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Relocating to Chicago

Posted On: February 20th, 2017 12:38PM

The city of Chicago is the third largest in the U.S. and has the most central location in the country with a prime position on Lake Michigan. The suburban areas of the city allow for easy access for employment, entertainment, sports and cultural purposes. If you are considering making Chicago home, please get in touch so I can share my exclusive market knowledge with you.

In the meantime, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • When house hunting, remember that the further away from Lake Michigan the less expensive housing becomes.
  • Once you have found the property you will be moving into, get the ball rolling by ensuring that you move your family and pets safely. Don’t forget to insure your move.
  • Remember to change your address for all correspondence and schedule cancellation and connection of utilities on time so to avoid paying an extra billing cycle or not having utilities on arrival to your new home.
  • Travelling by car into the city of Chicago can be stressful and expensive. As in many cities there are rush hours and tolls can be expensive.  There is a special pass for frequent toll users offering discounts. See www.illinoistollway.com for information.
  • The public transportation in the area covers the city along with its surrounding suburbs and offers bus and rail systems. One can purchase various passes which offer discounted prices. Visit www.transitchicago.com  for information or metrarail.com for maps and schedules.
  • Looking for schools in your area is made easier with this comparison tool:: http://nces.ed.gov/Globallocator/
  • Make the most of living in this vast suburban area by enjoying all the fabulous experiences it has to offer.

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