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Elmhurst Open House List for Feb. 25-26

by Thomas Makinney

 


 

1 Maple Tree Ct

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$279,900

275 W North Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$339,000

750 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$349,500

481 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$349,900

166 E Lake St

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

11:00AM-3:00 PM

$399,900

15W309 Concord St

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$419,900

380 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$450,000

591 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$495,000

281 Lawndale Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$529,900

156 N Clinton Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$534,000

397 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$550,000

540 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$550,000

141 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$595,000

141 E Madison St

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$725,000

551 W Third St

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

12:00-4:00 PM

$729,000

551 W Third St

Elmhurst

02/25/2017

12:00-4:00 PM

$729,000

221 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$895,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

02/25/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$939,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 2:00 PM

$939,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/25/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:30 - 4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/25/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

451 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,049,900

299 W Claremont St

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,050,000

226 N Elm Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,069,000

105 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,169,000

105 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/25/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,169,000

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,235,000

125

Elmhurst

02/26/2017

4:00 PM

$1,289,000

125 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/25/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,289,000

169 W Olive St

Elmhurst

02/25/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,700,000

Elmhurst Open House List for Feb. 18-19

by Thomas Makinney

We'll be hosting three open houses this Sunday!

135 N Walnut St, Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00-4:00

242 N Highview Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00

662 S Hawthorne Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00-4:00

750 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$349,500

992 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$355,000

315 N Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$390,500

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

11:00AM-2:00 PM

$494,900

411 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$499,900

591 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$500,000

474 W Third St

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$569,900

454 S Sunnyside Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$590,000

128 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$689,900

135 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

2:00-4:00 PM

$728,990

242 N Highview Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,000

115 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

02/18/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$850,000

178 E South St

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$899,900

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$944,900

662 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$995,000

136 N Oak St

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$999,900

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/18/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/18/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

220 E South St

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,050,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

105 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,169,000

105 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/18/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,169,000

610 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

02/19/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,199,900

 

Variety of Health and Wellness Classes at Elmhurst Hospital

by Thomas Makinney


If you’re looking to improve your health this year, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is an invaluable resource tucked right in our city. They offer a variety of free or nominal-cost programs throughout the year on everything from women’s health to nutrition to smoking cessation and cancer wellness.

There is a class for everyone and every interest at every stage of life. Most are convenient lunch hour programs or evening sessions. Are you a woman facing the change of life? Try “Changing Health Needs for Women at Mid-Life and Beyond.” Want to know how to eat better? Check out “Choosing the Right Foods for You.” Feeling stressed? Stop by “Stress and Health: How to Balance the Two.”

If you or someone you know is trying to stop smoking, the hospital offers 7-week lunch or evening program, “Freedom from Smoking,” as well as a 4-week program, “Integrative Medicine Smoking Cessation (Hypnosis and One-on-One Counseling).” They also delve into lung health in “Breathe Easier Knowing the Facts About Lung Disease.”

Their website offers online assessments to help you gauge your awareness and risk for heart disease, depression, stroke, and diabetes. Visit www.eehealth.org.

To get more information or register for a program, visit EEHealth.org/classes-events or call 630-527-6363

Winter/Spring classes include:

Changing Health Needs for Women at Mid-Life and Beyond

Wed. Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m., Elmhurst Hospital. Free but registration is required.

Cooking Demonstration and Discussion for Cancer Recovery

(Led by the Wellness House for Living with Cancer.) Wed. Feb. 22, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Elmhurst Hospital, Elm Room. Free but registration is required.

Encouraging Natural Development from Infancy Through Preschool

Tue Feb. 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m. or Thur. March 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Edward Hospital in Naperville. Free but registration is required.

Know Your Numbers Wellness Screening Fri. March 3, Elmhurst Hospital. Free but registration is required.

About Diabetes and How to Prevent It (Lunch and Learn Program) Wed. March 14, noon-1:00. Edward Heart Hospital. Free.

Stress and Health: How to Balance the Two (Lunch and Learn Program. Thur. Feb. 16, noon-1:00 p.m., Elmhurst Hospital Soukup Herter Library. Free)

Choosing the Right Foods for You (Lunch and Learn Program) Thur. March 16, noon-1:00 p.m., Elmhurst Hospital Soukup Herter Library. Free.

