Helpful Tips for Finding “Family Friendly” Homes in Chicago

August 4th, 2014 by: relatedchicago

These days, more and more parents are staying in the city to raise their kids rather than moving to the suburbs. With so many terrific kid-friendly condo buildings and great neighborhoods for families in Chicago, parents have no shortage of housing options to choose from. Here are just a few considerations for families as they start to think about buying a “family friendly” home in Chicago:

  • AMENITIES: If you’re thinking about high-rise living, consider what building amenities would appeal to your family.
    • If you’re big fans of family movie night, a building with a great screening room would be a perfect fit.
    • Do your kids love to swim? Look for a building with an indoor pool so they can do so year-round, even in the cold-weather months.
    • Need more room for your kids to play?  Look for buildings that boast a children’s playroom in their amenity package.  (See below for photo of the playroom at The Grant, a Related Midwest condo building located at 1201 S. Prairie).
  • NEIGHBORHOOD ATTRIBUTES: Many families want to live in a neighborhood or building with plenty of other families (and kids!) around. Check out the neighborhood in the evening or on a weekend to see if it’s a family-friendly vibe. Another strategy is to look at buildings with a good percentage of larger units, which tend to attract more families.
  • LOCATION:  Time is golden for any busy parent, and that’s especially true in the city where it isn’t as easy to hop in the car and run a quick errand.
    • When you’re buying a home in Chicago, think about its proximity to not only your office and your kids’ schools, but also the grocery store, dry cleaner, gym and other places you go on a regular basis.
    • One of the big perks of city living is having a walkable lifestyle, so scope out any neighborhood you’re considering and see if you’ll be able to walk with your kids to the library, the park, the ice cream parlor or a great family-Children's Playroom at The Grantfriendly restaurant.

      You can count on the Related Realty team of expert brokers to help you discover all that Chicago real estate has to offer for families.  Call today to begin the process of finding your dream home!

Latest News About

  • Ready to Sell Your Home? 7 Budget-Friendly Renovation Ideas that Attract Home Buyers

    7 BUDGET-FRIENDLY RENOVATION IDEAS THAT ATTRACT HOME BUYERS When it comes to selling your home, you want to consider what renovations are most attractive to the home buyer. Small, less costly improvements, can have a bigger impact than you may think, and increase your odds of getting your selling price. Ask your Related Broker for help in deciding which upgrades will best meet the unique expectations of buyers in your market. 1. Be more efficient. Improving energy efficiency in your home is not the sexiest of all upgrades, but arguably […]

    Ready to Sell Your Home? 7 Budget-Friendly Renovation Ideas that Attract Home Buyers
    View Detail
  • Owning your niche: How agents choose their specialty

    Chicago Agent Magazine published their “Owning your niche: How agents choose their specialty” story featuring great insight from Related Realty broker Nick Can Gorp. CLICK HERE to read the story!

    Owning your niche: How agents choose their specialty
    View Detail
  • How Obama Is Reviving Chicago Real Estate: Hills, Grills, and a Library Like No Other

    Realtor.com published a story about Obama’s plans for Chicago with great insight from Related Realty broker Sheila Dantzler including the quote below. CLICK HERE to read the story! “I do think that real estate prices in South Shore will increase by about 10% to 15%,” Sheila Dantzler, a veteran broker with Chicago-based Related Realty, tells realtor.com®.

    How Obama Is Reviving Chicago Real Estate: Hills, Grills, and a Library Like No Other
    View Detail

Looking to Buy or Rent a Chicago Property?

Let one of our professionals assist you Schedule a Call

subscribe

  • Subscribe now to get daily updates
  • * Required Fields
We are processing your message...
Please wait while we create your document