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Six Best Summer Yoga Spots In Chicago


Alright Yoga fans, summer is in full swing and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy some amazing places to do yoga in Chicago. What’s an even greater fact is that all the places we recommend in this blog are just steps from various PPM apartments. So if you’re in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, [...]

Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse


Gibson’s Bar And Steakhouse 1028 N. Rush We have stumbled upon a great secret right here in the Gold Coast, steps away from all PPM High-Rises.  Did you know you can have lunch at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants for about what you would pay for a fast food sandwich? Gibson’s opens daily @ [...]

Space Management in Small Apartments


One of the keys to living comfortably in a small apartment is being smart about the space you have. Following are some space-saving ideas for furnishing and decorating your cozy apartment. With a little creativity and a personal touch, it’s not so hard to make your apartment feel like home. So let’s take a look [...]

Oak Street Beach Food and Drink


Summer in Chicago is truly an amazing and magical thing that occurs in our favorite city.  Not only do you get the hot weather but also the fests, the concerts and the PPM pool parties!  Yet you also get something very special that not many cities have, the beach scene on the edge of the [...]

Moving Series: Should You Move Yourself or Hire Movers?


Summer is finally here and many of you are itching to move into your new PPM apartment.  This can be both an exciting time but also a stressful time, as moving is never the easiest thing nor the most fun.  However in the end, when you are finally situated in your new PPM apartment your [...]

PPM’s Summer Instagram Contest


Use #PPMSUMMER and Win Big Money All Summer! We all love summer in Chicago and PPM has a chance for you to win BIG MONEY as you are out enjoying yourselves this season. Simply share your best pics all summer long with us and we will reward our favorite pic every Monday a $50 rent [...]

Millennium Park Summer Film Series 2016


Movies, movies, movies, I think it’s safe to say we all love movies. Chicagoan’s also love the summer, I mean we really love summer. From the beaches to the festivals we love summer time in Chicago. So we did what any sensible city would do, we combined movies and summer. How might you ask? Simple, [...]

Flacos Tacos


One of the many reasons living in the Gold Coast is so great are the wide variety of restaurants. Chooses that are nearly endless and caterer to whatever you taste buds may be in need of. From Italian, Chicago hotdogs, or pizza, the Gold Coast has got you covered. What’s even better is that many [...]

Lincoln Park Wine Fest


With spring on the outs and summer just a few weeks away we know we are all pumped. To the sunny beach days, the awesome PPM pool parties, and of course the countless Chicago fests. Fest season is one of our favorite seasons, as there are countless ones to visit during the summer months. From [...]

Chicago Spring Showers


With spring here in Chicago and summer just around the corner a lot of us are very excited. Excited to be outside, excited for the warm weather, and of course excited for beach and pool season. But as the saying goes, spring showers bring may flowers you can be sure there are some spring rainy [...]



All I wanted was a change. My coworkers and I got that at Red Robin’s Burger Works on 20 E Chicago. Just a block and a half block from PPM’s The Chicagoan at 750 Rush, I’ve passed this Burger Works many times. I figured it was just like the Red Robins I’ve been to in [...]

Navy Pier’s New Ferris Wheel


When people consider Chicago, they tend to think tall buildings, big city, and lots of restaurants. All of which are very true, but that’s just a taste of what this amazing city has to offer. Now when you think of Chicago summers, your head zeros in on the lake front and pool parties! At PPM [...]

Dog Park Etiquette


Spring is in the air here in Chicago and we are definitely gearing up for it! You know who else is excited for the changing weather? Our dogs and here at Planned Property Management, WE LOVE DOGS! We love them so much that many of our building from Lakeview to the Gold Coast offer a [...]

Saint Patrick’s Day Chicago 2016


It’s that time of year again when spring is just around the corner and summer is on the horizon. The cold winter months are behind us and the anticipation of nice weather fills are hearts. One of the first celebrations that kicks off this time of year is, of course, Saint Patrick’s Day – a [...]

Free Day’s at the Field Museum


Chicago, being the world class city that it is, has many treasures throughout the city. From the most amazing Skyscrapers, to places like Navy Pier, you be hard pressed to find something new and exciting every time you visit. One of the coolest things Chicago has to offer originates from the World’s Fare here in [...]

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