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Best of Chicago

Summer is a wonderful time for residents of Chicago apartments to fulfill a bucket list of things to see and do around the Windy City.  Accomplishing just one each month will create great memories to share with family and friends as autumn turns leaves to red and gold.


Start with the opportunity to see and hear a renowned musician and to visit nostalgic Orchestra Hall in June.  Acclaimed cellist and songwriter Yo-Yo Ma, winner of more than 15 Grammy Awards, performs there at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.  Home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for many years, it’s now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Dating from the early 1900s, this venue underwent a major renovation in 1997 and is now part of the larger Symphony Center at 200 S. Michigan Avenue.  Call ahead to schedule a tour of this ornate landmark.

Earmark July’s bucket list item as visiting one of Chicago’s many outdoor markets.  It’s time to enjoy a bright summer day while strolling amidst local vendors for fresh fruit and vegetables that define the season.  Be sure to check out the North Center Farmers Market at 4100 North Lincoln Avenue.  It’s open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from June 25 through October 29.  Don’t forget to pick up some gorgeous local fresh flowers, too.

When August arrives, make a point to take time out from a busy schedule to visit one of Chicago’s intriguing museums.  If you choose the Chicago History Museum, you could get a free hot dog too.  Located at 1601 North Clark Street, the museum is accessible by bus or El.  Open seven days a week, it’s home to more than 22 million documents and artifacts of Chicago and U.S. history.  Stop by at 11 a.m. between Friday, August 5, and Sunday, August 7, to celebrate the Chicago Hot Dog Festival.  You’ll be able to enjoy delicious fare from vendors representing all parts of the city.

Uptown apartments in Chicago offer an ideal location from which to explore the city and complete a bucket list this summer.  Be sure to call us today to check out which floor plans are available.

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