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Chicago South Loop area – Chicago Athletic Association Club/Hotel

I had the honor of going for a tour with the Chicago Architecture foundation of the Chicago Athletic Association Club/Hotel.  The architecture and beauty is breathtaking!  Spanning the outside, front entrance (the hotel check-in is on the second floor), halls, bars, rooms, party rooms and terrace of the Chicago Athletic Association everywhere you look is more beautiful!

This is a historic landmark in Chicago with so much beauty and history.  Distinguished members have enjoyed the Club for over a hundred years but now it is open to the public to enjoy.  have visited the hotel a few times with friends for dinner and drinks and to enjoy Cindy’s Rooftop view and ambiance.  Cindy’s was named after their mother Cindy and the Andy Warhol of Cindy is an original hanging in the separate party room with the fireplace.

The hotel was renovated by the Pritzker’s over many years, they preserved everything they could with no expenses spared.  The architecture and details throughout are magnificent. The hotel had a pool that famous members enjoyed which they remodeled into another entertainment room.  One of the bars/game room has pool tables, games, bocce ball with one of the original logos for the Chicago Athletic Association which was purchased and is now the Chicago Cubs logo.Most of the logos throughout the club have been revised.  The Milk room bar is what you would think, a quiet little bar tucked away that used to sell milk ( 🙂  ).  The Cherry Circle room is another tucked away bar which has been restored to it’s original look and feel.  The library is open to the public to study, read or just relax in the beauty of it all, I have attached some photos which do not give it justice.

If you are living in Chicago or thinking about moving to Chicago or just visiting, put The Chicago Athletic Association on your places to visit, admire, dine at, have cocktails or stay at.

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Julie Anne

       
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Chicago Public Art throughout the city

Everywhere you look in Chicago especially in the Loop area there is beautiful and interesting art work.  Outside along the Lake Michigan lakefront, in parks like Millenium Park, Grant Park and so many more, along streets, buildings inside Libraries, Police stations and other buildings throughout our beautiful city.  Many building, bridges and structures are also a work of art or have works of art incorporated within their structures.

I enjoy art and can’t see and enjoy enough of it.  I have many pictures I have taken and after finding this great guide by The City of Chicago called The City of Chicago Public Art Guide. I am on a journey to see as much of it I can.  It is crazy that I have been only a few hundred feet from so man of these without knowing it.  I also have found a lot that is not here.  So art lovers…if you don’t live here, come visit us and enjoy just another great thing about our city.

Here are a few of my photos of Art in and around The Chicago Loop, The Chicago South Loop, Grant Park and more.

Thinking about moving to this great city?  Contact me and I can help you find a South Loop Condo or loft, Loop condo or loft, Old Town condo or loft, Lincoln Park home or any surrounding area or type home.

 

Julie Anne

       
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Chicago – South Loop Museum Park

I am looking forward to spring/summer in Chicago’s South Loop Museum Park area.  There is so much to do and see.  Within walking distance of the South Loop Museum Campus, the lakefront, Millenium Park, Grant Park, Soldier Field,  McCormick Place, the South Loop is experiencing a rush of young professionals and families that want to work and enjoy their free time close to home. A visit to the Field Museum; dance lessons and dancing under the stars or a free concert at Millennium Park; walking/running/biking along the lake shore past museums, harbors and beaches, or strolling down Michigan Avenue past the shops. restaurants and more.  Not to mention all the beautiful architecture of Chicago .   I love living here, my favorite Chicago sites are so close.   Builders are trying to keep up with the rush of people trying to move to the South Loop by building new condos and apartments.   The South Loop area is growing quickly but still has the neighborhood quiet feeling.  Walking the streets to enjoy the homes, parks, condos and businesses is a peaceful experience.  I think the lure of the Chicago South Loop Museum Park area will continue to grow as time goes on.

Some of my favorite photos from my strolls through the neighborhood.

 

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Julie Anne

       
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Chicago Museum Park – Armand’s Victory Tap South Loop

My first visit to Chicago Museum Park‘s – Armand’s Victory Tap South Loop.  Now one of my favorite spots.  We sat at the bar as it was a busy time with no reservations but that was just perfect.  We didn’t feel cramped and the staff and ambiance was great.  High ceilings with great architecture and design, seating spread out a little and the lighting was perfect. An upscale place to go with not so upscale pricing.  Everything we had was delicious.  You can stop in for drinks, drinks and appetizers, pizza (a huge selection of appetizer size), salads, home made pastas and dinners.

