Home to the famous Kuma’s Corner, where heavy metal and burgers come together in perfect harmony, Avondale is a neighborhood that marches to the beat of its own drum. But there’s so much more to this area than just killer burgers. From a retro bowling alley that was lovingly restored to a thriving but still-affordable housing market, there are plenty of reasons to love Avondale. In this article, we’ll explore 10 things that make the neighborhood attractive to newcomers and long-time residents alike.
It’s no secret we have a deep appreciation for all aspects of Chicago, and Logan Square is no exception. The @properties Christie’s International Real Estate office near the intersection of Milwaukee and California gives us a great vantage point to enjoy all this neighborhood has to offer, from coffee shops to Blue Line stops to standing in line for a mango paleta from a local cart vendor. It’s easy to see why Logan Square was named one of the coolest communities in the country, so the next time you find yourself in the area, here’s what you can’t miss:
Bronzeville has a rich cultural and architectural history that can still be felt today. It is a thriving neighborhood with locally owned restaurants and cafes, a strong arts community, and monuments that pay tribute to its history and those residents who made a lasting impact.
Here are 10 of our favorite things about Bronzeville:
Jefferson Park is a charming neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago that has something to offer for everyone. From its historic bungalows to its excellent transit options and thriving local businesses, Jeff Park, as it’s affectionately called, is a community that values both tradition and progress. Here are 10 things we love about this neighborhood, and why you might just fall for it, too.
One of the special things about Chicago’s inner ring suburbs is how these communities effortlessly blend and balance the best attributes of busy city life with the slower pace and residential streets of a small town. A true standout in this category, Park Ridge boasts not one, but two central downtown districts, top public schools, and a housing inventory that’s equally diverse in aesthetics and price points.
Northwest Indiana, an area most known for its proximity to Chicago and the Lake Michigan shoreline, shouldn’t be overlooked with its vast collection of outdoor adventures, cultural attractions and seasonal events. In the wintertime, residents and visitors alike can find plenty of things to do. Whether you’re a nature lover or looking for kid-friendly activities, these towns offer something for everyone. The following list is just a sample of things to do in Northwest Indiana as the temperatures begin to fall.
With Hispanic Heritage Month underway, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate is proud to observe this cultural tradition in our hometown of Chicago and beyond. Join us as we highlight six local artists who use their mediums to pay homage to the Hispanic community.
A Chicago native, Ruben Aguirre uses his talents on what he calls “underutilized infrastructure,” producing murals in the Chicago area, across the U.S., and abroad. His compositions aim to reference the socio-historical background of each site location while re-imagining public space, patterns, and color fields. In addition to exhibits at the Chicago Cultural Center and Hyde Park Art Center, his works have been commissioned for clients including Google and Adidas.
In life, the rule of thumb is don’t bite more than you can chew…unless it’s chocolate! @ Loves Local is headed to Algonquin! On Tuesday, October 4th from 4pm-6pm, get a free churro from Churros Y Chocolate, located at 2533 W. Algonquin Road Algonquin, IL 60102.
Churros Y Chocolate is a local favorite that has found the perfect recipe for authentic churros! We talked to the Owner, Yazmin H, for a look into their story.
You definitely want a piece of this event! @ Loves Local is headed to Chicago! On Wednesday, September 21st from 3 pm-5 pm CT, get a free slice of pie from Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits, located at 2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits is a local favorite with a trendy atmosphere. We talked to the Owner, Julie Morelli for a look into their story.
The Chicagoland area is home to various businesses that recognize their Hispanic roots year-round. But as Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate is pleased to showcase these local favorites. We hope you get a chance to stop in and experience all they have to offer.
Owned by husband-and-wife team Antoine and Arianna Scott, Atmos Coffee opened in late 2020 offering only grab-and-go service. Now the neighborhood favorite is a full-service coffee shop, and the couple prides themselves on their job readiness program for Black and Latino youth. Made with Colombian espresso, Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper, Abuelita’s Latte is a favorite item on the Humboldt Park shop’s menu.