Welcome to Chicago
An energetic and exciting city
Chicago is a well-known city in Illinois that is truly bustling. The energy is unmatched by nearby cities, providing a slew of magnificent and exciting attractions. The nightlife, shopping, and restaurants here are just the beginning. Chicago is also a lakeside town, sitting along the shoreline of the ever-popular Lake Michigan. It brings beaches, boats, and gorgeous lake views to some of the area’s most prestigious neighborhoods. While you'll find many lake homes and luxury abodes in this area, more single-family residences, apartments, and condos are found closer to the city’s hip downtown.
What to Love
A mix of urban and suburban attractions
Proximity to Lake Michigan and water-based activities
Diverse culinary scene
Charming neighborhoods close to the city’s action
Residents of Chicago enjoy a fast-paced, vibrant lifestyle with immediate access to some of the country’s best restaurants, shopping malls, and entertainment. On any given day, locals can dine with friends inside the city’s hundreds of restaurants, frequent museums and art galleries, or head to the shores of Lake Michigan for a relaxing day spent boating on the water. The opportunities are endless.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Countless dining experiences can be enjoyed in Chicago. Rooftop at Nobu Hotel Chicago is one of the ultimate dining experiences in the city. Feast on mouthwatering cuisine as you take in the breathtaking views of Chicago's city skyline. This iconic restaurant serves a variety of fare to entice your taste buds, including wagyu sliders, roasted cauliflower, and Malibu-style chicken wings.
The fine dining restaurant of Alinea comes highly rated. It has won numerous awards, from best restaurant to outstanding service, and is also one of just over a dozen restaurants to earn a 3-star Michelin rating. Reserve your table and delight in the chef's carefully curated tasting experience.
RPM’s wonderful restaurants serve a variety of cuisines. Dine at RPM Seafood when you're in the mood for a classic shrimp cocktail or caviar service by the riverside. RPM Italian is where you can go for pasta, salads, bread service, and wood oven pizzas in a group-friendly setting.
Giordana's is home to some of Chicago’s best pizza. The chain has numerous locations throughout Chicago, each highly rated and offering selections like deep dish pizza, parmesan-crusted pan pizza, extra thin slices, sandwiches, and classic Italian pastas. With a name like Magnificent Mile, you can be sure to incredible shopping. This premier commercial district in Chicago encompasses luxe fashion outlets, high-end designers, and posh hotels.
Things to Do
A variety of theaters and shows provide entertainment in Chicago. The Chicago Auto Show is the largest in the nation and is held at McCormick Place, a popular convention center in the area. The Cadillac Palace Theatre and The Chicago Theatre are two of the greatest theatres in the city. Each seat thousands of attendees looking to experience the city’s best live plays and musicals.
The city also hosts a number of special events, like the Lollapalooza Music Festival or the St. Patrick's Day Parade, which attracts thousands of people each year to watch the river turn green. Taste of Chicago is also well-loved by tourists and residents alike. Multiple vendors fill the streets and offer bites of their most coveted menu items. In the winter, you don't want to miss the Kris Kringle Market or The Joffrey Ballet's version of the Nutcracker.
The famous Wrigley Field is the second oldest stadium in the country and is home to the Chicago Cubs. During baseball season, head to the field to cheer on the Cubs as the face some of the MLB’s toughest opponents.
Chicago offers numerous worthwhile universities for higher education, including:
- Loyola University Chicago
- Northwestern University
- University of Chicago
- DePaul University
- Rush School of Medicine