There are over 100 villages and towns spanning 10,286 square miles in Chicagoland. While many of them offer an environment one would expect of a typical Midwestern suburb, there are plenty of communities around Chicago with much more urban amenities. No longer are highly-rated restaurants, chic boutiques, transit options, and a vibrant local culture confined to the city limits. These five suburbs prove it.
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.
An awesome event is brewing…☕️? @ Loves Local is headed to Park Ridge! On Tuesday, August 16th from 8am-10am CT, get a free 12oz beverage OR one pastry at Off the Wall Cafe, located at 104 Main St, Park Ridge, IL 60068.
Off the Wall Cafe is a new-local favorite with its fun and trendy atmosphere. We talked to the Owner, Ryan Tracy, for a look into their story.
@ Loves Local is headed to Park Ridge! On Tuesday, July 12th from 5pm-7pm, get a small Italian ice or custard of your choice at Rita’s Italian Ice, located at 157 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Simply mention @properties, ProperRate or @ Loves Local when ordering to redeem.
Rita’s Italian Ice is a new local favorite with its fun and welcoming atmosphere and delicious cool treats. We talked to the owner, Jill Spellman, for a look into their story.
Exciting news coming out of Park Ridge! @properties has acquired the former Century 21 Elm real estate office, a fixture in the community for the past 43 years. The office will now operate under the @properties brand while retaining its location at 741 Devon Ave.
Established by Stino and Vince M. Milito in 1978, Century 21 Elm became the #1 real estate office in Park Ridge within two years of its founding. Today, it has 72 agents, all of whom are expected to make the move to @properties. The office will continue to be managed by Vince Milito’s son, Vince S. Milito. Continue reading
With its tree-lined streets, small-town charm and easy access to Chicago’s hustle and bustle, Park Ridge has long been one of Chicagoland’s most desirable communities. Stephanie Szigetvari, Vice President of Brokerage Services for @properties in Park Ridge, touts housing diversity as another reason that home buyers should consider the northwestern suburb. Continue reading