Reside at Belmont Harbor

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Reside at Belmont Harbor

426 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(219 Reviews)
$1,274 - $1,995/mo

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anonymous

Resident 2007 - 2008

2/12/2008

Love It - Love It - Love it!

I can't say enough about this apartment community! Since I have been here they have been updating all sorts of things like the bathrooms, fitness center & tenant office. I can't imagine relocating any where else. The Manager is very sweet and helpfull, the building is well kept and welcoming. Both my husband and I plan to stay here long term. If you are planing to move to the city, I would highly recommend Belmont Harbor.

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    truthinchicago

    Resident 2007 - 2008

    2/9/2008

    Do NOT rent here - Horrible Building Manager

    Would someone PLEASE explain to me why the building manager, Denise, still has a job! FIRE her already! She is SO rude, lazy, argumentative, unprofessional, and incompetent that people are leaving the building just because of her. If I was half as rude to my customers as she is to tenants, I would be fired on the spot. I cannot wait for my lease to end so I can move to a building where management appreciates the tenants instead of yelling at them. A few examples of her unprofessional behavior: - She yells at the tenants from the office - not even bothering to ask to speak to them privately - if they use the front elevator with dogs or large items. Half the time the back service elevator is broken or being used by someone to move and you HAVE to use the front elevator. She needs to stop yelling at people like a prison guard. - She was very rude to my father when he visited for a long weekend. He buzzed me at the intercom and I buzzed him in but Denise, who was too busy eating in… See More>
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      anonymous

      Resident 2007 - 2008

      2/7/2008

      NO THANKS

      I think that is important for any aspiring incumbent be aware of these key issues: 1) This management company will charge you THREE months of rent AND the security deposit if you opt out of a lease unless you have a co-signer immediately... This is NOT WRITTEN IN THE LEASE, but it was enforced upon me before I left. And if you don't have a co-signer, don't expect them to help, even though it is written in the lease that they are supposed to. 2) Controlling the HEAT in the winter time is an EXHAUSTING issue; its either 100 hundred degrees or 50 due to the old style heaters. These heaters you cannot turn off completely and it becomes an arduous task to fool around with everyday, as the only way to cool the room down is to open the windows. 3) Very small rooms: My studio was about the size of an inmates prison cell. 4) They have the slowest elevators in the City, guaranteed. CREEP mode. And don't expect to take the stairs; they wind around so quickly and their's no paint on the walls... Very ugly looking. 5) The "new" fitness area in the basement is a HAZARD… See More>
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        tinastylist

        Resident 2005 - 2008

        2/21/2008

        Honestly!!

        The only reason I am on this site again is because I had an email in my inbox from this site stating that there was a new review. Out of curiousity I decided to check it out. To be honest I can not believe how rude and obviously unemployed and lonely some people must be to sit and write so many rude comments. Probably the same loser again and again. I absolutely loved living at Belmont Harbor and whenever a problem however small or big arose, Denise was right on it. Maybe for some of the haters you may want to step back and think about what you put out in the world you get back. You treat people right and you get treated right back. The apartments are nice... the hardwood floors are in good condition and the bathrooms and kitchens are updated nicely. If you want to live in extreme luxury make some money and buy a condo on Lakeshore Drive. Otherwise, stop complaining. It is not a perfect world and if you choose to live in an older building then one must expect to have a few… See More>
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          anonymous

          Resident 2005 - 2007

          12/31/2007

          Great Place to Live!

          I have lived at Belmont Harbor for nearly three years now and I love it! There has been a lot done to the building since I first moved here, we now have a fitness center with new equipment, vending machines, an updated business center, etc. The only thing that I can complain about is the lack of parking but this is the city and parking is scarce everywhere. I would highly recommend this apartment complex to anyone that is looking to live in a nice area of the city and close to the lake. I plan to stay here until I am able to purchase a home.

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            lure1111

            Resident 2005 - 2007

            12/25/2007

            If not for a job transfer, I would still be here

            I've lived here for 2 years and had a job transfer, otherwise I would have stayed another year or two. Right by the lake, fitness center and business center are free. Marble baths and everything is new. Pretty upscale building and I highly recommend it.

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              belmontharbor

              prospectiveVisited 2007

              12/7/2007

              Building Rehab

              My name is Denise Ward, I am the property manager here at Belmont Harbor. Yes there was a pipe that broke and the tenant has refused to let us in to make the repairs and is not cooperating.The building under went a $5 million rehab and we have no problems other then a nutty tenant now and then.

