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Enjoying The Benefits Of Living In A Large Midwestern City

Author : Stephen Daniels

If you have ever considered moving to the Windy City or you are there and not sure exactly what the benefits are, you should know there are plenty of things to do and reasons to stay. The city is the largest in the Midwest and offers a lot to do and see in a relatively small space. All of the great things you find to do in other large cities like the Big Apple and out on the West Coast you can enjoy in the heart of the Midwest. There are a lot of benefits to moving to or living in the Windy City. There are plenty of places to live in the heart of downtown and the surrounding area. Homes and real estate in Northern Illinois offers close proximity to one of the Great Lakes, plenty of downtown activities and recreation all within just a few hours' drive of the city.

The lake is the highlight for many people who live in the city. The city runs right along Lake Michigan and the lakefront is filled with parks, trails, beaches and galleries. During the warmer months of summer, the lakefront hosts a variety of festivals and events. Visitors can stroll along the lakeside enjoying the view and the city's culture and fun. There is also a number of restaurants located lakefront that offer outside dining and amazing views of the lake.

The Windy City is centrally located and provides residents a chance to drive north and enjoy eastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee. While you may wonder why you would want to leave the Windy City, many residents like to drive north and enjoy the slower pace and smaller crowds of towns to the north. Many drive far north into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where there are a number of small towns, beds and breakfasts and lakefront shopping and dining. Those who head south deeper into Illinois can also find a number of quaint Midwest destinations that make for great day trips and weekends away.

Those who love to shop will love living in the Windy City. The downtown area and surrounding suburbs are home to a number of great shopping malls with some of the country's best loved department stores. There are plenty of suburban shopping centers filled with great stores and the Magnificent Mile is a stretch of several blocks in downtown that is home to some of the country's best shopping. Just a short drive north of the Windy City is the outlets of southern Wisconsin, offering plenty of name brand merchandise at discount prices.

One of the most important reasons people relocate to the Windy City is for work and the large city offers plenty of job opportunities for residents. There are many downtown companies that are looking to hire, even during tough economic times. If you are looking for a job and you want the exciting experience of working in the downtown area of a cosmopolitan city, consider looking for work and employment in the heart of the Windy City.

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