Curbed Maps: A Guide to 51 Neighborhood Murals You Must See Right Now

By AJ LaTrace [A dozen of the murals featured on Mural Locator] Public art and murals are a big part of neighborhood life in Chicago. Though some neighborhoods are better…

The Cost of Waiting a Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

By The KCM Crew Freddie Mac: http://www.freddiemac.com/finance/pdf/June_2014_public_outlook.pdf Home Price Expectation Survey: https://pulsenomics.com/Q2_2014_HPE_Survey.php   Source: Keeping Current, Matters!     

Neighborhood Battles: The Reader Dubs Wicker Park As Best Overall Neighborhood

By AJ LaTrace [photo via Flickr user Jason Martini] It’s finally summer in Chicago, which means music festivals, movies in the parks, and The Chicago Reader’s annual “Best of Chicago”…

SOLD: 1463 W. Sunnyside Avenue

Stunning Designer-owned single family home in the heart of Ravenswood. Complete gut rehab in 2008: All new plumbing, roof, HVAC, Insulation, electrical, appliances, windows, sump pump and sewer. Kohler fixtures,…

SOLD: 3324 North Oakley Avenue

Take this already impressive home to the next level by finishing off the huge 3rd floor master suite or enjoy as is. Meticulously updated over the last 24 years. Situated…

Parks & Rec: The 606 Trail Will Be Even Greener Than Originally Planned

By Curbed Staff [Map courtesy CDOT] Although the delayed opening of the 606 may have been a bummer for many, the upshot is that the spring opening will allow all…

On The Market: Own This Super Sweet Postmodern Lincoln Park Townhouse Pad

By AJ LaTrace Don’t let this home’s subtle exterior fool you, behind its stoic brick front is a spacious (and sweet) postmodern pad. Built in 1986, the home features huge…

Cool Map Thing: The Priciest (and Cheapest) Neighborhoods To Rent In Chicago

By AJ LaTrace Time for a reality check: here are the cheapest, and most expensive neighborhood areas to rent one and two bedroom apartments in Chicago. The last time we…

SOLD: 2756 N. Wolcott Ave. Unit 3S

Incredible city views + two levels of living + expansive outdoor space! Find it all at this gorgeous penthouse in Lincoln Park. Western sun highlights the property’s dramatic 20’ ceiling,…

Adventures In Placemaking: Food Trucks & Live Music Coming Soon To Pritzker Park

By AJ LaTrace The Chicago Loop Alliance is looking to turn the underutilized Pritzker Park at the south end of the State Street corridor into a popular destination by introducing…

Development du Jour: Development Initiative Seeks To Makeover Uptown Corridor

By AJ LaTrace Uptown’s shuttered Stewart Elementary School and a vacant stretch of CTA-owned land near the Wilson Red Line station could soon receive an extreme makeover. The Metropolitan Planning…

Higher Learning: Explore Lakeview’s History Through A New Walking Tour

By AJ LaTrace [screenshot of the walking tour map via Lakeview Chamber of Commerce] The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has recently launched a historical walking tour exhibition for residents who…