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                belmont426

                Resident 2007

                12/5/2007

                Needs significant repairs

                facial upgradation. Needs significant repairs. Mold growing in the walls. Need pictures of the mold .... just post message here

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                  bornlucky

                  Resident 2004 - 2007

                  7/13/2007

                  Whats the problem here, this building is great.

                  This is a great building and I have lived here almost 3 years. Near the lake, all remodeled with upscale fixtures, new Euro kitchens, black marble baths, dishwashers, new windows, all new baths. Lets get real here. Whomever is posting neg reviews does not live here and is playing games. I don t have any maintenance issues as everything is brand new. Free business and fitness center and new vending machines are great. New laundry equipment and a roof top sun deck. When you add it all up, I will renew for another year till I get a job transfer or buy a condo I the loop. I highly recommend this building to anyone, including my own mother. If this building is sooo bad, why is it always 99% leased up, as my fellow law student to whom I recommended this buildig could not get in. You must be a disgruntled former employee or just a wacko. I think I will write to Apartment Ratings.com and have them trace your IP address on suspicion of manipulating ratings, when you most likely don t even reside there or never have. That s called internet… See More>
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                    LisaS07

                    Resident 2005 - 2007

                    7/12/2007

                    Loved my time here

                    I lived in a one bedroom in this building for two years, and recently moved because my husband and I bought a condo. I have to laugh at the people who said nasty things about the building manager and the building itself. Obviously you've never lived in any other apartments in Chicago! I've lived in this city for almost 10 years and in that time have lived in multiple apartment buildings -- trust me, this is one of the good ones. Accusations about management entering apartments without prior consent are ridiculous. If you are literate, you would know that all units are checked for bug problems every three months (there's a notice by every elevator, plus a notice on every apartment door saying so), and the windows are cleaned twice a year (again, notices are EVERYWHERE). I have friends who live in apartment buildings that aren't kept up nearly as well as this building. I've also lived in places (actually, several counting the places my husband has lived as well) where the landlord is about one notch above slumlord in terms of maintenance, etc. I agree that the rent increase is a little steep (I was surprised to hear that… See More>
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                      lkvwrsdnt

                      Resident 2007

                      7/9/2007

                      Decent living in this area

                      The apartments are nice overall- I love the hardwood floors, storage closet, big windows, and fireplace. It does get pretty loud outside but that's to be expected in Chicago (and especially on Belmont). I have to laugh at someone's comment about how you have to love dogs to live here--- there are PLENTY of other buildings that don't allow dogs so why would you choose one that does if you don't like them? However, I do have some complaints. For one, the rent is insane. The apartments are nice but nowhere near "luxury" as they claim. As said before, we should be notified when we receive packages. The manager can come off as rude although I don't interact with her too much so I don't really know. And, finally, the elevators are agonizing! SOOOO SLOW!!! The maintenance is really nice and prompt (when the manager tells them what to work on). The fitness room is decent- the basics but new equipment. And the parking.... not going to find it on Belmont but I can usually park on Melrose (one street over)

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                        anonymous

                        Resident 2007

                        7/6/2007

                        A very conveinent location and friendly enviroment

                        I have been a resident here at Belmont Harbor for about a year now and I just renewed my lease. I feel that the staff here at my building is very friendly and I can always get information or help if I have any problems with my unit or need help using any of the many amenities/facilities. I feel that the condition of our building is amazing compared to the other units in the area, and the security of have a door man/woman makes me feel safe and limits the traffic of individuals that do not live in the building. I will proably live here until I purachase a home in the next two years and refer friends if they are looking for a spacious one bedroom.

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                          lakevwgirl28

                          Resident 2007

                          7/2/2007

                          Live here at your own risk indeed!!!

                          Yes, the building is in a great location and can be a fun place to live except for some serious problems.... 1) This is NOT a secure building - anyone can get in if you know the door code and EVERYONE seems to know the door code, including some scary people who do not live here - the apartment keys in the management office are not secure and management lends them out to the leasing agents recklessly. 2) Everything said about the manager in previous posts is true - she is VERY unprofessional, rude, lazy, and two-faced. She says in memos that they will notify tenants when packages are being held in the office, but she is too lazy to notify the tenants. Also, she can be extremely rude and argumentative with tenants, but the managemnt company could care less about tenant complaints. 3) I have heard from other tenants that the staff has entered their apartments with no prior notification to check on things that are not deemed emergencies! This is ILLEGAL!!! By law they have to give notice of 2 days to enter your apartment for non-emergencies. Not a good feeling to know you are away at… See More>
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                            anonymous

                            Resident 2007

                            9/2/2008

                            WOW, AWESOME BUILDING

                            Free business center and they just got new fitness equipment (free of course). I love the lobby, right next to the lake, and my apartment is so cool. Love the black marble bath. Nice staff, thank's for all the improvements. One of the best buildings that I have ever seen or lived in. Great value for the money.

