Chicago Real Estate Helping Create an Attractive Lifestyle for the Affluent

I recently wrote about the lifestyle factor that plays into living in one of Chicago’s most famed new construction buildings, Trump Tower. But many Chicago real estate buildings are offering more than just a place to live—they are also creating a way of life for their residents by way of the Chicago lifestyle.

The Chicago lifestyle has several facets. It’s a standard of living, with the city’s unique real estate, sports, culture, hospitals, theater and food all contributing. The Chicago lifestyle allows residents to take in the city’s many cultural offerings, thrive in business as the city becomes a global marketplace, and at the end of the day, have many conveniences right at your fingertips.

Chicago Culture Set Apart from the Rest
The Chicago lifestyle means there’s always something new to experience. Many Chicago real estate options put residents within walking distance of the finest entertainment, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of America’s “big five.”

Chicago is also home to the Art Institute, one of the best museums in the country, and a bevy of fine restaurants. Among the fine dining experiences is Alinea, one of the world’s most famous restaurants from chef Grant Achatz. In Chicago theater, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premiere theatre ensemble, with accolades that include 9 Tony awards. And the Lyric Opera (one of the world’s greatest) runs from October thru March, assuring there is plenty to do even in winter months.

The Elysian Residences

The Elysian Residences in the Gold Coast embody the Chicago lifestyle.

Chicago Real Estate Becoming a Lifestyle
Chicago new construction buildings have aimed to offer not only properties with coveted square footage, the finest finishes and top-of-the-line appliances, but also a way of simplifying residents’ lives through amenities and services.

The Gold Coast’s Elysian closed more than $30 million in Chicago condos last year, and has certainly become a force to be reckoned with when it comes to sophisticated living. It’s one of the most upscale buildings in the city, with unmatched concierge services available to residents day and night. Other conveniences include the growing number of state-of-the-art, on-site amenities, such as spas, gyms, meeting rooms, upscale dining and services from dry cleaning to valet parking to room service.

Several other buildings have long made a name for themselves in terms of the Chicago lifestyle:

Trump Tower: The utmost attention and service is available from these Chicago condos, which were designed to have everything a resident would need within the building. The service at Trump Tower is led by the principal of, “Just ask, and its yours.”

Ritz-Carlton Residences: The Ritz-Carlton name embodies a lifestyle all its own, and is now available with these Chicago new construction condos on Michigan Avenue. Residents here can enjoy the Landmark Club and Spa, a private entrance, screening room and services from catering to dog-walking and car-washing.

800 Michigan Avenue (Park Tower): One of the most coveted and prestigious places to live in the Gold Coast, with only 117 Chicago condos in the building. Park Tower is directly above the Park Hyatt Hotel, so residents can take advantage of hotel service and amenities 24/7.

30 West Oak: In addition to its premier Gold Coast location, the Chicago lifestyle at 30 West Oak includes 21st century design, expansive terraces and balconies, floor-to-ceiling glass and the finest finishes throughout these Chicago condos.

840 Lake Shore Drive: These homes encompass the Chicago lifestyle through modern luxury living, from building services to its desirable location in Streeterville on the perimeter of Lake Michigan.

The Chicago lifestyle certainly isn’t one to disappoint. To learn more about it, contact me at 312-264-5853 or by email at

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