7 Choices for the Most Elegant, Prestigious Chicago Real Estate

Chicago's luxury buildings offer concierge services and amenities for your every want and need.

Chicago's luxury buildings offer concierge services and amenities for your every want and need.

Chicagoans aren’t the only ones taking note of all the city has to offer. Chicago real estate developers are creating even more options in luxury living for those looking for the best amenities and services a big-city residential building can offer. Chicago currently has several buildings that cater to your every need, from treating its residents to the finest wines, to welcoming guests, to setting up events and meetings or getting dinner delivered to your door at 2 a.m. The concierge services in these buildings can indulge most any resident’s wants and desires.

In addition to tremendous services, the staff at these buildings knows how to assist anyone from a Fortune 500 CEO to a Hollywood celebrity to world leaders. They are skilled in dealing with any situation and to handle and respect the privacy of their upscale residents.

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Chicago: Home of the Perfect Second Home

As Chicago continues to prove itself as a hub for domestic and international business, first-class entertainment, and luxurious real estate, travelers from near and far will flock to the city for business or pleasure. If you’re from out of town, purchasing a Chicago home or Chicago condo to serve as your “home away from home” during visits will ensure doing business here is convenient and entertainment can be enjoyed to the max—whether you’re coming from an Illinois suburb or across several oceans.

A second home in Chicago will cost less than other major cities—San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York or Washington, D.C. Buying into Chicago’s most exclusive buildings can cost anywhere from $700-$1,200 per square foot. For example, a home in one of the cities most opulent residences, the Michigan Avenue Ritz-Carlton, could only cost about $1,200 per square foot. But that doesn’t mean Chicago new construction won’t offer value later on. The Ritz-Carlton residences are part of a chic, boutique building backed by its name—which plays a big role in the future value of such properties. One-bedrooms in the Ritz-Carlton have already sold out. One has even been resold, and it’s easy to see why. For a second home-buyer, a Chicago condo in a building like this is typically in a walkable neighborhood, near high-end shopping and in the heart of business activities so you’re close to work and play.

If you’re not in the city for business, a second home will make spending time in the city convenient and accessible. Buying a Chicago condo in a dense neighborhood like Lakeview, River North or the Gold Coast, and near the attractions you might frequent makes staying in the city easier than ever. Looking at Chicago real estate as a second home could mean you have a readily available vacation waiting for you anytime you need it.

To find a Chicago home or Chicago condo that could be the perfect vacation home, please contact Chicago real estate agent Sheldon Salnick at (312) 498-5080 or email him at ssalnick@dreamtown.com.

Visit Sheldon’s Web site to search online Chicago Real Estate Listings.