Whether you’re starting a new job a few states away or you are moving just for a change of scenery, long distance moving can be a tricky process. Regardless of when or where you make a move within the United States, you’ll need to decide whether or not you’ll move yourself or hire a professional […]
Relocating to Chicago can be a daunting experience. In a city of this size, with over 2.16 million people and 77 different neighborhoods, deciding where to live is no easy task. Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and the 38th largest in the entire world. With a city of this size, you’re going to find something for everyone. There’s so much to do, so many places to work, and so many places to live; you’ll never be out of options. The restaurant scene is one of the most diverse in the nation and is a gourmet diner’s dream. The city’s proximity to Lake Michigan provides endless waterfront enjoyment. Lake Michigan is part of the Great Lakes which provides about 20% of the world’s freshwater supply. The water here isn’t just for enjoyment and leisurely boat rides. It’s a life-giving resource that sustains most of the surrounding areas.
But, as with any city of this size, it’s going to come with its problems. While there’s a very high crime rate, most of the dangerous areas are localized. Avoid these areas, and the rest of the city is relatively safe. Famous for its corrupt politicians, Chicago’s local government doesn’t always have its citizens’ best interests at heart. But many are working to change this, including the new mayor, Laurie Lightfoot. Heralded as the first African-American female mayor as well as the first openly gay head of the city, Chicago has big hopes for this diminutive new leader. So, while it has huge problems to overcome, it also has huge benefits, and anyone moving here will be able to see all that is wonderful about The Second City.