While other Midwesterners are interested in moving to the region’s largest city, many who already live in Chicago are willing to move out to make room. They’re looking most at homes in Los Angeles — maybe for the warmer climate.
Many Chi-Town residents complain about the cold winters, plus the horrid traffic, the property tax rates and the cost of living.
But new residents coming from Oregon or Seattle might be pleasantly surprised at how affordable things are, compared to what they’re used to. And though the traffic is soul-crushing, Chicago has good public transportation.