Communities

One of the best things about Chicago is that it is a neighborhood-focused city, so it offers big-city opportunities within a small-town environment. For example, Lincoln Park is a collection of small neighborhoods, each represented by an ad hoc neighborhood association that encourages resident participation. Groups like the Old Town Triangle Association, Park West Assocation, and Sheffield Neighbors focus on fundraising, community safety, events and activities and area beautification and provide support to retail businesses, schools, institutions, parks and area services.

The Apostal Group knows these neighborhood organizations well. Among the Lakeview neighborhoods, Wrigleyville is well known as the home of the Chicago Cubs, but it is also the neighborhood where Nicholas was born. A few years later, the family moved a few streets south into Lincoln Park, with its diverse population of young singles, grandparents and business professionals. Back then, neighborhood moms started a food co-op, offering fresh produce from the wholesale market; today, weekly farmers’ markets offer fresh alternatives to retail super markets, and an organic market brings the farm into the city twice a week in Lincoln Park.

Through their neighborhood organization, the Apostals also helped fund the building of a playground in Oz Park on Webster Street. Nicholas and the kids of the neighborhood contributed the manpower to build the playground, which still exists today.

The Apostal Group is passionate about helping you find the right corner of the city to call your own.