Chicago Offers Opportunities To New Residents

Chicago, Illinois, is one of the few major cities in America where the market is balanced. Housing prices rose a scant 1% in 2019, and aren’t expected to rise more than that in 2020. This makes the Chicago housing market a good one to buy into so higher housing costs can be avoided down the line.

Chicago is the nation’s third largest metropolitan area, behind New York City and Los Angeles. About three million people live in Chicago, while about ten million live in the greater Chicago area. 32 Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Chicago, so it has a high number of private sector employment opportunities.

There are plenty of things to do in Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago is a popular draw and tickets cost just $35. It has rotating exhibits, such as a recent Andy Warhol one. You can buy a “Skip the Line” ticket to get quickly in and then meander around as you choose.

Millennium Park is another popular place to hang out. It’s a green space with a theater, artwork, and an ice rink. It’s located in the Loop community area so it is easily accessible. The nearly 25 acre park is now the host of Chicago’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Beal Properties is a real estate firm in Chicago. Its main office is at 2320 N Damen Ave #1d and it has been in business for more than 30 years. Beal Properties owns and manages many multi-family apartment buildings across Chicago. Their properties are in Evanston, Highland Park, Winnetka, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, Lake View, and more.

Beal Properties has a program to give back to the community of Chicago. It provides funding to many nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts, College Bound Opportunities, Sip of Hope, The Catcade, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Bridge to Success, and Lurie’s Children’s Hospital. Beal Properties has a Giving Team that meets on a monthly basis to determine which nonprofit organizations it will provide assistance to.