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Walk to the Michelin stars from K2 apartments

Sepia

The 2015 Michelin Guide restaurant star ratings and Bib Gourmand awards were released recently, and the big winners are residents at K2, the new luxury apartment complex in the Fulton River District. K2 residents have four 2015 Michelin-starred restaurants in the West Loop, within a 10-minute walk of their home. Grace, at 652 W Randolph, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The transit-oriented luxury apartments at K2

K2

A walk-to-everything location was the main draw for many of the residents at K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District. Others, including couples and roommates who work in widely separated locations, revel in K2′s status as a transit-oriented development. Residents who commute by car will appreciate K2′s quick access to the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop 2-bedrooms at 1-bedroom rents

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, is about to add to its roster of locational advantages with the opening early next year of the new CTA Green Line station at Cermak. The Green Line stop, two short blocks from The LEX, connects to the South Side, the Loop, and suburban Forest ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video – A River West townhome in a quiet, convenient location

849 N May Tina

Just over a block from the vibrant intersection of Chicago Ave and Milwaukee Ave is a quiet oasis of townhomes flanking a large, open courtyard. That short distance takes you from a distinctively urban scene to a vision of suburban tranquility. The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 849 N May boasts hardwood floors, a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New apartments at the Paulina Brown Line stop

3400 N Lincoln

If you want to keep abreast of development proposals in the neighborhoods, DNAinfo is one of the sites you should check in on periodically. Yesterday DNAinfo reported that Centrum Partners is proposing to build a 5- to 7-story building with 32 to 48 apartments and ground-level retail space at 3400 N Lincoln Ave, directly adjacent ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago winters made easy at Park Michigan apartments

Millennium Park

If you’re visiting the South Loop’s Park Michigan apartments in the summer you’ll check out Grant Park – the city’s front yard and yours. You might take a stroll down Michigan Avenue past the Art Institute to Millennium Park, or you might head for the Museum Campus, the lakefront trail, 12th Street Beach or the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Echelon’s luxury apartments conquer Chicago’s cold

Echelon at K Station

Residents at Echelon at K Station can almost pretend that Chicago isn’t experiencing its worst winter conditions in decades. Well … almost. The luxury apartment tower’s location at 353 N Desplaines St in the Fulton River District conquers the cold with a cluster of conveniences. While some Chicagoans dig their cars out of the snow, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2′s luxury apartments are transit-oriented

Blue Line and K2

K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is a transit-oriented development. Residents who commute by car will appreciate K2′s quick access to the expressway grid, and those who rely on public transportation will appreciate how many options are within a short walk. The nearby CTA Blue Line stop connects to downtown, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville’s best apartments – Public transit access

Optima Center, Chicago

The first posts in our series on the best Streeterville apartments spotlighted the buildings with the best views and most convenient access to grocery shopping. If your definition of public transit includes only taxicabs, every building in Streeterville has great access to public transit. If you want a 2-minute walk to CTA or Metra trains, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartment towers – public transit access

Grand Plaza, Chicago

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North spotlighted the buildings with the best views and the most convenient grocery shopping. Our topic today is access to public transit. We’re aware that some of you consider taxis and limos the only acceptable form of public transit, but our focus is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A classic timber loft steps from the Bloomingdale Trail

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If you’re looking for the true loft aesthetic you’ll find it at Buck City Lofts. This one-bedroom plus den has the high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, exposed brick and ductwork, and a fireplace that define the loft genre. It also has its share of creature comforts: in-unit washer /dryer, an oversized bath, great closet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A stalled 1K Fulton and Google rumors

1K Fulton

Ever since Crain’s reported that Google is considering a move to the new 1K Fulton development in the West Loop commenters at various websites have treated the deal as a fait accompli that would precipitate imminent change in the area. Here’s how Crain’s phrased the impact: If a deal is struck, it would dramatically reshape ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 17, 2013
North ShoreEvanston

Spacious Evanston apartments near the Purple Line

618 Hinman Evanston

The one- and two-bedroom vintage apartments at 618 Hinman in Evanston have been renovated but retain many of their original vintage touches, including hardwood floors, large sun rooms, decorative fireplaces and complex crown and baseboard moldings. The floor plans are unusually spacious, and individual rooms are large enough to accommodate a number of different functions. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 15, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

All new Lake View studios in a great location

1632 Belmont

1632 W Belmont, at the happening Lake View intersection of Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland, is a “new building within an old building.” Renovated studio apartments include all new kitchens and baths and hardwood-like flooring. Kitchens all have dishwashers and built-in microwaves. There’s a Walgreens across the street, a Whole Foods around the corner and plenty ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Nicely-updated Wrigleyville studios

3834 N Sheffield

3834 N Sheffield is a few minutes’ walk from Wrigley Field and a block south of the Sheridan stop on the CTA Red Line. Residents of the studio apartments enjoy an abundant selection of shopping, dining and nightlife almost at their doorstep. BJB Properties, the sponsor of the video, owns and manages 1,000s of updated ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is the West Loop the next hot neighborhood?

West Loop Chicago

For years, the West Loop has been one of those neighborhoods that’s always on the verge of becoming hot but never quite catches fire. The past few years, however, have seen a quiet accumulation of infrastructure improvements, commercial and office development, and plans for new residential developments that may finally enable the West Loop to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 7, 2013
ChicagoFar North

This Ravenswood Gardens 3-bedroom lives like a home

4709 Artesian video

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 4709 N Artesian in the Ravenswood Gardens part of Lincoln Square has all of the features that savvy buyers are seeking. The 3-unit boutique building is on a quiet, one-way, tree-lined street a short distance from the Brown Line and the retail, dining and recreational scene in Lincoln Square. It ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 28, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Revisiting Park Boulevard in Bronzeville

Aerial view of Park Boulevard, Chicago

The mixed-income Park Boulevard development in Bronzeville, on the former site of Stateway Gardens, is part of the CHA’s ambitious and largely-stalled Plan for Transformation. A 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Park Boulevard townhome at 3558 S Federal St just came on the market, priced at $279,900. You can see a similar townhome in the above ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 4, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Rehabbed Wrigleyville apartments steps from a CTA Red Line stop

925 W Dakin Chicago

Just a few blocks north of Wrigley Field is a tree-lined block set apart from the crowds that flood Wrigleyville on game and concert days. 925 W Dakin is a recently-rehabbed vintage building with 1- and 2-bedroom loft-style apartments. The homes have hardwood floors and exposed brick and ductwork, in keeping with the loft aesthetic. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 4, 2013
ChicagoFar North

East Rogers Park apartments close to Loyola and the beach

Rogers Park beach

The remodeled vintage mid-rises at 1063 and 1101 W Columbia have the beach at one end of their tree-lined block and Starbucks, restaurants, a convennience store and a movie theater at the other end. The Loyola University campus and Loyola Red Line stop are just a few blocks south. The studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 31, 2013