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Near North Side

The Near North Side is the part of Chicago, Illinois just north of the downtown central business distict (the Loop).

The Gold Coast is a short strip of some of the city's priciest real estate along Lake Shore Drive. From the standpoint of social status, the streets here are among the finest addresses in Chicago. This is the second-wealthiest urban neighborhood in the United States, after the Upper East Side in New York City.

The housing includes vintage apartments, town houses and lavish mansions that remain, relics from a glitzier past. The "Gold Coast Historic District" was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 30, 1978. Included in this district is The James Charnley House designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Goose Island is the only natural island located within the boundaries of the city of Chicago. Goose Island is located in the Chicago River. The island is separated from the mainland by the North Branch of the Chicago River on the west and the North Branch Canal on the east.

The Magnificent Mile is a stretch of North Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street. Although actually about three-quarters of a mile, the name has been chosen and is likely to stay. Along this street is a mixture of high-class stores, restaurants, office buildings and hotels. The area has a high concentration of the city's major media firms and advertising agencies, including the Chicago Tribune newspaper.

It is the home of Chicago's famous Water Tower landmark, Water Tower Place shopping center anchored by Marshall Field's and Lord and Taylor. North of the shopping center can be found the John Hancock Center, the art deco Palmolive Building and the Drake Hotel.

Chicago's Streeterville Neighborhood

Streeterville is bounded by the Chicago River on the south, Michigan Avenue on the west, and Lake Michigan on the north and east. Some of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, most expensive stores, most luxurious hotels, most elegant restaurants and most entertaining theaters are located here. The Magnificent Mile portion of Michigan Avenue is part of Streeterville, as is the number one tourist attraction in Chicago, Navy Pier. Streeterville is located east of the Chicago and Grand stations of the Red Line.

River North is bounded by Clark street, Chicago Avenue, and the Chicago river. This neighborhood has the largest concentration of art galleries in the United States outside of Manhattan. Along with hundreds of art galleries, there are many bars, dance clubs, popular restaurants, and entertainment venues

Citywide Services provides residential appraisal service in the Near North Side neighborhood. Our appraisers are state certified and have experience with single family homes, townhouses, condominiums as well as small residential income properties. For all your Chicago appraisal needs contact Citywide.

To order an appraisal or to speak with an appraiser call 1-312-479-5344


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