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Thanksgiving in Chicago

Whether you have the entire holiday season to spend in Chicago, or just a few days to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of options to accommodate everyone’s tastes.

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

What once began as simple tree decorations fifty years ago to signal the start of the holiday season has since developed into something truly spectacular! The 2018 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, begins at 4 pm on Friday, November 16.

Halloween in Chicago

Halloween is a fun night for all, no matter what age, and Halloween in Chicago is no exception! From bar-hopping to kid-friendly activities, Gold Coast doesn’t hold back.

Chicago Shows Filmed on Location

Pop culture enthusiasts everywhere know that there are plenty of movies and television shows set in Chicago. It’s a large metropolitan area with lots of history, culture, and noteworthy architecture, which makes it the perfect filming location for so many series like...

3 Historical Gems in Gold Coast, Part 1

Gold Coast offers a quiet but stately home both to affluent young families and established professionals alike since 1882, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood is lacking in fun things to do!

Outdoor Living Spaces

One of the popular trends in home-building at the moment is transforming an outdoor area into an extension of a home’s living space.

A Glimpse into the Chicago Philanthropic Community

Urbane Home has maintained a steady presence in the Chicago philanthropy scene. There are hundreds of organizations working to improve the lives of Chicagoans all over the city. Here are a few that Urbane Home has had the pleasure to work with, as well as a few...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lincoln Park

In the early 1800s, Lincoln Park started out as a small cemetery on the northwestern boundary of Chicago proper. Since then, it has only continued to rise in popularity for Chicago residents looking for a home with a little more breathing room than downtown provides.