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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.

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 Real Estate market stats Jan/Feb 2017

Chicago South Loop Museum Park Real Estate market stats for January and February of 2017 are showing a slight slow down of properties being sold.  Prices coming down slightly for South Loop lofts and condos and a little more inventory then in the past months.  Interest rates crept up a little and I would think that had something to do with less buyers in the South Loop area.  The stats are showing that we are almost even with last years figures.  It is hard to predict what will happen this year.  Experts have said we will see increased prices by the end of the year but there are so many factors that go into our stats that we cannot control or predict.

 

Median Sales Prices

Months supply
Closed sales

If you are thinking about buying or selling your Chicago South Loop Museum Park loft, condo, town home or home or are thinking about buying one, contact me and I would be happy to help you!

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.

 

I f you are looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago South Loop area contact me and I would be happy to help you.

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 Museum Park South Loop Condo Market 2016

Median Sales Price Museum Park South Loop homes vs General MLS for 2016. Prices have come down slightly over the last year. Supply is still low and getting, South Loop Museum Park condo sales are steady. The South Loop condos that are selling are the units priced the most aggressively out of all active on the market. Interest rates just came down a little so hopefully that will spark some interest from buyers sitting on the fence over the holidays and during the political changes.



If you are looking to buy or sell your South Loop condo or Loft/home contact me for a free South Loop Museum Park market consultation. If you are looking to buy a condo or Loft in the South Loop area, contact me as I can help you. The seller pays the buyers agent so our services in most cases are free for you.

Julie Anne

       
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Chicago South Loop Museum Park view from sailing on Lake Michigan.

I had the pleasure of spending an evening sailing from Burnham harbor in the South Loop Museum Park with some friends on Lake Michigan north past navy pier and south to Hyde Park.  The views were spectacular!

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Chicago is beautiful!  If you are thinking about buying a Chicago condo or Chicago loft or home or selling yours contact me as I would be happy to help you!

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.


Julie Anne

       
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Chicago South Loop Museum Park – Pepsi Tall Ships…oops! I forgot to post pictures :)

Chicago South Loop Museum Park area has so many things to do.  I walked over to the arrival of the Pepsi Tall Ships at Navy Pier and oh what a sight!  The crowds were less than the weekend and I felt like I was one of the few that even knew about the ships coming in and the festivities around it. The Tall Ships festival ran from July 27-31st.  There were ships from all over the world, the farthest I saw was from Spain.

I ran out of space on my phone or I would have captured more.   I also posted only half of the pictures I took.

  Everyday is  a new adventure in the Chicago South Loop / Chicago Loop / Chicago Lake Front!  If you are thinking of moving to or from Chicago contact me and I would be happy to help you.

Julie Anne

       
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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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Just another fun Weekend living in Chicago’s South Loop-Museum Park

Great weather coupled with a great place to live in Chicago South Loop Museum Park gave me another perfect weekend.  There were so many choices….

I met with a few great clients and showed them South Loop lofts, Museum Park condos and West Loop lofts and found a great place in River North and in the South Loop to move their families to.  Then it was time to play and spend some time with family and friends.

I spent Friday night at The lakefront enjoying my run/walk then went to Oakley Festa Pasta Vino.  Great music, wine, food and other Italians 🙂  It brought me back to my childhood.

Saturday after showing South Loop Lofts I went to Vice District Brewery in the South Loop with family including our dog Xara.  They are fido friendly 🙂 and BYOF (bring your own food or order in as we did from one of our new favorite pizza places (Aurelio’s pizza). Yum!

Then off to Navy Pier to see the Fireworks and ride on the Navy Pier Centennial Wheel.  The fireworks were awesome!  The Centennial Wheel was amazing.  So smooth and although I am afraid of heights, our ride was in a climate controlled enclosed gondola. The views were spectacular of Streeterville, The Loop, The South Loop, The Gold Coast, the boats on the water and more.

 

Sunday was another funday with a walk/run along the South Loop shore, past Buckingham fountain, Millenium Park gardens then to the Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park.  It took a lot to resist spending all my money with the interesting and beautiful art.

Contact me if you would like to live here in the South Loop Museum Park, Loop, West Loop  area or surrounding areas so you can enjoy all it has to offer.  I can help you find the perfect place for you!

Julie Anne

       
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