As a real estate broker, manager, and appraiser based in Chicago, Lawrence Starkman knows the city extremely well, and is very knowledgeable about property values around the city. Chicago is a very large city of over 2.5 million people, and there are many wonderful neighborhoods throughout the city and its surrounding suburbs. Each area has its’ own distinct character and unique landmarks, which have developed over the city’s long and storied history.
The most iconic neighborhood in Chicago is “the Loop”, located between Roosevelt Road and the Chicago River. This neighborhood contains many of Chicago’s most recognizable skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower). It also is known for its renowned shopping. The neighborhood’s name came from the loop of cable car tracks in the area, and the elevated trains now make a loop around the area.
On the north side, Lincoln Park is one of the city’s most beautiful residential areas. The area is very good for families with children who still want to live in an urban area, as there are many condos and townhouses for sale. There are also many things to do, including the Lincoln Park Zoo and the North Avenue Beach, as well as several music venues and restaurants. The area also has wonderful public schools and is accessible to public transportation.
Another great neighborhood located north of downtown is the Gold Coast. It is well known for its location right on Lake Michigan, as well as its beautiful old mansions and affluent population. The area features acclaimed restaurants and nightlife as well as luxury shopping. The area also contains Oak Street Beach, a popular tourist attraction during the summer. Many people enjoy living in the Gold Coast because of its close proximity to downtown and the Magnificent Mile, another renowned shopping district.
West of downtown, a great up-and-coming neighborhood is Ukrainian Village. As the name suggests, the area was populated by Ukrainian immigrants for much of the twentieth century, and continues to maintain a unique cultural identity. The area is home to many beautiful churches and cathedrals that were constructed during the early- to mid-1900’s. The area attracts many young single professionals and couples because of its’ relatively affordable housing prices. It is also known for being a very friendly and pleasant area to live in.
These are just a few of the many wonderful neighborhoods in the Chicago area that feature great commercial and residential real estate. Chicago is known for being a friendly and welcoming city with neighborhoods for just about anyone, from large and wealthy families to young twenty-somethings and students. Lawrence Starkman loves working in the beautiful city that he has called home for most of his life.