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5. Chicago: The Gold Coast
Chicago: The Gold Coast
One broker has a $9.5 million home on the Gold Coast in mind.
Advice for James on where to settle in Chicago would be easy to come by, according to Janet Owen, an agent with Sudler Sotheby's International Realty.

"Ask anybody in Chicago where the best place to live is, and they'll tell you it's their neighborhood -- and they'll tell you why," she said.

Owen has a listing in mind. It's an eight-bed townhouse on the Gold Coast, north of downtown. The cost: $9.5 million.

She said he'd love the neighborhood because of its location alongside Lake Michigan, its beautiful, tree-lined streets, Lincoln Park and its proximity to restaurants and downtown. It's good enough for the mother of the foremost basketball icon: Michael Jordan's mom lives right on Lake Shore Drive.

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Last updated July 08 2010: 11:31 AM ET
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