Located just 30 miles west of Chicago, Naperville is an oasis that offers all the amenities of the big city on a more manageable scale. With a bustling downtown, a picturesque setting along the winding DuPage River, and tons of options for dining, entertainment, culture and outdoor adventure, this town of almost 150,000 residents is a suburban gem not to be overlooked. Following is just a sample of things we love about Naperville.
A town steeped in history; Libertyville provides all the creature comforts of a Chicago suburb while being surrounded by a significant amount of natural greenspace. This allows for abundant access to protected Forest Preserves along the Des Plaines River, and the rare opportunity to find a home on several acres of land. Established in 1836 as part of an Independence Day celebration, Libertyville features a charming downtown area built around Main Street, the town’s epicenter. Regardless of the season, you’ll find the area busy with events and entertainment. Come along as we show you 10 things we love about Libertyville!
Our next @ Loves Local stop is Black Dog Gelato in Logan Square! Anyone else ready for delicious, Chicago-Style gelato? Owner and mastermind of Black Dog Gelato is Chef Jessica Oloroso, who has been putting her talents and knowledge into her own gelato creations for over 10 years.
Each month you’ll find a rotating menu of signature and specialty flavors that are sure to take your taste buds on a ride. While Chef Jessie concocts creations like Malted Vanilla Pretzel and Hazelnut Crunch, she takes it a step further by collaborating with Chicago restaurants and breweries for truly unique flavors.
Fall is right around the corner, and as you start swapping your shorts and t-shirts for pants and sweaters, you may be wondering how you can make the most of the season this year. Fortunately, we’ve done our research, and there are plenty of ways to safely experience fall 2020 throughout Chicagoland as well as Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
There’s a place not far from Chicago that’s one part university town, one part quiet lakefront retreat, and another part city. We’re talking about Evanston, of course.
With a population of just under 75,000, Evanston boasts excellent transit connectivity into Chicago, a lively downtown district with shopping and dining, and a string of lakefront beaches. In many ways, it could almost be viewed as a miniature version of Chicago itself, or at the very least, the link between the big city downtown and the quieter North Shore suburbs.
Here are just a handful of reasons we love Evanston and why it’s a great place for any home shopper to consider.
Anyone else ready for all things fall? If so, we want to make sure you have essentials to set up for an autumnal picnic, the ultimate ‘leaf peeping’ excursion, or backyard tailgate.
Read on to learn how to enter for a chance to win a Yeti cooler, Yeti tote, Bose Bluetooth Speaker, tumblers, and outdoor blanket.
This week @ Loves Local is heading to a chocolate lover’s paradise in Old Town. Cocoa + Co. is a local chocolate café and coffee shop that awakens senses with freshly made coffee drinks, decadent bites and of course, chocolate.
Elmhurst’s slogan describes the town perfectly in just five words: Close to everything, unlike anything. This vibrant, bustling town is filled with colorful history, unique shops, an expansive theater and arts scene, and outdoor activities that will make you never want to come inside.
Sounds pretty utopic, right? We think so, too. Here are 10 things we love about Elmhurst:
As the days grow shorter and we creep toward autumn, parents eagerly look forward to the time-honored tradition of sending their kids back to school. With kids finally out of the house and accounted for, maybe there’s even a little bit more time to linger over that last cup of coffee in the morning. Unless you’re in the midst of a global pandemic. In which case the longest commute your child will most likely have this fall is downstairs to the breakfast table. Yes, parents, students, and educators find themselves in the midst of remote learning once again. It’s Zoom calls galore, at-home work sheets, projects and three-square meals a day all in the confines of your home. So, in an effort to mitigate some of the stress this scenario will undoubtedly bring, we’ve put together a list of things to make your house more conducive to at-home learning.
Looking to grow @properties’ leading market share in Chicago’s luxury downtown market, this week we announced that we will be opening a new flagship office in the Bloomingdales building at 900 North Michigan Avenue.