You can decided to move to the big city and you have chosen Chicago as the scene for the next chapter of your life. Here are six things that you must know about the Windy City before you pack your belongings and say goodbye to your family and friends.
It is windy and cold
Chicago lies in the northern parts of the Unites States and isn’t that far away from the Canadian border. This in combine with the presence of Lake Michigan means that the city can be quite harsh during the winter with very lower temperatures and unpleasant winds. But since there are currently over 2.5 million Chicagoans who enjoy their city despite the cold and wind, we are certain that you can do it too. Just get a warm coat and be prepared for some freezing days.
You won’t need a car
In terms of public transport very few cities not only in the US but the world can rival Chicago. The city has a vast metro system, a reliable bus transportation network and an amazing bicycle-sharing system which will allow you to reach any point within Chicago without having to deal with traffic and parking spaces. The city is also served by a large railway station and an international airport which also facilitates long distance travels.
Public services are at the end of a phone call
Like all major cities, Chicago has plenty to offer to its residence and this includes an immense diversity of public services which aim to simplify life. For example, you can easily move to the Windy City by using the services of relocation helpers. This way you will have the peace of mind that all your possessions will be brought to you in a safe and timely manner and the best thing about it is that you won’t have to life a single box.
Lake Michigan is a great asset
Chicago doesn’t have any mountains and is situated a quite a distance from both oceans that hug North America. However, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to go to the beach during the summer or that you won’t be able to enjoy the beauty of nature as Lake Michigan will offer you both and so much more. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and largest bodies of water on the continent and we are more than certain that you will relish the city’s 18.5 mile long lakefront as often as you can. And if you get tired from the lake you can always enjoy one of the many landmarks of the city such as:
- Navy Pier
- The Field Museum
- Willis Tower
- Millennium Park
- The Chicago Theatre
Chicagoans are friendly and welcoming people, so you can rest assured that you will quickly make new friends and most of them will be your neighbors. You can rest assured that your new community will embrace you, help you with the acclimatization of your new surroundings and make you feel at home.
Affordable real estate market
It may come as a surprise to you but the third-most popular city in the United States has a very flexible real estate market which comprises of budget-friendly properties. Many experts that this is one of the main reasons why so many people choose to move to Chicago.