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Posted on Jan 17, 2016

10 Important Facts if Moving to Chicago

10 Important Facts if Moving to Chicago

Are you interested to move to a new location of residence in the United States? In life sometimes it is essential to change locations of residence and this can be done so as to move away from your current location due to unsuitable conditions, to change your environment, have a new experience among other reasons. In the United States people change their residential areas on most occasions and Chicago being a state of desire happens to be one of the most favorite destinations. It is a place of amazing beauty with awesome infrastructure, serene environments, water resources and nature in abundance. The most attractive factor is the road network that is so superb and connects almost all places in the state hence when you move to Chicago it is advisable to own a car because majority of means of transportation is by use of personal vehicles. This is not going to be an issue in the current digital generation since you can easily acquire a car by applying for car title loans online which you repay with small interests as time goes by.

Here are some amazing facts about Chicago:

The source of name

The name “Chicago” is resultant from a French interpretation of the Native American word ‘shikaakwa‘, translated by some sources as “wild leek” or “wild onion” from the Miami-Illinois language.


The climate of the state is classified as humid continental with all four seasons represented: wet springs; hot and often moist summers; pleasing autumns; and frosty winters. Annual rainfall is average, and reaches its lowest points in the months of January and February, and peaks in the months of May and June.

The rivers

The state comprises of water resources such as rivers that provide a beautiful view as they flow across wonderfully. The rivers include: the Chicago river which was engineered in the 19th century to change its flow, the Des Plaines river and the Calumet river which are all connected to Lake Michigan.

chicago river


Chicago has many state of the art facilities such as stadiums that ensure sports activities are a success. The stadiums are: United Center, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, Cellular Field, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, UIC Pavilion, Cicero Stadium among others that bring joy to be in during games or events.

Major shopping centers

Chicago has among the best shopping centers an individual can shop in and they include: the Brickyard mall, Westfield old orchard, Chicago ridge mall, shops at Northbridge, Water tower place just to mention but a few.

Major kids attractions

In this state you can have fun with your kids if you are parents by visiting places such as Lincoln Park Zoo, Grant Park, Wicker Park, John, Hancock Observatory, The Bean,  and Navy Pier.

Toll roads

It provides a good network of locations that ensure one can easily find their destinations. This is evident through good maps.

chicago toll roads

Major banks and locations

Your savings can be ensured of safety by depositing them in among the best banks and they are chase bank in west town around wicker park, Harris bank near Southside around Wabash avenue, Federal reserve bank of Chicago in the loop la salle street, bank of America in Michigan avenue among others

Supermarket chains

The Chicago state comprises of a chain of supermarkets and they are: Mariano’s,Whole Foods Market, Food Town, ALDI ,Broadway Supermarket, Jewel-Osco, Hong Kong Market

The local hospitals

Health is an assurance when a medical emergency occurs and it is due to a variety of hospitals such as: University of Chicago Medical Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital Orthopedics, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children Chicago, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital.

If you have an interest to move to Chicago an arrangement with a professional real estate agent can be made to find a place that meets your needs and is safe especially when driving your car that might be loaned.


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Images credit (under CCL) by order:   John SkodakJeramey JanneneSH2005



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