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From leisurely days in the park to exciting nights out on the town, Chicago is a city of endless possibilities. Nowhere is this truer than on Lake Michigan in the lush and lively neighborhood of Lakeshore East. And fortunate residents of the luxury Lakeshore East apartments at Cascade have effortless access to all the area's activities.

Let's explore the neighborhood.

A Walk in the Park(s)

Even though Cascade is located within one of the world's busiest cities, there is an abundance of opportunities to appreciate the great outdoors. Take a step outside of Cascade, and you'll find Cascade Park, a 0.8-acre terraced green space that provides a vast verdant retreat at your doorstep. Residents can relax al fresco with seating areas and outdoor living rooms to gather with friends and enjoy the cool breezes off Lake Michigan. Even your furry friends have a place to call their own at the dog run. Walk west and you’ll find the 6-acre Park at Lakeshore East also featuring another option for your furry friends and the little ones too with a mesmerizing playground!

For some open-air exercise and fun, Maggie Daley Park is just a six-minute walk away. This massive and must-see park has activities for all ages, including a miniature golf course, rock climbing, a picnic area, and winding pathways that are ideal for an evening walk. If you’re in the mood for a stroll, head a little farther south to the Clarence F. Buckingham Memorial Fountain. This 94-year-old Versailles-inspired water feature is not only one of Chicago's most notable landmarks, but it also ranks up there with the Trevi Fountain and the Dubai Fountain as one of the largest in the world.

Chicago Culture

Residents of Cascade are surrounded not only by natural beauty but by world-class culture, including one of the oldest art museums in the U.S., the Art Institute of Chicago. From paintings by Georges Seurat and Pablo Picasso to ancient sculptures, this vaunted repository of art would take a lifetime to fully explore. Luckily, when you live nearby, you can visit anytime.

Experience the Water

Cascade's enviable location — situated where the Chicago River and Lake Michigan meet — means that residents can take part in waterside activities whenever the mood strikes. Bike rides and runs along the Lakefront Trail are excellent ways to take in the water views. But to experience the lake in style, consider the Chicago Yacht Club or DuSable Harbor . Whether you're a beginner taking boating classes, an avid paddleboarder, or an expert sailor, this is the perfect place to head out on the waves and enjoy the city from the water.

Indulge in Chicago's Favorite Pastime

Chicago is synonymous with fantastic food, and the neighborhood around Cascade doesn't disappoint when it comes to dining. Start your day with a roll-up-your-sleeves breakfast of fluffy Belgian waffles and paper-thin crepes topped with fruit, syrup, and whipped cream at Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe. The mountainous and mouthwatering burgers at The Gage are a must for lunch and dinner options in the area are unparalleled. Whether you're having an expertly flamed steak at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, digging into a pot of briny mussels at Fisk & Co, or prefer to experience the delights of the Mediterranean at the brand-new Avli on the Park – you won’t be disappointed with the options.

No matter how you choose to explore Lakeshore East, you'll always have a comfortable, well-appointed home with jaw-dropping views to return to at Cascade.

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