the 3 and 4 bus lines run into downtown and stop nearby; building engineer is a nice guy (my building anyway); office can receive packages for you; large bedrooms; closed-circuit TV (can… Full Review ▶

01/14/02
Resident

The Good:
near the lake
near Lake Shore Drive and Dan Ryan
very near shopping center
lots of open lawn space
very near basketball and tennis courts
free parking

The Bad:
building exterior… Full Review ▶

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