Tag: Schools

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Why the South Loop is a great place to call home

Why the South Loop is a great place to call home

Coldwell Banker's Nadine Ferrata has lived in the South Loop for more than 20 years and loves calling it her home. The South Loop has a wide va ...
Will an Andersonville school convert to “Trumbull Lofts”?

Will an Andersonville school convert to “Trumbull Lofts”?

A recent Atlantic Cities post sketched the real estate issues that accompany school closings: One of the thorniest issues (in what is a veritab ...
A split-level Elmhurst home with a great deck and yard

A split-level Elmhurst home with a great deck and yard

The owners of the 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath split-level at 793 S Washington St have renovated the home over time to make it a warm and cozy environment. ...
A like-new Nantucket-style home in center-of-town Elmhurst

A like-new Nantucket-style home in center-of-town Elmhurst

The 4-bedroom, 4-bath Nantucket-style home at 249 E St Charles Rd is in a convenient center-of-town Elmhurst location. This like-new, spacious ...
A wonderfully rehabbed ranch close to Elmhurst schools

A wonderfully rehabbed ranch close to Elmhurst schools

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch at 210 W Van Buren St has a great Elmhurst location. It's diagonally across the street from Jackson Elementary School, ...
Across from Winnetka’s Crow Island School, and under $500K

Across from Winnetka’s Crow Island School, and under $500K

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1129 Willow Rd in Winnetka has been on the market for almost 4 months despite a sub-$500K price tag. The market time ...
A Nantucket-style home in Elmhurst’s Lincoln School district

A Nantucket-style home in Elmhurst’s Lincoln School district

This six-year old home has an open floor plan with a first-floor office off the living room, a generously sized kitchen that opens to the family r ...
Walk to three Elmhurst schools without crossing a street

Walk to three Elmhurst schools without crossing a street

The 3,600 square foot home at 318 Fair Ave has a number of features you don't often find in newer construction in Elmhurst, especially in a home p ...
Are Winnetka condos a screaming deal for a small family?

Are Winnetka condos a screaming deal for a small family?

A 1,730 square foot 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo at 660 Winnetka Mews just came on the market for $329,000. It had previously sold for $485,500 in Octo ...
From Yo’s archives – Bucktown’s elementary schools

From Yo’s archives – Bucktown’s elementary schools

Five years ago today we featured a video on the paradox of Bucktown elementary schools. The paradox or, more accurately, the anomaly? Bucktown' ...
Sunday open house pick – a newly-listed upgraded Elmhurst ranch

Sunday open house pick – a newly-listed upgraded Elmhurst ranch

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch at 826 S Fairfield Ave is an upgraded variation on the typical ranch home. The floor plan affords privacy to the be ...
Do you know where your neighborhood school is?

Do you know where your neighborhood school is?

If you're a single person or a childless couple you may not much care where your neighborhood school is located, or what its reputation or attenda ...
Is greater Bronzeville a school desert?

Is greater Bronzeville a school desert?

There's been a great deal of attention paid to "food deserts" in Chicago, i.e. neighborhoods where fresh food is hard to find. More worrisome f ...
Who’s afraid of New Trier High School?

Who’s afraid of New Trier High School?

From Winnetka's New Trier High School: New Trier High School students in the Class of 2011 achieved an average composite score of 27.5 on the A ...
Are parts of the West Loop poised for housing price appreciation?

Are parts of the West Loop poised for housing price appreciation?

Price appreciation in Chicago real estate? In this market? Am I out of my mind to be talking about appreciation? For more than a decade Chicago ...
A contemporary single-family on a wide lot in the Bell School District

A contemporary single-family on a wide lot in the Bell School District

The 2500 block of Patterson is a quiet cul-de-sac that's been built out with newer million-dollar homes in Chicago's North Center neighborhood. It ...
Rental pick of the day – Wilmette 4-bedroom for $1,900

Rental pick of the day – Wilmette 4-bedroom for $1,900

A 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home at 537 Romona Rd in Wilmette is being offered for rent at $1,900 a month. That's an unusually low price for a 4-bed ...
A brief look at the Crescent Park neighborhood in Elmhurst

A brief look at the Crescent Park neighborhood in Elmhurst

Yesterday I visited the Crescent Park subdivision in Elmhurst with Tom Makinney and Maria Gracik of Koenig & Strey's Gracik Makinney Group. We sho ...
A loose history of Evanston

A loose history of Evanston

We've previously noted the wide variance among Evanston census tracts in private school attendance among elementary school age children. In Ce ...
Cityscape condos back on market in Bell School attendance area

Cityscape condos back on market in Bell School attendance area

We're not seeing – and not likely to see for some time – large new condo projects, but infill development is continuing in this depressed market. ...
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