If you're relocating to Chicago, you're in for a treat. Chicago has so much to offer, from sports to food, music, attractions, and not to mention some gorgeous lakefront views. Before you move to the Windy City, though, there are some things you need to know:
1. Chicago weather may throw you off
They don't call it the Windy City for nothing -- it gets chilly here. Be sure to pack a heavy winter coat and gloves, because winter temperatures can drop below freezing.
But even though the winters are cold, the weather is very comfortable during the other seasons.
This might surprise you, but the beaches in Chicago will send you on a vacation in your own backyard. Located right on the coast of Lake Michigan, there are 26 miles of sand along the lake.
2. Meeting people is very easy because there is just so much to do
If you're a foodie, there are hundreds of amazing restaurants. Whether you want a signature deep dish pizza, a hot beef sandwich, or something more eclectic and adventurous, Chicago has it all. Chicagoans love their food, and they'll love talking to you about it as well.
3. If you don't follow sports, you do now
Chicago is home to two major league baseball teams, a major league soccer team, a Stanley Cup-winning hockey team, a beloved NFL team, and one of the most widely recognized basketball teams in the world. Turn off your television and go see a game. One question: the Cubs or the White Sox?
4. You better get used to public transportation
Get a Ventra card to take the L or hop on a bus. Many Chicagoans rely on public transport, cabs, or a ride-sharing service like Uber.
5. Finding a place to live is not as hard as you think
There's Chicago real estate for sale all over the city, and apartments nearly everywhere. From luxury condos with character to new construction, there is something available for you no matter where you look. And unlike the real estate market in coastal cities like San Francisco or Washington, D.C., you can actually afford Chicago luxury condos and apartments.
If you're on the hunt for a place to live and settle down in Chicago, look no further. Terri McAuley will help you locate the perfect luxury condos for sale and downtown real estate. Whichever neighborhood you're looking at, Terri has you covered. Contact her today.