What is Your Joint Pain Telling You? (Lunch and Learn Program) Thur. April 20, noon-1:00 p.m., Elmhurst Hospital Soukup Herter Library. Free

Blood Pressure Screening Every fourth Thursday of the month. 10 a.m.-noon, Elmhurst Hospital Soukup Herter Library. Free.

Freedom from Smoking (7-week sessions taught by American Lung Association.) Wed evenings April 5-May 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. or Wed. evenings August 2-Sept. 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. $25 fee includes all course materials. Register in advance.

Integrative Medicine Smoking Cessation (Hypnosis and One-on-One Counseling) 4-week program, first and third Wednesdays of the month. 9 a.m.-noon and 5:00-6:00 p.m. $195. To register, call 331-221-6135.

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital is just one of the many valuable resources in our community and part of what makes Elmhurst such a special place to live. To find out more about what Elmhurst has to offer, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com

Obama aide to speak at Elmhurst College

by Thomas Makinney

This spring, you don’t even need to leave Elmhurst to get the real scoop from a Washington insider about the contentious 2016 presidential race.

Jon Favreau, chief speechwriter and senior aide to President Barack Obama during the 2008 and 2012 elections, will be speaking at Elmhurst College on March 9 as part of college’s Spring Cultural Season. His talk, Tweets, Speeches and Storytelling: Messages from the 2016 Election, will offer insights into Donald Trump’s rise, Hillary Clinton’s challenges, and the effects of the media on the unusual presidential race.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Tickets are $10 for the general public and can be purchased by visiting www.elmhurst.edu/cultural_events.

The spring series has a number of excellent speakers. If you’ve never attended one of Elmhurst College’s lectures, we encourage you to check one of them out. Full details can be found at www.elmhurst.edu/cultural_events.

Women in Iran Today: Daily Lives and Personal Politics
Norma Claire Moruzzi, director of the International Studies program and chair of the Middle East and Muslim Societies Cluster at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Wednesday, March 1, 4:00 p.m.

 

Tweets, Speeches and Storytelling: Messages from the 2016 Election
Jon Favreau, chief speechwriter and senior aide to President Barack Obama 

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.


Creativity/Connectivity: Music and the Humanizing of Technology
Eric Whitacre, Grammy-winning composter and conductor

Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.


Remembering Elie Wiesel
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune cultural critic and friend of Elie Wiesel            

Sunday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.

 

Seinfeld: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, TV historian and entertainment writer

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.


One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power 
Allison Stanger, author and international relations scholar 

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
 

As part of its Spring Cultural Series, Elmhurst College is also presenting two offerings in conjunction with the Elmhurst Art Museum:

 

Art from the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival                
A collaboration between the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

Saturday, February 18 – Sunday, April 30
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave.
 

Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists

A Documentary by Leslie Buchbinder                   

Friday, March 31, 6:00 p.m.
Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall          
Admission is free, but reservations are suggested

There are also a series of excellent lectures and forums sponsored by The Poverty Project addressing poverty in the nation and in DuPage County. (http://www.elmhurst.edu/cultural_events/poverty/117160978.html)

The resources available to the community through Elmhurst College offer a huge benefit to residents who get to hear some of today’s top thinkers, influencers, authors, and performers right in their own backyard.

To learn more about what makes Elmhurst such a great place to live, call us anytime at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

 

Chicago’s tech boom great news for Elmhurst market

by Thomas Makinney

Good news for Elmhurst’s housing market: Chicago has been named THE top city in the U.S. poised for tech boom. Why does this benefit the Elmhurst market? Located only 15 miles from the city and right on the Metra line, Elmhurst makes the perfect hometown for people in the tech job market who want to live in the suburbs.

According to RIS Media, cities with jobs in growing fields draw incoming residents in drove, with tech being the current in-demand industry.

Chicago was ranked number one in cities likely to experience large growth in the tech job sector, according to the survey, conducted by Modis, an IT staffing services provider. In fact, Chicago is more likely to attract young professionals who have worked in technology for five years or less than any other city. This is even better news for the Elmhurst market, as young professionals are the most likely to move to the suburbs to raise a family.

The survey ranks the top five markets for technology jobs as:

  1. Chicago
  2. Houston
  3. Boston
  4. Denver
  5. Philadelphia

Elmhurst offers easy access to the city via train or car and our vibrant downtown and excellent school system make it a natural landing place for people who live in the city.

