Garrison Point: An Urban Community

November 10, 2013

Situated at 30 Ordnance Street, Garrison Point is a new mixed used community project already generating significant buzz. Once complete, Garrison Point will showcase approximately 5 masterfully sculpted buildings designed for the discerning buyer.

Phase one of the project will feature two residential buildings that offer break-taking views of the Toronto skyline. One of the later phases of construction will consist of a retail component. Perhaps one of our favorite aspects of Garrison Point is the 4.5 acres of green space, which lies in the center of the development. Garrison Point is the perfect abode for those who desire to reside in an urban setting combined with lush green spaces.

 Garrison Point Luxury Homes

San Francisco's Latest Luxury Condo: 8 Octavia

November 06, 2013

8 Octavia Condos San FranciscoDDG, a preeminent real estate investment and development company in NYC,   has established a solid reputation for developing exceptional luxury condominiums throughout New York and San Francisco. Some of DDG’s visionary and sophisticated projects include 345 Meatpacking, 12 & 14 Warren, 450 Hayes and 400 Grove.

 

 

One of DDG’s latest projects is 8 Octavia, which is already generating significant buzz in San Francisco. These new spacious condominiums will be masterfully designed for the discerning buyer by renowned architect Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects, who has set himself apart from the competition through unparalleled creativity, meticulous attention to detail and flawless execution.

 

 

8 Octavia will showcase luxury one, two and three bedroom condominiums located within San Francisco’s thriving Hayes Valley neighborhood. Once completed, 8 Octavia will grant residents easy access to popular Hayes Valley boutiques, restaurants, bars as well as celebrated cultural attractions.

 

Situated at the corner of Market Street and Octavia Boulevard, 8 Octavia will feature residences with elegant features and finishes designed to maximize living space. The building will also boast modern day amenities including a stunning roof deck, convenient keyless building access through smartphones as well as residential parking and bicycle stalls.

The NYC Buildings that put "Lux" into Luxury

October 21, 2013

In New York’s ultra-competitive luxury apartment marketplace, buildings need to offer the discerning buyer something truly special to stand out. While location is still king, these days, property desirability has a lot to do with the details. Here are four New York City buildings with modern amenities that really deserve a round of applause from anyone who’s lucky enough to step foot in them.

 

737 Park Avenue?

737 Park Avenue is the place where classic elegance—a nod to the fact that the building in its original form, was built in 1940—meets contemporary convenience with the building’s recent renovation. As is expected from a place this consistently stunning, the amenities available to residents are exceptional. There’s a doorman on hand 24-hours a day, seven days a week, as well as elevator operators and excellent storage facilities. But the really special touches for residents include an on-site gym, children’s playroom and a magnificent garden room, perfect for entertaining larger parties. That means that everyone from families to socialites can revel in 737 Park’s luxurious features.

 

 

 

Midtown West's Mercedes House

Mercedes House is a complex that was built with one eye on the future and the other on the health of its residents—something that’s reflected in this gorgeous building’s expansive and fitness-focused features. Mercedes House boasts a health club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a boxing studio, putting green, spinning studio, spa, ping pong facilities and outdoor decks that are ideal for practicing yoga. And when residents are finished with all of those activities, there’s even a juice bar for refreshments. Put simply, Mercedes House represents healthy living for a healthier planet.

 

Accolade in Staten Island

?As Staten Island’s North Shore commences major renovations, the Accolade apartment complex offers luxury living with unbelievable views of Manhattan, right on the waterfront and within walking distance to the Staten Island ferry (perfect for all you intrepid commuters). Not only are the residences of the Accolade a credit to modern design, with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and elegant finishes, but the amenities inside this 100-residence building are exceptional. Boasting a fitness center, golf simulator, children’s playroom, a catering kitchen, game tables, screening room, conference room wasn’t enough for the designers of the Accolade—that’s right: this place even has a pet spa. As Staten Island undergoes a major transformation, the Accolade is on site to accommodate luxury living in the city’s most serene borough.  

 

 

Stuyvesant Town & Peter Cooper Village: What the Buzz is All About

October 17, 2013

Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town (PCVST) has been around for quite some time. It remains a rental hotspot because of the variety of pricing, the pretty amazing locations and decent turnover to get a place. PCVST provides an actual community like feeling unlike other areas in the East Village and Gramercy.  They are also no-fee and oversized by NYC standards.

Stuyvesant Town in NYC

One bedroom apartments (750+ sq ft) start at $2,995 for in Stuyvesant Town near the East Village, and $3,200  (940+ sq ft) in Peter Cooper Village near Gramercy.  Two and three bedroom apartments are also available, and in Peter Cooper Village, they include two baths!

