Transformation Thursday!

I know. It is supposed to be #TransformationTuesday, but I was busy Tuesday.

Everyone loves a good makeover or Cinderella story. We have one in Sheridan Tower. The rooftop sundeck has always had stunning views of the city and the lake. It was time to give this beauty a new look! With its transformation, included with the view, are an array of conveniences and amenities. The stone tile outside has been covered with artificial turf and new seating to create an urban oasis. A small dog area has been added along with a bag-toss game. The furniture inside was also replaced and a mini fridge, TV and WI-FI have been added to make it a nice place to entertain, hang out, work or relax while enjoying the city and lake views.

Sorry we took longer than expected. Share pictures enjoying a Horizon space on social media and tag us or use the hashtag #chicagohorizon. You might be picked to win a $50 Amazon gift card.


Patio Restaurant picks on the Northside

Once it starts to get warm in Chicago, we try to spend as much time outside as possible. That means patio time in Chicago dining al fresco. It is going to be in the 60’s this weekend, which feels like the 90’s to us after our brutal cold winters. We wanted to share some great places in our north side neighborhoods where you can dine outside. This is just a small sampling. Share ones you love in the comments.


Gather – 4539 N. Lincoln Ave – Website
Gather has an adorable covered patio in back. They are participating in Chef Week April 17th through April 22nd. During this week they are offering a prix-fixe menu! Time Out Magazine describes one of their desserts served in a cast-iron skillet as “a soft, buttery mess of dough and caramel.” Yum.

The Fireside – 5739 N. Ravenswood – Website
Tucked away along the trains tracks in Ravenswood you’ll find The Fireside. They have a year-round patio in back and a small seasonal one right in front. Their beer list is outstanding!

Rogers Park

La Cazuela – 6922 N. Clark – Website
La Cazuela boasts breakfast wraps and Mexican food. When I scoured the internet for reviews, many people rave about their garden seating…and the seafood.

Heartland Cafe – 7000 N. Glenwood – Website
With adorable sidewalk patio seating, Heartland Cafe has been serving “good wholesome food for the mind and body in Rogers Park” for over 35 years. Time Out Chicago also lists it as one of Chicago’s Essential Restaurants. They offer vegetarian and vegan food! You might see me here this weekend. 🙂


Tweet – 5020 N. Sheridan – Website
Patio? Check. Bloody Marys and Mimosas? Check. Brunch menu? Check. Tweet is located steps away from our Uptown Regency property and offers veggie and gluten free options. Come back at night and visit their bar, Big Chicks right next door for drinks and dancing!

Lease Now, Cruise Later!

It’s getting cold in Chicago, but we have an offer to have you dreaming of tropical breezes! For a short time when you sign an 18 month lease at Kenmore Place, Elmhurst Terrace, Oakdale Terrace or Barry Court, you will receive a Luxury Cruise Certificate*.

This luxury cruise for two includes an interior stateroom (based on double occupancy), all gourmet meals and snacks, 24 hour complimentary room service, a wide range of nightly entertainment (Las Vegas style shows), all onboard activities, a state-of-the-art fitness center, plus fabulous international cities to visit and shop.  Upgrades such as an ocean view room, balcony room, an extended cruise, bringing kids or traveling with another couple are available at special group rates through AIM Cruises.

Call today to tour one of the mentioned properties!



* Restrictions and fees apply. Restrictions and fees apply. This offer is valid only for NEW RESIDENTS who sign a 18-month lease at Kenmore ,Elmhurst Terrace, Oakdale Terrace or Barry Court. Not valid at any other Horizon property. Not valid with any other promotion. Applicant must mention this promotion before submitting application. Valid only if leased through Horizon property manager or Horizon leasing agent. No cash value. Cruise Certificate- recipient is responsible for port charges, taxes, customs and fulfillment fees and getting to and from port of choice. See cruise certificate for full details. Ask property manager or Horizon leasing agent for promotion details.