As I’ve detailed in previous posts, there are many reasons to relocate to Chicago – the city’s stunning urban landscape, its intriguing history, and varied neighborhoods all make the city a wonderful place to live and work, and the amazing Chicago real estate and Chicago condos that are available definitely don’t hurt either.
However, one of the biggest positives of living in Chicago is the vibrant local culture. There is truly something for everyone, from world class museums to a multi-faceted local music scene to a range of dining options (after all, the city is home to everything from deep dish pizza, Italian beef sandwiches, and Eli’s Cheesecake to high end dining like Alinea, Tru, and Charlie Trotter’s). There is also a major theater scene, as well as the globally renowned Second City comedy club – Chicago is the birthplace of improvisational comedy, after all, and famous comedians earned their chops here in the Windy City. For a more refined evening, Chicagoans can visit Civic Opera House, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, or the Joffrey Ballet (among others) for a memorable performance.
Of course, Chicago also has plenty to offer sports fans as well – with the Bears (or should I say “da Bears), the White Sox, the Cubs, the Bulls, and the Blackhawks all representing the city on a national level and a number of teams making waves in the minors, there are plenty of fantastic sporting events to attend. The city’s many parks and beaches also make it possible for athletes to play their favorite games without venturing too far from their homes. All in all, a Chicago relocation might be the smartest move you’ll ever make.