Moving to Chicago will relocate you to one of the world’s most popular cities. Located on beautiful Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for it’s attractive skyline and endless attractions suited for all interests.
Organized in the early 19th Century with around 200 residents; it’s hard to believe what was once an unknown community is now home to almost 3 million people. For several decades Chicago was one of the worlds fastest growing cities in the world and has continued to become a world leader in commerce, industry, transportation and finance.
Rising from the ashes of the notorious Chicago fire, the city constructed the world’s first skyscraper and continues to be known for its architectural design and cityscape. Buildings such as the Trump International Hotel and Tower, Willis Tower, Aon Center, and John Hancock Center are now known as some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.
From the historical and incomprehensible travesty the city recovered stronger, better and more beautiful. Now known as “Chicagoland,” this metropolitan area extends into the neighboring states of Illinois and Wisconsin where 9.5 million people now reside.
Once you move to Chicago there will be plenty to see and do. From waterfront parks such as Lincoln Park, Grant Park, Jackson Park and Burnham Park you can enjoy the refreshing breezes from Lake Michigan to countless fun and entertaining venues.
Almost too numerous to mention, Chicago offers shopping destinations that are on a world-class level. Known as the Magnificent Mile, this prestigious shopping district draws not only discerning shoppers but high-class retailers as well. Here you will find brands such as Cartier, Chanel, Cole Haan, Harry Winston, Givenchy, Ted Baker, Prada, Hugo Boss, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Marc Jacobs to name a few. Due to its quality offerings, the National Geographic named this area one of the ten best shopping destinations in the world.
Dining in Chicago
If you’ve never heard of Randolph Street and the restaurant corridor, you will soon enough. Known for it’s over-the-top food, fun and endless excitement, Randolph Street is just a small representation of what restaurateurs will find in Chicago.
Popular establishments like Girl & the Goat have made Chicago a foodie paradise. Serving off-the-wall creations like “Pig Face,” “Grilled Baby Octopus,” and “Escargot Ravioli,” Girl & the Goat has a reputation that brings curious visitors just waiting to sample a surprise.
More delectable eats await at the reputable Alinea. Known for it’s creative food presentation and endless courses the Alinea restaurant deserves the high ratings it’s known for. Offerings like “Hot Potato Cold Potato” and “Black Truffle Explosion,” or “empura-fried fruit and brie, served on a burning cinnamon stick skewer” bring loyal patrons back for more mouth-watering experiences.
Locals enjoy the great views from the Chicago Stock Exchange’s 40th floor, the location of Everest, one of the city’s many famed places for fine dining. Over at Spiaggia, you’ll feast delicious Italian dishes made from the freshest ingredients. If you are in the mood for some Mediterranean food, head over to the Purple Pig, named one of the 10 best new restaurants in America by Bon Appetit Magazine. For a great night of live jazz visit Chicago’s Chicken and Waffles, offering a unique setting and relaxed environment.
Chicago is nationally known for its commitment to parks and recreation. Since the early 1800’s Chicago’s motto has been Ubs in horto, meaning “City in a Garden” in Latin. With over 570 parks developed by architects, artists such as Daniel Burnham, Fredrick Law Olmsted, Frank Gehry and Lorado Taft, there is always a place to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Chicago’s recreational getaways are unlike most. With acreage of individual parks measuring in the hundreds to thousands of acres, these parks are beyond spacious.
If moving to Chicago means finding new golf courses don’t fret. Your move to Chicago will put you in proximity of numerous first-class golf courses and elite country clubs.
The Play Chicago Park District gives the player a refreshing view of Lake Michigan while providing six courses, three driving ranges, and two miniature golf courses. Golf Digest and Golf Magazine continually rate Amana Colonies Golf Course as one of Chicago’s best. Sinnissippi Park Golf Course is located in central Sinnissippi Park and its 9-hole course is one of the Park Districts oldest.
Another top ranked course is the Aldeen Golf Course. Noted by Golf Digest’s Places to Play guidebook, this course is sure to have you coming back.
Moving to Chicago will allow your family to enjoy the many attractions that Chicago is known for. Such as the Chicago Children’s Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Adler Planetarium offer all ages and interest a fun and exciting adventure.
Families who are new in town often make a beeline to The Lincoln Park Zoo which is one of the few remaining zoos in America that doesn’t charge visitors admission, which means you should feel free to load up on souvenirs. For the scenic, spend some time soaking up the beautiful view on the shores of Lake Michigan, and then pay a visit to Millennium Park, home to the world-renowned Cloud Gate sculpture and the beautiful Crown Fountain. For a skyscraper experience be sure and visit the Willis Tower and Skydeck Chicago, a definite experience you won’t want to miss.
Moving to Chicago offers you untold opportunities. From food, shopping, galleries, and exhibitions, there’s little that can’t be found in the city of Chicago.
Welcome to the Windy City
As moving experts with plenty of experience in helping people settle in Chicago, we want to welcome you to this iconic American city. There are so many things to do and see in the Windy City that you’ll be glad you’ve moved here.
Moving to Chicago with Red Ball
Red Ball’s team of moving specialists are dedicated to making your move to Chicago fast and hassle free. While other movers come and go, Red Ball is a long distance moving company that has been helping people move in and out of Chicago for nearly a century.
The thought of a cross country move to the Windy City is exciting, but it can also make you feel stressed as you try to juggle the many tasks involved in transitioning from one home to another. That’s why the professionals at Red Ball would like to let you know that we are here for you through every step of your move.
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