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Chicago is a Top Moving Destination

February 01, 2013

moving van with furnitureWhether you’ve been thinking about relocating to the Windy City or wonder if you have been seeing a lot of incoming moving trucks in Chicago lately, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chicago is the fifth most popular moving destination in the country.

So, what’s the appeal of the Second City? A major draw is that the median home price is $190,000, which isn’t a bad deal for a major metro. Purchasing a home in New York City, for example, will cost you an average of $462,000 and a home in Los Angeles will cost you $399,000 on average, according to Zillow.

Not only is housing cheaper than other large cities, it is easy for Chicagoans to get around without a vehicle. According to Walkscore, the city is the fourth most walkable in the country and is also one of the most ‘bikeable’ cities, too.

Another great reason to move to the area is that a variety of up and coming neighborhoods in Chicago such as Old Town and Logan Square offer the perfect mix of walkability, great entertainment and nightlife, plus affordable housing. Logan Square is predicted to be one of the hottest neighborhoods of 2013, and Old Town was recently ranked as the most searched for neighborhood in the United States, according to Realtor.com.

Curious as to which city made the number one spot? That honor goes to Atlanta.

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