I'd recommend that you contact Stephanie LoVerde of Baird & Warner, City North Office, 4037 N Damen Avenue, Chicago. Her contact info is: Cell: 847.903.8589, Website: http://stephanieloverde.bairdwarner.com/agent_info. Stephanie is young, hard-working, and knows the City unbelievably well.
Best of luck to you and your family in your move and coming home search ...
Thomas G Kossnar
We specialize in luxury rentals and I'd love to set up a custom search and help you work through the process. Scott@newmanrealtyillinois.com if you're interested in connecting...
I would recommend the Lake View area. The Lake View area covers a lot of ground so I would say more specifically around N. Southport and Diversey ave. This is close to schools, restaurants, shopping, and night life. I am a Broker in the Chicago area and would love to help you with finding your home. Will you be looking to rent or buy? I suggest you give me a call and we can have a conversation in regards to all your needs and I can get started on finding you the right home.
Dream Town Realty
Welcome to Chicago - I am certain that you and your family will enjoy your stay here. Many great options exist that will allow you to have a single family home w/ back yard. garage parking, close to transportation, restaurants, parks, etc. I would be happy to assist you in finding a home that meets your needs. Feel free to contact me and we can discuss further.
Bill J Deligiannis
Charles Rutenberg Realty
Also, there are several websites that show a block by block crime stats. Everyblockchicago is one. Always helpful.
May I suggest you read the article in Chicago Magazine http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2014/chicag Of the Northside of Chicago as an individual and not a Real Estate Broker I feel Chicago Magazine nailed it! Depending on your budget you will find a wonderful home for you and your family!
Sounds like you want the space and excitement of a vibrant neighborhood within the city. No worries, West Town is poised to rise in price, Buck Town has plenty of single family homes and is near all the action along with Lincoln Park which has generous space between single family homes. Let's not forget Pilsen which is near the Loop and currently offers newly constructed "green homes" for 400-500k, located near a ton of top rated restaurants, art studios and night life. A more calmer neighborhood and very family oriented is Bridgeport, it offers plenty of space for your family, close to major avenues into the city and without all the congestion. Please let us know if you would like a tour of these neighborhoods or if we can assist with your search. Good luck and welcome to the Windy City!
Guy below seems like a great agent too . . . .
Krain Real Estate
1003 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60622
text or call
A few suggestions.
First I'd buy a cop of the Not for Tourists guide to Chicago. They do them for multiple cities, but I've found them to be a pretty good overview of the "feel" of the various neighborhoods in the city. And this is a city of many, many different neighborhoods, and they all have a different feel and flavor.
If you're not very familiar with the city already and you have the resources to do so (particularly time), then I'd suggest visiting as many times as possible before the move. I know it's not a super convenient trip, but just being able to walk some of the neighborhoods that you're considering could help you get a feel and make a decision.
If you just want to ask some questions, feel free to give me a call or drop me a line. I've lived in the city since 1989 and I've got a pretty good working knowledge of a lot of different neighborhoods here (and for those that I don't have a good feel for I'd be happy to refer you to an agent whom I think has a better sense of your neighborhood of choice than I do). I've done a good amount of work with relocating clients, and it's actually among the most enjoyable work that I do as an agent.
Good luck and let me know if I could be of further assistance.
Broker Associate, EXIT Strategy Realty
2235 W. North Av. Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 770-5947 (cell) (312) 577-0985 (fax)
Please let me know if you need any assistance with home financing. I've worked with many relocating clients here in Chicago and I would be happy to help you and your family with the purchase.
Thanks and have a good evening.
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS # 574681