Welcome to Chicago!
Welcome to Chicago, the 3rd largest city in the U.S.! Enjoy the friendly locals, a diverse culture of visual arts, film, and theater, sports, a delicious array of restaurants, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
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Experience Chicago Millennium Park
"The Bean" in Downtown Chicago
Downtown Chicago is home to "The Bean", the iconic Cloud Gate statue. The reflection is mesmerizing, and you'll want to take a photo with family at the base of "The Bean" to show off its gargantuan size. Other sites to see in the area include:
- Crown Fountain
- Tranquil Gardens
- Public Art Displays
- Jay Pritzker Pavilion
- Interactive Fountains
- Maggie Delay Park for Kids
Getting Around Chicago
TIP: Download the Ventra Transit Card to use on the 'L' train and bus. The app will also let you know when trains and buses are arriving and departing.
Birds-Eye View See Chicago From the Willis Tower
1,353 Feet in the Air Surrounded by Glass
Visit "The Ledge" in Chicago's Willis Tower, an experience like no other. Imagine hovering 1,353 feet in the air on a glass balcony in one of the tallest buildings around. You'll see the best views Chicago has to offer as you stand in one of 4 glass boxes that extend 4.3 feet from the building. Look down through the glass floor, then out to view up to four states! You'll feel exhilarated as if you're floating on air.
- 103rd Floor
- 4 Glass Boxes
- Spectacular Views
- 4.3 Feet Glass Box
- 1,353 Feet in the Air
- Glass Balcony & Floor
- Open 365 Days a Year
- 3rd Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Chicago, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Chicago offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Chicago!
Fun For The Whole FamilyLincoln Park Zoo
1,100 Animals From Across the Globe!
Visit Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo! As one of the oldest zoos in the U.S., you'll enjoy seeing giraffes, rhinos, pygmy hippos, primates, birds, reptiles, and more!
The kids can hop aboard the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel and Lionel Train Adventure at the zoo.
The whole family will enjoy immersing themselves in Sea Explorer 5-D, a virtual-reality submarine adventure.
Enjoy the Nature Boardwalk as you explore native plants and wildlife, then stop at the Patio Café Brauer for a bite to eat.
Adventure Thrill Seekers
Thrilling Outdoor Adventure Park in Chicago
Just outside the city of Chicago, you'll find The Forge: Lemont Quarries featuring one of the largest outdoor adventure parks in the world!
Enjoy one of the biggest aerial courses in the world, designed to challenge every age and fitness level. Hop on one of the 3 tallest rope towers in the world and bravely rappel from multiple stations. Try 4 quarry zip lines and 2 miles of zip lines strung between towers.
The Kids Adventure Zone is geared toward children from 3-13 years old and features mini zip lines and balance lines, 12-foot climbing walls, and rope courses. Fun for the whole family!
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Chicago
There are so many activities and sites to see in Chicago:
- Field Museum
- Brookfield Zoo
- Shedd Aquarium
- Millennium Park
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Art Institute of Chicago
- "The Bean" (Cloud Gate)
- Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier
- Museum of Science & Industry
The average price of homes is approximately $339,900 (Nov. 2022)
Chicago offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo.
There are many styles of homes in Chicago, including Greystone, Bungalow, Frame Two-Flat, Worker Cottage, and Modern.
- Cost of living (average homeowner): $2.384/month
- Average home price: $339,900
- Residential property tax: 1.55+%
Chicago is nicknamed "The Windy City" (among others)
How did Chicago get the nickname "The Windy City"? A tornado blew through Chicago in 1876, and thanks to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the "Windy City" name stuck.
Chicago weather includes cold winters, but if you visit in July or August, you'll enjoy average temperatures in the 70s F.
- Elevation: 597 feet
- Land area: 234.5 mi2
- Approx. population: 8.9 million (2022)
- Median resident age: 34.8 years old
$63,214 is the average income in Chicago (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
Chicago is ranked 2nd worldwide based on the arts and culture, food and drink, nightlife, walkability, and more. Chicago offers nearly every type of employment.
Some of the best companies to work for in Chicago include Grainger, Abbott Labs, Allstate, and Exelon. Some of the most common jobs include:
- Sales Associate
- Customer Service Rep
- Certified Nursing Assistant
Moving to Chicago, Illinois
Would you like to live in Chicago?
Chicago Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Chicago, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: financial trading and services, manufacturing, insurance, publishing printing, or transportation.
Living in Chicago includes activities for all seasons like kayaking, bicycling, ice skating, ziplining, nightlife, outdoor concerts, and so much more.
If you're interested in buying a home in Chicago, you can choose from a variety of home styles from traditional to modern, and single-family homes to highrise apartments. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses