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Elmhurst Open House List for Feb. 23-24

by Thomas Makinney


608 W Babcock Ave, Elmhurst


106 N Myrtle Ave, Elmhurst

450 E Ridge Ave, Elmhurst

608 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

02/23/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$299,900

664 N Indiana St

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$343,000

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$360,000

516 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$389,000

947 S Fern Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$399,900

651 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:30-4:00 PM

$420,000

365 E South St

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$425,000

203 N Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$429,900

220 N Oak St

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$485,000

628 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$487,500

841 S Bryan St

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

11:00AM-3:00 PM

$549,000

200 W Grandview St

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$580,000

247 N Illinois St

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$615,000

222 N Addison Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$650,000

657 N West Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$719,000

331 N Shady Ln

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$729,900

482 S Rex Blvd

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$750,000

501 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$759,000

374 E Harrison Ct

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$830,000

106 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$835,000

462 N Ida Ln

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$864,900

450 E Ridge Ave

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$950,000

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

02/23/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$969,900

142 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

02/24/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,079,900

 

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Feb. 2-3

by Thomas Makinney


608 W Babcock Ave, Elmhurst

608 W Babcock Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$299,900

160 E Crescent Ave

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

11:00AM-2:00 PM

$325,000

473 N Highview Ave

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$348,900

473 N Highview Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$348,900

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$370,000

331 N Shady Ln

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$729,900

365 N River Glen Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$729,900

462 N Ida Ln

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$864,900

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

02/03/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$899,900

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

02/02/2019

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$989,900

Elmhurst and Lombard Open House List for Jan. 26-27

by Thomas Makinney


196 E St. Charles, Elmhurst


168 S Craig Place, Lombard


478 S Holly Ave, Elmhurst

150 E Grand Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$169,900

273 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$300,000

908 S Hillside Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$325,000

15W030 Lexington St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$355,000

956 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$385,000

516 N Evergreen Ave

Elmhurst

01/26/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$399,000

606 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$399,000

947 S Fern Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$399,900

940 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$415,000

168 S Craig Place

Lombard

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$423,900

200 W Harrison St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$479,000

779 S Prospect Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$519,000

196 E St. Charles Rd

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$525,000

246 N Caroline Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$560,000

206 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

206 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

478 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

2:00-4:00 PM

$650,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

2:00-4:00 PM

$674,700

617 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$729,000

158 E Hale St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$824,900

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

189 E May St

Elmhurst

01/26/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

221 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$925,000

587 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

2:00-4:00 PM

$979,900

414 S Argyle Ave

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,075,000

142 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,099,000

135 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

01/27/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,299,900

Elmhurst Continues to Attract New Developments, Retailers

by Thomas Makinney


The booming real estate trend in Elmhurst is showing no signs of slowing down, and that is partly due to the vibrant and bustling downtown, which is seeing a virtual renaissance of multi-resident units close to the action.

Mayor Steve Morley made his annual State of the City address recently and addressed the number of residential units that are popping up in the downtown area as well as the planned replacement of the Metra train station.

The downtown will see three large development projects in the next two years—a six-story high-end apartment complex at Addison and First Streets, a luxury apartment complex at Addison and Second Streets, and a 23-unit condo development at the long-vacant site at Cottage Hill and Park Avenues.

Morley was quick to point out that the city has been working with consultants to ensure that the growth isn’t too fast or large for the city’s infrastructure to handle. Experts believe that the city can actually accommodate double the amount of what is being built. Given the two-year timeframe for the three large developments, the city is confident that the absorption will be more gradual than it might appear.

The developments are likely to appeal to young professionals who commute to Chicago and retirees/empty nesters who want to downsize but stay in Elmhurst.

In other good news for the city’s real estate, the building department issued 97 new home permits in 2018, which is four times more than last year, and more than 3,000 overall permits.

Morley also announced that Metra station has obtained $16.4 million for improvements, and he said he was confident they would reach the $18 million mark. The train station is the busiest stop on the Union Pacific West Line, however, having been built in the 1960s, it has become outdated in terms of services it can offer. It also has accessibility issues, a crumbling infrastructure, and heavy congestion in the drop-off lanes.

Here at Gracik-Makinney, we’re thrilled to see the market continue to boom with people who recognize what we’ve always known: Elmhurst truly has something for everyone. It’s the best of big city living in a small town. Reach out to us to find out more. Call (630) 441-5570 or visit our website, www.gmregroup.com.

 

 

 

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Jan. 5-6

by Thomas Makinney


319 E Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst


478 S Holly Ave, Elmhurst

112 E Grantley Ave, Elmhurst  


815 S Cambridge, Elmhurst

841 N York St

Elmhurst

01/05/2019

3:00-5:00 PM

$118,000

451 W Elm Park Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$364,900

223 Melrose Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$375,000

833 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$464,000

749 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$499,000

319 E Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$560,000

581 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$639,000

478 S Holly Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$650,000

112 E Grantley Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-4:00 PM

$670,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$674,900

502 N Van Auken St

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

12:00-2:00 PM

$728,900

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$799,900

237 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

01/06/2019

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$989,900

Elmhurst Open House List for Dec 22-23

by Thomas Makinney

 

