Chicago Condos With Direct Beach Access

Chicago, often celebrated for its world-famous architecture, also offers a unique lakeside allure that is not as commonly highlighted. Among the city's treasures are condo buildings with direct beach access, providing residents with a rare blend of urban living and beachfront leisure. This remarkable combination allows for mornings filled with the sound of waves and evenings backdropped by the city's skyline. Those fortunate enough to call one of these buildings home enjoy a lifestyle that encapsulates the best of both worlds — the natural beauty of Lake Michigan's shores and the bustling energy of Chicago's streets. Here, we explore some of the premier Chicago condo buildings that offer residents this exclusive perk.

5855 N. Sheridan Rd 

Located directly on the shores of one of the most popular beaches in Chicago, Kathy Osterman Beach, 5855 N. Sheridan Rd, offers its residents direct access to the waters of Lake Michigan. This modern building allows residents to reach the beach from two easy entry points. Additionally, a rooftop pool and two sun decks provide great views of the lake and the surrounding Edgewater neighborhood. The building also features a fitness center, bike room, and doorman for convenience and security. Plus, it's just steps away from the famous Lakefront Trail trailhead.

With a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, this building provides something for everyone looking to live near the beach in Chicago. Additionally, with easy access to public transportation and nearby restaurants and shops, 5855 N. Sheridan Rd is the perfect location for those seeking a mix of both beach living and city life.

5901 N. Sheridan 

Another excellent Edgewater is 5901 N Sheridan Rd. This building boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan and easy access to both Lane Beach and Kathy Osterman Beach. Residents can enjoy a pool, community space, 24-hour doorperson, and on-site rental parking. The 15-story building also features a variety of floor plans, including one to three-bedroom units. Plus, it's only a ten-minute walk from the acclaimed Loyola University Chicago and its surrounding restaurants and shops.

Chicago Condos By The Beach

Looking for a Chicago condo with direct beach access? Start searching Edgewater condos for sale, a top Chicago neighborhood for beachfront condos, or call or text (312) 953-0961 now to schedule a showing for a unit you'd like to see in person!

5801 N. Sheridan 

5801 N. Sheridan is another top pick for those seeking direct beach access on the North side. This building includes a lovely beachfront patio and grill area for residents. Additionally, condo owners can enjoy a party room, bike storage, and on-site management. 5801 N. Sheridan is steps away from the historic Bryn Mawr shopping district, Loyola University of Chicago, a library, and public transportation hubs. The building offers a range of units from one-bedroom to four-bedroom condos with views of Lake Michigan.

6253-6255 N. Sheridan 

5801 N. Sheridan completes the group of great beachfront Sheridan condos. This building is slightly north of the others on this list, with a prime location next to Rosemont Avenue Beach. Additionally, it's steps away from Loyola University Chicago, the 151 Sheridan bus, and boutique shops like Metropolis Coffee Company.  The 20-story building offers amenities such as a bike room, in-building laundry, and, of course, access to a private beach. Condos within the building include one to two-bedroom units with hardwood floors and modern updates.

Lake Point Tower (just off Ohio Street Beach) 

While not directly on the beach, Lake Point Tower provides some of the most stunning lakefront views in all of Chicago. Located just off Ohio Street Beach, on the heels of Navy Pier, this iconic building is known for its unique curved architecture and luxurious amenities.

Residents will enjoy access to:

  • Activities room

  • Business center

  • Community room

  • Fitness Center

  • Garage parking

  • Indoor and outdoor pool

  • Library

  • Private 2.5-acre sky park

  • Racquetball and Handball Court

  • Receiving room

  • Shop and spa services

Lake Point Tower offers a range of units, mainly from one- to four-bedroom condos, with spacious floorplans, huge windows, and modern finishes. With its prime location and luxurious amenities, Lake Point Tower is the perfect place to call home for those looking for beachfront living in Chicago. 

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