Monthly Archives: September 2015

Single and living in the suburbs? Looking for more events and things to do? Move to the South Loop – Museum Park.

I spent most of my life so far living in the suburbs…bringing up my boys….There are so many things to do for families with kids in the suburbs that I enjoy.  My kids are grown up so I moved to the South Loop Museum Park – Central Station to enjoy what the city has to offer.   The South Loop Museum Park – Central Station is a little quieter than the Loop which made it an easier transition for me going from acres of property and a big house to a condo with no yard.

Some of the restaurants I have enjoyed so far have been Acadia (Risotto and Lobster rolls are my favorite), Scout (Casual comfort food), Nepal House (great flavors), Curry House, Niu Sushi (The bowls for lunch are awesome), Opart Thai House, Kroll’s, Asian Outpost (fun ambiance), Tapas Valencia, Kurah Mediterranean Tapas ( Tapas to die for and a great wine selection also), Gioco ( The Tortelloni is my favorite), Burger Bar, Yolk South Loop (Sunday morning breakfast mmm) all within walking distance from my home.  I will post more when I visit them.

Also…Look at some of the views….So many of the buildings in The South Loop have awesome views.  Some are of the buildings, city, downtown, lake, Museums, Soldiers field.  My favorite views so far are from the 1201 S Prairie (The Grant), 1211 S Prairie, 1235 S Prairie and 1155 S Michigan Ave.  Many from these buildings are of the lake, Grant Park, Navy Pier, museums and the Chicago Loop skyline.  Some of the buildings further south In Museum Park that have awesome views the lake and some of the Chicago Loop buildings (beautiful at night) are 1322 S. Prairie, 1515 S Prairie (Prairie House), 1250 S Indiana,1600 S Prairie and 1629 S Prairie plus more I didn’t mention.

Grant Park has so many events, Summer Dance, Pritzker Pavilion with music for everyone (the sound and ambiance is magnificent), concerts, The Taste of Chicago just to name a handful.  Fireworks on Navy Pier Wed and Sat nights during the summer, musicians playing on the street and in bars/restaurants throughout the area.  A new  Grant Park Skate Park  at the southern end of Grant Park check out the link, it is really cool.

Museum Park of course includes The Field Museum, The Shedd Aquarium, The Adlar Planetarium and north on Michigan Avenue is The Art Institute (I just visited the Charles Ray exhibit…wow!).

Let’s not forget Burnham Harbor, Soldiers Field, McCormick Place and 15th Street Beach.   I run by them every other day along the lake.

There is never a morning, day or night that I don’t have a handful of interesting and fun options of things to do.  If you are thinking of a move to the city or are looking for a weekend, second home or investment property (prices are going up…The South Loop it Hot!) contact me, I’ll share what I know as I have been selling here and spending my time here for over 8 years.

Julie Anne

       
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Chicago Museum Park sold properties second quarter of 2015 compiled from the MLS

Chicago Museum Park/Central Station Condo

1201 S Prairie, Museum Park

Unit #303  1br/1ba  G/1   $321000             Unit #201       1br/1ba G/1     $360000

#1106        2br/2ba  G/1   $425000            Unit #2206     2br/2ba G/1     $500000

#2204       2br/2ba  G/1    $555000            Unit #5304     2br/2ba G/1     $615000

#605         2br/2ba  G/1    $635000            Unit #2205     2br/2ba G/1     $650000

#603         3br/2ba  G/1     $850000           Unit #4503     3br/2ba  G/1    $925000

#4402       2br/2ba  G/1     $949000           Unit #5302     2br/2ba  G/1    $950000

#4502       2br/2ba  G/1     $959000           Unit #4602    2br/2ba  G/1     $969000

#5102       2br/2ba  G/1     $974000           Unit #1101    3br/3ba  G/2     $1275000

#601         3br/3ba  G/2     $1313000         Unit #701      3br/3ba  G/2    $1316000

#1201       3br/3ba  G/2     $1355000         Unit #2201    3br/3ba  G/2    $1500000

#4101       3br/3ba  G/2     $1509000         Unit #4801    3br/3ba  G/2    $1540000

1211 S Prairie

#2406      3br/3.1ba G/2  $1070000           Unit #701     3br/3.1ba G/2   $1230000

1235 S Prairie

#2806       1br/1ba   G/1  $317000             Unit #3409   2br/2ba G/1   $570000

#1705       2br/2ba  G/1   $575000             Unit #3305   2br/2ba G/1   $595000

#2004       2br/2ba  G/2   $629999             Unit #1501   2br/2ba  G/2  $675000

1322 S Prairie

#505         2br/2ba   G/1  $386100F           Unit #501     2br/2ba G/1   $402500

#313         2br/2ba   G/1   $407500            Unit #1908   2br/2ba G/1   $425000

#512       2br/2ba   G/1   $440000

1515 S Prairie

#1218        1br/1.1ba G/1    $265000        Unit #1217  1br/1.1ba G/1  $265500

#1406       3br/3ba     G/1    $632000        Unit #1313   3br/3ba G/2    $830000

1600 S Prairie

#1310       1br/1.1ba G/2    $332500         Unit #1202    2br/2ba  G/1  $617500S

1629 S Prairie

#2610      1br/1ba    G/2   $313000           Unit #2507      1br/1ba G/2 $329000

#706       2br/2ba     G/2   $410000           Unit #2208     2br/2ba G/1 $420000

#806       2br/2ba     G/2   $432000           Unit #1102     2br/2ba G/2   $442000

#1202     2br/2ba     G/2   $448000           Unit #1804     2br/2ba G/1   $468000

#1004     2br/2ba     G/2  $468000            Unit #2403    2br/2ba  G/1   $501000

#911       2br/2ba     G/2  $507500            Unit #2903    2br/2ba  G/1   $530000

#1305    3br/2ba     G/2  $549000             Unit #801      3br/2ba  G/2   $554000

#1805   3br/2ba      G/2  $564000             Unit #2405    3br/2ba  G/2   $605000

#1001  3br2ba       G/2   $629000             Unit #3105    3br/2ba  G/2   $630000

233 E. 13th      

#1108     1br/1ba    G/1  $315000             Unit #610     2br/2ba  G/1   $390500

#502       2br/2ba    G/1  $450000             Unit #1309   2br/2ba  G/1   $500000

#1006     2br/2ba   G/1   $590000             Unit #1605   3br/3ba  G/2   $1037500

#1405     3br/3ba   G/3   $1075000

*Information compiled from the MLS not guaranteed accurate or complete*

A partial list of buildings in Museum Park/Central Station:  One Museum Park, The Grant, The Tower Residences at Museum Park, Museum Pointe, Museum Park Tower 2, Museum Park Tower 3, Museum Park Tower 4, 1332 S Prairie, Lakeside on the Park, The Columbian, 1400 Museum Park, 1250 South Michigan Tower, The Lofts at Museum Park. To look for an available Museum Park Condo.

Julie Anne

       
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Chicago Museum Park…Just a jog along the lake….

One of the many benefits about condo living in The Chicago South Loop Museum Park area is the access to the lakefront.  I just wanted to share some of my most recent photos of the gorgeous views I enjoy.  Waterfall at McCormick Place, Burnham Harbor,Burnham Park Yacht Club on Northerly Island, 12th Street Beach, 31st Street Beach and more.

Julie Anne

       
Interested in a Career in Real Estate?  Curious about Keller Williams Realty?  Contact me to find out more.

 

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