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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 9-10

by Thomas Makinney

 

287 W Michigan Ave, Elmhurst

815 S Cambridge Ave, Elmhurst

774 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

12/08/2018

10:00AM-12:00 PM

$220,000

791 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$315,000

802 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$341,999

209 E North Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$369,900

558 S Hillcrest Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$380,000

956 S Linden Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$385,000

287 W Michigan Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$410,000

651 W Gladys Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

2:30-4:00 PM

$420,000

436 N Larch Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$439,900

200 W Harrison St

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$489,000

344 E Van Buren St

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$539,000

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

12/08/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$799,900

815 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

12:00-2:00 PM

$799,900

916 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$835,000

414 S Argyle Ave

Elmhurst

12/09/2018

1:00-3:00 PM

$1,099,000

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