Flips88 wrote:Dont' do Lake Shore Plaza. I've lived here for a year (lease ends in two weeks and I'm leaving) and it's a pretty mediocre building. Walls are thin so if you have loud neighbors to the sides or above you (I was blessed with both) then you can hear everything. The elevators are always in disrepair so that it takes like 5+ mins just to get from your floor out the door. You'll be on rides down where it stops 7 or 8 times. The other amenities aren't great either. The only good thing i can say about the place is the doormen are all nice.
Thanks! I'll look into other places then. If anyone knows anything about McClurg or Onterie, I'd love to know what you think about these 2 places.
I live in Onterie - it's a pretty decent place. The front desk is always open and they are really really nice (most of them will get to know you and remember you/your name/your apt). It is cheaper than McClurg but has fewer amenities (McClurg has tennis courts, for example). One other benefit we have over NU is that we can pick up our packages 24/7, whereas their packages office closes over the weekend or something. I like McClurg's room layouts better though, our kitchens are TINY.
We have a gym that is now free to residents and closed to the public, so it's always empty. HOWEVER, there's no squat rack, only a smith machine, cardio machines, dumbbells, a curling bar, and some weight machines. The pool is 15Y long, which is tiny, but there's a little hot tub too.
The laundry room is huge and I've never had an issue finding a good spot. There's a big table where you can fold your clothes, too. It's on the same floor as the gym so if you want, you can G(T)L at the same time.
Cats are allowed but dogs aren't. The walls are pretty thin (I can hear my neighbor marathoning The Office at 2 AM and my other neighbor singing Beyonce after work). Location is great though, the closest out of all the complexes and right across the street from a Walgreens, Starbucks, 7/11, and grocery store. Pretty much 80% of the whole complex is Med/Law/Grad students from NU.