Saturday, June 15, 2013

House hunting along Diversey Parkway in East Lakeview

The Surf-Pine Grove Landmark District serves up leafy streets and vintage apartments near the Diversey Parkway shops, bars and restaurants (all photos Eric Rojas, Real Estate Broker)
We've been spending a lot more time lately in East Lakeview with our condo buyers.  The market has improved, so both buyers and sellers are feeling a little more confident and, well... buying and selling more.  One of our favorite spots in the city to hang out and look for condos is the area along West Diversey between Broadway and Sheridan Road near the lake.
A familiar sign along Diversey Parkway, The Market Place Food Store hangs on amongst the nearby Trader Joe's and Walmart market.
Large vintage apartment buildings (like this one on West Surf) have been home to generations of young professionals, families, dreamers, hipsters and eclectics in the bustling lakefront neighborhood.  I remember visiting my older cousins on West Surf when I was a kid.  I thought they were the coolest!

There are some good condo building options along North Cambridge near West Diversey Parkway.  Updated two bedroom, one bath units start in the $250,000s (with assessment in the $300s) and go up quickly from there (all photos Eric Rojas).

The busy West Diversey Parkway strip west of Broadway and near the lake is a great place to live if you are looking for hustle, bustle, the lake, bars, shops and people!  And of course all the action leads straight east to Diversey Harbor.  See you in the hood!
Diversey Harbor (photo Eric Rojas)