Daniel Getty

A Real Estate Broker at Getty and Kline

Daniel Getty

Getty and Kline

A Real Estate Broker based in Chicago, IL

 
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Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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In 2010, 53% of Chicago’s properties were rented, and only 41% were owned. This 53% is nearly double the U.S. average of renters in a city (30%). And, for a city that relies so much on renters, it has a fairly decent vacancy rate, meaning that there are a lot of properties to choose from when you’re picking a place. When you combine these housing stats with Chicago’s exciting city lifestyle and all the amenities it has to offer, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t rent here.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Chicago takes its motto “City in a Garden” to heart with its recreational scene. There are a staggering 552 public parks in the area (a staggering 7,300 acres), 33 beaches, 16 lagoons, ten wildlife gardens, and a number of museums. The city arguably has the best park system in the nation, or if it doesn’t now, it will in the near future -- there are constant beautification projects, and revitalizations of old parks as well births of new ones. Even though you’ll be living in one of the largest cities in the nation, you will still be able to keep in touch with nature here.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that Chicago is renowned worldwide for its incredible cuisine. It is home to Alinea, which Restaurant Magazine ranked the #5 in the world in 2011. It also has dozens of incredible pizza places where you can try anything from thin crust pizza to the city’s famous deep-dish pie. You should take the Chicago Pizza Tour, where you are taken to a few local favorite spots and sample the pizza at each place. Of course, Chicago is known for more than just pizza -- it has one of the most diverse and delicious restaurant scenes and, simply put, is foodie heaven.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Chicago has one of the most recognizable public transportation systems in the country, thanks to its famous “L” railway service. The Regional Transportation Authority operates public transit in the city, and along with the extensive L service, provides commuter rail service (second-most used in the U.S.), bus lines, and paratransit routes. Amtrak and Greyhound also service the area, and the city is one of the most walkable in the nation. A little over one in four residents use public transit to commute to work every day, which is one of the highest rates in the U.S.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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You’ll never mind waking up early in the morning in Oak Lawn with the breakfast places that are in this city. Niko’s Breakfast Club, Stacked, Les Brothers Restaurant, Skillet House, and the Corner Bakery Cafe, serve some of the best breakfast and brunch in the metropolitan area. Of course, there a number of great places to go for dinner too, such as Petey’s Bungalow Lounge (Steakhouse), Billy Boy’s (Barbeque), Whitney’s Bar & Grille (American), and Francesca’s at 95th (Italian), to name just a few. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning or dinner, the restaurants here can satisfy any craving.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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This pet friendly city boasts a year-old dog park at Bailey’s Crossing, which will soon open a new small dog section inside the park. They also have pet stores like Petco and Pet Supplies Plus, and veterinarians at the Suburban Animal Hospital and Oak Village Animal Hospital. If you want a clean and cute pet, the Poochie Barber, Poopie Pickers, and Beverly’s Dog Grooming Salon are great groomers. Beverly’s also offers dog sitting for when you go to work or on vacation.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Finding an apartment in Skokie is less expensive than other cities in the Chicago metropolitan area. The average price for a two bedroom apartment here is $1157. This is cheaper than the cost for the same property in places like Golf ($1295), Lincolnwood ($1400), Evanston ($1497), and Park Ridge ($1597). Right below Skokie are Wilmette ($1075) and Niles ($1000). A one bedroom apartment in Skokie is a little less, priced at an average of $870.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Skokie’s public education is served by a number of school districts: 65, 68, 69, 72, 73, 73.5, 202, 219. There are 14 public elementary schools, six public junior high schools, and three public high schools that kids in Skokie can attend. As for private schools, there are nine religious schools here and a Japanese school. For post-secondary education, Oakton Community College and the Hebrew Theological College are based here, and the National-Louis University has a campus here. As you can see by how many institutions there are, education is very important to Skokie.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Burbank is 16 miles southwest of Chicago, and is connected to the city by Interstate 55. 90% of the residents in Burbank drive to work every day, which is higher than both the state and national averages. Similarly, they also rank worse than Illinois and US averages on the average one way commute time to work, at 33 minutes. The traffic on I-55 is partly the reason, as it gets congested during rush hour.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The Burbank Park District is running a “Pride in Our Parks” campaign, and are beautifying all the parks. There are twelve parks in the area, and they all offer recreational amenities for residents. The largest is the Michael Loony Park, which features 29 acres of open space, including five softball/baseball fields, picnic areas, and a soccer and football field. Stevenson Park has five acres of open space, including a public swimming pool, water park, picnic areas, and several basketball/tennis/volleyball courts. There’s no reason why you can’t spend the entire summer outside here in Burbank.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Chicago is known for its pizza, and it doesn’t get any better than Roseangela’s Pizza in Evergreen Park, which attracts hungry customers from all over the metropolitan area. If you’re craving something else, Evergreen Park can satisfy it. There’s the SMOK-N-Q (Barbecue), Chi Tung (Chinese), Cavatappi (Italian), and the Golden Griddle Pancake House (Breakfast). If you want a different dining experience, go to the J Bistro, which offers great food and live jazz and blues music to go along with it.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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There isn’t much violent crime in Evergreen Park, but there is a lot of property crime, which drives up the overall crime rate. There are usually an especially high number of larcenies and motor vehicle thefts -- in total property crime, Evergreen Park is 59% worse than the state average and 20% greater than the state average. However, the violent crime rate is 26% better than the state average and 44% better than the national average. So, the violent crime here is very low, and the property crime is higher than average.