This article was produced in partnership with Mayflower Movers.
If you want life to be an adventure full of delicious dining experiences, shopping and arts, culture and history galore, then Chicago is the place for you. Positioned perfectly on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chi-Town is the third largest city in the U.S. with nearly three million residents who enjoy a perfect balance of big city living and natural wonders every single day. Interested in moving to Chicago? Here are eight reasons why you should stop what you’re doing and move here right now.
1. A Steady Job Market
Over the last few years, Chicago’s job market has improved significantly. Unemployment has fallen sharply to below six percent from 8.4 percent, and hiring is on the rise across professional services, IT, healthcare and insurance.
2. Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan is hands down one of the best things about living in Chicago. The Lakeshore boasts 26 miles of beautiful public beaches from North Avenue Beach to Montrose Beach with 18.5 miles of trails and green space for hiking, biking, volleyball playgrounds, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and soccer fields.
3. World Class Dining & Nightlife
Have you ever heard of Restaurant Row? It’s in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and lined with some of the best restaurants, bars and eateries in the city, state and nation. Anchored by Stephanie Izard’s renowned Girl and the Goat hot spot, this area includes culinary and cocktail standouts like Au Cheval, Green Street Meats, Maude’s Liquor Bar, Belly Q and SoHo House Chicago.