Stuyvesant Town & Peter Cooper Village Amenities

The residences are pet-friendly, and all utilities are included. A large array of amenities provide endless possibilities to suit your lifestyle and interests: seasonal greenmarket, ice skating rink, recreational courts and playgrounds, tournaments, concierge services and private shuttle bus.

The apartment homes feature high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, expansive living rooms with separate dining areas, spacious bedrooms that easily accommodate king size beds, custom bathrooms, ample closet space, and windowed kitchens with modern full-sized appliances

Chicago Food Delivery Heatmap: Where to Live If You Love to Order In!

October 15, 2013

Ranking the Best Places to Live for Food Delivery in Chicago

You’re a hungry Chicago resident, and you expect any and every type of cuisine available to you at a moment’s notice. Fortunately, the city doesn't disappoint, with restaurant options to sate most any appetite.

Except it's getting cold out. And you're far too lazy to leave your apartment.

Time to call in some food delivery. But which Chicago neighborhood gives you access to ordering the greatest variety of grub from the confines of your couch?

AddressReport'’s new Chicago Food Delivery Heatmap answers exactly that question, revealing the density of food delivery options available in every neighborhood of the Windy City. Red areas on the map indicate blocks with the greatest volume & variety of restaurants that deliver; green areas indicate neighborhoods that offer an average selection of delivery options; blue areas indicate it's time to pick up a good cookbook, because options in those areas are limited.


Read on for your map to food-delivery treasure, but please don't blame us if you've got to put in some extra work at the gym before hitting the lake this summer (click map image below to see full version and zoom in on specific neighborhoods):

The Chicago Food Delivery Heatmap by AddressReport

Chicago Food Delivery Heatmap by Rentenna

Chicago Neighborhood Food Delivery Rankings

To no one's surprise, Chicago's North Side is the place to be for delivery die-hards. In fact, before we cropped the map to focus primarily on the North Side, only Hyde Park could be seen as offering much in the way of delivery options south of I-55 and east of I-94. Has Chicago's burgeoning food scene completely left the South Side behind, or are fewer restaurants in the South Side willing to deliver?

Within the North Side, Depaul/Sheffield has the highest concentration of delivery options in the city, ideal for feeding the hungry college kids at Depaul at all hours. The rest of Lincoln Park, while not quite as concentrated in food delivery options as Depaul/Sheffield, ranks nearly as well, followed by Lake View just to the north. Lincoln Park’s Clyburn Corridor and Old Town just to the south round out the top five.

In ranked order, here's what the data reveals as the top 20 neighborhoods in Chicago for breadth & depth of food delivery options:

  1. DePaul/Sheffield
  2. Lincoln Park
  3. Lakeview
  4. Clybourn Corridor
  5. Old Town
  6. Boystown
  7. Southport Corridor
  8. Noble Square
  9. Near North Side
  10. Gold Coast
  11. River West
  12. Roscoe Village
  13. Wrigleyville
  14. The Loop
  15. River North
  16. Greektown
  17. Bucktown
  18. West Loop
  19. Wicker Park
  20. Printer's Row

We've even included special icons to indicate some Chicago favorites that offer delivery in their neighborhoods. Because let's face it: if you're so lazy that you've made it this deep into an article dedicated to the best neighborhoods for stuffing your face while conducting a solo streaming marathon on Netflix, you could use the help.

Cuisine Breakdown: Pizza Delivery is Chicago's First Love

In terms of cuisine, pizza dominates the Chicagoland delivery scene, accounting for a full quarter of Chicago’s delivery options, followed by American, Japanese, and Chinese food, in order. See the pie chart on the Food Delivery Heatmap for the full breakdown.

Chicago Renters Looking Beyond Price

Younger Americans -- after seeing their parents' generation burned by the housing bubble and crash -- are more frequently than ever making the financially flexible decision to rent in urban areas rather than settle down and buy houses in the suburbs.  As this new generation of renters chooses where to live, issues beyond price are increasingly playing the largest role in their decision-making. Quality-of-life issues in particular, like building amenities, access to public transportation, and access to great restaurant delivery options have become major considerations for renters looking for their next pad.

If having every type of food -- from pizza, to Chinese, to Indian, to sushi, to modern American, to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern and beyond -- available for delivery with a click or phone call is important to you, check out the heatmap above and look up your apartment on AddressReport and get the full scoop about your apartment and your neighborhood.