We tried the Grandma’s meatballs which were just like my moms only the size of baseballs 🙂 , Calamari Calabrese with just enough spice, Casaccio Nova appetizer pizza mmmm,  home made ravioli absolutely perfect and delicious!

I can’t wait to go back….

When you try it and if you don’t live in the South Loop Museum Park area and want to live there, contact me and I can help you find a Museum Park condo or South loop loft etc in the area.

Julie Anne

       
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Chicago South Loop Museum Park Housing market stats

Chicago South Loop – Museum Park housing market has been improving overall over the last year.  The key is pricing, many sellers are realistic about where they should be priced and their South loop loft and condos are selling quickly.  Some are overpriced and just sit on the market.  Inventory of South Loop condos and lofts is low so you can see that the prices are increasing.  Market time is starting to creep up in South Loop’s Central Station though as many other areas across the country.


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Living in Chicago Museum Park – some of the views.

Living in Chicago South Loop Museum Park is awesome!  I can’t get enough of the places to see and things to do.  We are a short walk to the Chicago Loop and plenty of attractions.  There are plenty of South Loop Lofts, condos, townhomes and South Loop homes to choose from if you are looking to move here (or sell your South Loop condo or other).  And of course I can help you with that 🙂

I take pictures of my South Loop home whenever I can and I have attached a few here for you to take a peak into my world.

 

 

Contact me if you are looking to start enjoying this beautiful place or if you need to move from the Chicago South Loop.  224-633-9733

Julie Anne

       
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A short walk to the Chicago Cultural Center from my condo in Museum Park

A beautiful sunny day in the South Loop enticed me to take a walk along Michigan Avenue to the Chicago Cultural Center.   The beauty of the Chicago Cultural Center is just breathtaking.  I never get tired of the architecture, the stained glass and the interesting exhibits and events.  I have attended many concerts, dance and art events there.  Luckily it is only a short walk (a mile or so) from my condo in Museum Park.

A friend of mine recommended I visit Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest exhibit, he thought I would enjoy it.  It was interesting and thought provoking having these giant beests walk around in the Cultural Center.  Check out his website for more information and some really cool video’s.

 

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Julie Anne

       
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Chicago South Loop Museum Park March 2016 stats

The Chicago South Loop Museum Park housing market zip code 60605 for March is looking better than February in some ways but a little dim in others.  Central Station condos are still selling well.

Stats for South Loop zip code 60605

Medium sales price:  $340000 down from February only $5000.

Months supply:  3.1 months vs 3.2 in February.

Properties in 60605 under contract:  856 up from February.

Closed properties in 60605:  805 up from February.

 

If you or anyone you know are looking to buy or sell a condo in the South Loop Museum Park or surrounding areas contact me.  Thank you!

Julie Anne

       
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Chicago South Loop Musuem Park – Central Station Stats

South Loop Museum Park – Central Station home stats for End of February 2016

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Contact me if you or anyone you know are thinking of buying or selling a condo, single family or townhome in the South Loop Museum Park condos for ale – Central Station.

Julie Anne

       
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Museum Park – Central Station property prices increasing

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The Museum Park – Central Station housing market is improving along with some of the rest of the country.  The market is all about supply and demand, interest rates and pricing. The listing supply is not keeping up with the sales and the inventory is running low.  Our absorption rate is decreasing.  The interest rates are still low and pricing is still lower than during the market drop.  The spring of 2014 was a high period but just now in January we are already at a higher rate for sales/closed and properties and properties under contract in Museum Park – Central Station than in that period.  The median sales price for properties in Museum Park in the South Loop have dipped a little as far as the chart shows but I think it is due to investors still out there buying where the numbers work.  In Museum Park, the numbers are working for investors and many of the South Loop condos are allowing rentals.  If you are thinking of buying a property in Museum Park, this is a good time as prices and interest rates are still low.  If you are thinking of selling a property in Museum Park then right now is better than it has been for 9 years.  Contact Julie Anne Real Estate Team for a free consultation.


Julie Anne

       
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