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Homes and Real Estate for Sale in Chicago, IL
The real estate market in Chicago includes houses, townhouses, condominiums, and apartment buildings. Much of the city's residential areas are characterized by brick bungalows built, and closer to the lake there are luxury properties in many styles, mostly cottage and modern.
Chicago is known for its influence on architecture, and it shows in more than the commercial buildings seen downtown. The homes for sale in Chicago, new and old, are some of the most well designed in the country. The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born and raised right here, and much of his influence can be seen.
Bungalows, cottages, and two-frame flats are extremely common family homes found in the city of Chicago. Depending on where you hope to live and what your needs are, these can be very affordable homes. Of course, being a highly desirable major city, there are state-of-the-art luxury estates for sale in Chicago listed for well over a million dollars.
Many of the homes in Chicago were built with beautiful brick and/or limestone accents. The interiors were designed for spacious layouts with functionality, many of which were two stories that included a back porch, rare in many cities. Especially downtown, apartments are also a popular home option in Chicago. In Chicago, prospective home buyers have the opportunity to live in high-rise luxury apartments, as well as charming courtyard buildings.
Chicago is known for being one of the most walkable major cities in the world. The residential streets here have large areas of grass and trees between the streets and sidewalks. Not only does this make the streets quieter, but safer, keeping people away from traffic.
Chicago, IL, has much to offer for people of all ages. Use the search features below to browse the homes for sale in this amazing city. If you have any questions or want to learn more about the real estate for sale in the area, call 708-514-5723.
Explore the Chicago Community
Chicago is a city surrounded by breathtaking beauty, fun things to do and see, and interesting neighborhoods.
Immediately east of Chicago are the shores and beauty of Lake Michigan. Throughout the city is the Chicago River, 156 miles of riverways and canals that run through and beautifies Chicago, including its downtown core. Featuring some of the tallest buildings in the world, the Chicago downtown is known for its architectural prowess.
The metropolitan area of Chicago has many distinct communities, each of them offering the residents various ways to enjoy the area. What they all have in common is their access to each other, and the great city of Chicago. The North, West, and South sides of Chicago are represented in the three white lines on the city’s flag.
Popular communities in the Chicago area include Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Alsip, Naperville, Palos Park, and many more.
Typical for the area, Chicago experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are extremely pleasant with an occasional heatwave, while winters can get quite cold with the chance for a blizzard. Spring lasts long here, while fall changes the green residential streets and city parks into beautiful autumn colors.
Chicago is a beautiful place to visit and live, with plenty to see and do all year round, but it’s also an incredible city to work in. The career opportunities are bountiful here, especially with the option to commute from all of the surrounding communities. A hub for finance, technology, telecommunication, transportation, and more, Chicago manages to have one of the highest GDP’s in the world.
Things to do in Chicago, IL
Chicago is a record-setting destination for tourists. This is because here, the very best is available to every person no matter where your passions lie. Residents here can enjoy the perks of having these attractions and amenities year-round, whenever they’d like.
Chicago is known for its many very famous landmarks, most of which have been heavily featured in pop culture throughout the decades. A few of the most popular destinations to visit include:
- Millennium Park
- Navy Pier
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- Willis Tower
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Museum of Science and Industry
Those iconic venues only scratch the surface of what Chicago has to offer. Even the Magnificent Mile, the upscale neighborhood of Michigan Avenue, might take you days to explore.
Chicago is a music lover’s city, with many live music venues available in every corner of the city. Jazz, electronic, hip hop, and the blues are commonly celebrated genres in the area. The arts, in general, are beloved here, with many museums and galleries adding to the cultural scene. You’ve likely seen pictures of the world-famous Cloud Gate, a stainless steel public art piece that distorts the historical buildings surrounding it.
The sports culture in Chicago is an exciting and passionate one. They have historic teams with storied histories in every sport. The Chicago Cubs and White Sox both play out of Chicago, the Blackhawks were an NHL original six team, the Chicago Bears have one of the most loyal fanbases of any professional sports, and the Bulls saw Michael Jordan lead the team to six rings and a dynasty.
Known for Chicago Deep Dish and the Chicago-style hot dog, the food scene here is so much more than that. This diverse and thriving city has become one of the country’s most sought-after food destinations. The famous Alinea is now consistently ranked in the top 30 restaurants in the world. If you can’t find a reservation there, try the Taste of Chicago, the largest food festival in the world.
If you’d rather spend the night having a laugh, visit the birthplace and home of Second City, one of the most popular and famous improv shows in the world.
There’s so much about Chicago to see, and sometimes the residents simply love the option to take a river-guided tour, hang out on the beaches of Lake Michigan, or enjoy one of the many city parks.
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