We have lived in Chicago for almost four years now. Not much has changed except for where the road construction is on the major highways. We have really enjoyed our time here so far and it has been quite a change from living in a small town. Here are some of great reasons to live in Chicago...
-Whatever corner you are standing on in the city, you can't be too far away from a coffee shop!
-There are tons of museums to go to and with a library card you can get in FREE!
-You can go see Blue Man Group for free if you do 15 minutes of ushering before the show!
-You never struggle to find something to do.
-Lake Michigan-although I wouldn't swim in it, it gives you a feeling like you are close to the ocean.
-There are no corn fields for miles (don't get me wrong, I like corn, but growing up in the middle of a corn field gets kind of old!)
-At any given point in the day, you can walk down the street and hear 5 different languages.
-You will never be wanting for food-Mexican, Japanese, Burgers, it doesn't matter, it is all right around the corner.
-Chicago Style Pizza-need I say more!!!
-The lakefront bike path-we ride this a lot during the summer. It's about 10 miles to ride from our apartment to downtown. It's great!
-Michigan avenue...not much more to say about that.
-'Da Bears! No matter how bad they are any given year-you still watch them just because they're 'DA BEARS!
-The cheesecake factory!
As much as I love living in the city, there are many times I miss small town Indiana. I love going home. Indiana has a significant smell (not just the cow smell), and there are not too many places that have a sunset in the country in summer like Indiana. I love the city and I am happy we are here, but don't worry, I haven't forgotten my roots!