Lisle, IL Top 3 Things to Do in Lisle, IL

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Lisle, Illinois is a western suburb of Chicago and it’s located in Dupage County, but first I just want to introduce myself again Amy Pearson with @properties I am a realtor in the western suburbs of Chicago and I also serve downtown Chicago as well. All right so i’m gonna give you my top three things to do in Lisle, Illinois. Lisle is one of 
my favorite suburbs, there’s a lot of great things to do but I’m only sharing three of my favorite 
things that you can enjoy or to do in Lisle.

Alright so my first thing that you definitely should check out in Lisle to do would be Green Trails which Green Trails 
is actually a subdivision. Which probably sounds kind of weird at first. It is a residential neighborhood with 477 acres, that includes nine lakes, mature woods, grassy open spaces hills and flatlands. But there’s also a bike paved bike path that runs throughout green trails and it is actually 25 miles long of paths that you can do for hiking, jogging, biking, or whatever you want to do. And it’s a great path to check out. I used to bike ride my bike on Green Trails when I was a kid. There are 17 public parks and tennis courts and basketball carts and ball fields all within Green Trails. So definitely great to check out it’s free. Just get your bikes and head on over to Green Trails and it is a neighborhood where houses 
do live in there so you if you’re interested in living in Lisle, you could just kind of ride the bike and check out the neighborhood taking the green trails path.

Alright so my next one would be something to do in the winter which is the Four Lakes Alpine Snow Sports so if 
you grew up in Dupage County chances are you know someone or yourself have learned to ski on Four Lakes Ski Hill. It is a great place to learn to ski on downhill ski. You can do great afternoon with your family friends and or with just a few friends to learn how to skate. They have a ski school for students as well as Talmark and Nordic Ski lessons are also available upon request. There’s also a Terrrian Park for skiers and snowboarders for all ski ski levels. They have equipment rental, season passes, and group lessons are available. It is closed right now but it will open once the temperatures start dropping. It’s definitely I would say a beginner hill. It’s a great place just get your feet wet and learn
to skate but it is in Lisle, Illinois. All of the ways up the hill is actually a tow rope to get up the hill.

Next would be the Morton Arboretum. The Morton Arboretum’s tagline is the champion of trees and they definitely are it’s a great place to check out i would describe the morning as a museum of trees. There’s nature trails and you can even drive um throughout the roads and check out the scenery. There is a children’s garden that’s great to check out for young children. They have lots of festivals events at the Morton Arboretum as well and they have the fall 5k walk run, concerts in the summer as well as Illumination which is done during the holidays. It’s a how do I describe it a one mile walk of paved path with interactive lights and it’s and highlights the trees and all the beauty of winter. It’s 
a great event to check out. You do have to get tickets in advance for Illumination and I believe tickets go on sale October 1st, So check that out Illumination at the Morton Arboretum.

So those are my top three things to do in Lisle, Illinois. Hope you enjoyed them. They’re kind of some things to do throughout the year and throughout the different seasons. I’m Amy Pearson with @properties and if you know anyone thinking about buying or selling keep me in mind!

Wheaton, IL – Top 5 Things to Do in Wheaton

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Today i’m going to give you my top five things to do in Wheaton, Illinois. Wheaton is a suburb of Chicago it’s western suburb located in Dupage County. But first I’m Amy Pearson the local realtor with @properties and I give community information videos as well as real estate update videos weekly. All right let’s get started with my top five things to do in Wheaton, Illinois. All right here is my list of things to check out.

Cosely Zoo

My first one is the Cosley Zoo. The Cosley Zoo in Wheaton offers a really educational entertaining experience for you and your family. It is perfect I would say for toddler aged children. It’s a small scaled zoo on five acres and it has a farm as well as native Illinois animals and in their zoo there’s also an area where you can feed some animals. It’s a really great experience for young children. The zoo is seven dollars for non-residents and six dollars for seniors and they do sell family memberships as well.

Cantigny Park

My next one on my list would be Cantigny Park. Cantigny park which is a must-see destination for everyone and has every interest you could possibly think of. If you’re just want to spend 30 minutes or several hours this is a great place it’s large enough so you can just pick a spot or pursue the whole park. There’s gardens for luxury strolls enjoying the nature as well as those who want to try to stay active. If you want to learn more about it you can also check out the Robert R Mccormick Museum or the First Division Museum which my nephew is a big fan of the first division museum. He’s a World War II fan so check that place out if you’re a World War II enthusiast.

