The 2017 list of new downtown Chicago apartments
Note: We've published an updated list and map for 2018. If you want to experience the thrill of moving into a never-lived-in apartment in down [...]
Prowling Chicago’s alleys with Google
Prowling the alleys can be a great way to learn about a new neighborhood. If a neighborhood's alleys are strewn with trash and the garage door [...]
Back to the future for River North boundaries
About twenty years ago we began reporting the boundaries of Chicago's River North neighborhood as follows: The River North neighborhood is boun [...]
Follow YoChicago on Flickr
We've visited virtually every corner of Chicago and its far-flung suburbs, and we've generally take pictures on our travels. The result: our netw [...]
How Al Friedman helped create River North
The first night I ever spent in Chicago was in a fleabag hotel on Wells Street in the late-60s. The area now known as River North was then one of [...]
The distinct sub-neighborhoods of River North
River North is bounded by Michigan Ave, Oak St and the Chicago River. It's a sub-neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. Unlike mo [...]
Pilsen is once again the next hot neighborhood
The concept of a "willing suspension of disbelief" is credited to Samuel Taylor Coleridge from the year 1817. Wikipedia summarizes it thus: … i [...]
Have you been to Wildwood?
It wouldn't surprise me if more Chicagoans have been to Wildwood, New Jersey than to the micro-nabe with the same name on Chicago's northwest side [...]
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 [...]
Is Pilsen under the gun?
We're not talking about the so-called hipster invasion of Pilsen, nor are we resurrecting stale debates about the threat of gentrification. We [...]
Follow new Chicago developments at Flickr
We typically visit almost every new construction site in Chicago's lakefront and near-lakefront neighborhoods at least once a month and shoot updated [...]
Do street fairs reflect Chicago’s racial divide?
If all you knew about Chicago's demographic and racial mix is what you saw at your local street fair, would you have an accurate picture of Chicag [...]
The clock tower twist in Howard Street’s shaggy dog story
If you've never been to Howard Street in Rogers Park you might be surprised to learn that a lengthy streetscape project was recently completed. [...]
Gold Coast wannabe apartments slated for Clark and Chestnut
Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that a development group is planning a 33-story, 392-unit apartment tower at the southeast co [...]
Is the crisis in the Ukraine improving Realtor spelling?
Ukrainian Village is probably the most commonly misspelled neighborhood name in Chicago. Is that changing as a result of the saturation coverage o [...]
YoChicago’s neighborhood pages are a must-see
YoChicago's neighborhood pages are among our most-visited features, and it's easy to understand their appeal. We provide the most comprehensive [...]
The Gold Coast gallops south to Superior
Everyone loves to mock real estate agents who conjure new neighborhood names from their imagination: West Bucktown, West Roscoe Village and South Ande [...]
Price risks in buying into third-tier neighborhoods
Chicago neighborhoods can be divided into four tiers. The first tier consists of the neighborhoods that have long been stable, sought-after an [...]
The world is watching YoChicago videos
YouTube Analytics tells us that less than 75% of our video views originate in the United States. So far this year YoChicago videos have been watch [...]
Apartments in Buena Park, Ravenswood, Sheridan Park or just Uptown?
Buena Park, just north of Lake View and west of Lincoln Park, is one of the more desirable parts of the Uptown community, so it's natural that an [...]