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Chicago Skyline 2Chicago has a big job. Chicago, Illinois is the most populous area in Cook County, and third largest city by population in the country, with well over two million residents. It’s also the county seat of Cook County, and a cultural, industrial, and commercial hub bustling with activity. Chicago is a key player in passenger and freight transport in the United States, with the greatest number of air departures and the largest amount of rail traffic in the country.

Factories and warehouses pepper the city, with more than 30 Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries housing headquarters. Chicago is a top contender as the most diverse economy in the country. As such, Chicago offers a variety of things to do, plenty of ways to get around, a plethora of job opportunities, a multitude of schools, and a great place to call home.

Situated along Lake Michigan, Chicago sits on a continental divide at the Chicago Portage, connecting the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes watersheds.

Chicago Transit Authority, the second largest public transportation system in the country, provides public Ground Transportation to the city of Chicago and its 35 surrounding suburbs. Over one million rides are taken via Chicago Transit Authority on any given weekday. O’Hare International Airport is the busiest airport in the world by number of annual aircraft operations, third biggest by number of passengers per year, and 18th busiest in terms of air cargo.

Chicago Public Schools is the third largest district in the nation. There are 400,000 students educated across 600 public schools in the Chicago Public Schools. In addition, there are dozens upon dozens of continued education facilities, colleges, universities, and trade schools throughout Chicago.

Chicago receives approximately 35 inches of rain per year, just under the national average, but is just over the national average for snow, which measures around 27.5 inches annually. There are 124 days each year where precipitation can be measured in Chicago, but 189 days where the sun shines bright on the bustling city. Average summer high temperatures are around 83 degrees, and winter lows reach a frosty 18 degrees.

Contact your professional real estate agent today to schedule a tour of available properties throughout the Chicago area. Chicago offers the perfect platform to live, work, learn, and play. Rich in history, culture, and business, Chicago, Illinois could be the perfect place for your household to call home.

Call Home Smith Homes today at 708-321-0136 to tour available houses for sale in Chicago.

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