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Have you ever considered living in Chicago?
Whether it's for a job or lifestyle change--or you want to move closer to family--re-locating is never a simple task. One of the necessities is finding the right "home base" for you, your family, and your stuff.
We're going to educate you on the benefits of living in Chicago--and how to find the right apartment to settle down.
If you're like us, there's nothing like a good slice of pizza or loaded hot dog. Yes, it's not always the healthiest of food options, but Chicago is a place known for its local cuisine. So, how can you not partake?
Chicagoans rave about the deep dish pizza from favorites like Lou Malnati’s, Pequod’s, and Giordano’s--not to mention the Chicago-style dog from Portillo’s. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
Honestly, finding an apartment in Chicago is not that difficult. In fact, sites like Zumper can help you find the perfect apartment in Chicago, IL and many other American cities.
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Wherever you decide to go, you'll want to find an apartment in one of Chicago's many neighborhoods that fits your lifestyle. For the sports fans and entertainment enthusiasts, that's North Chicago where you can watch the Cubs at Wrigley and catch some jazz in Uptown. Then again, if you're more of a history buff or like the tourist scene, there's always Downtown Chicago with Buckingham Fountain and its many art galleries.
No matter where you want to live, Zumper is a great resource to help you find that right place. Make sure you consider it before you make the move.
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You might not know that Chicago is actually one of the flattest cities in the United States. This makes it easy for those wanting bike and walk as the primary means of getting around. Another great feature of the city--it's very "pro cycling," so you'll find many bike lanes, trails, and parks to make things easier (and more beautiful) as you navigate the town.
Chicago also boasts great public transportation. While it may not be along the lines of Washington, D.C., Chicago offers many bus routes as well as the "L" train system.
Before you go to Chicago, you better pick a side: Cubs or White Sox. You'll want to do so before the "Crosstown Classic."
But, Chicago is known for more than just its baseball rivalry. You also have the Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks--the city's professional football, basketball, and hockey teams, respectively.
Before getting settled in Chicago and making the move, you'll want to set up a budget. This will help you figure out your moving expenses, help you find an apartment in Chicago with a monthly rent in your budget, and help you figure out how to stretch your paycheck.
Make sure you get yourself set up for financial success when you move to Chicago. It's a great way to build your wealth and be able to enjoy the city without going into debt.
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We hope you found this helpful as you pursue your move to Chicago. It all comes down to finding the right neighborhood that fits your desired lifestyle--and making sure to live financially responsible.
Good luck with your move--and check back for other helpful articles on navigating your financial life!
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