Moving to a new city is an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking experience. There are many things to consider when moving, including the purchase of the old house and how to transport your automobile to the new house. When moving to a city with the rich history of Chicago, you’ll want to have some basic knowledge of the area so you don’t feel like a tourist in your new home. You probably already know Chicago is also known as the Windy City, but you’re going to have to do a bit better than that when rubbing elbows at Wrigley Field for your first Cubs game. Here are a few facts to get your mind acquainted with a great city before you complete your move.
1.) Chicago is home to some of the largest buildings in the United States and the world. There are four buildings in the city taller than 1,000 feet and Chicago is home to the world’s very first skyscraper built in 1885.
2.) In Chicago, you are moving to the home of the world’s largest illuminated fountain. Indeed, Grant Park is home to the Buckington Fountain, which provides an absolutely breath-taking view.
3.) Chicago is very biker friendly, boasting more than 40 miles of biking lanes throughout the city streets.
Perhaps the many attractions the city has to offer helped sway your move to Chicago. If you aren’t exactly versed in Chicago sites and hangouts however, here is a list of a few places you will surely want to visit shortly upon your move.
1.) The Willis Tower. As mentioned earlier, Chicago has some very tall buildings. Naturally, this also comes with some impressive views. On the 103rd floor of The Willis Tower is the Skydeck. Clear skies can provide an extraordinary viewing experience. It’s no exaggeration to say you can see a clear 50 miles away across state lines when the weather is right.
2.) ESPN Zone. Most any sports fan in Chicago is going to make their way over to the ESPN Zone. That’s because not only can you view anything going on in the televised sports world, but there are also interactive games sure to please any sports fan. Simulated golf, boxing, and hockey are just a few of the attractions at this impressive sports complex.
3.) Navy Pier. When looking for a great meal or fun place to shop it would be wise to make your way to the Navy Pier. Originally opening in 1916, the Navy Pier has housed everything from concerts to military trainings. These days, it’s a place to eat, shop, and relax, so once you are all moved in, make your way over to the Navy Pier and enjoy a great meal and shopping.