Chicago Real Estate by Neighborhood
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Believe it or not, the city of Chicago has just over 200 individual neighborhoods and 77 specifically defined community areas that all range in size, culture, and lifestyle. When searching Chicago’s expansive real estate market for your next place to call home, determining which Chicago neighborhood you prefer is often the first, and sometimes most challenging—decision you’ll make in the entire process. And while you may think you have all the answers right away, purchasing a sleek downtown Chicago condo or a spacious single-family home on the city’s north side is a major investment and choosing the right location is an important step towards making the right call.
Downtown Chicago Neighborhoods
As you might expect, Chicago’s downtown neighborhoods are where you’ll find some of the city’s most expensive and most impressive properties currently listed on the market. From the vast selection of luxury high-rises in Streeterville and The Loop to the wide-range of lofts and boutique condo buildings scattered all over River North and the West Loop, the Downtown Chicago real estate market certainly has something for everyone. For the most part, look for the bulk of Downtown Chicago to be bounded by the South Loop to the south, the West Loop to the west, the Gold Coast to the north, the Chicago’s spectacular lakefront to the east. To take a closer look at what each downtown neighborhood has to offer, break down your search and click on any of the featured areas listed below.
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North Side Chicago Neighborhoods
Over the years, Chicago’s north side neighborhoods have established themselves as some of the more desirable places to live in the city. While neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and Lakeview tend to get many of the headlines, the north side of Chicago is comprised of so many different little communities that all have something unique to offer potential home buyers. Furthermore, the variety of housing options all over the north side also help make it a great choice for just about anyone out there looking for a new place to live, regardless of whether you’re looking for a vintage condo with plenty of charm and charter of a luxury single-family home with all the bells and whistles. To begin your quest to find the perfect home or condo on Chicago's north side click on any of the top neighborhoods below to start searching active listings in your preferred area!
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Near West Side Chicago Neighborhoods
In recent years, many of Chicago’s west side neighborhoods have exploded in popularity. Of course neighborhoods like Bucktown and Wicker Park have long been established at this point, but with the addition of the 606 Trail and many other fabulous improvements, other West Side neighborhoods like Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, West Town, and even parts of Humboldt Park are now widely considered to be some of the most sought after locations in town for active home buyers to consider. Luxury single-family homes similar to what you might find in Lincoln Park and Lakeview are now quite common all over the west side, while it’s also a great location to start searching homes and condos with more of a modern/contemporary flair.
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Far North Side Chicago Neighborhoods
If there’s one characteristic that describes the real estate market in many of Chicago’s Far North Side neighborhoods, most would say it’s diversity. Vintage courtyard condo and apartment building fill the area landscape from an attached housing standpoint but home buyers looking for something slightly bigger with a whole lot more privacy will also find quite the collection of Chicago-style bungalows and other luxury single-family homes that provide ample living space and unmatched curb appeal. And if you’re also looking for value, most Far North Side neighborhoods offer very comparable homes and condos from a style and design standpoint but often price much less than other trendier locations like Lakeview, Lincoln Park, or Roscoe Village, which really aren’t too far away.
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Contact Us For Help Finding the Right Chicago Neighborhood For You!
Choosing which Chicago neighborhood is right for you can be challenging. However, learning about what each Chicago neighborhood can offer you can also be a fun and educational experience. So forget about the overwhelming part of the decision and embrace just how amazing Chicago’s collective style is and how great it is to be a part of it. If you’d like help with your home search, or are new to the Chicago area and want some advice on where to live or which neighborhood may be the right fit, give our team of expert real estate agents a call today and start the process. Ted Guarnero and his team can be reached at (844) SEE-CHICAGO. Contact us today and start your home search tomorrow!