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Chicago is known worldwide for its spectacular skyline and its glass and steel skyscrapers - and for good reason. Our stunning architecture has become downright iconic, and more remarkable buildings are being constructed all the time. However, the Windy City isn't all concrete; we have plenty of lush green spaces and gorgeous parks along the lakefront, the Chicago river, and elsewhere throughout the city. In fact, we have the largest municipal park system in the country, and our city's official motto is Urbs in Horto - literally, a "city in a garden".

Here are some of our favorites...

Lakeshore East. Of course we have to start with the amazing park that is surrounded by some of our favorite buildings - the Park at Lakeshore East (surrounded by

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Spring is (almost) here, the birds are chirping, the flowers will be blooming soon, and the "for sale" and "sold" signs are going up, at least figuratively. And while Chicago's many neighborhoods all possess their own charms, the most consistently popular areas are almost always the neighborhoods centered around the Loop. The heart of the city both geographically and economically, Chicago's downtown properties are pretty remarkable investments - and they can be pretty amazing to live in too!

Lakeshore East. We might be a little biased, but we think this urban oasis just east of the Loop, next to the river and the Lake might be the best location in the city. Not only do you have easy access to downtown, it's a quick trip to visit nearly any

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The Vista tower might be the most exciting new building being created in Chicago, and perhaps the most new real estate opportunities in this unparalleled building are the luxury condos that will be located on the top twenty floors of this stunning new high rise located on the banks of the Chicago River where it meets Lake Michigan. These amazing homes will set a new standard for luxury in Chicago - they are true mansions in the sky.

The Sky 360 Residences are the units located on floors seventy-three through ninety-three of the Vista Tower, and they are truly magnificent. Featuring unmatched and uninterrupted 360 degree views of Chicago along with some of the most opulent amenities, high end finishes, and every upgrade you could possibly desire or

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Chicago - a.k.a. Chi-beria, at least during the months of December, January, and February - is generally not considered the most fun place to be during the winter months. And really, no one likes dealing with icy roads, shoveling snow, and all the other inconveniences of winter. However, there are plenty of reasons why Chicago is a wonderful place to be during the colder seasons - and here are our top ten aspects of why being in Chicago during the winter is absolutely awesome.

1. Christkindlmarkt - The German-style Christmas market in the Daley Plaza is an incredible winter experience even if you don't personally celebrate Christmas or any related holidays. Delicious food and remarkable crafts, plus the experience of seeing the trees all lit up in

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The concept of luxury has been so overused that it has practically lost all meaning, particularly in regard to high end real estate. Depending on who you ask and what they are offering, a "luxury property" can mean anything from a condo in a building that has a gym and a doorman all the way up to a multi-million dollar plus listing that includes ultra high end finishes, customized floor plans, and amenities like private wine cellars, indoor and outdoor pools, and much, much more.

However, at the end of the day, you're the only one who can define luxury for yourself (but your real estate agent can help).

That said, there are some key elements that you may want to consider, especially if you're looking at investment properties or considering the

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Living in downtown Chicago means that you get to experience a lot of energy and plenty of hustle and bustle - it's all part of big city life (and why we love living here). However, being exposed to all the vibrant energy can lead to the need to recharge, so making sure that your condo or downtown home offers plenty of opportunities to relax will make it a real sanctuary. And here's how...

Step 1: Find Your Ideal Relaxation Activity
Finding the right self-care technique or activity is key to unwinding and recharging. It also helps to determine where you should design your relaxation space. If you enjoy reading or other activities like it, your relaxation space should be a quiet area of the home away from high traffic and energetic spaces (i.e. living

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There are a lot of special homes in Chicago in general, and Lakeshore East in particular. However, this particular listing - #4702 at 340 East Randolph - really stands out. With some of the most desirable views in the city, this 2 bed, 2.1 bath condo is located in the city's most comfortable and convenient community. With restaurants, grocery stores, and the Loop all right next door and only an elevator away, this listing might be the best choice in downtown Chicago. You'd be able to walk to work and avoid driving in the snow - or all together!

Plus the views can't be topped!

Wouldn't you love to call this home? Get in touch with our real estate team today!

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We know that living in dorms or in cramped apartments is pretty standard for college students, but some of them (the lucky ones) are choosing to skip the dorms and live in investment properties instead courtesy of their parents, grandparents, or other relatives. Or sometimes the student makes the condo purchase themselves - this is particularly likely in the case of grad students or adults going back to school to make a career change.

In our opinion, it is a nice move if you can swing it. Not only will the student get to live somewhere that's likely more comfortable, private, and spacious than a dorm room, the family will reap the benefits of their real estate investment in the future. That said, it is important to remember that the student

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We're big fans of anything that's eco-friendly and helps make the world a better place - and that's definitely something that we focus on at Magellan Realty and in Lakeshore East in general. In fact, that's one of the reasons why it's our favorite Chicago neighborhood!

And that's what makes us so excited that the latest new construction - the stunning Vista tower - will not only be the third tallest building in Chicago, it'll be the first to include a unique amenity. Vista residents will have access to Tesla's car share program!

The vehicles will be located in the high rise's private garage and users can schedule usage via a mobile app.

In our own words? “Vista Tower’s location provides residents with direct access to the city’s premier

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Well, it's almost summertime. But that's close enough for us and it's time to start planning your most amazing Chicago summer yet! Here are some of our favorite activities...

1. There Is Live Music Everywhere. From major festivals like Riot Fest, Pitchfork, and Lollapalooza to smaller neighborhood or regional shows to the free concerts in Millennium Park, you can see and hear everything from internationally renowned acts to local up and coming groups.

2. So Many Delicious Eats And Treats. All sorts of Chicago favorites simply taste better when the sun is shining and we're at one of the many food festivals that happen in and around the city every summer.

3. You Can Work Out - Outside. Keeping in shape is important year round, of course, but it is

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