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Tour the new luxury apartments at Webster Square in Lincoln Park

Webster Square sundeck

Webster Square is the first new construction apartment building in Lincoln Park in decades. Webster Square boasts a top-tier location at 558 W Webster Ave, steps from the best of everything in Lincoln Park. Oz Park and Mrs Green’s Natural Market are directly across the street. Buses at the corner connect to downtown and to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent an apartment and donate to the Lakeview Pantry

Lakeview Pantry

You need a new apartment, and many Chicago residents need help with food, especially in the summer months when children are out of school. When you become a new resident at one of Planned Property‘s apartments this July and August, Planned will donate a portion of your rent to the Lakeview Pantry to help meet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Forty acres and a mull in Lincoln Park

Finkl Steel aerial

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday on a meeting hosted by North Branch Works to mull the future of a 40-acre stretch of Lincoln Park. The location, from the Chicago River north to Webster Ave, includes the former Guttmann Tannery, Finkl Steel and A. Lakin & Sons sites and is included in a Planned ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An impressive new Lincoln Park home by RD Precision

2455 N Greenview

RD Precision homes have been selling pre-completion, attracting buyers with a rich mix of standard features and impressive craftsmanship. The homes have open floor plans, high ceilings, extravagantly large windows, spacious kitchens with high-end appliances, oversized islands and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. The most striking features of an RD Precision home are the custom stonework and details ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The shockingly good views from Webster Square

Webster Square view

One of the expected trade-offs for living on a pedestrian-friendly street in the lower-density parts of Lincoln Park is giving up skyline views. If that’s your expectation, you’re likely to be shocked when you step out on the sundeck at Webster Square. The views are sweeping, and they’re extraordinary, even at mid-day on a mostly ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An updated look at a sold-out Montana Row

Montana Row

New construction homes in viable neighborhoods by builders with a track record have been selling before completion during the past several years. When we last looked in on Montana Row, 25-foot wide rowhomes in the 1500 block of Montana in Lincoln Park, only one of the fourteen homes remained available for sale. All of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 7, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Broadway and Melrose, a great Chicago intersection

Melrose

The intersection of Broadway and Belmont is in the heart of Lakeview East. Walk north or south and Broadway is a rich feast of bars, restaurants, theaters, grocery shopping, national chain stores and colorful, locally-owned independents. The Melrose Restaurant anchors the intersection. It’s a neighborhood institution that’s open 24/7 365 days a year and reportedly ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 7, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour twenty Lincoln Park apartment buildings in half an hour

Lincoln Park aerial view

You can fritter away half an hour at an apartment rental service waiting to repeat the information you’ve already given over the phone to a rookie agent who will put you in a car and show you rundown, hard-to-rent apartments that may or may not be in Lincoln Park. Or you can spend half an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 9, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – dog-friendly 1-bedrooms at the edge of the Gold Coast

1000 N LaSalle

If you’ve been searching for an affordable, dog-friendly one-bedroom with parking and an updated kitchen and bath, your search will be over when you visit 1000 N LaSalle. 1000 N LaSalle has a tree-shrouded, fenced-in, grassy dog park that will delight you and your pet, a variety of one-bedroom apartments you’ll be happy to call ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park homes – minis still outnumber megas

424 St James

Chicago Real Estate Daily’s Dennis Rodkin recently published a look at 10 multi-lot “mega-mansions” currently underway in Lincoln Park. In the course of our rambles yesterday we passed two huge Lincoln Park homes that didn’t make it to Rodkin’s list. The home pictured above is nearing completion and spans more than four lots at the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 22, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Today’s apartment deal – an unusual reverse courtyard in Lakeview

444 W Diversey

The 1920s were the boom years for courtyard buildings in Chicago, and they’ve been popular ever since. Most have a U-shape, but L-shaped courtyards are also common. Almost all courtyard buildings have their open space fronting the street. A reverse courtyard, with open space in the back, is far less common. The corner building at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 16, 2014
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Bright, modern apartments at Clark, Broadway and Diversey

Lincoln Park Plaza

The 5-corner intersection of Clark, Broadway and Diversey is one of the most vibrant and convenient locations in Chicago. The south side of Diversey is Lincoln Park and the north side is Lakeview. Within a block or two anyone with a zest for urban living can find almost everything they want. Grocery stores include Trader ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 13, 2014
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The second coming of a Robert AM Stern high-rise to Chicago

Grand & Peshtigo

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Related Midwest has selected “renowned New York architect Robert A.M. Stern” to design a high-rise on a site at the southwest corner of Peshtigo Ct and Grand Ave. Crain’s notes that “Mr. Stern’s firm has never designed a high-rise built in Chicago.” The writer makes no mention ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 8, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A spacious and bright 2-bedroom where Lincoln Park and Lakeview meet

2726 Pine Grove

Unit 2N at 2726 N Pine Grove is a spacious and bright vintage home in a close-to-everything location. The 2-bedroom home boasts a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, a large separate dining room, generous room sizes and original vintage detailing. The home has just been listed for sale at $324,900 and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 8, 2014
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Clark, Broadway & Diversey – where Lincoln Park meets Lakeview

Clark & Diversey

The intersection of Clark, Broadway & Diversey – on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview – is one of the most vibrant scenes in Chicago. This crossroads is steps away from major grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Walmart and The Market Place, pharmacies, Bed, Bath & Beyond, a raft of fashion-oriented retailers, fitness centers, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 6, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A single-level 3-bedroom at Lincoln Park’s Wrightwood Crossing

1307 Wrightwood

The three-bedroom, two-bath modern condo home at 1307 W Wrightwood in Lincoln Park has all the lifestyle features that buyers are seeking. The kitchen has high-end cabinetry and appliances, a large island, and is open to a spacious living / dining area that opens in turn to a private terrace. The bedroom wing of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 5, 2014
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Lincoln Park apartments steps from the Metra

Flats No. 2500

We’ve written so often about Flats Chicago’s seeming ineptness and over-the-top hype that another post might seem like just piling on or kicking a cripple. When we saw a Craigslist ad for Flats No. 2500 touting its “steps from the Metra” location, we couldn’t resist providing visual illustrations of that claim’s literal veracity. If you ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 29, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New listing: a Lincoln Park triplex rowhouse with two income units

2323 Halsted

The fully-renovated triplex at 2323-25 N Halsted boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, high ceilings, parking and wonderful vintage touches. The home has elaborate crown and baseboard moldings, an original fireplace mantle, plaster medallions and period fixtures. Directly adjacent to the owner’s unit are two apartments that rent easily for a total of $3,000 per ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 18, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

North lakefront MLS-listed rentals on the rise

Aerial view

The number of MLS-listed homes and condos available for rent in six north lakefront ZIP Codes from Lincoln Park to Rogers Park is 16% higher than it was six weeks ago, and 35% higher than at the same time two years ago. The 668 units currently available for rent represent only a 3% increase since ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

What’s for rent in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview

2756 N Pine Grove

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in twenty-eight Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview buildings in prime locations. The buildings range from walk-ups to contemporary mid-rises to vintage and modern high-rises. Read on for rent and availability information at each of the buildings. Our featured building this week is 2756 N Pine ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 11, 2014