Considering a move to Chicago? While the city is home to some amazing luxury properties, excellent schools, world class galleries and museums, and a fantastic entertainment scene, perhaps the number one reason to relocate here is the summer months – the beautiful weather, the festivals, concerts, and other special events, and all the fun that can be had along the lakefront make enduring the admittedly chilly winters worth it.
One classic Chicago summer activity is to visit Navy Pier with family or friends – and you should definitely stay for the fireworks happening every Saturday night until the end of the summer. If you want to stay away from the crowds and you happen to live in Streeterville, you can likely take advantage of your Chicago condos’ rooftop to see Navy Pier’s fireworks. Starting on July, you can enjoy Movies in the Park – a series of classic movies will be projected on to the big screen in Millennium Park. Don’t forget to bring your chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket filled with goodies!
Nearby in Grant Park is the 26th Annual Chicago Blues Fest in June, when celebrated musicians from around the country come together to play some amazing concerts every year. Of course, July is the biggest month for Chicago festival. The popular Taste of Chicago takes place in Grant Park starting June 26th through July 5th – The Taste is in its twenty-fifth year and features over seventy of Chicago’s best restaurants. At the end of July the spectacular 52nd annual Venetian Night along the lakefront features hundred of boats adorned with dazzling decorations. If you live in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, you will also have great access to the oldest running and longest free Chicago air and water show at North Avenue Beach (or simply watch the show from the rooftop of your Chicago condo). Also, don’t forget about the hundreds of smaller festivals throughout the summer including Wicker Park Fest and Lincoln Fest.
Of course, you can’t forget the simpler joys of summers in Chicago – grilling on your patio, exploring the city’s beautiful parks, and the way that the city’s beautiful architecture sparkles in the sunshine. There’s really nothing like it.
If you’re considering relocating to Chicago, contact Chicago real estate agent Sheldon Salnick.