Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday traditions, views at Millennium Park and a look at New East Side condo sales in 2015

I never get tired of this scene skating at Millennium Park (all photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)
We make a specific day trip downtown every December to Christkindlmarket, skating at Millennium Park and then dinner (as long as my son and I have screens to watch some football).   Here's a few pictures... I look forward to many, many more years of this tradition.

Bavarian Pretzel and hot cider... check!
Amalia is our best skater
Looking north on the rink with some iconic buildings in the background.
A new twist this year was hitting Maggie Daley Park before dinner.  Watching your kids shoot out of those slides is as priceless as the views. Photo Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
Lots of new walking paths were added to Millennium Park over the last couple years.
Dinner at Jake Melnick's. Au Pair Charmaine looking after Stanley.
The whole crew at Santa's house at Millennium Park. Left to right; Ryne (8), Stanley (3), Charlie (6 months) and Amalia (6).
New East Side condo sales January 1st to December 4th, 2015

  • 208 units have sold in the neighborhood adjacent to Millennium Park on the north.  The median price for a condo in the "New East Side" is about $445,000 (both one and two bedrooms units can be found at the median price range). 
  • 203 units sold same period 2014 with a $450,000 median price.  216 units had sold same period in 2013 with a median price of about $430,000. That's really consistent sales over a three year period.
The New East Side neighborhood downtown Chicago from Michigan Avenue to the lake, East Randolph to the river.

How crazy is that? You can live on practically the same block for $5,000,000 or $145,000 and walk across to a world class park.

River views on the north from New East Side

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