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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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Walking path along the Chicago River in the South Loop At HotSpot Rentals, we’re all about finding you your next...well, hotspot! Our super-friendly agents love helping folks find just the right luxury apartment to rent in Chicago’s hottest downtown neighborhoods. We get to know you, listen to your wants and needs and match you with[...]

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West Loop is changing so much, so fast, and in such a short period of time. It’s no longer the “gritty” neighborhood it once was in its industrial-era beginnings. Executive Director of the West Loop Community Organization, Carla Agostinelli, claims that West Loop’s identity is in flux, but “We are not flashy. We are not[...]

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By any measurement, the South Loop of Chicago has seen an impressive rebirth in the last 10 years. Let’s take a comprehensive look at this extensively revamped and reconstructed neighborhood that draws singles, couples and families who love its proximity to the water, a mix of downtown and traditional neighborhood feel and easy access to[...]

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They say time flies when you are having fun, and that is exactly how we feel about River North. Rich with culture and nightlife, this hip and trendy Chicago neighborhood has undergone a few revivals over its first 180 years, becoming the go-to district for those who enjoy fine art, design, upscale dining and some[...]

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Hey Chicagoans! There’s a new hidden oasis nestled in the heart of the historic South Loop neighborhood. It’s called Southbank, and it’s the Windy City’s newest neighborhood, resting right on the edge of the Chicago River. About Southbank If you’re drawn to the eclectic vibe and open spaces found in South Loop, keep an eye[...]

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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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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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