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Free Chicago Neighborhoods Map Available Through DreamTown.com
Chicago, IL, 2007 ? Dream Town has published a detailed, poster-size map of Chicago neighborhoods that identifies 179 distinct residential areas. The new map includes over a hundred more Chicago communities than officially designated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
"Now, Dream Town is offering this full-color, frame-able 32?x 20? poster to the public for free through their Chicago real estate website DreamTown.com. The company will send a rolled-up copy of the map to the address indicated by a simple online order form available at www.Dreamtown.com.
?When we first started to research Chicago neighborhood boundaries we found there was a huge void,? said Dream Town President Yuval Degani. ?Chicago neighborhoods are ever-changing and new neighborhoods emerge all the time. These factors just weren?t reflected in current resources."
The Chicago-based, residential real estate firm designated a team to conduct an extensive investigation. Consulting neighborhood associations and tapping the knowledge of their agents in the field, the team pieced together a meticulously accurate representation of Chicago neighborhoods based on their careful research. The results:
- 183 distinct neighborhoods
- 32? X 20? oversized poster
- Full color print
- Grid overlay labeled with coordinates and street names
- Prominent diagonal streets
- Complete CTA rail system
- Major highways and Lake Shore Drive
- Downtown points of interest
- Convenient neighborhood index
- Neighborhoods shaded in different colors
- Eye-catching visual layout
Produced by Dream Town?s in-house graphic design department, the Chicago Neighborhoods Map is a high-quality, artfully crafted poster that is only available through Dreamtown.com.
Chicago has 77 official community areas that were originally introduced as U.S. Census Bureau tracts (zones set up for decennial census counts.) ?These established census designations have perpetuated the myth that there are only 77 Chicago neighborhoods ? causing a lot of newer residential areas to be overlooked,? noted Degani. ?That?s why we took it upon ourselves to carefully explore every neighborhood boundary and create a map that correctly defines Chicago?s individual residential regions.?
Most of the city?s official communities house several distinct boroughs within their borders. The Near North Side, just south of Lincoln Park and bound by the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, is one such community. The separate neighborhoods of Near North, Old Town, Gold Coast, River North, and Streeterville are all located within its limits ? and are all represented on Dream Town?s comprehensive map.
Dream Town?s new publication is the most current and complete map of present Chicago neighborhoods available for free. It is a handy tool for homebuyers in the market for condos, townhouses, lofts or apartments in the Chicago area ? or anyone who is interested in knowing the precise parameters of Chicago city neighborhoods.
About Dream Town
Dream Town is a full-service brokerage firm with a singular focus on Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Dream Town has over 120 real estate agents who work as a team to provide homebuyers and sellers with expert knowledge and excellent client services. DreamTown.com is the company?s top-rated Chicago real estate website that offers cutting-edge Internet services and tools. Dream Town?s powerful residential real estate search engine allows buyers to explore over 100,000 Chicago property listings online. Consumers can also see neighborhood videos, view photos of featured homes and watch virtual tours on DreamTown.com.