The Aster House is at 1020 W Altgeld, on a quiet residential street with mature trees in Lincoln Park's DePaul area, which many consider Chicago's most desirable neighborhood -- Google gives it a walk score of 96%! It's a pleasure to stroll around admiring the magnificent homes, visiting the interesting shops and free museums, lazing in the nearby parks or enjoying the myriad restaurants and music venues. Aster House is a perfect location from which to explore the city! Here’s why...
WITHIN 1/2-2 BLOCKS: Restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, sports bars, indie coffee shops, bakeries, Whole Foods, 7-11, music venues, fine and resale shops, theatres, museums, art galleries, Starbucks, day spas, health clubs, hair and nail salons, barbers, the post office, public library, late-night pharmacy, dry cleaners, banks, hospitals, DePaul University, and a park out back with playground, softball, free tennis courts. For any jet-lag or late nights a 5 am pizzeria, 3 am bakery, 24-hour diner and 24-hour Vietnamese all deliver here.
WITHIN 2-12 BLOCKS: 2 multi-screen movie houses, 4 comedy clubs, health clubs, Lincoln Park, more pocket parks, 2 farmers' markets May 1 - Oct 31, the year-round free city zoo and botanical gardens, the lake/Fullerton beach with its 18-mile biking/running path and 9-hole public golf course, driving range, and necessities e.g. Best Buy, Target, Trader Joe's, Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie, TJ Maxx, etc. Wrigley Field is 11 blocks straight up the street.
Please note that our close proximity to our neighbors necessitates that our guests be quietly respectful, so we do not accept tenants who plan on partying here, as they would be asked to leave.
"Very convenient walking distance to many, many necessities (Whole Foods, public transportation, 7-11, Starbucks, etc) as well as restaurants, parks, and shops. Great place to stay short or long term!"
"We packed a whole bunch of eating and sightseeing into a summer and most of it we could walk to from Aster house.“
"Short walk to the "L" makes getting to downtown Chicago fast and convenient. Great neighborhood with everything you need in walking distance. We had a great time!!"
“Wonderfully charming home in a great neighborhood! A quiet place of rest in a big city ”
"I recommend this house to everyone who comes to Chicago. It is in the heart of the city, but still very peaceful from inside. Very accessible from all the angles. There is a beautiful park too nearby”
"Even though my family event was in the suburbs, I wanted to stay where I could access the best of Chicago. This apartment turned out to be ideal. A beautiful walk up with a cottage-style garden. Super quiet inside and around the neighborhood. Two coffee house/bakeries about a block away. I could walk just a few minutes to some of my favorite music spots like Blues on Halsted and Lincoln Hall”