Homes for Sale in Lake Shore East Neighborhood, Chicago

  Why Do People Live here? Homes for sale in the Lake Shore East neighborhood, Chicago real estate consists of large single family/row homes, town homes and condos. Bordering Lake Michigan to the East and the Chicago river to the north homes, I have always thought of Lake Shore East as a mini Central Park. The neighborhood has really developed into a trendy place to live. It has a grocery store (Mariano’s) and several restaurants as well as health clubs in most buildings, spas and a centrally located park. … [Read more...]

Overhaul of Lathrop Homes

While some residents pleased, others dissatisfied that over half the units to be sold at market rate In a project that is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, North Center’s Lathrop Homes is getting a makeover, as developers reveal the new plans for the mega-development that was one of Chicago’s first public housing projects built in 1938, according to Patch.com. The five-part design team behind the project, the Lathrop Community Partners, revealed the plan this past July, which shows only some … [Read more...]

The Loop’s 17th Annual SummerDance in Full Swing

Get out and get moving in the Loop at Chicago’s 17th annual SummerDance! Held in the idyllic Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, SummerDance transforms the 4,900-square-foot, 100 percent recycled, open-air dance floor into an urban dance space that is free to everyone of all ages! The SummerDance series features 44 different live bands and offers lessons for each dance before the music starts. You don’t have to be a pro to join in! Lessons are embarrassment-proof, and are taught by instructors who encourage … [Read more...]

This Summer’s Annual Family Fun Festival Livens Up the Loop

All over the Loop there is an overabundance of festivals and events to enjoy this summer, but one in particular that is exclusively hands-on for children is Millennium Park’s Family Fun Fest! Chicago’s annual Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park will present hand-on activities, sing-alongs, and more for your family to enjoy the summer while it’s here! Located in the Loop in Millennium Park’s Family Fun Tent on the Park's Chase Promenade North, this festival is free to adults and kids of all ages. The … [Read more...]

Want to live near Google?

Google is moving to the Fulton Market-Randolph area, on Fulton St. in the West Loop of Chicago. They will be moving into the huge old Cold Storage facility at 1000 W. Fulton St. (It will be called 1KFulton) joining trendy restaurants, art galleries, fashionable boutiques, and some very urban living spaces. Known as the meat packing district by locals, Fulton St. is becoming one of the trendiest areas to live, open a business, or start a new restaurant. One of the most well known restaurants on Fulton St. is MOTO, … [Read more...]

West Loop Luxury Condos For Sale

Now that the West Loop is coming into it's own, the need for West Loop luxury condos is increasing. Huge living spaces within walking distance to downtown Chicago, the West Loop, the Fulton market District, with the finest finishes can be found here. There are luxury condos with river views, huge loft spaces with amazing urban city views and 3 level town homes as well as new construction. <br> Grocery shopping, amazing restaurants, boutiques, spas and hair salons can be found int he West loop. Many new … [Read more...]

The largest condo for sale in the West Loop

  Looking for space in the West Loop? This is a huge 5500 sq. ft. home and located in the trendiest neighborhood in the downtown Chicago real estate market. View this West Loop condo for sale Chicago Magazine To view building info go to Haberdasher Square Lofts.com … [Read more...]

Fun things to do this summer in the West Loop

In the bustling, lively neighborhood of the West Loop you will find a tremendous amount of activities to do this summer to stay busy and enjoy the weather while it lasts! The West Loop is a historic, ever-thriving, urban neighborhood with the Eisenhower Expressway bordering the south, Lake Street on the north, Ashland Ave. on the west and Monroe Harbor on the east. The area is a well-sought-after spot for its outstanding lofts, as well as its restaurants, shops and galleries. As with years past, the summer … [Read more...]

What I love about the West Loop

I have lived in the West Loop for 17 years and I have seen a lot of changes in those years. All positive! So many fabulous restaurants (Rick Bayless is another celebrity chef coming to the West Loop, he will join Brendan Sodikoff, Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliot and Jared Van Camp), grocery stores (Mariano's, Dominick's, and Jewel), spas, salons, even doctor and dentist offices all within walking distance. Google is moving into the West Loop in the Fulton Market district and there are 2 or 3 boutique hotels planned … [Read more...]

Chicago International Film Festival returning for it’s 49th year

The Chicago International Film Festival is coming back this fall to the Loop for its 49th year with new awe-inspiring films! The longest-running competitive film festival in North America, the Chicago Film Fest in 2012 presented 127 feature films, including 21 feature-length documentaries, and 50 short subject films from more than 55 countries. Forty of these films were submitted by first-time filmmakers. The Chicago Film Fest runs this year from October 10-24, 2013. The festival started 49 years ago with one … [Read more...]