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Hampdens Condos ChicagoFor luxury boutique living in Lincoln Park, consider taking a look inside The Hampdens. This spectacular new property offers large floor plans and an exclusive address.

Made up of two mid-rise buildings, The Hampdens also provides garage parking and plenty of upscale additions. Options include a more traditional floor plan or a sweeping penthouse unit with a private elevator, soaring 20-foot ceilings and two levels of living space.

Buyers can also expect to find some private covered terraces, well-appointed kitchens with high-end appliances and oversized master suites. Available units are currently priced above $1 million, with four-bedrooms, at least four-baths, and at least 2,100 square feet of living space.

There are also some units, however, that top

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Looking for a great restaurant in Chicago's Gold Coast that has a safe outdoor patio or expanded outdoor dining? Here's our running list of options to consider for a pleasant, socially-distant night out in the city...

Tavern on Rush

For upscale dining on Rush Street, head to Tavern on Rush. Billed as a contemporary steakhouse, Tavern on Rush is the place to go for steak, fresh fish and seafood. It also boasts a lively outdoor patio.


Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House

Another option for outdoor dining in the Gold Coast is Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House. This seafood restaurant is known for serving up everything from fresh oysters and lobster to steak and cocktails.

Maple & Ash

Diners head to Maple & Ash for its wood-fired dishes

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Chicago Luxury CondosTake a closer look at Chicago's hottest luxury condos that JUST hit the market...

The Carlyle #34B & #36C: $1,225,000 & $2,799,900

Two 7-figure condos recently hit the market in The Carlyle, a luxury Gold Coast high-rise situated right alongside Lake Shore Drive. The first, unit 34B, is a one-bedroom, three-bathroom condo with 2,230 square feet of living space and plenty of old world charm. We think you’ll love the custom wood and marble floors and like most Carlyle condos for sale, the views of the city and lake are superb. The second newly listed condo here, unit 36BC, offers some of the most insane views of the lake you’ll find anywhere thanks to its super large and open layout. Along with these amazing views you’ll notice it also has all sorts

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Inside Cirrus ChicagoChicago’s newest luxury condo development is already attracting interest for its design and its intended offerings in Lakeshore East. Cirrus is currently under development but plans to eventually deliver hundreds of new condos in a variety of floor plans.

Buyers can choose from one-, two-, three- or even four-bedroom layouts with sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows. In fact, the building is being designed for some spectacular views overlooking the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the city skyline. 

It also sits just steps away from nearby shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and outdoor recreation. Future residents won’t have to even leave the property, however, to experience a wide range of on-site amenities.

The sleek new building plans for a

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One of the newest additions to River North is certainly attracting interest. The new 369 West development will eventually house hundreds of apartments where a former hardware store once stood.

Currently under development by Omni Group, future residents can expect to find ground level retail space and garage parking topped off by more than 350 residential units. The building additionally includes some recessed balconies and some penthouse units on its upper levels.

Future residents can expect to find a number of amenities on the building’s sixth floor, including an adjacent outdoor deck topping the building’s podium. Tenants can also expect to enjoy some incredible views of the surrounding neighborhood from the shared space and the private residences.

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Old Town RentalsFor luxury rentals in Old Town, there are several good reasons to choose Old Town Park. From its amenities to its location, you cannot go wrong with this upscale property.

One of the biggest draws for renters is its long list of amenities. Old Town Park offers a heated swimming pool and hot tub outside, plus a full spa inside. The list also includes indoor and outdoor sports courts, an outdoor projector screen, a sports lounge and a full fitness center with complimentary classes.

With three towers to eventually choose from, renters can opt for everything ranging from a convertible floor plan to a three-bedroom unit. The property also offers some short term furnished apartments and some penthouse units on its upper levels.

The final reason to rent at Old

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Old Town Condos on Wells StreetIt’s no secret Old Town is one of Chicago’s most beloved and sought after neighborhoods. Routinely getting voted as a top neighborhood in the entire country by national publications, its clear Chicagoans aren’t the only ones who think Old Town is a special place—especially when you call it home.

Unlike some Chicago neighborhoods, Old Town’s boundaries are pretty defined and are bounded by Division Street to the south, North Avenue to the north, Clybourn Avenue to the east, and Larrabee Street to the west. But within the confines of Old Town’s borderlines is one of the more charming neighborhood “strips” you’ll find in all of Chicago.

In some ways, Wells Street in Old Town is like taking a road trip to one of Middle America’s quaint small towns—but

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Commercial Real Estate InvestingCommercial real estate has proven to be a very profitable venture for any investor. It's a massive market in the United States yielding over $8.5 Billion in commercial property sales each year! Many of the wealthiest real estate investors own commercial properties and are always active within the market. Within this article, we'll take a look at a few of the key factors to consider when buying a commercial property.

  • Take Your Time: The first tip sounds overly simple, however, its a critical thing to remember when making such a huge financial decision. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the purchase and potential income. When viewing properties, make sure you take your time, obtain trusted feedback, and complete your financial due
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Where to Find the Best Burgers in Downtown ChicagoWho doesn't love a good cheeseburger, right? Well, as one of America's best food cities, there's certainly no shortage of great places to find a good burger. But if you're really looking for something that will knock your socks off, take a closer look where you'll find some of the best burgers downtown Chicago has to offer...

M Burger - Water Tower Place

If you like a classic burger that’s simplistic and has regular toppings, M Burger is the perfect spot for a quick meal on-the-go. The menu is small but that’s also what makes an M Burger appealing. Nothing unconventional here - just a regular old hamburger or cheeseburger with all kinds of mouthwatering flavor.

Au Cheval - West Loop

By now, it’s been well-documented that Au Cheval is one of

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Dowtown Chicago Health ClubsWhether you're already into fitness or just getting into it for the first time, Downtown Chicago isn't short on fancy health clubs with all the bells and whistles. From state-of-the-art equipment and experienced personal trainers to spa-inspired extras like eucalyptus-soaked towels and top-of-the-line bath products, many of Chicago's upscale gyms and health clubs provide more than just a place to burn off a few calories.

So if you're new to the city or perhaps just looking for a change of scenery, here's our updated short list of Downtown Chicago's best health and fitness clubs...

East Bank Club - River North

Arguably Downtown Chicago’s most prestigious health club, the one-and-only East Bank Club covers over 2 city blocks and includes over

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