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Chicago Neighborhoods

If you want to work, live and play in downtown Chicago, there’s no better neighborhood to call home than River North. Right in the middle of it all, this vibrant part of the city puts you within walking distance of the lake, entertainment, shopping, transit and so much more.  When you’re ready to find a[...]

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Downtown Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have seen quite the transformation over the past 20 years. This just-west-of-downtown area has gone from rough around the edges to thee place to live, work and play.  There’s often a spotlight on popular West Loop (and for good reason – it’s a fantastic ‘hood), but if you wander west[...]

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Trying to decide which downtown Chicago neighborhood you should live in? Good news – you’ve got so many fantastic options. If you’ve done your research and settled on the West Loop, the next step is to find the perfect spot to call home.  As this popular neighborhood has grown, so have its number of new[...]

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If you’ve spent time in downtown Chicago you know it has a magical quality to it you won’t find anywhere else. The lake, the shopping, the parks, the art, the river, and omg, the food – they all come together to create an atmosphere that’s one-of-a-kind. Each neighborhood has its own magic qualities too, but only[...]

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Do you know there’s over 200 unofficially-official neighborhoods in Chicago? And every neighborhood in the city has its very own super power – that one very special thing that sets it apart from all the others.  West Loop has its gritty urban hipster vibe. Old Town is all peace, love and neighborhoodiness. And then there’s[...]

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Along the western side of the Chicago River, at the northeast corner of Chicago and Halsted, sits a wide industrial building that can best be described as...well, just big and brown.  It’s the former distribution hub for The Chicago Tribune newspaper and now sits vacant on 7 acres of land. It might not look like[...]

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Once upon a time, I relocated to Chicago. I like to consider myself a windy city girl at heart, but I actually grew up on the east coast. It feels like a lifetime ago and I love the life that I’ve built in Chicago so much that honestly, I kinda consider myself a native now. [...]

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Downtown Chicago is a jigsaw puzzle of neighborhoods and communities – each its own important little piece of the best city on the planet. From South Loop to West Loop, Lakeshore East to Lincoln Park; each fits just right and plays its own unique role.   But, I gotta say, Old Town is a standout piece[...]

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Lakeshore East is one of the best kept secrets in Chicago. Nestled up against Lake Michigan, this endeared community includes a beautiful 6-acre botanical park surrounded by tree lined streets and some of the most beautiful— and famous — high rises in the city. But, it’s also an interesting misnomer when it comes to Chicago[...]

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