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                              foxy74

                              Resident 2004 - 2007

                              5/25/2007

                              Overall this is a great place to live. The staff and neighbors are very friendly. If you need something done for your apartment the staff is on top of it. Overall this place rocks.

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                                anonymous

                                Resident 2007

                                5/18/2007

                                NEW TO THIS BUILDING

                                I just moved into this building a few months ago. I really liked how the building has that older feel to it, yet it is clean and upto date, and is in a great location. Since I have moved in they have even have even updated the color in the business center and new fitness equipment. It looks so nice. I also noticed that Denise's office color has changed. It looks so elegant. I am a subleasee right now, and once that is up I am going to be signing my own lease.

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                                  anonymous

                                  Resident 2007

                                  10/28/2007

                                  Third Year Living Here

                                  Though the building is vintage like most in the area, its has been remodeled with all new hardwood floors, new kitchens, marble baths, etc.. I love my cherry stained wood doors and the decorative fire place. Every time my lease comes up, I view other buildings in the area and deside to renew here. Whats the purpose of moving when there is a free business center in the lobby and a fitness center in the basement. Though Denise, the building manager is not the smartest person in the world, she's OK in my book. I hope you like dogs, as there are quite a few here though. Location is great though. Right on the lake with buses on Sheridan and Broadway, very nice. The sun deck on top of the roof is pretty neat for those lazy summer days. I'm happy here.

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                                    anonymous

                                    Resident 2006 - 2007

                                    2/11/2007

                                    Can't complain

                                    I've lived here for six months now, and I'm happy enough. Plenty of heat and light, and people stay out of my hair. You can absolutely hear other tenants from the hallway, but I can't hear much from within my apartment; the Belmont bus is noisier than my neighbors. I agree with the previous reviewer who mentioned all the dogs, they are everywhere! Elevators are slow, but the laundry machines seem to work. There is an exercise room (with several TVs and cable), but it's hidden in the basement and kind of smells like mold. I actually don't have a problem with that, because it means I can typically work out for an hour without getting interrupted.<br>The property manager is fine, my only complaint is that she's hardly ever there at 9:30am when the office is suppose to open, but she is also sometimes here until 9:30 at night, so I've usually been able to get my packages without too much hassle. At least there is a secure area to keep packages, this is a plus compared to my old place!<br>One block from the lake is nice, though it is a bit far… See More>
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                                      LionBrion3

                                      Resident 2006 - 2007

                                      1/18/2007

                                      Good but not great

                                      I've lived here for six months now and overall I would reccommend it. <br><br>The units are nicely rehabbed with especially nice woodfloors. The finishes on the bathrooms are a cut above most other studios in the area. <br><br>Biggest complaint would be the mail. If you recieve anything that can't fit in your tiny mailbox, its all just heaped in a pile and all the residents have to pick through it to find their stuff. Management is too lazy to put notices in the mailbox like a normal apartment building. No wonder I only get my magazines half the time. <br><br>Also, you'd better like dogs if you live here. Almost everyone has one . . .meaning theres always dogs jumping on you as you walk through the lobby, and the elevator constantly smells like pet dander even though residents are not supposed to bring their pets in them. <br><br>The windows in the units are larger than average which is nice. <br><br>I have neighbors who yell alot and I can hear them through the walls which is annoying.<br><br>The building still has old crickety radiators that make an impossibly loud banging noise a… See More>
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                                        tarubl1

                                        Resident 2006 - 2007

                                        1/3/2007

                                        Great Place to Live!!!!

                                        Belmont Harbor is a great place to live. The property manager is always willing to help you and she is there for you at all times.<br><br>The ammenities are great. There is a business center, fitness center, and onsite laundry facilities. The building is within walking distance of the lake. <br><br>I would reccomend Belmont Harbor apartments!

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                                          anonymous

                                          Resident 2004 - 2006

                                          11/19/2006

                                          Very convenient location, great building

                                          Building has been upgrated. It has a fitness center which is fine, as its free. Business center as well is here. Location is cool, as it's very trendy with great restaurants and neat people. I'm renewing for the 3rd year myself. Parking available next door.