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Next one is Blackwell Forest Preserve since there’s always so much nature in Wheaton, Blackwell is certainly a unique offering in Wheaton area you can do lots of outdoors things like hiking, picnicking, camping and there’s also a lake for water recreation fishing and boating.And it also offers something kind of unique from the area it has an archery range, targets are sold for six dollars and 50 cents and the range is open every day. There’s also an off the leash area for your dog so it’s a great park to check out. It’s free open daily one hour before sunrise and one after after sunset it closes.

Illinois Prairie Path

Next on my list would be the Illinois Prairie Path. The Illinois Prairie Path is great for bikers. It is a network of 61 miles of bicycle trails mostly in Dupage County and portions of the trail extend into Kane County. Most of the trail consists of what they would call a rails to trail meaning it used to be a old railroad track in the area that they converted into bicycle trails. The Illinois Prairie Path consists of three distinct districts originating in a point just west of downtown Wheaton the northwest branch is called the Elgin branch which and it runs approximately 16 miles to Elgin where it intersects with the Fox River Trail.

Herrick Lake

Next on my list would be Herrick Lake. Herrick Lake is a forest preserve in Wheaton that’s one of my favorite places in Wheaton. It has lots of hiking paths you can do biking and horseback riding in the winter you can do cross-country skiing. There’s also seven miles of trails including the Danada Herrick Lake Regional Trail. There’s also within the lake you can rent canoes, kayaks, and row boats through May through September you can rent the boats in the lake area of Herrick Lake.

I hope you enjoyed my top five things to do in Wheaton, Illinois. Maybe you learn something new or a new place you might want to check out this weekend. But those are my top five things hopefully you enjoy it maybe got some information and about the Chicago Western Suburbs. I am Amy Pearson with @properties and I provide a local community information and real estate news on the western suburbs please check out my next video.

Downtown Naperville, IL – Naperville Historic District Driving Tour

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Today we’re gonna do a driving tour of the downtown Naperville Historic District area. I got some feedback that people like driving tours so we’re gonna do another one. I’m Amy Pearson, I’m a local realtor with @Properties and I do community videos on real estate as well as on the Western Suburbs of Chicago.

All right so that’s the Historic Naperville Neighborhood thanks for joining me on my driving tour of the downtown Naperville Historic District. Hope you enjoyed my driving tour and if you are thinking about buying or selling please keep me in mind.

Chicago Western Suburbs – Top 5 Suburbs in the Western Suburbs of Chicago

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Have you been thinking about what suburb in Chicago Western area is the perfect place for you and your family to move to? Well I've got you covered today because I've got my top five western suburbs to check out. I'm Amy Pearson, I'm a local realtor with @Properties and if you like my top five suburbs video, please hit the like button! 


Lisle


All right my number five would be Lisle, Illinois. Lisle is a suburb of Chicago with 
population around 23,000. It is in DuPage County and it's rated one of the best places to live in 
Illinois. living in Lisle offers residents urban and suburban mixed feel most residents own their 
own home and while there's lots of restaurants coffee shops and parks many young professionals 
live in Lisle and residents tend to lean more moderate political views and Lisle the public 
schools in the area are also highly rated. Lisle is known for the Morton Arboretum, which is I kind 
of call it an outdoor tree museum, you can drive through it, hike through it and there's also a 
children's garden area, It's great to check out the Morton Arboretum. There's Four Lake Ski Hill 
and Lisle as well as Benedictine University are some of the key things that Lisle is known for. 


Wheaton

Number four would be Wheaton, Illinois. Wheaton is also a suburb of Chicago population around 
53,000 it is also located in DuPage County. It is one of the best places in Illinois to live 
living in. Wheaton offers a dense suburban feel and most residents own their own home in 
Wheaton. Residents can enjoy lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and 
young professionals in Wheaton and residents tend to lean conservatively politically. The 
public schools in Wheaton are also highly rated and Wheaton is known for it's home to the DuPage 
County Fairgrounds. The DuPage County Fairground Association hosts the annual DuPage County 
Fair in late July. There's also the Coosley Zoo is located in Wheaton, it's a great smaller 
scale zoo probably perfect for a toddler size, it's really pretty great for toddlers and 
there's Wheaton College located in downtown Wheaton sometimes referred to as the Harvard of 
Eventual schools. 

