7. Leaving the car behind
We take the CTA for granted here, but it’s pretty expansive. Trains can deliver you right to the airport. On the bus, you should only need to transfer once no matter where you’re going.
8. A neighborhood for every mood
Chicago is a “city of neighborhoods,” and each one has its own unique characteristics. Yes, we struggle with segregation and gentrification, but no matter who you are, there’s a place in the city where you’ll fit right in. And in the summer, neighborhood festivals welcome people from across the city to drink in the streets.