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Can You Afford to Live in These Cities?

This is Where Your Salary Can Take You

City living doesn’t come cheap, so we broke it down for you and figured out what salary you need in order to afford a house in some of the trendiest cities in the U.S!

San Francisco – $152,173


Median House Price: $835,400      Monthly Payment: $3,551

Los Angeles – $100,147


Median House Price: $536,700     Monthly Payment: $2,227

Boston – $86,054


Median House Price: $435,300     Monthly Payment: $2,008

New York City – $85,488


Median House Price: $397,600     Monthly Payment: $1,995

Denver – $70,741


Median House Price: $386,800     Monthly Payment: $1,651

Miami – $64,879


Median House Price: $315,000     Monthly Payment: $1,514

Chicago – $61,291


Median House Price: $244,100    Monthly Payment: $1,430

Philadelphia – $53,108

Median House Price: $234,800     Monthly Payment: $1,239

Atlanta – $39,385

Median House Price: $191,500     Monthly Payment: $919

Pittsburg – $31,962


Median House Price: $140,000    Monthly Payment: $746


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10 Best Chicago Coffee Shops

Chicago is home to 77 distinct neighborhoods — and a countless array of coffee shops. Whether you’re looking for a bold cup of joe, or a place to set up shop with work or study, there are plenty of options in the Windy City. Bookmark these top 10 coffee shops in Chicago.

The Allis

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Nestled on the first floor of Soho House Chicago, The Allis is decked out with crystal chandeliers, plush furniture, and plenty of spots to enjoy a coffee, traditional tea, or brunch.  The Allis at Soho House, 113 N. Green.

3 Arts Cafe

3 Arts Club Cafe
3 Arts Club Cafe has overtaken the Instagram feed of Chicagoans this past year. Located within Restoration Hardware (RH) in the Gold Coast, stop in for coffee and marvel at the grand surroundings. 3 Arts Club Cafe, 1300 N. Dearborn.

Heritage Bicycles

heritage bicycles

The basic concept of Heritage Bikes is: bikes and coffee. Whether you visit to relax or to work, Heritage Bikes offers bike repairs, free WiFi and stellar coffee. Heritage Bicycles, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave.

Left Coast

left coast
Left Coast is a newcomer to the Lakeview neighborhood — and has already amassed a loyal following. Here you’ll find fresh juices, killer coffee and healthy eats in stylish digs. Left Coast, 2878 N. Lincoln.

La Colombe

la colombe
With 4 Chicago locations (and growing), La Colombe is a local favorite. You can find La Colombe coffee in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Andersonville, and soon: Gold Coast. La Colombe, 955 W. Randolph.


Intellegentsia broadway
The Intelligentsia coffeebar on Broadway was the first-ever location for the brand. For those serious about coffee, this is your spot. Intelligentsia serves top quality coffee, whether you’re in the mood for a latte or a pour-over brew. Intelligentsia, 3123 N. Broadway.

Pickwick Coffee

pickwick coffee chicago
Pickwick Coffee is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Loop. The alley location has cool Chicago history dating back to 1857, when the location was originally purchased as ‘Pickwick Stables’ for family horses. Today, it’s home to some of Chicago’s best coffee. Pickwick Coffee, 22 E. Jackson.


Floriole is a fixture to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Beyond coffee, don’t miss the bakery’s outstanding array of desserts, baked goods, and casual lunch fare. Floriole, 1220 W. Webster.

Sawada Coffee


If you’re looking for hip and trendy, head to Sawada Coffee. Located in the West Loop, Sawada serves espresso and matcha-based drinks, including cortados, cappuccinos, and boozy coffees. (You’ll also find a wooden ping pong table, pinball machine, and punching bag.) Sawada Coffee, 112 N. Green St.

Julius Meinl

Julius Meinl

Julius Meinl is an Austrian-based coffee shop and cafe that’s captured the loyalty of many Chicagoans over the years. More than just coffee, pastries and breakfast items make Julius Meinl a popular stop along Southport. Julius Meinl, 3601 N. Southport.



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10 Hottest Chicago Restaurants Right Now

If you’ve been looking for that top of the tier restaurant in Chicago, look no further. According to our friends at OpenTable, here are the top 10 restaurants. Rankings have been based on over 400,000 new diner reviews.



Oriole is in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, serving an extended tasting menu sure to incite a memorable dining experience. Enter through a freight elevator, and wallah! You can expect caviar to start, rye capellini for seconds, and lamb belly to finish, along with a host of desserts.


Grace, in the Randolph Street area west of downtown Chicago, offers progressive American cuisine in a tasting menu format. For extra special occasions, there is a private dining space that seats up to 12.

Located in the West town neighborhood, Temporis seats 20 guests at a time. With an eight course tasting menu at $125, you’re sure to get the bang out of your buck.


Goosefoot foods comes as unique and natural as its name. This 16-seat BYOB restaurant in Lincoln Square serves fine French cuisine with a modern flair from small artisan farm products. 

Mr. Benny’s Steakhouse

Steak and Seafood house with mouthwatering Prime and Black Angus and wild species of seafood like South African and Australian cold water lobster tails along with Canadian fresh water walleye and lake perch.

Primo Geneva

PRIMO means “first dish” in Italian, and this Italian eat is sure to do just that. Serving Chef Entrees, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, fine wines, Champagne, and Chocolate Martinis—yes, Chocolate Martinis. In the meantime, you’ll be amidst chocolate and sugar artwork created by the famous Chef Alain Roby himself!

Don Quijote

Don Quijote Restaurant is sometimes known as the heart of Spain in the heart of Valparaiso. There are two dozen different tapas here, including but not limited to Octopus, Galician style meat pastries, and the traditional “Tortilla Española.”

Runa Japanese Restaurant

Runa, meaning “platinum moon,” is your Wicker Park sleek sushi bar, offering a mix of Dim Sum and Sushi, with 25 individual sushi and sashimi pieces, 30 different rolls, and 17 chef specialty rolls. Seats 40-50 people.

Altiro Latin Fusion – Roscoe Village

Outstanding food! We repeat: Outstanding food! This Latin fusion restaurant serving locally sourced meats and produce, surprise you with their unique twist on the “taco.” We recommend that you try the bravas appetizer and the ceviche and the ‘salsa macha.’

ikram cafe

It’s more than just the red box on the Gold Coast. Ikram is a cafe that thrives on basic principles: farm to table food, simple, clean and healthy preparations to maximize flavors. The menu is swapped in and out regularly, but the fantastic quality of the food never changes.