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Best Gated Communities Chicago IL

Welcome to our guide of top gated communities in Windy City! If you're looking for luxury living and a tight-knit community, you've come to the right place. While Chicago is renowned for its skyscrapers and deep-dish pizza, it also houses several gated communities that offer an enviable blend of tranquility and city life. Read on to explore these hidden treasures.

Hawthorne Court 

Hawthorne Court, renowned as one of Chicago's premier gated communities, boasts a vibrant vibe that effortlessly blends urban convenience with suburban tranquility. These multi-floor townhouses are priced around the high $500,000s. These comfortable townhouses span anywhere from 1,400 to 1,750 square feet, providing ample space for comfortable living.

A noteworthy…

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Luxury Condos and Apartments Sold and Rented in Chicago

Low inventory and increasing mortgage rates have made much of 2023 both an interesting and challenging year for Chicago’s real estate market. But despite these difficult conditions, the last 6 months have yielded some pretty high-profile deals, both on the rental and the sales sides of the market

Most Expensive Homes/Apartments Rented in Chicago

(May-October '23)

Despite many of the most expensive apartments for rent being in newer construction buildings, a 12th floor unit in The Ambassador was the highest-priced apartment rented in Chicago over the last 6 months. The Row Fulton Market and One Bennett Park also continue to be among the city's most popular buildings for luxury rentals and are the only two buildings to have multiple units…

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Lakeview Condo Buildings With The Best Views


When it comes to high-rise living, views are one of the most important characteristics home buyers look for when searching for the right unit. In Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, many of the condo buildings and high-rises that offer premium views are positioned along the lakefront, offering condo owners magnificent city, lake, and park views that never get old, even in the winter. 

3500 N. Lake Shore

With sweeping views of Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park and the city, 3500 N Lake Shore delights in a prime Chicago setting. Just two units per floor give new buyers an advantage, while a roof deck certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the surrounding area.

3150 N. Lake Shore

Perched high above the Lakeview neighborhood, 3150 N Lake Shore…

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Best Loft Buildings in Lakeview Chicago

Although you might think of Lakeview as a north side neighborhood that’s full of vintage courtyard condo buildings, upscale newer construction single-family homes, and towering high-rise apartments positioned right on the lakefront, it’s also home to some of the coolest loft conversions you’ll find anywhere in Chicago.

From converted old bank buildings and schools to chic new loft developments with a little more of a modern look and feel, the diversity and variety of lofts for sale in Lakeview present some very special opportunities to Chicago area homebuyers specifically looking for an authentic loft space.

The other upside to Lakeview lofts is that in many cases, you’ll likely find listing prices that are a whole lot more affordable than in many…

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Walkable Neighborhoods in Chicago

A lot of buyers and renters in Chicago are searching for a neighborhood close to what they want and need, and that makes some of these walkable neighborhoods so desirable in today's fast-paced real estate market. So if you're looking for a condo that's close to shopping, dining, entertainment, and transit, here are several walkable neighborhoods in Chicago you'll want to consider.  

River North

The trendy River North neighborhood is where you’ll find some of the city’s best bars, restaurants, art galleries, and retailers. The walkable neighborhood is also home to Ward Park, which is right along the Chicago River, plus it hosts the annual Taste of River North festival, which brings in live music, food, and artwork. The highly desirable River…

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Chicago Condos Near Wrigley Field

Chicago is full of things to do, see, and experience, and that often means living close to area museums, parks, and entertainment offerings. Sports fans are sure to appreciate just how close you can live to local sports venues too, including Chicago’s famed Wrigley Field.

Here are a few of the city’s top condo buildings that put you extremely close to all the action. 

Park Place Tower - 655 W. Irving Park

Also called Park Place Tower, 655 W Irving Park offers the advantage of sitting close to Wrigley Field. With around 900 condos for buyers to choose from, the tower overlooks Lake Michigan and is close to public transportation, too. The building also offers an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, plus a dog run. 

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Garden Unit Condos in ChicagoIf you’re in the market for a new condo you may want to consider a garden unit. That’s because there are plenty of pros when it comes to buying a garden unit condo.

To begin with, a garden unit is located on the ground floor or slightly below street level, with easy access to a backyard garden or patio. They sometimes also offer a small front porch.

The accessibility also means you won’t have to contend with stairs. Whether stocking up on weekly groceries or more easily moving in furniture, a garden unit is the way to go.

This is ideal, too, if you have a pet that needs to go for daily walks. If you work untraditional hours, you won’t have to worry about disturbing others when you leave and return home. 

Another good reason to buy a garden…

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Vintage Condos in ChicagoIf you love vintage condos but prefer to stay close to downtown Chicago, here are 3 buildings you'll want to consider when starting a search...

3520 N. Lake Shore

With mostly one- and two-bedroom floor plans to consider, 3520 N Lake Shore is definitely worth a look. This property includes options generally ranging from around 700 to 1,400 square feet of living space, however there is occasionally a three-bedroom floor plan on the market that can top 2,000 square feet of space. The property also offers some enclosed courtyard patios, a laundry room and a pet-friendly atmosphere.

421 W. Melrose 

In contrast, 421 W Melrose provides an exercise room and a roof deck. Some condos also have deeded parking. The spacious floor plans of this building…

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Lakeview Chicago Apartment DevelopmentA proposed seven-story apartment development moves closer to reality in Lakeview. The Chicago Plan Commission recently gave the go-ahead to bring around 200 rentals and nearly 100 parking spaces to the site of a now closed Treasure Island grocery store on N Broadway.

The revised proposal is significantly smaller than the original eight-story proposal unveiled to neighbors last summer for the Optima Lakeview development. That design included around 250 apartments with an all-glass façade.

Some surrounding neighbors had previously complained about the original design’s density and height. Among other things, the newly proposed design is a mixture of glass and brick with some in-set balconies.

Now that the revised project has approval from the Plan…

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Chicago Op-Op ApartmentsLooking for the right Chicago co-op apartment? Check out our short list of co-op buildings to consider in 2020...

3500 N. Lake Shore

A good place to begin the search is in the vintage high-rise located at 3500 N Lake Shore. The building was first constructed in the 1920s and comes with its own fitness center and roof deck. Current options on the market in the building range from two- to four-bedrooms and include at least 2,500 square feet of living space.  

2430 N. Lakeview

Another location to search for a co-op apartment is 2430 N Lakeview. This building was also constructed in the 1920s and serves up views overlooking the lake and park. If a large amount of space is what you need, the building offers some generous floor plans, including the…

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