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Windermere House

1642 East 56th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
1642 East 56th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

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Resident 1991 - 2016
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06/27/2016
Windermere was a great place to live. Quiet, large units, clean, but the tenants that have been moving in lately do not care about the building. My neighbor leaves her trash, old furnishings, and bedding in the middle of the hallway. I have alerted the manager… See More
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Resident 2007 - 2009
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06/16/2013
AVOID THIS PLACE!! We lived at Windermere for 2 years and it was a living hell. We were burglarized by a neighbor on our floor and the management refused to do anything about it when presented with proof. This person also stole our laundry from the… See More
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Resident 2010 - 2012
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02/21/2012
Good building. I've lived in Windermere for a few years now and it's been great. Positives: safe building (with doorman), well-maintained, responsive staff (building manager, doorman, maintenance, etc), laundry room on each floor, small fitness center, lot/garage parking available for a fee, close to public transit,… See More
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Windermere House Manager

02/21/2012

We greatly appreciate your feedback. Feedback is a vital element when determining what areas we need to improve on. Thanks again and we look forward to making your stay here at the Windermere as enjoyable as possible!

Resident 2011
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01/30/2011
I decided to move up a little bit in the Hyde Park rental world without moving out of Hyde Park, and I think the Windermere is a great balance of South Side living with North Side fixings (and prices.) While it's not a cheap building, and… See More
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Windermere House Manager

11/30/2011

Thanks for the review. We love the antique elevators, but agree they can be "wacky". We made some upgrades in the elevator control room since your review and believe the elevators are working well now.

presumida81 • Resident 2008 - 2011
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01/19/2011
I have lived here for two and a half years and I absolutely love it. I have lived in other MAC buildings and I can definitely say that the attention I get here at Windermere is superior to other buildings. We have coffee in the lobby… See More
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Windermere House Manager

11/30/2011

Thanks for your feedback. Here's a video of last year's holiday party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_yXFq85DCc. We hope you return to us in the future.

Resident 2006 - 2007
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04/13/2010
To be fair, I moved here from a practically perfect place in D.C. so my expectations were high. Windermere disappointed on many levels. The building is run-down and getting worse, esp. with the new MAC management. The fitness room is a disaster, with leaking ceilings, broken… See More
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Windermere House Manager

11/30/2011

We took your comments to heart and decided to renovated apartments too. Our new kitchens and bathrooms retain their original charm, but have the modern touches you expect in a first rate property.

Resident 2009 - 2010
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04/13/2010
I haved lived at the Windermere for 1 year and am moving out. It is a safe building and the management and front desk clerks are nice and helpful. The apartments are very old and dated. The walls are 1000 layers deep with paint (not smooth,… See More
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Resident 2007 - 2008
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11/25/2008
I lived at Windermere from 2007-2008. On the whole it was very quiet. The only time it was noisy was when they were doing construction on my floor, in which case the sound of jack hammers was not infrequent. The gym on the top floor was… See More
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notwindermere • Resident 2006 - 2008
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09/08/2008
Windermere House use to be a beautiful historial building, until MAC Properties took over. Have done a lot of unnecessary renovation taking away the historical beauty of the building. Nor does MAC cares about its tenants, just high price rent. See More
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Resident 2008
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09/03/2008
I've been here for over a year, and really liked it when I first moved in--- but that was before the newest management and all the construction. They've gotten a lot stricter about smaller things (like you can't take carts / bikes / dogs / basically… See More
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exWindermere • Resident 2008
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06/15/2008
People should be allowed to smoke in their own apartments, IF the smoke did not stink up the entire floor. But it does, and for that reason, the building should be smoke free. Why is renovation taking forever? What a waste of money. The new carpeting… See More
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great12345 • Resident 2007 - 2008
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04/23/2008
I've lived in the Windermere House for almost a year, and it has been very enjoyable. You can't ask for a better location in Hyde Park... it's close the the lake, bus stop, metra, and the University of Chicago. I also love the size of my… See More
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Resident 2008
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04/14/2008
It is unfortunate that a historical landmark as Windermere is receiving such negative reviews because it is a beautiful building and it has ammenities you can appreciate but living with personal experience; I can relate it is becoming disappointing to see beauty taken for granted and… See More
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Resident 2005 - 2008
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04/09/2008
The new MAC management is terrible. People can now smoke in the building whenever they want, the management refuses to adequately screen new residents--some people are really shady. The building is under renovation constantly, and there are no safety procedures used (MAC actually got in trouble… See More
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Resident 1994 - 2007
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07/26/2007
I have lived at Windermere House for over 20 years and this is the first company and property manager that has improved this building and staff. I was shocked to read some of the negative comments about the building. I was born and raised in Hyde… See More
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Resident 2005 - 2007
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07/04/2007
Some people that live here can not deal with change.. I love my apartment, I have a great view of the lake, the mainteance team is great.. I love the Staff.. I love how The New Management Company Mac Management is changing and renewing the building...… See More
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jbadner • Resident 1998 - 2005
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10/17/2005
I have lived here for several years and have been very happy with it. The main reason I'm moving out is because I want a dog. See More
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Resident 2004 - 2005
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05/11/2005
The apartments are huge with large closets and molding everywhere. The staff have always been very friendly and willing to help with anything. I never hear my neighbors and there never seem to be parties going on. I wish that the fitness center was in better… See More
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real_skip • Resident 2000 - 2002
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03/02/2004
I long for my old home. I spent two great years at Windermere while my wife was in graduate school. It was so convenient to the university for her and to downtown (the metra electric) for me. I have never had an equivalent place. The indoor… See More
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greenpeace • Resident 1990 - 2001
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12/11/2001
I moved out of Windermere having lived there for 11 years, looking for a change. I lived in both a studio and a one bedroom unit both very large compared to what I´ve seen now that I´ve experienced living elsewhere. When my lease is up I… See More
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Resident 2000 - 2001
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06/21/2001
very large apartments. 2 bedroom 2 bath with cove molding, long hallways, high ceilings, some built-ins. Historic hotel/apartments that went through a major renovation overlooking Jackson Park and the Museum of Science and Industry. Two blocks from 57th St beach and a ten minute walk from… See More
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Deposit: Required
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    Rent: Required

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Studio, 1 Bathroom

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    $1,652

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1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

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    $1,739

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Studio, 1 Bath and 1 Bed, 1 Bath


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