The kids are out of the house, off to college and their first apartments or condos, living on their own. Which means that you might be ready to make the change to a smaller, more refined living space in a more cosmopolitan neighborhood. After all, there's no need for a suburban sprawl or multiple bedrooms once your children are adults - so it might be the right time to treat yourself to a more luxurious, high end property in your ideal location. You've earned it! And naturally, as some of Chicago's leading real estate agents, we have some suggestions about where your next home should be situated and what kind of properties you should be considering.
Reward Yourself For All Your Hard Work
After all, once you've "made it" and worked hard and raised a family, you might be more than ready for some serious luxury and convenience. Which is why high rise condos in the heart of downtown Chicago might be the most desirable properties for buyers reaching retirement age. Whether you want to be closer to friends and family, downsize from a massive suburban home, or simply be closer to everything you could ever want or need, there's plenty of reasons to find big city real estate appealing.
Big City Amenities
That said, perhaps the main reason to check out the real estate listings in and around Chicago's Loop - the geographic, commercial, and perhaps the cultural center of the city - is the fact that condos and town homes in downtown areas often have higher quality finishes and appliances, more interesting architecture, and all sorts of amenities in the building.
In fact, it is not uncommon for premier condo buildings to have state of the art gyms, indoor/outdoor pools and outdoor spaces, concierge services, movie theaters, party rooms, and other places to entertain guests, and even temperature controlled wine storage or wine cellars. Plus there are typically many useful and convenient elements nearby, including banks, cafes and restaurants, drugstores, grocery stores, and public transit options. And there is the added bonus of having all the entertainment options, amazing parks, and general culture of downtown Chicago and the lakefront at your fingertips as well!
How And Why To Get Started Establishing Your Empty Nest In Chicago
Of course, there are plenty of excellent areas to check out if you're looking for an "empty nest" to call home in Chicago, but perhaps the ideal option could be in one of our favorite neighborhoods - Lakeshore East. This true urban oasis has all the amenities you could ever want or need along with a cozy community that has plenty of green space - and it is located right in the heart of Chicago.
Interested in making a move to a downtown condo or similar luxury property now that you have the freedom to do so? We're happy to help you find the perfect city home, just get in touch with our real estate team today.