One of the most wonderful times of the year in Chicago is the summer - all the festivals, concerts, and other unique events in addition to the remarkable weather and all the good times that can be had along Lake Michigan's beaches, the River, and the city's many parks and neighborhoods make it an amazing season.
But the fall might also be one of our favorite times of the year to live in Chicago, and here's why...
No Summer Heat. Yes, the warm weather is great and being able to be out on the Lake or simply walk around the city without sweating- and being able to wear stylish layers and chic boots again.
Film Festivals. If it is too cold or windy outside, head to the movie theaters around the city to see international movies and/or critically acclaimed films right in your neighborhood.
Octoberfest. Move over, Munich! Chicago does Octoberfest (or should we say Oktoberfest) almost as well, and with many options and celebrations located across the city, there is something for everyone, whether you want the typical rowdy experience or something calmer and more family friendly.
Fall Menus. Many of Chicago's finest restaurants and bars put out unique menus for autumn based on seasonal and local ingredients, meaning that you'll get to experience some of the world's best cuisine combined with the delicious offerings of the American Heartland.
Chicago Sports. Football season is in full swing, so da Bears and Northwestern are both playing, along with other regional teams like University of Illinois and Notre Dame. Plus (hopefully) the Cubs and the White Sox have a shot at a playoff run, and the Bulls and the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks will be kicking off their respective seasons.
Halloween. With our notorious history, wide variety of haunted houses, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and more paired with the various ways different cultures celebrate Halloween (we suggest checking out Pilsen for a real Day of the Dead celebration), there's nothing more interesting than Halloween in Chicago.
Thanksgiving. You don't even have to be American to enjoy the tradition of eating a decadent meal and spending a long weekend with friends and family, and Chicago does this holiday well. Whether you pick up supplies from our many high end grocery stores or farmers markets, or go out for dinner, you'll be in a happy food coma for the entire long weekend.
Our Real Estate. Granted, this isn't limited to fall, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the fact there are plenty of excellent homes on the market right now, and potentially more in the coming months - so if you're interested, contact our agents and don't miss out!