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Chicago, Illinois

  1. 1. Century 21 S.G.R. Relocation Package
  3. 3. Welcome to Chicago from Nancy Suvarnamani, President, Century 21 S.G.R. Welcome to Chicago! The Windy City welcomes you with all it has to offer: friendly neighborhoods, exciting nightlife, beautiful parks, world class restaurants, and renowned museums and educational institutions. You may be moving to Chicago because of a job transfer, as a student in one of our highly regarded Chicago universities and colleges, or simply to start a new life in a new place. No matter what your reason is, relocating can be a stressful experience. The challenges of moving include selling your previous home, navigating city utilities, figuring out how much a new home in Chicago costs, finding the right Chicago neighborhood, suburb or school and finding the right home in that community. You also may need to find the right real estate lawyer, home inspector, mortgage company, etc. Century 21 S.G.R. relocation experts will help guide you through the complicated relocation process. To jumpstart the relocation process, please visit our Chicago Neighborhoods and Chicago Suburb pages. After you have decided on the right neighborhood, you can Search Chicago Real Estate with our Interactive Chicago Neighborhood Map. Of course, the right Chicago Real Estate advice from the right Chicago real estate agent is the key. Contact us today for more information.
  4. 4. About Century 21 S.G.R.  CENTURY 21 S.G.R. History  Founded in 1989 as Specialty Group Realty, the company joined the CENTURY 21 system later that year. It has grown from five agents in one office to over one hundred forty agents in three offices. It is well-known in Chicago, not only for its new developments, but also for sales of existing and rehabbed properties. Many top-producing agents hang their hats here, while many other agents are building successful careers here, thanks in part to the extensive training that the company offers.  Of course, the company’s success is due to the quality work of our exceptional agents. In the last five years our agents have won numerous CENTURY 21 production and service awards. Their exceptional volume of business is a direct result of hard work and their commitment to exceptional client service.  Our experienced agents will take the time to get to know you, your family and your real estate objectives. Then we'll use the market-savvy neighborhood expertise of our entire team of more than 140 agents to help you find the right home for your lifestyle and your goals.
  5. 5. Global Chicago Business Center of North America
  6. 6. WHAT IS CHICAGO TO THE U.S.A. Chicago is the quiet giant of business in North America. Among the top ten of the World’s richest cities and with revenue of $442 billion (2007), it leads the nation in a number of business sectors, including: Air Travel ( O’Hare International and Chicago’s Mid-way Airports) Center of Distribution – truck, intermodal, rail, and air Number of Business Services Professionals Manufacturing - $72.4 billion regional output Urban Medical District High Technology Employment
  7. 7. Chicago can also boast about having the # 2 financial center in the nation, being the home to the Chicago Board of Trade and Options Exchange. It is also the home to 30 Fortune 500 companies, including: •Boeing •McDonalds •United Airlines •Motorola •Caterpillar •Archer Daniels •Abbot Laboratories
  8. 8. DEMOGRAPHICS Settled in the 1770’s by French- Haitian Jean Baptiste Point DuSable and incorporated in 1837, it is the third largest city in the United States and the largest city located on the Great Lakes and among the world’s twenty- five(25) largest urban areas by population that is currently run by Mayor Richard M. Daley Population: City – 2.83 million Metropolitan – 9.5 million
  9. 9. The World’s City Chicago speaks over 132 languages and communicates through more than 130 foreign language media outlets At least 30 different ethnic groups with a population greater than 25,000
  10. 10. A beacon of diversity, it holds some of the largest ethnic communities whose populations come behind that of individuals own countries of origin. •3rd largest Greek population of any city in the world •Largest Swedish population in the United States •Largest Polish population in any city outside of Poland (second only to Warsaw) •3rd largest Italian American population in the United States •Home to many groups of German, Irish, South Asia, Eastern Europe, Latino, and Arab descent
