One of the best things about living in a big city is that you don't need to own a car - or if you do, you can drive it at your leisure. After all, driving on the open road in a fabulous vehicle can be a blast, but commuting is a chore. Besides, having multiple transportation options available to you at any given time might be the greatest luxury of all.
Which leads us to another reason why living in Chicago is amazing - depending on where you live, you don't need to drive on a regular basis, thanks to a high degree of walkability, excellent public transit including the El, the Metra, and CTA buses, lots of bike paths, and a plethora of cabs, Ubers, Lyfts, and more.
For instance, almost every neighborhood is served by a CTA line or two, and the Loop (right next door to Lakeshore East) is the hub where they all connect. The bus routes cover the part of the city that the Loop doesn't, and the Metra sends people downtown to the heart of the city from the surrounding suburbs (and vice versa). Finally, downtown Chicago is well-served by Uber and Lyft, so you can easily catch a ride via your favorite apps at virtually any time of day or night.
Bikers and walkers are also in luck - or should we say heaven? This is especially true if you live downtown or along the Lake near the Lakefront paths. The relatively new 606 trail connects the northwest sides as well, and it's definitely a treat for bikers as well as joggers. Finally, you can walk to almost all everything you want or need in many of Chicago's neighborhoods - from grocery stores to your local bank, dry cleaner, pet store, or other necessities to coffee shops, restaurants, and bars to the gym and your favorite shops, you can probably walk there if you're in the mood for a stroll.
Ready to make the move to Chicago and skip the daily driving? Get in touch with our real estate team today and we'll help you find your ideal Chicago home - that has all the transportation choices that you could ever need!