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1 Bedroom charming cottage available for rent in Old Town. The best thing about this place is the location, you can walk or take the EL (elevated train) everywhere (cab fares are inexpensive/Sedgewick EL Stop is around the corner). Walk to shops in the North/Clybourn Corridor, Steppenwolf or Second City Theaters, music, restaurants, Lincoln Park Zoo, Gold Coast, North Avenue Beach or the Mag Mile..basically anywhere you would want to go. The apartment is on the top floor of a charming 2 story bungalow with vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. Wireless internet, Cable TV and phone is set up and free of charge. An abundance of fantastic restaurants and bars within a few blocks. Grocery stores, coffee shops, and endless shopping options all nearby.
According to Realtor.com Old Town is the hottest neighborhood in the country!
1. Old Town Chicago, IL 'With roots dating back to the 1870s, well-preserved Victorian-style buildings, a fashionable dining scene, and its vibrant urban, pedestrian-friendly Near North Side location, it came as little surprise to see Chicago’s Old Town repeat its 2012 ranking as the most-searched neighborhood on realtor.com®. Old Town’s appeal is clearly off the charts, and no one knows this better than Newman Realty’s Lauren Mitrick: Why is Old Town so hot? We can start with the fact that it’s the hub of Chicago’s three most popular neighborhoods, sandwiched between the Gold Coast to the east, Lincoln Park to the north and River North to the south. With a Walk Score of 93 percent you are steps from shopping, nightlife, restaurants, the beach and waterfront, a world-class weekly farmers market, and easy access to public transportation. Commuters take no more than 15 minutes to get to Chicago’s downtown Loop via the CTA train or bus. Historically significant, Old Town survived the Great Chicago Fire and is populated with turn-of-the-century buildings nestled on quiet, tree-lined streets. Housing in Old Town is a mixture of single-family homes, condo and rental high-rises, and two-three flat buildings. It’s home to museums, comedy clubs and a number of gyms and fitness studios. Walk north two blocks and you stumble upon Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can hear the roar of the lions and walk through beautiful gardens where you may spot wedding parties snapping pics. Hungry? Wells Street is the main artery in Old Town where you will find different types of bars and restaurants, from old pubs to contemporary fine dining. There are five large grocery stores in the neighborhood including one of the largest Whole Foods on the planet, where you can shop while sipping one the latest craft brews from the local Goose Island Brewery. The lakefront is worth mentioning twice. Walk down to the beach and park to find beach volleyball, watersport rentals, bike and running paths, fields for group sport leagues, and numerous spots to stop for lunch or drinks.' Old Town is a bustling and friendly neighborhood where there is truly something for everyone!
Fall-Early winter Dec 31 - Dec 31, 2014 1 night min stay
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Second City, Red Orchid and Steppenwolf theatres are both located blocks away as well as Zanys Comedy Club.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I travel the world for both work and play. I work in the hotel/design industry and stay in hotels 50+ days a year. Guest experience is something I'm familair with and hope to be able to share with others.
Why the Owner Chose Old Town: We bought this place as our own residence but have sinced moved. We love the location and keep it as a weekend home.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: It's a great example of city living without the hassles of hi-rise living (long elevator waits, no outdoor accesiblity, parking garages). The ability to walk everywhere and the open floor plan promotes great energy.