Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes

In a city as large as Chicago, there’s hardly a shortage of just about anything you happen to be looking for, and when it comes to music, the Windy City is among the best places to find those ancient hidden-treasures we like to call vinyl records.

True music enthusiasts will argue there’s nothing quite like the sound of vinyl and whether it’s the collectability of record albums, the habitual act of pulling out a giant disc encoded with all your favorite music, or the fact that you simply do prefer the sound of vinyl albums over today’s technology, Chicago certainly has its fair share of local record stores that are sure to have those hidden music gems others may have long-forgotten about. So if you’re a music lover at heart and are looking for some of

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In case you missed it, condos at the fabulous new 1550 on the Park development are now listed on the MLS, providing luxury condo buyers a unique opportunity to live at what could be the best location in town.

Situated right across the street from Lincoln Park, condos for sale at 1550 N Clark provide easy access to some of Chicago’s hottest shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife, as well as everything else three of the city’s hottest neighborhoods have to offer in Lincoln Park, Old Town, and the Gold Coast.

Inside, condos at 1550 N Clark are elegantly designed and feature expansive floor plans, lavish finishes, and spacious private outdoor balconies that make for a great place to entertain. Chef-inspired kitchens, spa quality bathrooms, and

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Chicago is filled with world-class museums that are visited by thousands of local residents and tourists each and every year. For those of us living here full-time, it’s easy to take for granted the wealth of knowledge we have at our disposal and not make time to see the unique and mind-blowing exhibits that go on display on a routine basis here in our great city; but if you’re like us and regularly keep up with what’s happening at some of downtown’s most renowned museums, you already know just how quickly various exhibitions and displays can come and go. So if you’re lucky enough to live in downtown Chicago, do yourself, and our city, a favor and support our local culture scene by making sure you pay a visit to these 5 Chicago museums at least once a

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Trump Tower Chicago Condos For Sale

Along with being one of downtown Chicago’s most luxurious condo buildings, Trump Tower Chicago was also built in a unique and highly-desirable River North location that’s hard to compare to other residential developments in the area. Situated on a section of the Chicago River that allows for sprawling views of downtown as well as Lake Michigan, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that every unit housed within Trump Tower features spectacular outlooks you just can’t find in any ordinary Chicago condo building. But aside from its position on the river however, many love Trump Tower’s location for its close proximity to the Loop, as well as so many other downtown attractions and destinations.

A short walk, jog or drive across the Wabash Street Bridge

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Trump Tower’s Michelin-starred restaurant Sixteen has officially closed, although not all is lost for those of us who still love one of downtown’s most beautiful places to dine.

According to reports from multiple outlets, Terrace 16 is now open in place of Sixteen, which was of course one of the Windy City’s fanciest restaurants prior to its closing.

As noted by Eater Chicago, it’s not entirely clear why Sixteen shuttered, although one noticeable change between Sixteen and Terrace 16 is the pricing.

As of now, the most expensive item on the menu at Terrace 16 is the $52 bone-in ribeye, while other notables include the $26 cheeseburger, the $32 seared scallops, and quite the selection of rather affordable appetizers.

Terrace 16 Dinner Web by Ashok

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Thinking of buying a condo in the South Loop? Well, before making any final decision, check out which South Loop condo buildings offer the best views of the city and Lake Michigan. What you'll find may just impact whatever you decide for the better...

The Grant - 1201 Prairie

Rising up more than 50 stories, 1201 Prairie enjoys amazing park, lake and city skyline views. A short walk from some of the area’s most popular attractions, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies only compliment the space.

1000M - 1000 S. Michigan

At more than 70 stories, the glass tower at 1000 S Michigan is also expected to deliver amazing views of the lake, downtown, as well as Millennium Park and Grant Park. This new building enjoys everything from a

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While it still feels like summer is just getting started in many ways, the fall and winter sports seasons are always right around the corner here in Chicago. Because if there's one thing we can always count on here in the Windy City it's that summers always go by way too fast!

In a sports-crazed city like Chicago, there's hardly a lack of fun and exciting sports bars worth checking out to watch all our local teams go to battle. Depending on where you live, some find Madison Street to be the hottest place to take in a Blackhawks game, and up on the north side, Wrigleyville is still king when it comes to a fun-filled sports bar experience. So if you're as big of a Blackhaws fan as we are and already can't wait for the upcoming season, here are just a few

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If you're looking for a spectacular luxury apartment in Streeterville but still prefer to keep your budget under $10,000 a month, here's our short list of buildings to consider this summer and fall...

600 Lake Shore

With sweeping views of the lake and the city, 600 Lake Shore presents a great choice for renting in the Streeterville neighborhood. The luxury property includes options such as a three-bedroom unit, all for under $10,000.

600 Fairbanks

More fantastic options for renters exist within 600 Fairbanks. The condo options here include luxury one- to three-bedroom units for under $10K. The price affords a sundeck and indoor swimming pool, all with a contemporary design.

160 E. Illinois

The luxury tower of 160 E Illinois additionally

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When it comes to pizza, Chicago is best known for its distinctive deep dish style pies with 3-inch deep crust, a thick layer of toppings piled in the middle, and heavy tomato sauce acting as the finishing layer. Dozens of local pizza joints in Chicago specialize in the art of making the perfect deep dish pizza, but if you’re from the area or have called the Windy City home for a longer period of time, it’s nice to switch things up every now and then and opt for something a little less heavy.

So, if you take deep dish style pizza out of the equation, what other mouth-watering options are available in town? One of our favorite alternatives to deep dish pizza is classic and authentic Neapolitan pizza, which is typically prepared using fresh tomatoes,

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If you’re searching for a condo in Downtown Chicago, The Ronsley is one location you definitely don’t want to pass up. In fact, we can think of three great reasons to make one of the lofts your next home.

Modern Loft Finishes

The first has to do with the finishes you’ll find inside. Sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows, designer cabinetry, upgraded countertops and high-end appliances all compliment the homes. In addition, you’ll find generously sized outdoor space with each unit.

Premium Amenities

Next, The Ronsley is packed with amenities. The building offers its residents a fitness center and yoga room along with a deck and garden for additional outdoor space. The property also provides garage parking and a 24-hour door person.

Premium

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