One advantage of living in Chicago is the many transportation options. There are traditional transports like taxis including one that plies the Chicago river. There are two major airports, the city’s bike-share program, and trolleys to name a few transportation options.

Water Recreation

Between the Lake Michigan shoreline and the banks of its five rivers, Chicago boasts nearly 30 miles of beach within the city limits. The Chicago Architecture Foundation runs tour boats on the Chicago River so people get an optimal view of the city’s buildings. There is also the option of strolling along the Chicago River walkway.

Culture

The “Second City” boasts two world-class art museums the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Art installations can be found throughout the city. Festivals abound like the four-day music festival Lollapalooza. You can celebrate Octoberfest or a holiday tradition that is also of German origin Christkindlmarket. If you enjoy the theater you have as many as 100 theatrical productions to choose from nightly. Chicago is also home to the legendary improv company Second City.

Dining

Chicago is now the home of the James Beard award ceremony because of the city’s emerging dining scene. Over 20 Chicago restaurants have earned a coveted Michelin star rating. Some of the more than 7,300 restaurants in Chicago are run by celebrity chefs.

Beal Properties

Headquartered at 2320 North Damien Avenue in Chicago, Beal Properties owns multi-family apartment buildings throughout the city. Beal Properties rents and maintains housing units in Highland Park, Northfield, Logan Square, Wrigleyville, and Lake View. Other Beal Properties buildings can be found in Winnetka, Glencoe, Evanston, Gold Coast, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, and Lincoln Park.

Beal Properties offers high rise apartments and smaller buildings with the apartments built around a courtyard. Alongside their modern units, Beal offers vintage apartments designed to hearken back to another time. Amenities that vary according to the building include a laundry room, hardwood floors, air conditioning, and dishwashers. Certain Beal buildings welcome pets. Maintenance is handled by an on-sight staff.