  11. 11. CHICAGO’S SISTER CITIES Accra, Ghana Lahore, Pakistan Amman, Jordan Lucerne, Switzerland Athens, Greece Mexico City, Mexico Belgrade, Serbia Milan, Italy Birmingham, United Kingdom Moscow, Russia Busan, South Korea Osaka, Japan Petah Tikva, Israel Casablanca, Morocco Shanghai, China Delhi, India Shenyang, China, Durban, South Africa Toronto, Canada Galway, Ireland Vilnius, Lithuania Gothenburg, Sweden Warsaw, Poland Hamburg, Germany Kiev, Ukraine
  12. 12. GEOGRAPHY Chicago lies beside Lake Michigan creating has 31 miles of lakefront, providing 15 miles of bathing beaches, ( 29 public beaches) and within its city limits, has both the Chicago River and the Calumet River. There are a total of 234.0 square miles (606.1 km²) that make up the City of Chicago and has an elevation of 579 feet (176 m). It’s summer temperatures average between 85º and 92ºF (29º -33ºC)
  13. 13. Chicago’s Lakefront 80 miles of public shoreline including 94 beaches A vast freshwater sea 5,200+ boat slips, the most public boat slips in the U.S.A. Museum Campus – Field Natural History Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium Millennium Park, Grant Park, Lincoln Park Lake Shore Drive
  14. 14. Lincoln Park Home
  15. 15. Lake Shore Drive Luxury Living
  16. 16. The Good Life “An American Success Story” The Economist, 2006 Chicago has all the qualities of a cosmopolitan metropolis, yet remains affordable to companies, individuals and families in a way that other global cities are not. Spouses, children and grandchildren all find worlds of opportunity in Chicago
  17. 17. Cost of Living
  18. 18. World Class Culture Home to the world renowned Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet 100+ museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago 200+ theater companies 12,750+ restaurants
  19. 19. Recreation Cities Ranked and Rated gives Chicago a 99 out of 100 4 of the top 100 golf courses in the nation, according to Golf Digest 5 of the Top Classic Courses & 2 of the Top Modern Golf Courses , according to Golfweek A top 5 bicycling city (Bicycling Magazine) Top 5 walking city, according to Prevention magazine 832 movie theater screens 19 amusement/theme parks Horse racing (thoroughbred & harness
  20. 20. •Home to Michael Jordan & the Chicago Bulls •2005 Baseball World Champions, Chicago White Sox •Chicago Cubs Baseball •Chicago Bears Football •Chicago Fire, member of MLS •Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team •Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac(330 mi/530 km) •Chicago Marathon
  21. 21. Advancing Healthcare 317,000+ employed in healthcare & life science occupations Leader in new procedures & technology Growing the next generation •47 teaching hospitals •6 medical schools •5,000+ medical /dental residents 2nd only to NYC
  22. 22. Parks and Preserves The Chicago Park district has more than 7,500 acres of parkland, 570 parks, 31 beaches, two world class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens. The Chicago Area has 225,000 acres of protected natural lands and 80,000 acres of forest preserves More than 500,000 trees planted in Chicago since Mayor Daley took office More than 80 miles of landscaped medians Pictured is Millennium Park 24.5 cares landscaped arts, music and recreation park in the heart of downtown Chicago
  23. 23. Rigorous Academics 62 Metro-Chicago public high schools were named among the top institutions in the U.S.A. in 2008 Top Tier schools are well distributed throughout the region There is a wide variety of special programs including: •Magnet Schools •Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate Programs •Language, cultural and student exchange programs.
  24. 24. Northside Chicago Neighborhoods
  25. 25. Central Chicago Neighborhoods
  26. 26. Southside Chicago Neighborhoods
  27. 27. Commercial Real Estate Offerings •Office Space •Retail Shopping Centers •Mixed Use Buildings •Apartment Buildings •Industrial Space Available Upon Request…
  28. 28. Contact Us Century 21 SGR 1823 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60616  International Relocation Vanessa Falcon, CIPS,TRC 708-955-1171  Domestic Relocation Lisa Thompson