Known as “The Gem of the Fox River Valley,” Algonquin’s prime location lends itself to many outdoor activities that locals and visitors have enjoyed for over a century. In fact, before it evolved into a flourishing suburb, Algonquin was considered a resort town where many city dwellers would find refuge. Today, the natural resources of the area remain a draw, while the brick-paved sidewalks of the quaint village offer a centralized gathering spot for seasonal activities and entertainment. With so many things to offer, it was hard to stop at just 10 things we love about Algonquin.
Once recognized as one of the “100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.” by Money Magazine, Schererville, Indiana has captured the attention of homebuyers with its burgeoning community amenities and small-town charm. Now the site of one of @properties’ newest offices, the town has made its mark as a vibrant and evolving community that we’re proud to call home.
Lakeview is a quintessential Chicago neighborhood. With tree-lined residential streets and a wide range of homes waving the “W” flag, it’s a vibrant community with a palpable energy.
Residents can often be found talking to neighbors on their front porches, dining at neighborhood staples, shopping from local vendors at the farmers market, or joining in the fun of street festivals. Several business districts call Lakeview home, offering everything from small-owned shops to big name retailers.
North Shore, here we come! @ Loves Local will be heading out to Baker Boys in Highland Park on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020. We already know you’re going to love their freshly made treats!
From cheesecakes to pastries, everything is made from scratch. One of the treats we’re most excited for is their cupcakes. If you stop in daily, you’ll find a rotating menu of classic and specialty cupcake flavors.
Characterized by towering high rises with dramatic views of Lake Michigan and historic pockets that reflect the area’s storied past, the South Loop is a distinctive Chicago neighborhood.
Between the unique residential options, eclectic mix of dining and nightlife, and convenient access to the lakefront path, parks, and museums, it’s easy to see why there’s so many things to love about this vibrant community. Let’s dive in.
North Center has all the hallmarks of a vibrant neighborhood. Whether you’re in search of live entertainment, great restaurants, local hangouts and events, or a tight-knit community, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this aptly named neighborhood located near the center of Chicago’s North Side. There are plenty of things we love about North Center, so be our guest as we show you 10 of them.
@ Loves Local is excited to be heading to Cookie Spin in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood! While this shop offers a variety of indulgent treats, owner Joe LaMondi has taken cookies to the next level. When we say this isn’t your everyday cookie, we mean it. Cookie Spin’s cookies? They’re deep-dish.
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.
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