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                                            anonymous

                                            Resident 2005 - 2006

                                            6/21/2006

                                            Live here at your own risk

                                            Most likely you are getting ripped off. The rent increases on a daily basis (each plaec went up 50 dollars this year). The pet rent fluctuates and depends on who you are (some do not pay pet rent, some do). If the management tells you something is acceptable, this may change on a whim. Be careful if you live here to make sure you are not getting ripped off in a big way.

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                                              anonymous

                                              Resident 2006

                                              2/11/2006

                                              New Tenant out of school

                                              Great safe trendy location. Always people out at all hours of the night. Parking is close by and utilities are very cheap. Building is a little older but nicely remodled for the clean feeling. workout room with treadmilss and updated equipment. quick reponses for management work. downside are two slow elevators.

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                                                tellinitlikeitis

                                                Resident 2005 - 2006

                                                1/28/2006

                                                HAS POSSIBILITIES BUT...

                                                This could be a tremendous building to live in if not for the manager..Denise Ward..She is a evil bi---. She is rude ignorant, not helpful, lazy, and stupid. The building is in an appalling condition because it has as many dogs as it has people. And it smells like dogs. There are bugs..plumbing problems, old gym equipment, rats in the alley that come to the stairway in the summer and the "business center" is two computers that hardly work and a fax that is always out of ink. She rents to anyone because there are three hookers on my floor..It has possibilities as a building, but she needs to go...Overall fantastic building, poooor management.

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                                                  anonymous

                                                  Resident 2005 - 2006

                                                  1/11/2006

                                                  I think this building is great

                                                  Been here for 6 months, and nothing but positive things to say about is so far. I told my friend to move in here as well. Highly recommend it.<br>Joe B.

                                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

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                                                    Studio - Small

                                                    Studio, 1 Bath | 267 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,274 - $1,407

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                                                    Studio - Medium

                                                    Studio, 1 Bath | 357 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,553

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                                                    Studio - Large

                                                    Studio, 1 Bath | 391 sq. ft.

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Laundry
                                                    • Laundry On-Site
                                                    • Tide Spin Lockers
                                                    Pets
                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Fee: $400. Rent: $30. Pet Limit: 2. Comments: Pet fee and rent are per pet.
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                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Fee: $300. Pet Limit: 2. Comments: Pet fee is per pet.
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                                                    • 24/7 Concierge Services
                                                    • Additional Storage
                                                    • Athletic Center
                                                    • Bicycle Storage Available
                                                    • Blinds and Window Treatments
                                                    • Business Center
                                                    • Butterfly Intercom Entry System
                                                    • City Views
                                                    • Convenient to Shopping and Dining
                                                    • Crown Molding
                                                    • Eat-in Kitchen
                                                    • Fireplace in Select Apartments
                                                    • GE Appliances
                                                    • Gated Access
                                                    • Granite Countertops in Select Homes
                                                    • Keyless Entry
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • Outdoor Patio with Fire Pit
                                                    • Outdoor Seating Areas with Gas Grills
                                                    • Package Room
                                                    • Pet-Friendly Building
                                                    • Premium Bathroom
                                                    • Premium Flooring
                                                    • Public Transportation
                                                    • Recycling Program
                                                    • Resident Lounge
                                                    • Resident Referral Program
                                                    • Resident Reward Program
                                                    • Smoke Free Community
                                                    • Storage Available
                                                    • Trash and Recycling on Every Floor
                                                    • Updated Kitchens and Bathrooms
                                                    • Updated Lobby
                                                    • Walk In Closets
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                                                    Reside at Belmont Harbor pulls it all together; a great location, a beautiful building and that Reside style. Great restaurants, trendy boutiques and the best of Chicago's nightlife surrounds you and numerous transportation options will quickly and easily get you anywhere you want to go. Amenities include a contemporary lobby, cyber cafe and resident lounge, a fitness center and a newly upgraded laundry center. The apartments feature kitchens with GE Energy Star appliances, hardwood floors, track lighting and upgraded bathrooms. Working from home? So are we! But you can still find your next home with us virtually! We are pleased to offer virtual tours of our great apartments. After you are done touring , you can fill out your rental application online too. Visit our website to learn more or contact us directly to schedule your virtual tour with one of our leasing agents!
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                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Friday: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Fee: $400
                                                    Rent: $30
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Comments: Pet fee and rent are per pet.
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                                                    Fee: $300
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    Reside at Belmont Harbor is a 267 - 671 sq. ft. apartment in Chicago in zip code 60657. This community has a 1 Bed, 1 Bath, and is for rent for $1,274 - $1,995. Nearby cities include Hines, Cicero, Oak Park, Elmwood Park, and River Forest.

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