A Chicago gay real estate professional is required if you want to know exactly where to buy a home, this is because it is the third largest city in the United States. Chicago has many diverse neighborhoods and there are extremes of development across its 234 square miles. Located on the Southwestern shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago has 29 public beaches and numerous parks.
Chicago is known for its wide streets and tall skyscrapers that were built as the result of the Chicago Fire burning much of the city down.
Chicago also has a progressive attitude towards LGBT citizens and a vibrant cultural and nightlife. It is home to many museums and ethnic areas such as Chinatown, Polish Patches, Little Seoul, Greektown, Boystown (the official gayborhood) and La Villita.
According to Truila statistics the average listing price for a home in Chicago is $367,241.oo with an average price per square foot of $209.00. Chicago home prices are more expensive compared to last year.
One of the most popular neighborhoods is Bucktown where a home retails for $511,726.00 (as of November 2012.) This is a vibrant little community that is slowly being transformed from a working class neighborhood into a hip area full of boutiques, galleries and restaurants. This area is close to downtown and is very gay and lesbian friendly. The area owes its charm to the fact that everything is being lovingly restored instead of torn down and replaced by condos. The homes are smaller with large yards and consist of bungalows and cottages primarily.
Lincoln Park is also experiencing a similar revival but homes are even more expensive at $1,000,000.00+. Everything in this area is an architectural gem and most of the homes are magnificent mansions. The area is full of five star restaurants and high-end boutiques. This area is also home to the Chicago History museum and the Lincoln Park conservatory. Prices are high here partly because it is such an elegant and picturesque place to live.
If you want to deal with a dedicated gay sellers agent who can give you up-to-date and accurate information about your Chicago housing prices and options neighborhoods then contact Kelly Fondow of GayRealEstate.com. Kelly lives in Oak Park with her daughter and has a corporate background for a Fortune 500 company that makes her one of the most organized and prompt realtors in Chicago. She is a former head of human resources who has a great deal of skill when it comes to guiding people through life passages such as the buying of a first time home or relocating to Chicago for career reasons. She can also show you properties in nearby Berwyn, Oak Park and River Forest. Kelly will be happy to provide you with a relocation kit that can help you get to know the LGBT community and Chicago neighborhoods better.
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