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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There are plenty of fun destinations to spend your night at in Evanston. SPACE is a top-notch music venue that hosts a variety of different bands and singers every week, and is a great place to enjoy a show. If you’re more into classical music, then the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall is for you. If you want to catch a flick, go to the Evanston Century 12 & Cinearts 6. There are numerous excellent bars here, such as the Rhythm Room, Prairie Moon, The Celtic Knot, and the Indigo Lounge, to name a few.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Evanston has an excellent public transportation system; nearly 18% of the residents here take public transit to work, which is double the state average and four times the national average. Chicago’s famous “L” train’s Purple line serves the city, as does Metro’s Pacific/North Line commuter rail. The CTA’s Yellow Line is another rail service that runs through Evanston. The city also has access to ten bus routes, six from CTA and four from Pace. If you want to bike to work, there are a lot of bicycle lanes as well.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Maywood’s public schools are operated by the School District 89 and Proviso Township High Schools District 209. The former serves the elementary school, and the latter the high schools. There are ten elementary schools, which keep children until 8th grade. There are two high schools in the city. One, Provido East High School, is a traditional school, and the other, Alternative BD/Ed High School, is an ungraded school that teaches special education.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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83% of Maywood’s population drives to work, which is right around the Illinois state average. 9% of their residents take public transportation, which is double the national average (4.4%). The majority of the city’s population has a commute that takes from 30 to 60 minutes. This is mostly because of rush hour traffic on Interstate 290, which connects Maywood to Chicago.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Have you ever had gelato? If not, you need to go to Massa, just one of the many excellent dining establishments here in Elmwood Park. Whether you’re looking for a sandwich during lunchtime (Alpine Food Shop is a perfect deli for this, or Johnnie’s Beef), or a romantic spot to take a date (Trattoria Peppino), or a restaurant for the family (Elmwood Family Restaurant, Jim & Pete’s Restaurant & Pizzeria), Elmwood Park has a great culinary scene.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Renting here is relatively cheap, compared to the prices in neighboring cities. The average price of a two bedroom apartment in the city is $825. Comparatively, the same property is more in Bellwood ($908), Maywood ($1025), Schiller Park ($1048), Oak Park ($1347), and Harwood Heights ($1445). For less space, a studio apartment in Elmwood Park costs $675 on average, and a three bedroom place averages $950.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Berwyn is a great place for pet owners, and there are a number of apartments in and around the city that allow pets. There is a dog park in nearby Forest Park, and there are talks of bringing one to the city in Proksa Park. There are a few pet stores in the area, such as The Puppy Shop and the Urban Mutt. To see a veterinarian, you won’t have to travel far at all. The VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital and Cermak Animal Clinic are right in town. For groomers, go check out Splash Grooming, Clippin’ Critters, or Doggie Paradise. And if you need to leave your animal behind, Nuts About Mutts or Class Act obedience will take care of it for you.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Berwyn’s crime rate is 6% lower than the national average, but 24% higher than Illinois’ average. So, while the city isn’t the safest around, it’s also not the most dangerous. On the crime index, Berwyn scored a 294 (the national average was 276). Other nearby cities, such as Forest Park (280), Forest View (300), Cicero (346), McCook (360), and North Riverside (462), all have higher crime rates. This makes Berwyn one of the safer cities in the area, although not statewide.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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You will have no problem finding something exciting to do in Oak Park. The city is full of culture, most notably a wealth of art galleries. There’s the Nerve Gallery, Ridge Art, Prodigy Glassworks, Marion Street Gallery... I could go on, but you get the idea. Spend your night at art exhibitions here, or if you like theater or dance performances, head to the Circle Theater, Madison Street Theatre, or Academy of Movement & Music. If you want to see a movie, go to the Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre. When you factor in the great restaurants and bars in the area, you’ll find that Oak Park offers an excellent nightlife.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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One out of every five Oak Park residents (21%) take public transportation to work every day, which is nearly three times higher than Illinois’ state average (8%), and five times greater than the national average (4%). There are vast public transportation opportunities, such as the Green and Blue lines on Chicago’s “L” train, bus lines provided by Pace, rentable bicycles through Greenline Wheels, neighborhood electric vehicles, two car sharing services, and Metra’s West Line commuter rail service.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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In Cicero, 83% of the residents commute to work every day by driving. Interstate 290 provides a convenient route to Chicago, which is only eight miles away from Cicero. Despite its proximity to the city, the average one way commute to work for residents is 36 minutes. This can partly be blamed on the traffic that clogs the interstate during rush hour.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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The Cicero Elementary School District 99 operates the schools in this city. With 17 schools, it’s one of the largest districts in the area. 15 of these schools are elementary schools. Where children live determine which school they go to. There is one middle school and one high school in Cicero. There are two private schools, PK-8, in the city, which are run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The city is also home to Morton College and its 5,000 students.

 

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