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A guide to renting in Chicago’s Lincoln Park

DePaul University, Kardas Photography, Chicago, IL

Lincoln Park is widely-recognized as one of the most attractive, vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, culturally rich and architecturally-interesting neighborhoods in America. Spend an hour or two walking around and you’ll have a solid feel for how Lincoln Park differs from other Chicago neighborhoods, and for why people want to live there.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on May 15, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A guide to renting in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood

Joeff Davis photo, Moving in on Oakdale Ave, Chicago

Lake View is the preferred destination for many in the post-collegiate crowd, and most households consist of singles and young couples. Families with school-age children are scarce in most parts of Lake View, but more common in the Southport Corridor and Graceland West areas. The high-rise condos along Lake Shore Drive house an older crowd.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on May 14, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A guide to renting in the Gold Coast, Near North and Old Town neighborhoods

Oak Street beach, Chicago, IL, Joeff Davis photo

The Gold Coast, Near North and Old Town neighborhoods have a decidedly more residential feel than other downtown Chicago neighborhoods, with great, pedestrian-scale vintage architecture side-by-side with the newer buildings and high-rises.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on May 13, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A guide to high-rise living in Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park, Chicago IL

An aerial view of Lincoln Park from North Ave (1600 N) to Diversey Pkwy (2800 N) explains a great deal about the attractions of living in a high-rise in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, and where those high-rises are situated. The broadest expanse of one of the nation’s greatest urban parks is, literally, the front yard ...

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Posted by YoChicago.com on May 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A guide to renting in Chicago’s River North

Balcony scene, River North, Chicago, Kardas Photography

River North has a broad selection of new and nearly-new loft condos and condo and rental high-rises, and a smattering of vintage walk-ups, higher-priced townhomes and single-families. Many of the buildings offer dramatic skyline views including 3 new rental high-rises opened in 2010. These communities and others are listed and linked on our Guide to renting in Chicago’s River North.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on May 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Old Town apartment rental guide

Old Town gate

It’s called Old Town for a reason – the neighborhood is one of the first parts of Chicago to be settled in the 1800s, and its Old Town Triangle Landmark District still includes many homes built in the years following the great fire that destroyed much of the city in 1871. That said, the Old ...

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Posted by YoChicago.com on May 3, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A North Shore buyer’s guide to Chicago’s Gold Coast

999 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL

Chicago has many vibrant neighborhoods, but the Gold Coast is the destination of choice for many North Shore residents looking for a pied-à-terre or a new permanent residence in the city. It stands alone among Chicago’s downtown neighborhoods in its almost exclusively residential character, offering an instant ”at home” experience to people who’ve become accustomed to North Shore living.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on July 5, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A guide to renting in Chicago’s Near West neighborhoods

Athens Restaurant, Greek Town, Chicago's West Loop

There are scores of reasons to rent in the near west neighborhoods, among them proximity to the Loop, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Medical District, easy access to major expressways and public transit. We’ve listed all of the major apartment and loft complexes in the area, with links to their Web sites, Walk Scores and ratings, where available.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on April 13, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A guide to renting Streeterville apartments and condos

Chicago's Streeterville skyline, photo by Michael Kardas

There are hundreds of condos and a few townhomes available for rent in Streeterville, the neighborhood bounded by the river, the lake, Michigan Avenue and Walton Street. We’ve listed the apartment towers with links to their websites and reviews, when available.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on November 14, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A guide to renting a home or apartment in the South Loop

Chicago's Prairie District, photo by Michael Kardas

The major attractions of the South Loop are its proximity to the Loop and to the lakefront parks. It’s also relatively affordable, compared to the near-north neighborhoods and closer-in Loop locations. There are fewer than a dozen major apartment complexes (and only a handful of smaller ones) in the South Loop, which we’ve listed in order of their proximity to the heart of the Loop.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A guide to renting a home or apartment in the Loop / New East Side

Chicago, New East Side viewed from Legacy condos, photo by Michael Kardas

Living in the heart of downtown Chicago limits your options to high-rise apartments and condos. There are only eleven rental towers in the Loop / New East Side, and we’ve listed them in this guide, with links to their Web sites and reviews, if available.

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Posted by YoChicago.com on November 14, 2010
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