Why Chicago: 5 Reasons to make the move to the Windy City

March 11, 2019

Thinking of making the move to Chicago? You’re not alone! According to Business Insider, many of the best and brightest from around the world are flocking to the Windy City. Of course, it’s not hard to see why — known for its amazing food, rich history and thrilling entertainment, Chicago is truly a marvel of the Midwest. Here are a few reasons why the city is experiencing a surge of interest amongst young professionals and families.

 

Professional Opportunities

 

Gaze up at the skyscrapers that tower over downtown and it’s clear that this a city of vast opportunities. With the 4th highest number of corporate HQs in America, Chicago is bustling with professional opportunity, whether you’re starting out in your career or taking it to the next level. According to Fortune, the top companies to work for in Chicago include Capital One and Salesforce, with many Fortune 500 companies across finance, retail brands, health care and hospitality topping the hiring charts

 

Family Friendliness

 

Gaze up at the skyscrapers that tower over downtown and it’s clear that this a city of vast opportunities. With the 4th highest number of corporate HQs in America, Chicago is bustling with professional opportunity, whether you’re starting out in your career or taking it to the next level. According to Fortune, the top companies to work for in Chicago include Capital One and Salesforce, with many Fortune 500 companies across finance, retail brands, health care and hospitality topping the hiring charts.

 

Easy Commute


[Source: Chicago Transit Authority]

 

Ask any local on the street and they’d tell you that Chicago is easy to navigate. This highly walkable city built on a grid also features city-wide bike sharing via Divvy. But if you’re not in the mood to commute on foot or pedal to your destination, you’ll be happy to know that the city also has the second largest public transportation system in the US, and you’ve also got Lyft and Uber at your fingertips for the ultimate convenience!

 

Sports Lover Dream


[Source: Chicago Cubs]

 

Adopt a new team and show your true Chicago colors by cheering with the hometown crowd! With iconic major league teams (and a few thrilling rivalries too), this is a city that comes alive at the start of every match, whether you’re into basketball, football, baseball or virtually any sport. Plus, all of Chicago’s major league teams play within 20 minutes from LEVEL in Old Town!

 

Bonus: Amazing Pizza!


[Source: Uno Pizza and Grill]

 

Did someone say deep dish? With classic pizza joints like Uno Pizza and Grill and Lou Malnati’s, it’s hard to find a bad slice of pizza in the city. Of course, locals have their allegiances – ask and you may hear the virtues of their favorite hometown slice. If you’re completely new to Chicago-style pizza, CN Traveler’s list of top pizzerias in the city is a great place to start.

Thinking of making the move to beautiful Chicago? Come check out LEVEL’s Old Town and River North properties today and tweet us by mentioning @StayingLEVEL.

 

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