If I'm single, I want to live in the best place for a single person in Chicago. And if I'm single, I'm buying a one bedroom in Lincoln Park. For under $300K, you can get a vintage top floor one bedroom within the four block radius of Armitage and Halsted with a decent kitchen and bath, dining room, in-unit washer and dryer, central air, a deck, and permit street parking. I just viewed one that hit the market this week at $269K and was shocked... first place the client saw but it's THE ONE. I figured we were in for a long line of dumps.
This market is hot though. It's easy to tell the duds from the studs and several of these units have sold fast this year already. People jump on them... it's Lincoln Park. And not fake Lincoln Park by Ashland.