WHY IT WORKED: This project, near Chicago's Loop and lakefront, is the only new construction in the area, which has seen a population boost in recent years. A wide variety of options—townhomes, walk-up condominiums, and duplexes—give buyers plenty to choose from.

  • There are no pass-through streets in the 9.75-acre project, which helps keep the area limited to residents and their guests.
  • Standard finishes include hardwood flooring in the main living areas, granite kitchen countertops, and 9-foot ceilings.
  • Townhomes feature a rooftop deck and an optional rooftop room.
  • PROJECT CREDITS Project: Eastgate Village, Chicago; Sales started: October 2006; Sales through mid-February 2007: 67; Units planned: 500; Price: $153,900 to $619,900; Unit size: 527 to 2,647 square feet; Builders/Developers: New West Realty, Chicago; Fogelson Properties, Chicago; Forest City Enterprises, Cleveland; Mercy Developers, Chicago; Architect: Bauhs Dring Seglin Main, Chicago; Land planner: Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago; Landscape architect: Daniel Weinbach, Chicago; Interior designer: New West Realty, Chicago

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