Moving from St. Louis to Chicago
It’s time to make a change and head off to a new city. Starting in a new place presents great opportunities and some challenges, but it’s common for many of us who need to relocate for work or family.
Due to the close proximity between the two cities, moving from St. Louis to Chicago is one of the most frequent relocations we help our customers complete at Cord Moving and Storage. There is a lot to love about Chicago, and with a professional moving partner that specializes in long distance moves, your transition to the “Windy City” will be seamless. Hey, you can even remain a Cardinals and Blues fan no matter where you move!
Let’s take a look at how to easily put down new roots during your move from St. Louis to Chicago.
Step #1: Find the Perfect Neighborhood
The city of Chicago has a population of around 2.7 million people and is the third most populous city in the U.S. While that may be overwhelming to new residents, the city is built on its local, community-oriented neighborhoods.
Before you move from St. Louis to Chicago, determine the right neighborhood for your needs. For example, if you are looking for an historic neighborhood with homes at a value, consider Bridgeport for its affordability and charm. Perhaps you are a fan of the nightlife and want to enjoy concerts and an entertainment district. If so, Uptown might be the right choice.
The best part is that it is less than a five-hour drive from St. Louis to Chicago. Take a day a trip and explore different Chicago neighborhoods before your move. If you have selected a neighborhood, you can also use this time to determine how to best move your possessions into your new home, such as routes to take, parking, etc.
Step #2: Determine Nearby Dining, Entertainment, and Amenities
Leaving your favorite spots in St. Louis can be tough, especially when you’re craving St. Louis delicacies like toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake.
Just like St. Louis, Chicago has a number of amazing food options like deep-dish pizza (or tavern style), Italian beef, Chicago-style hot dogs, and more. You can also enjoy a night out on the town with your family at a tavern or theater of your choice.
Consider your proximity to restaurants and venues when you move. These should include staple establishments, as well as opportunities to try Chicago-specific locations for dining and entertainment.
Additionally, you will want to relocate to a neighborhood that has nearby amenities, including:
- Grocery stores
- Gas stations/convenience stores
- Athletic/exercise facilities
- Financial Institutions
Finally, consider moving to a community with good schools (even if you don’t have school-aged children). Better schools help property values.
Step #3: Live Near Public Transportation Options
Plenty of Chicago residents get around in cars, on motorcycles, or by riding bicycles, just as you would in St. Louis. However, many residents take advantage of public transportation options, as Chicago has one of the best public transit networks in the world.
The Chicago “L” offers rapid transit throughout the city and into many of the Chicago suburbs. Residents also ride Chicago Transit Authority buses to reach their destinations, year-round.
Plan your move to live at a residence that is near an “L” stop or a bus stop for easy access to other locations around the Chicago area.
Cord Moving and Storage: Your Partner for Relocating from St. Louis to Chicago and Beyond
For over 102 years, the experienced moving team at Cord Moving and Storage has assisted residents with their moves across town and to new cities. We even help our customers move around the world and have comprehensive service offerings for commercial businesses needing to relocate their offices, specialty equipment and information sources.
If you need to move from St. Louis to Chicago, Cord is your moving partner to trust. Receive a free quote for your upcoming relocation, today! You can also text (636) 541-0707, call (888) 530-7454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.