Let us know if you want to talk more about the allure of our city and its great location. Call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com

Elmhurst Open House List for Feb. 4-5

by Thomas Makinney

Complete list of open houses in Elmhurst this coming weekend

416 N Maple Ave., Elmhurst

275 W North Ave

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$339,000

992 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$365,000

890 S Stratford Ave

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$395,000

244 W Eggleston Ave

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$399,900

307 E Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$410,000

491 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$419,000

411 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$499,900

540 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$560,000

143 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$639,900

180 N Bonnie Brae Ave

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$699,900

771 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$770,000

416 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$849,900

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

113 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,099,000

113 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,099,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/04/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

02/05/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 28-29

by Thomas Makinney

Lots of open houses in town this weekend! We will be hosting 4 of them!


5473 Bending Oaks Place, Downers Grove

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 


874 S Chatham Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

234 E Wilson St, Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


135 N Walnut St, Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

471 E May St

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$299,000

750 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$349,500

481 E Park Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$364,900

331 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$365,000

166 E Lake St

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$399,900

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

$494,900

591 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$515,000

129 N Pine St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$539,000

281 Lawndale Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$549,900

540 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$560,000

141 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$595,000

135 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00-3:00 PM

$615,000

143 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$639,900

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$639,900

5473 Bending Oaks Place

Downers Grove

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$648,000

554 Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$699,900

180 N Bonnie Brae Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$699,900

685 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$739,900

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$873,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$939,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$959,000

169 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$989,900

136 N Oak St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$999,900

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,049,000

418 E Schiller St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,089,900

220 E South St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,095,000

234 E Wilson St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,099,000

237 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,099,900

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/28/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

610 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,199,900

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$1,235,000

236 E South St

Elmhurst

01/29/2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$1,489,000

Home Improvements That Offer The Most Value

by Thomas Makinney


Thinking of doing a remodel or upgrading a room? It’s no surprise that some projects are more lucrative than others when it comes to selling your home.

While you know best what your home really needs, it’s helpful to keep in mind which projects give you the best return on your investment. Is it better to do a minor kitchen remodel or go all out with a major remodel? Will you recoup the cost of a deck when you go to sell?

Remodeling Magazine just released their Cost Vs. Value Report for 2017 and tracked 24 projects that that offer the highest and the lowest value when you go to sell your home. They looked at 99 markets nationwide and checked out the average cost of popular remodeling projects with their average value at resale one year later.

Just to note, curb appeal projects continue to garner a higher ROI than work done inside the home. So changing out the front door, replacing windows, and updating siding are better bets investment-wise than remodeling the interior.

Top 5 projects with greatest ROI in the “midrange” cost category nationwide:

  1. Attic Insulation (Fiberglass) (107.7% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,343
    Average Resale Value: $1,446
  2. Entry Door Replacement (steel) (90.7% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,413
    Average Resale Value: $1,282
  3. Manufactured Stone Veneer (89.4% ROI)
    Average Cost: $7,851
    Average Resale Value: $7,019
  4. Minor Kitchen Remodel (80.2% ROI)
    Average Cost: $20,830
    Average Resale Value: $16,699
  5.  Garage Door Replacement (76.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $1,749
    Average Resale Value: $1,345

Top 5 projects with greatest ROI in “upscale” cost category nationwide:

  1. Garage Door Replacement (85.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $3,304
    Average Resale Value: $2,810
  2. Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass) (77.8% ROI)
    Average Cost: $3,276
    Average Resale Value: $2,550
  3. Window Replacement (vinyl) (73.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $15,282
    Average Resale Value: $11,286
  4. Window Replacement (wood) (73.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $18,759
    Average Resale Value: $13,691
  5.  Grand Entrance (fiberglass) (70.1% ROI)
    Average Cost: $8,358
    Average Resale Value: $5,855

Top 5 projects with the lowest ROI in the “midrange” cost category nationally:

  1. Bathroom Remodel (64.8% ROI)
    Average Cost: $18,546
    Average Resale Value: $12,024
  2. Master Suite Addition (64.8% ROI)
    Average Cost: $119,533
    Average Resale Value: $77,506
  3.  Backyard Patio (54.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $51,985
    Average Resale Value: $28,546
  4.  Backup Power Generator (54.0% ROI)
    Average Cost: $12,860
    Average Resale Value: $6,940
  5.  Bathroom Addition (53.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $43,232
    Average Resale Value: $23,283

