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Running in Chicago – The City’s Best Trails

August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chicago is the home of many miles of running paths and trails, making it the perfect city for runners of every level of experience. Trails Lakefront Trail:  18 miles long Runs from the north end of Hollywood Avenue to the south end of 71st Street Weaves alongside Lake Michigan As it cuts through popular financial […]

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Running in Chicago - Exercising with Others

Running in Chicago – Exercising with Others

July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chicago also offers a slew of activities geared toward making running in the city a social experience. Running Clubs: [1] Every week, dozens of groups meet to run together   CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association): 30 years-old Over 9,000 members Tons of training and running opportunities Universal Sole: Monday night meetings Group convenes at the Universal […]

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Ways Chicago is Going Green

December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

In addition to our Three Cities that Are Going Green post, we’re giving you the Chicago information on its own. Enjoy!   Chicago, Illinois Chicago has been effectively going green since the election of mayor Richard M. Daley in 1989. [2]   Attractions: [1] The windy city houses environmentally-conscious conservatories, museums, planetariums, galleries, zoos, and […]

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What is the downtown area like in Chicago?

Chicago’s downtown is affectionately known as "The Loop," and it is here that you will find skyscrapers and State Street. Home to The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park, this is one of the most beautiful sections of the city. Apartments in downtown Chicago are conveniently located near much of the city center, but […]

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Are the Chicago suburbs worth a look when it comes to rental properties?

If you are looking for Illinois apartments for rent, Chicago may be your first choice, but it can pay to look in some of the suburbs as well. Places such as River Grove, Elmwood Park or Hillside can make a good alternative to big city life. Rents in these towns are often less expensive and […]

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Where can I look for apartments in the far northwest suburban area of Chicago?

Sometimes it can be nice to live outside the bustle of the city. Chicago can be a big adjustment for those who are used to a small-town atmosphere, and it may not be the best choice for everyone. If you prefer more of a community feel, check out apartments in far northwest Chicago suburbs such […]

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What is The Magnificent Mile like?

If you are looking at apartments for rent in Chicago in the heart of downtown, you may want to look near the area that has been termed "The Magnificent Mile." Located on North Michigan Avenue, this popular spot has some of the best shopping in the city, and plenty of other things to do as […]

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What are some places to look for apartments in the near west Chicago suburbs?

The near west Chicago suburbs offer proximity to the city without the same kind of traffic and crowds that often accompany life downtown. Apartments in near west Chicago suburbs such as Berwyn, Forest Park and Oak Park make great places to live for commuters and families who are searching for comfortable apartment living. Berwyn is […]

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What is Oak Park like?

If you are looking to live in the area around Chicago, rental apartments can be found just west of the city in Oak Park. This charming village has a wide range of choices when it comes to rental property. You can find everything from a studio apartment over one of the stores in downtown Oak […]

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What are some suburbs north of Chicago and in southern Wisconsin?

Living in downtown Chicago isn’t the best choice for everyone. If you prefer to be outside the city atmosphere, there are plenty of apartments in north Chicago suburbs/southern Wisconsin. Lake Forest is one such suburb, and it is a beautiful one. This upscale town is located right along Lake Michigan and it is known for […]

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