Living In The Heart Of It All: Downtown Chicago Real Estate Is Blooming

Posted by Leila Zammatta on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 10:29am.

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 other Chicago neighborhood. Plus there's plenty of dining and shopping options, all centered around a beautiful park. And the buildings aren't just luxurious, they are architectural masterpieces designed by prominent architects like Jeanne Gang.

South Loop. This trendy area has come into its own in recent years, with luxury condos and loft buildings becoming some of the most coveted properties in downtown Chicago.

West Loop. Another trendy Loop-adjacent area, this neighborhood has plenty of luxury condos and modern lofts, along with some of the city's best restaurants and most interesting places to work.

River North. Downtown Chicago's arts district, this area has galleries, lofts, and some fantastic shopping in addition to some excellent high rises and classic townhomes.

Streeterville. Lakeshore East's neighbor to the north, this high rise heavy neighborhood is known for amazing views and some iconic Mies van der Rohe and Lucien LaGrange buildings.

Interested in downtown Chicago real estate? Get in touch with our agents today and we'll help you find the perfect home (or investment) in the right neighborhood for you.

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