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Chicago's East Village neighborhood runs from Grand Ave (500 N) north to Division St (1200 N), from Ashland Ave (1600 W) west to Damen Ave (2000 W).

It's part of the community area known as West Town on the city's official list.

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Sleek new Noble Square condos from Noah Properties

1404 W Chicago Ave

Two sleek contemporary condos from hot-selling Noah Properties are available at 1404 W Chicago Ave. The south-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath units have good natural light, two balconies, garage parking. Noah Properties‘ distinctively-styled homes and all-inclusive approach to finishes have been popular with new home buyers. Unit 2 is priced at $429,900. Unit 3, which also has ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Two-bedrooms in East Village and Noble Square vie for buyers

1406 W Chicago

A newly-listed 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 855 N Paulina in East Village caught my eye because it’s listed at $415,000, a substantial premium over the $315,000 it sold for 3 years ago. The building is on a stretch of Chicago Ave, where retail development hasn’t kept pace with the changes in the neighborhood. Several blocks ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a new Noah Properties home in East Village

1944 W Erie

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders, has five new homes under construction in a part of East Village where Noah’s homes have sold rapidly. The new homes all have 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 2-car garages, outdoor decks and the showplace kitchens and baths that have been a Noah Properties signature. The homes are ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New East Village single-family open this weekend

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Noah Properties has five new single-family homes under construction in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Erie and Ohio in the East Village. One of the homes, at 1948 W Erie, is nearly complete and will be open for viewing this Saturday, June 28, from 11 to 1 and Sunday, June 29, from noon until ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Slim pickings on an East Village apartment hunt

East Village

I drove part of the East Village neighborhood yesterday looking for FOR RENT signs, and found only three. One was from a known scammer, another had already been rented and I didn’t inquire about the third because I’d seen it advertised at domu for $2,950 a month. The area I surveyed, Chicago Ave (800 N) ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A nearly-new, large and light East Village 5-bedroom

1848 W Erie

The 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 1848 W Erie in East Village was built by Noah Properties just two years ago. It’s come back on the market as a resale, listed at $899,900 and has been attracting a high volume of showings. The home has an unusually bright, open floor plan with multiple outdoor ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tower of Pizza Hut apartments available for rent

1611 W Division

DNAinfo reported on Friday that 1611 West Division, the 11-story building now less and less frequently referred to as the “Tower of Pizza Hut” based on the site’s former use, is renting for October occupancy. The development’s website has floor plans and amenities lists available for its studio, convertible, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Contrary to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hot item – an East Village Noah Properties resale

1848 W Erie

The 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath Noah Properties home at 1848 W Erie in the East Village had barely been completed when I shot a video tour two years ago with Sergio & Banks’ Izabela Sloma. The home sold and closed shortly after that. It was one of three Noah Properties homes in the 1800 block ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 8, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction update: Catalyst, 111 W Wacker, River Point and more

Catalyst, 630 W Washington

Recent visits to the roof of Hubbard Place in River North and a penthouse at K2 in the Fulton River District gave me good vantage points to look at the progress of a number of developments. Workers are completing the second floor of Catalyst, a 22-story, 223-apartment building pictured above at 630 W Washington in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is East Village the next Bucktown?

1900 block Chicago Ave

The fact that we’re even asking the headline question is an indication that the real estate market has taken a turn for the better this year. During the past half-dozen years, speculation about the “next hot neighborhood” was a way to elicit well-justified scorn. During those years, however, without much fanfare, 100s of new homes ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 9, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A look at Division Street, from Wicker Park to Humboldt Park

1900 block Division St

Division Street from Ashland Ave almost to Western Ave – a stretch that divides Wicker Park from East Village and Ukrainian Village – is one of the most vibrant, attractive, pedestrian-friendly strips in Chicago. The vitality of Division Street comes to an almost complete halt just east of Western Ave at the border of Humboldt ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An East Village apartment standout

Division and Ashland

The new 11-story, 99-unit apartment building at the southwest corner of Division and Ashland isn’t fully clad yet, but it is already a very distinctive presence in the East Village neighborhood. The building, designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects, will have retail space at the ground level and second-floor office space. When it was announced, it ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New single-family homes coming soon to East Village

1807 W Ohio

Noah Properties’ high-style amenity-laden homes typically sell before completion. That was the case with the four 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath homes Noah recently built in the 1800 block of Ohio in the East Village. The homes were sold in the mid-$800s. The standard, highly-individualized Noah Properties home includes all of the options that buyers desire ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 6, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Fifield plans luxury apartments in East Village, eyes Wicker Park, Bucktown

1850 Chicago Ave

Fifield Company is best known for developing high-rise office buildings in the West Loop, the recently-opened K2 luxury tower and other high-rise apartments in the Fulton River District. A year ago, after seeing people staying longer in the city and looking for larger spaces in emerging neighborhoods, Fifield Company set out to identify neighborhood sites ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2013

Keeping watch on Ukrainian Village and East Village

East Village streetscape

With the recent demise of EveryBlock, Facebook is becoming a more active venue for sharing neighborhood information. Check out the very active (nearly 1,400 members) Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Watch Group, for example, to stay informed on events, shots fired, burglaries, gang graffiti and more. The group, which is closed and requires an invite, covers Ukrainian ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 10, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Market for MLS-listed downtown rentals shows continued strength

New East Side aerial

About a year ago the inventory of MLS-listed downtown Chicago rentals reached stasis and we stopped tracking it on a weekly basis. A correspondent’s suggestion that the market for MLS-listed rentals was a lot softer this year than at the same time last year prompted us to do an updated tally. The data don’t lend ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 28, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

If the Grand Avenue Corridor exists, where is it?

Abbey Brown

If you do a Google search for the Chicago neighborhood that TimeOut calls the Grand Avenue Corridor you won’t find many results. And you won’t find any solid guidance as to the neighborhood’s boundaries. The March 14 issue of TimeOut offers some teaser clues to the neighborhood’s location: Advantages Close to Randolph Street restaurants; easy ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 18, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New construction checkup at the Polish Triangle

1601 Division Chicago

East Village residents prevailed in their wish for higher-density development on the site where a Pizza Hut once stood at 1601 W Division St. The developer scrapped plans for a drive-through bank and agreed to build an 11-story tower housing two floors of commercial space and 99 apartments. As of yesterday afternoon, as pictured above, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 8, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Redfin names Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

Cleo's on Chicago

Market conditions being what they’ve been, it’s been years since “Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods” was a phrase that didn’t immediately elicit ridicule. With a number of analysts concluding that 2012 marked the bottom of the market downturn, it’s perhaps respectable to talk about pockets of strong activity, i.e. “hot neighborhoods.” Redfin recently announced its top 10 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 15, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New East Village and Ukrainian Village single-families and condos

2007 W Erie St Chicago

Noah Properties has been one of Chicago’s best-selling developers the past several years. The six 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath single-family homes that Noah has under construction in the 2000 block of Erie have all been sold prior to completion. At the time of this video none of the Ukrainian Village homes was even completely framed ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2012