10 Reasons You Should Move to Chicago

January 23, 2015 | By Amy Galvin
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We’re pretty biased when it comes to thinking Chicago is the best place in the world to live. If you’re considering moving to Chicago, here are 10 reasons why you definitely should:

Cost of Rent in Chicago:

New York and San Francisco are both amazing cities, but you’ll spend an arm and a leg on rent living there. While Chicago is not dirt cheap, you’ll get a lot more bang for your buck here on brand new apartments in the heart of the city.

Chicago is Clean:

While Chicago is a big city, it’s super clean compared to other urban locales. That’s because the city has alleys to hide dumpsters and keep the trash off the street.

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Chicago is On a Grid:

Due to the Great Fire in 1871, Chicago was able to restructure and thanks to urban planner, Daniel Burnham, our city is beautifully laid out and incorporates wide streets, parks and gorgeous gardens.

Chicago Apartments Are Near Beaches:

There are twenty-six miles of beaches in Chicago to be exact. From small, quiet neighborhood beaches to the bustling lakefront of North Avenue Beach, when it’s summer you’ll find nearly every Chicagoan hitting the sand.

Hot Dogs, Pizza and Michelin Stars:

Chicago is such a foodie city. From Chicago classics like hot dogs, deep dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches to the ultimate fine dining experience of Alinea, you can really taste it all.

Chicago’s Growing Job Market:

While Chicago has always had a strong job market, the city is currently seeing a boom in new companies starting, growing and moving to Chicago. In 2015, Google will open its brand new offices in the West Loop, while Yelp opened its new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart this month. Many other larger corporations have moved their headquarters from the suburbs to the city to attract more talent.

Summers in Chicago:

We’re not going to lie Chicago winters can be tough. But they make the summer that much sweeter. Once the temp hits 50 degrees, you’ll find Chicagoans ditching their winter coats and donning shorts. Farmers markets, outdoor music festivals, block parties, major concerts, parks and beaches make for the perfect Chicago summer experience.

You Don’t Need a Car in Chicago:

We have a solid public transportation system with the L. Plus, getting around Chicago has only gotten easier thanks to the introduction of Divvy bikes and rideshare services such as Uber.

Chicago’s Culture:

Chicago is full of cultural activities. We have world class museums and an amazing theater scene. Our city is a made up of diverse people, which add to the rich culture of the city.


Chicagoans are hardworking, driven people who are as nice as they come.  Even if you’re brand new to Chicago, you’ll fell welcome right from the start.

Once you move to Chicago, chances are you’ll probably never want to leave!

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