Top 5 projects with the lowest ROI in the “upscale” cost category nationally:

  1. Major Kitchen Remodel (61.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $122,991
    Average Resale Value: $76,149
  2. Master Suite Addition (59.9% ROI)
    Average Cost: $250,687
    Average Resale Value: $150,140
  3. Bathroom Remodel (59.1% ROI)
    Average Cost: $59,979
    Average Resale Value: $35,456
  4. Bathroom Addition (57.1% ROI)
    Average Cost: $81,515
    Average Resale Value: $46,507
  5. Deck Addition (composite) (56.4% ROI)
    Average Cost: $39,339
    Average Resale Value: $22,171

We find that these statistics hold true for Elmhurst too, with the best investment returns from mid-range kitchen and bath remodels. Elmhurst homes also get a high ROI from mid-range finished basements and tear-off roofs.

If you’re considering doing a remodel or an addition, check with us first. We’re happy to advise you on ROI value for homes in Elmhurst. Call us at (630) 441-5570 or contact us via our website www.gmregroup.com.

Elmhurst Named a Top Chicago Suburb

by Thomas Makinney

 
What we all know has now been confirmed: Elmhurst is officially one of the best places to live in the Chicago area.
 
Crain’s Chicago Business looked at more than 200 suburbs and 77 Chicago neighborhoods and ranked the Top 10 Best Suburbs and Top 8 Best City Neighborhoods. No surprise to us, Elmhurst garnered the #2 spot for Best Suburb, behind only Hinsdale.
 
Crain’s rankings were based on good school systems, low crime rate, and ease of transportation. In addition, they made sure that home values in all places were going up.
 
They took into account class sizes and test scores in schools, crime rates, and the time it takes to reach the Loop by car, CTA and Metra. They looked at teacher salaries (the higher the better the town scored) and racial diversity index (again, the higher the better.)
 
Suburbs were weighed against suburbs, and city neighborhoods against city neighborhoods.
 
About Elmhurst, Crain’s said:
 
A wave of new construction 
continues to remake Elmhurst's housing stock, as it had started to do in the housing-boom years and which began anew as recovery took root in the past four years. 
One in seven homes sold in Elmhurst in the past year was new. It's the epitome of an infill suburb: a walkable, historical town with strong schools, parks and transportation—with a college and museums to boot—where newer, larger houses replace homes built to a smaller norm in the decades after World War II. Six of Elmhurst's eight elementary schools score 10 out of 10 at GreatSchools, and 
so does its high school, York. 
Median sale price: $415,000
Change since Jan. 1, 2016: 9.7%

 
Top 10 Suburbs in Chicago:
1.     Hinsdale
2.     Elmhurst
3.     Oak Park
4.     Lake Bluff
5.     Riverside
6.     Buffalo Grove
7.     Wilmette
8.     Palos Hills
9.     Bolingbrook
10. Skokie
 
Top 8 Chicago Neighborhoods:
1.     Hyde Park
2.     Forest Glen
3.     Mount Greenwood
4.     Uptown
5.     Edgewater
6.     Norwood Park
7.     Garfield Ridge
8.     Jefferson Park
 
 
Anyone who lives here knows that Elmhurst is a special place. To learn more about our city, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com.
 

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 21-22

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst Open House List

We'll be hosting three on Sunday. Stop by and say hello!

565 W. Comstock Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM

 


874 S. Chatham Ave.

Sunday, 2:00-4:00 PM

 

234 E. Wilson St.

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 PM

 

 

636 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$324,500

750 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$349,500

992 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

12:00-2:00 PM

$365,000

646 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$374,000

773 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$379,900

890 S Stratford Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$395,000

274 N Emroy Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$425,000

369 E North Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$455,000

369 E North Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$455,000

205 N Clinton Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$475,000

420 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$494,900

265 W Adams St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$495,000

374 N Oaklawn Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,000

141 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$595,000

565 W Comstock Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$637,500

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$639,900

644 N Michigan St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$689,000

644 N Michigan St

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$689,000

460 W Third St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$724,900

771 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$770,000

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$873,000

125 Melrose Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$929,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$979,000

136 N Oak St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$999,900

418 E Schiller St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,089,900

234 E Wilson St

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,099,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/21/2017

11:00AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

01/22/2017

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$1,119,000

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