This completely depends on your lifestyle. Do you like neighborhoods with a residential feel? Then Lincoln Park. Do you like high rises and more hustle and bustle? Then Gold Coast.
I think you would be happy in either location, they are very close to one another, both have shopping, bars, restaurants and are near the beach. Will you be commuting to the Loop every day? Gold Coast will get you to where you need to be faster each morning, so that is something to consider. And its a less expensive taxi ride on days you are running late.
I would recommend asking around to your friends, colleagues, etc., and get their two cents. Also, when you get to town spend some time in each of the areas you are looking in to get a real feel for the area.
Let me know if I can set up a customized search on the MLS in order to find what you are looking for, I'd love to help!
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2144 n lincoln park west # 8B.........great building, casual, pets allowed, right across from the zoo and park. can walk, taxi, bus, anywhere!!! 2 b/2b....these dont come up for sale very often... more
You can either have your client pay you or negotiate with the other side for compensation. Probably easiest to have an agreement with your client to pay you. All the money comes from them anyway and then you can go out and get them the best deal without worring about the other side.... more
The City does not automatically inspect anything, but they usually will if you call and request an inspection, but they won't put anything in writing. You might also want to consider hiring an independent inspector. -Mike Savage... more