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All You Need to Know About Moving to and Living in Chicago

 

Whether business, pleasure, or something else brings you to Chicago, the PODS Moving and Storage Blog has you covered. With articles covering the best places to live, pros and cons, and everything you need to know before moving to the Windy City, you'll be ready to make the move in no time.

Thinking About a Move to the Windy City? The Pros and Cons of Living in Chicago

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by Bridget Houlihan Posted on October 3, 2023

Are you wondering if a move to Chicago is right for you? As the nation’s 3rd largest city, there are plenty of people who agree that it’s a great place to live. But what are the pros and cons of living in Chicago, and how can you be sure it’ll be the right fit for you? Before you say yay or nay to the Windy City, get acquainted with some fun Chicago facts and explore the pros and cons of living here.

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Where Are the Safest Places to Live in Chicago in 2023?

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by Bridget Houlihan Posted on September 10, 2023

If you’re thinking about a move to Chicago, you’re probably wondering where the safest places to live are. Look no further! Here’s your go-to guide for 2023.

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Moving to Addison, IL: Best Options for Addison Movers

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by Matt Lyons Posted on August 15, 2023

With plenty of history to explore, summer concerts to experience, and a diverse dining scene to try out, Addison is a great place to consider moving. This Chicago suburb is home to just over 35,000 residents and is situated about 22 miles from The Loop. It’s an affordable community for all walks of life to settle down, and if you’re looking for Addison movers, PODS has you covered!

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Need Naperville Movers? PODS Is Here to Help

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by Matt Lyons Posted on August 14, 2023

Job opportunities, education options, and fun for the entire family is exactly what’s waiting for you in Naperville — but how are you getting there? Understanding all your options is essential, no matter where you’re going, and we’re here to help you learn all about the best Naperville movers. Check out our guide to learn more

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11 of the Coolest Chicago Neighborhoods You Need to Check Out Now

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by Sofia Rivera Posted on August 9, 2023

Chicago is the third-largest city in the U.S. by population, comprises no fewer than 77 neighborhoods, and encompasses 234 square miles of land. Needless to say, there’s a lot of Chicago to explore. But for newcomers, parsing all of the square mileage can be overwhelming. Where exactly are the coolest Chicago neighborhoods? And which one may be the best fit for you? Here are 11 that top our charts for cool neighborhoods in Chicago.

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Get to Know these Amazing Cities Near Chicago

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by Bridget Houlihan Posted on January 31, 2023

While Chicago is known for its big-city, bustling lifestyle, that may not be exactly what you’re looking for, or may be out of your budget range. That doesn’t mean you can’t experience all the city has to offer. Luckily there are all kinds of beautiful cities near Chicago where you can experience a more affordable lifestyle with easy access to the city when you want it. Whether you’re looking for more space for your growing family, or need to find a house or apartment that’s within your budget, we’ve compiled a list of the top cities near Chicago for you to consider.

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Got Kids? These are the 15 Best Family Neighborhoods in Chicagoland for 2023

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by Bridget Houlihan Posted on December 29, 2022

Are you and your family thinking about a move to Chicago? Or are you already proud residents but you want to check out another part of the city as your family grows? Either way, you have plenty of options when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

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Looking for Local Movers in Chicago? Look Into These Options First

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by Bridget Houlihan Posted on December 23, 2022

Is moving day approaching? Need local movers in Chicago? If you’re looking for the best Chicago moving companies, start with the best moving option for you. Is it a truck rental, full-service moving company, or PODS moving container? Take a look at the pros and cons now.

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Moving to Chicago? Here's All You Need to Know About Moving Companies, Cost of Living, and the Best Windy City Neighborhoods

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by Bridget Houlihan Posted on December 1, 2022

If you’re intrigued by the big city life, want to enjoy all the outdoor fun of Lake Michigan, and are interested in trying out all kinds of global cuisine on a regular basis, then moving to Chicago sounds like the right decision for you. Read on to learn everything you need to know about making the move.

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Moving to the Windy City? Here are the Best Places to Live in Chicago in 2022

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by Shannon Jacobs Posted on October 29, 2022

Chicago might be called the Second City, but there’s no doubt the Illinois destination gives every other metropolitan area a run for its money. Music, art, theater, dining, recreation, pro sports powerhouses — there’s not much Chicago lacks when it comes to quality of life. But where are the best places to put down roots in the Windy City? See which areas made our top 12 list now!

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More About Chicago

 

Chicago is more than Da Bears and Polish sausage. The city has long been a seat of American innovation and commerce, from humble beginnings as a trading post during westward expansion, to today’s thriving cultural hub. The Chicago of today is not the Chicago of tomorrow. As Mark Twain put it, “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them.”