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Windy City Living: Picking Your Perfect Chicago Neighborhood

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 8, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Travel
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When your life beckons you to Chicago, you may be ready to find the ideal neighborhood in which to move your family. This city offers newcomers and locals alike many different neighborhoods that all have unique qualities and benefits.

As you look for a house in this city, you may wonder how to choose the best neighborhood for your family. You can find the house of your dreams and a neighborhood to fit your lifestyle when you conduct a real estate search online.

Browsing for a house in the Windy City online can help you identify neighborhoods that are right for your family and you.

Neighborhood Safety

As a parent, your first concern with moving to Chicago may lie with your family’s safety. Before you start looking for Chicago homes for sale in a particular neighborhood, you may want to be assured that the neighborhood is safe and secure for your children.

When you look online for a home, you can find out safety statistics related to that particular neighborhood. This information can help you decide whether or not to buy a house in that area.

Schools And Education

When you move to Chicago, you may also be concerned with your children’s education. You might want to know that your neighborhood has schools close by and that those schools offer high quality educational opportunities.

Your new home search can provide you with ample information about a neighborhood’s schools, how safe these schools are and what kind of educational experience your children may encounter there. This information could play a major role in your decision when buying a house.

Family Recreation

You may want a house in a neighborhood that has plenty of recreational opportunities available for your family. If you and your loved ones love to swim, bike, play sports, hike, or enjoy other recreations, you may want to know that your house is situated close to a recreational center or park.

Your search can provide you with information about what parks and rec centers are close by to your desired home.

Great Shopping

If you like being close to shopping malls and major retailers, you can search for a house that is situated near your favorite stores. Many families often need to go to the store on a moment’s notice for groceries and other supplies. It may not be practical for you to live far away from shopping centers.

When you look for a house on the Internet, you can find a house that offers you this proximity to shopping areas.

Medical Centers

When you move to Chicago with your family, it is reasonable that you will need to find out how far your house is from the nearest medical facility.

If you would prefer to be as close as possible to a hospital or clinic, you can search for houses located close to medical facilities. Buying a house in a neighborhood that is well equipped with medical clinics can help put your mind at ease and enjoy your new life in your new city.

When you plan to move to Chicago, you may want to move to the best neighborhood for your family’s lifestyle. Conducting a house search online for a home in this city can give you an idea of what neighborhood will fit your family’s needs and help you make the most out of your time in the Windy City.

Currently relocating and understanding the search process, Nadine Swayne offers this information. At Movoto, you can find your dream home whether you’re looking in the Los Angeles area or researching Chicago homes for sale. It’s their mission to connect you with your best future home.


23 Responses to Windy City Living: Picking Your Perfect Chicago Neighborhood

  1. laurie damrose says:

    I would love to move to Chicago anywhere,I hear it’s a great city.

  2. Stefanie says:

    I would never move to Chicago, but I love to visit.

  3. I love Chicago. So many things to do there. If I could ever get my husband to leave FL Chicago is on my list of places to move to.

  4. John Lamano says:

    one of the many places i want to go to is Chicago

  5. Amber K says:

    Chicago is on my US bucket list – one day I will get there!

  6. It’s great to know that there are so many positives to living around Chicago!

  7. Lolo says:

    I love the art museums there!

  8. I have family in Chicago, so I’d love to go there one day!

  9. Robin Gagnon says:

    I’ve never been, but it sure sounds like a great city.

  10. it’s getting so that you can’t find a safe area to live in anymore near Chicago. Suburbs are always your best bet. BUT your tips are fabulous for people to think about in any area they move to.

  11. Emily says:

    I wish we could move back to Chicago!

  12. Theresa says:

    My husband grew up in Chicago!

  13. Shell Feis says:

    I lived in Chicago as a kid but we moved in part due to the increasing crime {and I lived in a good area!} so it is definitely important to check for crime rates before moving there!

  14. Becca Miller says:

    I miss Chicago haven’t been in over twelve years. I miss the snow and the mall, plus all the tourists spots. Never lived there only visited. But it is important to check your area for its crime level.

  15. Julie Wood says:

    I would love to visit and see Chicago and all that it has to offer. If I ever moved there, I would have to find a good neighborhood. There is so many wonderful places to visit with the family. I would like to live here.

  16. Nadine says:

    I’m a city kinda girl! From New Jersey to Chicago to LA, I’ll take a city any day! So many people relocate and don’t do enough research on their new city. It’s a very important step to take before your move.

  17. Kimberly R. says:

    Chicago seems like a fantastic place to live!

  18. Marcie W. says:

    I have never been to Chicago, but long to go for the food aspect alone.

  19. I lived there a couple different times, but I’m a suburb by night and city by day kinda girl.

  20. Mellisa says:

    I have never been to Chicago but I would love to visit someday.

  21. autumn kelly says:

    My daughter would love it if I moved as close to her as Chicago.

  22. I’ve been to Chicago once but didn’t really get to experience the city. I’d love to visit again, but I couldn’t live there.