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As you go about doing your home search, consider the Windy City as a place for your family to establish roots. Chicago’s humble origins were as a small trading post at the mouth of the river bearing its name. Now it has become a thriving global hub for international trade and commerce. Here, people of different nationalities from all walks of life come to pursue the American dream.
Chicago has the distinction of being a city of firsts. For example, the nation’s first skyscraper, the 10-story, steel-framed Home Insurance Building, was built here in 1884. Other inventions were first dreamed up here in this great Midwestern city. These include the refrigerated rail car (Swift), mail-order retailing (Sears and Montgomery Ward), the car radio (Motorola), and the TV remote control (Zenith).
Once you’ve decided to make that move, what is there to do? The answer is, lots of things. If you like spending lazy days outdoors, Millennium Park is a great place to view award-winning art, architecture, and performances of all genres. There are also many festivals held throughout the year.
If you want to experience some thrills, check out Skydeck Chicago’s The Ledge. From an elevation of 1,350 feet, get a breathtaking view of the cityscape from glass boxes located on the 103rd floor of Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
For culture vultures, there are a number of places like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry where you can sit and stare at both modern and ancient masterpieces. Sports junkies, on the other hand, have several teams to root for, including the Cubs, the White Sox, and the Bulls.
With all that the Windy City has to offer, consider Illinois. New homes we build are so good, 95 percent of our residents say they’d recommend Ryan to family and friends. Visit us today!