Glen Ellyn

All right number three would be Glenn Ellyn, a suburb of Chicago they have 
the population around 27,000. It's a little bit smaller town Glen Ellyn is in DuPage County also 
rated one of the best places in Illinois to live. Living in Glen Ellyn offers residents an 
urban suburban mix, most residents do own their own home and in Glen Ellyn there's lots 
of restaurants coffee shops and parks to enjoy many families in Glen Ellyn tend to lean 
conservatively politically. The schools in Glen Ellyn are highly rated. Some things that Glenn 
Ellyn is known for is for actually the setting of a local resident O. T. Nelson's 1975 novel 
The Girl Who Owned A City, it's actually a young adult book, I highly recommend it, I've read it. 
And Glenbard West High School were also used in the setting of the movie Lucas which was filmed in 
1986, great movie. 

Oak Park

Number two western suburb of my top of my top five western suburbs would be 
Oak Park, Illinois. Oak Park is the first western suburb outside of Chicago and many 
houses in Oak Park are over 100 years old. And it's where Frank Lloyd Wright style homes 
are also there because he had a studio there. There's also the historical Gunderson style 
homes in Oak Park which is a suburb of Chicago population 52,000. It's located in Cook County and 
it's one of the best places to live in Illinois rated. Living Oak Park offers residents an 
urban suburban mixed feel. Most residents own their own home in Oak Park and there are a lot of 
restaurants, coffee shops, and parks .In Oak Park the public schools in Oak Park are highly rated 
and the residents also tend to lean liberal. In Oak Park also has two CTA lines that run through 
Oak Park ,there is the Blue line as well as the Green line and the Metra, all great for 
commuting. And according to Niche.com, Oak Park is the number three best suburbs 
for young professionals in Illinois. In Oak Park here are some of the things that 
is known for it is known for Frank Lloyd Wright architect and he lived and designed several houses 
and buildings in Oak Park area. It was also the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. 

Naperville

All right number one on my list would be Naperville, Illinois. Naperville is a city in Illinois population 
147,000. Naperville is located in DuPage County and it's rated one of the best places in Illinois 
to live living in. Naperville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents do 
own their own home in Naperville there's plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to enjoy. The residents in Naperville tend to have moderate political views and the public schools in neighborhood are highly rated. Some of the things that Naperville is known for would be the downtown Naperville Riverwalk which has lots of parks and sidewalks and bridges for people to enjoy, the top-rated schools, the Naperville Settlement which
is a area of historical buildings that people can pay to go into and check out. It's really great around the holidays and they decorate the buildings up and the DuPage Children's Museum is also located in Naperville and it is home to North Central College. 


Now that I've shared with you my top five Chicago Western Suburbs, it's easy to see 
why people are making a move to these communities. I'm Amy Pearson, realtor with @Properties, 
I provide local community and real estate information on the western suburbs

mHUB One Year Anniversary Party

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On March 9th, mHUB celebrated their one year anniversary with panel speaker’s throughout the day and a party.  mHUB is Chicago’s first innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing.  It’s a co-working community of product designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers located in the River West neighborhood.  I have been wondering for a long time what goes on inside and I was able to see first hand at the anniversary party.  Check out the video of the celebration including a tour of the equipment.

 

Amy Pearson

Real Estate Broker

Baird & Warner – Gold Coast

 

Video on River West Neighborhood

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Here is a short video on the neighborhood River West in Chicago.  You will get to see the different styles of condos and apartments in the area.  Located only 2 blue line stops from the loop and a short 13 minute bike ride to downtown!

Amy Pearson

Real Estate Broker

Baird & Warner – Gold Coast

amy.pearson@bairdwarner,com

 

January Real Estate Market Report for West Town & Chicago

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The real estate market has been heating up in West Town even as the temperatures dropped in January.  New Listings in the West Town neighborhood decreased 28.3% for detached homes and increased 50.9% for attached properties. Listings Under Contract had no change from last month for detached homes and increased 10% for attached properties.

The Median Sales Price in West Town was $1,075,000 for detached homes and $445,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory for detached units is at 3.5 months and 1.9 months supply for attached units.

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Chicago Real Estate Report

New Listings in the City of Chicago were down 7.3% for detached homes and up 7.4% for attached properties. Listings Under Contract increased 12.2% for detached homes and increased .6% for attached properties.

The Median Sales Price in the City of Chicago was $207,500 for detached homes and were $332,000 for attached properties. Months Supply of Inventory is 3.4 months for detached units and 2.6 months for attached units.

Amy Pearson

Real Estate Broker

Baird & Warner – Gold Coast

Amy.pearson@bairdwarner.com