Welcome to Chicago

As a multicultural city that thrives on diversity and the harmonious relationships of its 77 unique neighborhoods, Chicago embodies the values of hard work and community as America’s premier heartland metropolis.
Incorporated as a city in 1853, Chicago hosts over 50 million visitors annually. With over 25 miles of lakefront, 200 theatres, and dozens of cultural attractions, historical sites, and museums, the city truly has something for everyone. Often lovingly referred to by residents as The Windy City, Chicago is also a leader in ensuring accessibility for all and fostering, social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Chicago Real Estate Insights

The birthplace of the modern skyscraper, Chicago has long been a home for architectural innovation and experimentation. Chicago real estate spans from its cozy condos in gleaming high-rises to expansive Victorian Brownstones in the city’s historic Gold Coast district.

A highly sought-after area, the median list price in Chicago is $189,900, up 11.8% according to the most recent National Housing Trend Report.

People & Lifestyle

Recognized across the United States for its passionate sports fans, Chicago is one of only ten U.S. cities to have teams from the five major American professional sports leagues (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer). The city is also home to a wide range of culinary delights and in addition to its famous Chicago-style hotdog and namesake pizza, Chicago’s outstanding dining scene is owed to its melting pot of people giving rise to the ethnic-inspired restaurants flourishing downtown.

With over 550 parks and nearly 20 miles of lakefront bicycle paths, Chicago residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to green spaces. Additionally, residents can take in the wildlife at the Lincoln Park Zoo, the oldest public zoo in America and one of only three major free zoos in the country. Containing nearly 10 million people, the greater Chicagoland area is spread across three states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana) and plays host to 34 Fortune 500 companies.

With an expansive beachfront, vibrant nightlife, plentiful culinary options, chic shopping, and host of attractions, Chicago is always ready to show you something new.

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