1. Big city feel, midwest charm
I think Chicago gets compared to NYC a lot. From what I’ve heard/experienced, Chicago has all the perks of big city living while still maintaining the classic midwest niceness. I’m not trying to paint an unrealistic painting of Chicagoans, there are definitely some rude people here, but I don’t think it’s hard to find a smiling stranger, lots of “thank yous”, and people holding doors open for you.
2. Amazing food around every corner
Deep dish pizza, italian beef, cheese & caramel popcorn; need I say more?! Yes, NOMZ.
3. We have a lake, which is basically the size of an ocean
Obviously the Lake is not an ocean, I’m not a dummie guys. But the lake is hugged by a strip of beaches (yes, actual sand), and you can’t see where the water ends #majestic. So like I said, basically an ocean.
4. Distinct neighborhoods that fit into their own special niche
Wicker Park (hipsters), Wrigley (drunk college students), River North ($$$), the list goes on and on. Each neighborhood offers it’s own unique culture, so you can hop on the el for 15 minutes and be enveloped in a totally different atmosphere!
5. The skyline will take your breath away
Every time I catch a glimpse of the beautiful Chicago Skyline I stare in awe for a minimum of 10 seconds. There are so many spots in the city where you can relish the beautiful buildings, my personal favorite view is from the Lincoln Park Conservatory. Be there or be square.
What are your favorite things about where you live?