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235 Van Buren condos are a Walker’s Paradise

Chicago Water Taxi

We’ve previously taken you along on a water taxi commute from 235 Van Buren, the striking Ralph Johnson-designed condo tower at the edge of the Loop. We’ve also noted that 235 Van Buren’s location affords its residents an unusually rich and convenient set of transportation options. WalkScore backs up that opinion by awarding the location ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 7, 2013
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Is Chicago designed to encourage drunk driving?

Aerial Chicago

Among the nation’s top 25 cities, Chicago ranks near the bottom in traffic fatalities per 1,000 people, and has a middling rank in the number of traffic fatalities involving intoxication per 1,000 people. Chicago trails only Denver and Houston, however, in the rate of fatal crashes involving intoxication. You’ll find the data, and the headline ...

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

A treasure trove of transportation options at 235 Van Buren

235 Van Buren transport video

It’s hard to imagine a location with more convenient transportation options than 235 Van Buren, a new Ralph Johnson-designed condo at the edge of Chicago’s Loop. The El and subway lines are around the corner and a few short blocks away, as are the Ogilvie Transportation center and Union Station for suburban rail connections. All ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 4, 2012

Lexington Park’s Des Plaines location takes the stress out of a daily commute

Lexington Park, Des Plaines, Illinois

For most who have experienced it, the daily commute to and from downtown Chicago conjures up images of bumper-to-bumper traffic on the expressways, but the reality for residents at Des Plaines’ Lexington Park community is far more pleasant. Following a walk of just a few minutes to the Des Plaines Metra station, residents of Lexington ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 19, 2011

What's your Transit Score?

Walk Score can tell you a lot about a neighborhood, but it’s always faced a couple of legitimate complaints. One, it doesn’t distinguish between the size, scope, or quality of similar neighborhood amenities, meaning that a Whole Foods and a corner bodega carry equal weight as “grocery stores,” or that a Southwest Side home with ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on August 17, 2010

Lucido in University Village: Rental options and cab convenience

In this segment from our University Village tour, Gary Lucido of Lucid Realty and Getting Real discusses a renter’s options in the neighborhood and where to find them. The conversation also turns back to the question of public transportation in the area, and where a person will have the most luck hailing a cab.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 26, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Life in the Fulton River District – things to do and places to go near Alta at K Station

As we checked out the views to the west from a balcony at Alta at K Station‘s western high-rise, I asked Alta Leasing Consultant Matt Hawkins and K2 Concierge Christine Klein about the perks of living in the Fulton River District. Here, they talk about the ease of access to stores, bars, restaurants, and transportation ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 12, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

'L' stops and home sales in the 27th Ward

We were concerned about there not being a stop between Clinton Street and Ashland, which is more than a mile if I’m not mistaken. There’s nothing in the middle for people to get to, not only for the residents but also for the industrial people who work in the community. Also we saw a situation ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 6, 2009