This could be the first-ever suburban member of our acclaimed Under $300K Club. With slim pickings in the city proper, we had to get a little creative. And we found a worthy candidate in one of our favorite buildings: David Hovey's Optima Old Orchard Woods in Skokie. The award-winning highrise is home to this 2/2 condo, on the market for two years with nary a taker. The 6th floor unit comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and a view of the nearby Harms Woods. It makes amends for its tight interiors (1,124-square feet) with an outdoor terrace. And you'll have access to a party room, spa, fitness center, and a glass-enclosed pool. The ask? $299K.
·Listing: 9725 Woods, Unit 616 [Coldwell Banker Residential]