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Relocating to Chicago, foodie seeks real estate advice!

runstoeat | Jan 10, 2010 04:36 PM

I will be relocating to Chicago from Philadelphia and need help in the real estate search. I'm trying to narrow down a couple neighborhoods to (most likely) buy a condo in. What are some of the best "foodie" neighborhoods?

To be more specific I'd love a neighborhood that contained:
a great bakery
cute, non-chain, coffee shop
wine store (went to perman wine last time I was in town and LOVED it!)
farmer's market/place to buy good produce
good ethnic options (open to all ethnic food)
dive bar

In the non-food category, I'm in my late twenties and single, so I'm hoping to find a neighborhood with lots of young professionals. It wouldn't hurt if there was also a great bookstore and yoga studio!

I am a big runner, so I'd love to be by the lake, however I'm not married to that idea if the best neighborhood is more on the west side. I would like to be close to at least one cta line...I will likely be driving to work, however.

Thanks for your help!

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