Living and Renting in Chicago - PPM Apartments Blog

The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets

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The Season Has Arrived For Chicago Farmers Markets! When you rent an apartment from Planned Property Management, within a short walk there are multitudes of shopping and dining options. The warming air and longer daylight also signals the start of the farmer’s market season. Chicago has over 50 farmer’s markets throughout the week and many [...]

Planned Property Management Buildings are Bike Friendly!

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Planned Property Management Buildings are Bike Friendly! A Few Keys to Safely Navigating Chicago Streets. No matter which PPM apartment you choose to live in your bicycle will be safe and secure in our dedicated bicycle storage room. Chicago has an extensive series of bicycle lanes and bike routes to get you where you need [...]

Cohiba Cuban Cuisine


Cohiba Cuban Cuisine 2835 N. Broadway 773.935.8866 We are kicking ourselves for not stopping into Cohiba @ 2835 N. Broadway in Lakeview and sampling the AWESOME Cuban Cuisine – UNTIL NOW!  We literally felt like we were stepping off Broadway and entering Cuba!  We were immediately welcomed and seated by one of the owners [...]

Labriola Café and Ristorante Chicago


With our latest building joining the PPM family, The Chicagoan located at 750 North Rush in the heart of the Gold Coast, we were anxious to explore Michigan Avenue to find a new and exciting place to eat. After some time walking the Magnificent Mile, we were hard pressed to find something with an outdoor [...]

Your cat is welcome in all PPM Apartment Buildings

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Your cat is welcome in all PPM Apartment Buildings Planned Property Management welcomes your cat in all of our buildings. In fact many of our buildings are even dog friendly! Unlike many management companies we do not charge an extra deposit fee or additional rent for your feline family members. So lets see what you [...]

Stop Getting Parking Tickets With the ParkChicago app


Stop Getting Parking Tickets With the ParkChicago app • Pay for parking with your phone • Extend your time remotely • Easy and Convenient The ParkChicago app for iOS (iPhone) and Android allows you to pay for parking on metered streets with your smartphone. For times over two hours, there is no additional charge and [...]

Chicago Summer Festival Guide – May and June 2015

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May is an exciting time of year. It means the winter is finally over and summer has come once again to this amazing city we all call home. Another great thing about May is Memorial Weekend, the official start of Chicago summers and it includes one of our most favorite things, beach openings! Yet the [...]

Chicago’s Dog House


Something quick, gourmet, and classic… The Chicago hot dog is a continuing source of fuel for the people of Chicago. Although available at every dog joint in the city, we attained our fix from “Chicago’s Dog House” at 816 W. Fullerton Ave, open from 11am to 9pm. This dog house is wall to wall with [...]

Lincoln Park Stadium Bar and Grill


Not sure where to head this weekend? Maybe you live in Lincoln Park or have an itch to head up north from some weekend fun. Whatever your weekend pleasure, there is one spot you must hit for some ice cold beverages and a great atmosphere. That of course would be Lincoln Park Stadium Bar and [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Chicago Dog Flu


By now you’ve hopefully heard about a virus that is spreading like crazy through the dog population of Chicago. In fact, it has reached epidemic levels. It is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a highly contagious strain known as H3N8. The Cook County Animal Control has reported that between January and March fived dogs [...]

How To Access Your Online Account

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Dear PPM Residents Planned Property Management is pleased to offer a way for you to access your account information online at your convenience. How To Create And Access Your Account To create a new account go to: “Pay Rent Online” Step 1: On the Resident Login screen, click Create New Account. Step 2: Enter your account [...]

Lito’s Empanadas


2566 N. Clark 11:00 am -9:00 pm On the corner of Wrightwood and Clark Avenue, there is a little restaurant that goes by the name of Lito’s Empanadas – 2566 N. Clark St. We chose to indulge our appetites in this close to standing room only, 8 year old empanada storefront, after hearing much [...]

The Wiener’s Circle


2622 N. Clark 773.477.7444 11:00 am -4:00 am Looking for a fast affordable meal, a late night snack, a Lincoln Park landmark? The Wiener’s Circle has you covered an all three! Please don’t think that due to all the press (including a reality tv show) this place is just a late night gimmick – the [...]

The Bourgeois Pig Café


736-738 W. Fullerton 7:00 am – 10:00 pm 773.883.5282 In this day and age when you can find a national sandwich chain on every block it was very refreshing to find a unique, hip privately owned café right here in the heart of Lincoln Park! The Bourgeois Pig Cafe is a beloved Lincoln Park [...]

St. Paddy’s Day Treats @ Lakeview’s DMK Burger


We took an afternoon stroll to the DMK Burger Bar located at 2954 N Sheffield Ave. Of course our visit today would not be the first, considering we absolutely pine over the juicy list of delicacies they have to offer. However, we heard rumor of a few special additions to the menu. We are living [...]

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