150 E Grand Ave

Elmhurst

12/23/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$174,900

791 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

12/22/2018 

12:00-2:00 PM

$315,000

314 S Kenilworth Ave

Elmhurst

12/22/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$865,000

237 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

12/22/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$899,900

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

12/22/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$925,000

124 E Cayuga Ave

Elmhurst

12/23/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$925,000

Elmhurst Open House List for Dec. 15-16

by Thomas Makinney

671 S Swain Ave, Elmhurst

 

815 S Cambridge Ave, Elmhurst

 

91 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

12/15/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$315,000

671 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

12/16/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$379,900

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

12/15/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$799,900

237 S Kenmore Ave

Elmhurst

12/16/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$899,900

219 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

12/16/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$925,000

588 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

12/16/2018

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$989,900

Chicago Ranks at Top of List of Best Cities in the World and the U.S.

by Thomas Makinney

Congratulations to our eastern neighbor Chicago, the city of big shoulders, which was recently recognized as the seventh best city in the world and the second best city in the U.S.!

Resonance Consultancy, a global advisor for tourism, real estate, and economic development, ranked cities across the world and the U.S. as a way to help cities understand their strengths and gaps. The U.S. survey looked at housing affordability, job opportunities, diversity, economic prosperity, art scene, culture, restaurants, and nightlife.

Chicago has an impressive amount of museums, national teams in every major sport, vibrant neighborhoods, two airports, and a variety of public transportation. It also boasts impressive higher education institutions, an enormous convention center, and world-renown architecture.

The city came in second (to New York) in U.S. cities for programming (shopping, nightlife, culinary, and culture). In global rankings, it finished sixth in the product category (infrastructure) and ranked #22 in the world for its food scene.

The top 10 U.S. cities are ranked as: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Houston, Miami, Seattle, and Boston.

The top cities in the world are listed as: London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Barcelona, Moscow, Chicago, Singapore, Dubai, and San Francisco.

 

Elmhurst’s proximity to Chicago (15 miles as the crow flies and a variety of highways and public transit options, including a direct Metra train line) makes it the perfect community for people attracted to the vibrant culture and job opportunities of the city but who also want a more suburban lifestyle with good schools, parks, and amenities.

 

Living in Elmhurst means easy access to the vibrant city scene of Chicago. We’re proud of both cities. To find out more about what makes living in our area so remarkable, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

Portillo’s Awarded Best Fast-Casual Restaurant in the U.S.

by Thomas Makinney

What started with a little hot dog stand in Villa Park is now recognized as THE best fast-casual dining spot in the U.S.

TripAdvisor.com just awarded their annual Travelers’ Choice awards for restaurants, and Portillo’s came out on top. The awards honored 75 eateries across the country in the categories of fine dining, everyday dining (great meals for any occasion), and fast casual (high-quality meals at great value served quickly).

Whether it’s the Italian beef, the chocolate shakes, or the classic hot dog (all-beef Vienna hot dog on a poppy seed bun, topped with mustard, relish, freshly chopped onions, sliced red tomatoes, kosher pickle slice, celery salt, and slightly spicy sport peppers, and NO ketchup), Portillo’s fans are devoted and legendary.

Started in 1963 by Dick Portillo, the first Portillo’s was a trailer parked in the parking lot of a Villa Park discount store. It now boasts 57 restaurants in seven states in the U.S. It offers catering and ships nationwide.

TripAdvisor ranked restaurants based on quantity and quality of reviews over a one-year timeframe.

Three other Chicago restaurants were recognized in the list. In the everyday dining category, The Purple Pig came in 15th place; while in fine dining, Alinea placed 19th and Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf rounded out that category in 25th place.

Portillos is followed on the top 10 fast-casual dining list by Earl of Sandwich, Shake Shack, Blaze Pizza, In-N-Out Burger, The Taco Stand, Five Guys, Super Duper Burgers, Tacos el Gordo, and Torchy’s Tacos.

You can see the full list here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Restaurants-cFastCasual

Here at Gracik Makinney, we’ll be celebrating with a classic hot dog, a side of crinkle fries, and a chocolate cake shake. To find out more about living in our area, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit www.gmregroup.com.

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Dec 1-2

by Thomas Makinney

671 S Swain Ave, Elmhurst

 

319 E Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst

 

112 E Grantley Ave, Elmhurst

 

194 S Grace Ave, Elmhurst

 

815 S Cambridge Ave, Elmhurst

209 E North Ave

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$369,900

671 S Swain Ave

Elmhurst

12/01/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$389,900

308 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

12:00-3:00 PM

$399,999

963 Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

12/01/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$409,500

458 E Allison St

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$489,500

200 W Harrison St

Elmhurst

12/01/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$494,000

771 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

12/01/2018

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$519,900

319 E Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$560,000

379 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

2:00-4:00 PM

$636,900

131 W Adelaide St

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$650,000

542 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$675,000

112 E Grantley Ave

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$685,000

552 S Sunnyside Ave

Elmhurst

12/01/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$689,900

502 N Van Auken

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$728,900

194 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

12/01/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$735,000

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-4:00 PM

$799,900

219 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$925,000

588 S Swain AVe

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$989,900

344 W Vallette St

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,179,000

135 N Willow Rd

Elmhurst

12/02/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,319,000

771 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

12/01/2018

11:00AM-1:00 PM

$2,950

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