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Choosing the right neighborhood in a new city is a daunting task, especially with the many exciting areas Chicago has to offer – 77, to be exact, with 12 unique downtown areas. Each of these vibrant communities offers something a little different for everyone, so it’s important to choose the one that best suits your[...]

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If you’re planning to move from NYC to downtown Chicago, or considering it, you may feel a mix of excitement for a fresh start and fear of the unknown. This is a big move, after all, and you may wonder how your fast-paced, East Coast lifestyle jives with the slow-and-steady Midwest. Can a New Yorker[...]

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Professionals on the rise often flock to Chicago to reap all the benefits of career growth and development it offers, along with the rich culture and thriving nightlife that’s sure to appeal to young singles. If you want the “real” Chicago experience, however, look no further than South Loop. Located south of central downtown Chicago,[...]

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If you’re choosing a Chicago neighborhood to call home, what’s most important to you? Is it premiere art or live music? World-class dining or boutique shopping? Architecture and influence that celebrates the past or a modern, lively energy that looks toward the future? Whatever you’re looking for, Old Town is sure to have it. With[...]

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Spring is in the air, bringing with it the promise of blooming flowers and bird serenades. You've waited patiently for winter to pass, and now you have one thing on your mind: a gorgeous outdoor space. The good news is that no matter what the dimensions are or what your budget is, a great outdoor[...]

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Angry drivers, clogged intersections and cars stretching for block after block is no way to start your day. It's even more frustrating in the afternoon, after you've put in a long day at the office. If you're tired of traffic logistics around Chicago, trade in your wheels for some power walking shoes. Whether you live[...]

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When winter finally moves on, it's time for residents to step into their spring wardrobe and enjoy the many Chicago outdoor activities available to them. With the parks, concerts and shopping, you'll never be bored here. Chicagoans eagerly await spring so they can hit the trails, tours and tastings. As the flowers begin to bloom[...]

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Work, commute, dinner… wouldn't you like a little excitement for an evening? Put on that hot new dress and head out for a night on the town. Meet up with the girls for a ladies' night to remember with a visit to one of Chicago's secret bars. Drinks and fun are on the menu at[...]

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After more than 2,000 visits to more than 100 downtown Chicago apartments, the results are in. Check out HotSpot Rentals winners for The Best of Chicago's Downtown Apartments 2017. The "Best of" Categories During the first half of 2017, we polled our agents and asked them to rank their top Chicago apartments from these five categories:[...]

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Exciting urban neighborhoods are as prevalent as ever. Every city has new hotspots, gritty classics and much in between. But how do you quantify the “coolness” of a given neighborhood, beyond what’s simply trendy and hip? How do you compare the vibrant and diverse cultural epicenters of our nation’s most beloved cities? Put simply, we used data[...]

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