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North Side Chicago Apartments For RentChicago’s North Side presents a variety of options for housing, including three impressive new apartment developments.

2407 W. Eastwood

One of the options is a mixed-use development found at 2407 W Eastwood. This 40-unit building enjoys luxury apartments, just steps from public transportation, retailers, restaurants and a local farmer’s market. The contemporary-style building also offers some private outdoor space.

1714 W. Roscoe

The new Centrum Lakeview building offers a boutique-style experience at 1714 W Roscoe. The apartment building includes studios, one- and two-bedroom homes, and is an easy walk from the Brown Line. As well, residents also enjoy access to a fitness center, terrace with room for grilling and bike parking.

1550 N.

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Ravenswood Loft ConversionAn old Ravenswood factory could soon be converted into high-end condos. That’s the proposal from a developer, hoping to turn a three-level, former screw factory into new residential units.

The plan calls for changing over an industrial building at 4046 N Hermitage Avenue into a total of 15 loft-style units. In addition, plans also call for demolishing an adjacent structure and replacing it with three new condos.

The developer also plans to deliver a total of 31 parking spaces, as well as add new landscaping, a green roof, a communal deck and exterior balconies to the former factory. Most of the condos would be priced between $800,000 to $1 million, with two affordably priced units of around $400,000.

The project still needs a zoning change approved by the

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Lincoln Park Condo Development Hits MLSThe condos haven’t even been built yet, but already a new Lincoln Park development has listed some of its residential units for sale at the corner of Hampden Court and Diversey Parkway. Plans call for constructing a pair of high-end buildings at the former location of a grocery store and nearby parking lot.

Part of the proposed Hampden 53 building, the three listed condos are priced ranging from $1.2 million to $1.7 million. The residential building at 2753 N Hampden Court will house a total of 15-units, along with 27 parking spaces.

In addition, the adjacent building, named Hampden 73, will feature 30 condos and include three-dozen parking spaces, plus ground level retail. The six-story building will feature condo units ranging from the high

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Best West Loop BurgersMost of us who live in Chicago know the West Loop is a hub for highly-touted restaurants and eateries. And while there’s certainly no shortage of upscale establishments that serve up some of the Windy City’s best eats, it’s also our preferred destination for a good old fashioned cheeseburger.

From the famous double cheeseburgers with an egg on top at Au Cheval to the mouth watering burgers of Shake Shack—one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the country—the West Loop has clearly established itself as Chicago’s top spot for a premium burger. And here are just a few reasons why:

Au Cheval

When talking about the best burgers in the West Loop, the list has to begin with Au Cheval. Previously recognized by Food Network as having the best burger

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New Luxury Apartments in ChicagoA number of new apartment projects just hit the MLS, providing exceptional new residential options for the Chicago area.

Centrum Bucktown

Among them is Centrum Bucktown, a new boutique-style development that’s now leasing in Bucktown. The building supplies a reserved parking garage and bicycle storage, along with a dog run, a resident lounge and a fitness center. As well, there’s also room for outdoor grilling, as well as a demonstration kitchen, on-site.

1008 N. Larrabee

At the same time, 1008 N Larrabee is an eight-unit, boutique building on the Near North Side. Amenities of living within the building include large floor plans as well as private outdoor space, extra storage and garage parking.

1920 N. Milwaukee

Located at 1920 N.

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Luxury Boutique Condos ChicagoAs some of the most luxurious boutique condo projects in the area, three specific properties get high marks for their upscale features and desirable finishes.

445 W. Arlington

The first is 445 Arlington, a boutique setting of just eight units in Lincoln Park. With the enjoyment of two residences per floor, each of the homes includes private elevator access.

As well, the condos offer at least three-bedrooms and garage parking. Designed to fit in with the historic row homes of the area, the condos are simply a stroll away from the zoo, area parks and the lakefront.

647 W. Aldine

Meanwhile, the new construction condos of 647 W Aldine offer desirability in East Lakeview. This boutique building provides for a large rooftop deck and heated garage

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South Loop Loft BuildingsWhen it comes to living in South Loop, it's hard to top what many of the neighborhoods spectacular loft conversions have to offer. And with West Loop home prices skyrocketing, getting a good deal on a Chicago loft may mean giving the South Loop a closer look.

1727 S. Indiana

The top buildings include the lofts located at 1727 S Indiana. Formerly a warehouse, the Prairie District Lofts were converted over in the mid 2000s, now featuring such desirable additions as hardwood floors, exposed brick and high timber ceilings.

The property also includes a rooftop deck with room for grilling, lake views and a fitness center.

1550 S. Indiana

Originally constructed in the early 1900s, the loft building at 1550 S Indiana provides open floor plans,

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Chicago's Hipster Highway is loaded with new apartment buildings

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Milwaukee Avenue Apartments For Rent ChicagoDubbed ‘Hipster Highway,’ Chicago’s Milwaukee Avenue has seen an apartment boom unlike any other stretch of roadway in the entire city. Just this year alone, developments like Spoke, The Western, and 830 N. Milwaukee have all been brought to market, and just last month, Crain’s reported more housing could be on the way for the busy intersection of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Ogden.

From a desirability standpoint, it's easy to see why people are wanting to live along Milwaukee Avenue. The stretch of Milwaukee Ave in River West is booming with large-scale developments, and its close proximity to downtown certainly makes it a convenient place to call home. Further

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West Loop Lofts For Sale With generous floor plans, historic settings and the convenience of having nearby shops and dining just steps away, a handful of West Loop loft buildings make the top of the list when it comes to residential options in the Chicago area.

1000 W. Washington

One of these is at 1000 W Washington, where two more than century-old buildings now form one of the area’s most impressive loft developments. Crews turned industrial space into 180 loft units, most of them with their own unique floor plans. The dramatic homes were customized for homeowners, with plans designed to appeal to a variety of wants and needs.

United by a rooftop sun deck, a 24-hour doorman and a community room, this pet-friendly property also offers up extra storage space, including room

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Chicago High-Rises with Pool DecksWhile sensational views are key when it comes to Chicago living, so are the added amenities for many prospective residents. For some, that means seeking out things like swimming pools that not only add value to rentals, but also pool decks with plenty of space to enjoy the skyline and surrounding scenery.

With that in mind, there are a select number of Chicago apartment buildings with the best swimming pool decks in the city.

111 W. Wacker

One of these is located at 111 W Wacker, within the OneEleven development. This luxury apartment building enjoys a resort-like indoor swimming pool and spa that opens up to an accompanying sundeck with the inclusion of a glass, retractable wall.

With two levels of outdoor sundecks it’s easy to see that a

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