Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes

If you haven't been there yet, you are in for a real treat!  On the 11th Floor of New St. Regis Hotel Chicago you will find Miru.  An 'All Day" Japanese restaurant operated by the boys from Lettuce Entertain You.  Besides the amazing views of the River, Lake, and City the food is to die for!  Before I move on I must say the Service is even better!  

Starting with #1, you must try the Burgess, Cab, Napa Valley, 2016,  a bit pricy at $45.00 a glass but well worth it. 

#2. Edamame, Japanese Seven Spice ($9.00) is simple but tasty. 

#3.  Center Cut Beef Filet 6oz ($46.00) Cooked to perfection it never fails me.  #4. Shrimp Fried Rice ($26.00) is a great side to share and complements the beef. 
#5.  Last but not least the Triple
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Along with Streeterville, the Loop, and the South Loop, River North is where renters will find a high density of luxury apartment towers that not only feature modern urban living spaces but also a new-age collection of lifestyle amenities that might include anything from sprawling rooftop sundecks and swimming pools to on-site dog parks and resident lounges complete with golf simulators and co-working space. If River North is your ideal location for a luxury apartment, here is our short list of the best luxury apartment towers to consider in the neighborhood.

Wolf Point West
The sleek glass tower known as Wolf Point West is located in the heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood, offering a quintessential urban lifestyle. With breathtaking

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Some of Chicago’s best condo buildings are filled with amenities, topped off with an array of desirable features and finishes, sure to appeal to today’s buyers and renters. Some of these buildings have the advantage of large balconies and terraces too, especially in the city’s popular River North neighborhood. Here are just a few of our favorites if you’re in the market for some outdoor space.

340 W. Superior
Take your condo search to one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods, when you take a closer look at 340 W Superior.  There’s a rooftop sundeck to enjoy sweeping views of the city, but residents also have their own private views from the building’s large terraces. The private outdoor space is what truly makes this building unique, as the wraparound

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River North is where you'll find some of Chicago's tallest, most impressive condo buildings and towers. And while desirable living spaces and premium individual unit interior finishes are of vital importance, sometimes the real value lies in the on-site amenities and services featured inside each building. From high-end concierge services to rooftop pools, River North is packed with condo residences that promise a luxurious lifestyle, especially at these highly sought-after buildings.

Trump Tower Chicago
401 N. WabashTrump Tower Chicago is widely regarded as one of the city's finest condo towers thanks in large part to a premium location directly on the Chicago River. There are 92 stories in total, comprising a split of 486 condominium

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In case you haven’t noticed, Chicago is an intensely dog-friendly city. Many of the city’s top condo and apartment buildings allow pets, and most new residential towers that have recently been developed or coming through the pipeline even include dog-friendly amenities like a dog-run or dog-washing station somewhere inside the building. But just in case you like to get outside and keep your dog active, here’s a closer look at some of the best places to take the four-legged member of your family in Chicago’s vibrant and lively River North neighborhood.  

A. Montgomery Ward Park
While A. Montgomery Ward Park might not be Chicago’s largest park, it remains one of our favorites. Positioned right alongside the North Branch of the Chicago River, Ward

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Downtown Chicago is full of residential buildings with great amenities and desirable living spaces, and among them are a wide range of unique and authentic loft conversions that speak to the city's rich industrial history. And not surprisingly, living in one of these residences is like getting the best of both worlds—luxury living with charming and undeniable character. So if you're wondering what it's like to call one of River North's most expensive loft buildings, take a closer look at what some of these amazing locations have to offer. 

550 N. Kingsbury 
This property was one of the first in Chicago to be converted from a traditional commercial building into living spaces. While built in 1920, 550 N. Kingsbury was given a new life in the

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River North is where you'll find many of the best steakhouses in town, which all seem to have an excellent selection of high-quality beef cuts and an unforgettable atmosphere that makes for an ideal, big-city dining experience. But while the collection of River North steakhouses is as extensive as it gets, some neighborhood staples rise above the rest. Below is our shortlist of the truly essentially steakhouses in one of Chicago's best downtown neighborhoods.

Chicago Cut
300 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago Cut Steakhouse is widely considered one of the top steakhouses not just in Chicago but anywhere in the country. The restaurant offers a wide selection of aged prime beef cuts, as well as an array of seafood entrees that never disappoint. Not

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While many River North condo buyers prefer the glitz and glamour of the luxury high-rise lifestyle, others prefer more of a low-key setting with less traffic and fewer neighbors.  And with the neighborhood having all kinds of options and opportunities that match this particular lifestyle preference, we thought we'd highlight just some of the best boutique condo buildings River North has to offer. 

56 W. Huron St. 
For the advantage of new construction filled with an array of luxury finishes and top amenities, 56 W. Huron offers a great option for those in search of a boutique condo building in the River North neighborhood. You’ll find such upscale additions as a mix of wide oak flooring and marble, as well as custom European cabinetry, quartz

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River North is very well-known for being one of Downtown Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods to call home. Loaded with luxury condo buildings of all shapes and sizes, there's a lot to love about the real estate landscape in River North, especially if a lavish and luxurious living space tops your wish list. But not everyone needs deep pockets if River North is your top location choice, and if you’re working on a budget, there are several affordable high-rise condo buildings in River North that we think you should consider. 

405 N. Wabash 
With a prime location, the convenience of on-site amenities, and even an affordable price point, 405 N Wabash is a great option if you’re searching for a high-rise building to call home in Chicago’s River North

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Vintage Condo Buildings in the Gold Coast

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is widely celebrated for its charm and historic architecture, making it the perfect landing spot for anyone looking for an idyllic vintage condo. So while the area certainly has its fair share of historic brownstones and towering lakefront high-rises, it’s also a downtown location that isn’t short on vintage condos that are sure to exceed all your condo buying expectations. 

1325 N. Astor

Built back in 1929, 1325 N. Astor is the epitome of a big city vintage high-rise. Standing 14 stories high, you’ll find this brick and limestone building is loaded with character from top-to-bottom. Inside, most condos are packed with designer, yet tasteful, finishes, and you’ll also enjoy a number of desirable amenities as

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