Chicago >Housing Rental > Regents Park
5020-5050 South Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061541.803503 -87.585111
Mon 9am-6pm, Tue 10am-6pm, Wed 9am-7pm, Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1am-5pm
Neighborhoods: South Side, Kenwood
We moved into Regents last month as my husband is attending Business School at the University of Chicago. We have three young children and moved here from a very nice five bedroom house in the Atlanta suburbs... and needless to say were extremely nervous about such a huge lifestyle change. I also was worried because many reviews were so horrible. I knew I wanted to live in a nice, safe place and was within walking distance to Booth, so after looking ALL OVER Regents was really our best option. What I expected to be an inconvieniance has proved to be just the oposite! Living at Regents has been amazing for our family so far!
It might just be the crowd we run in,, but it seems that many people we have met here are lawschool students, or more "serious" business school students, so the atmosphere is quiet, respectful and friendly. We have never heard our neighbors, or experienced any unfriendly behavior from anyone who lives or works here. My husband is able to walk to school on nice days, or take the bus in a very reasonable amount of time. The elevators are always in working order and do not break down like many of the bad review said they do. Also, my very nerdy and techy husband has not had one complaint about the internet, which means it must be pretty great.
The staff here is AMAZING! Equilla, our leasing agent, worked really, really hard to get us an apartment that had enough space in our price range. We are getting a student discount and could not have afforded to live here had she not been so kind and "pulled some strings." The front door men are AWESOME, and know most of the people here by name, which made a huge impression on me. The activity co-ordinator, Jennifer, is super sweet and works really hard so that the kid's club, and other Regents events operate smoothly and are enjoyable. The grocery store here is super sweeeeeet, and while some of the items are overpriced ($7 for a box of cereal, yikes!) the majority of items are average grocery store prices ($2 for a jar of jam, $3 for a bag of cheese, etc.). The parking garage men are wonderful and helpful... I could go on and on as I have honestly not met one staff member here who has not totally blown me away. Coming from the friendly South, that is saying a lot!
The convieniance Regents offers for me, a mother, is unparalleled. There is a Dry Cleaner, grocery store, mail room, gym, pool, Kid Club, restaurant, "Starbucks" type coffee shop, parking garage, and laundromat IN THE BUILDING! Not to mention, the area around Regents has parks, grocery stores, and a lovely rooftop garden area. Basic household activities are just so. much. easier. When we first moved in and were unpacking I seriously never left the building, and thought it was really cool that I even had that option. Our apartment is right beside the trash chute, so instead of waiting to take it out once a week, we just convieniantly drop our trashbags down 26 floors and are done. Our bathtub started dripping and the day after letting the maintenance men know, they were over at our house and had it in perfect non-dripping condition.
I read about over hundred reviews before moving here, and did not know what to believe. I am a normal mother who has normal expectations but did not want to pay a lot and then be "screwed" by a luxury apartment that wasn't actually luxurious. After living here I believe that Regents has been really awesome for our family, and talking to other residents here, it seems as if we all feel the same. Our family moved here knowing that it was a more pricy option than living in the student housing ($2000 a month for a three bedroom three bath, plus $175 for underground parking), but honestly you get what you pay for. While my husband is busy at school for the next two years, I am happy to pay a little more to live in a happy and super nice place that I absolutely love!
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