Noted for its particularly clean, flat sidewalks, underground pedestrian system, and grid system, the city is easy to navigate. Its suburbs offer something for everyone, from family-friendly communities to small-town neighborhoods and affluent beachfront districts. Either way, the L train, which services downtown and the surrounding suburbs, makes getting to and from the city center a breeze.
Balmy summers are best enjoyed along the city’s 26 miles of lakefront or at one of its 25 beaches. Rich architectural history highlights downtown where popular areas like The Loop, River North, and Lincoln Park provide an urban living experience.