Moving Destination: Moving to Illinois

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Craving the perks of a big city but dreaming of driving through endless fields on a sunny day? Why not have both? Illinois is considered a microcosm of the entire United States because of its variety in all aspects, including dining, recreation, and even employment. Before moving to Illinois, there are a few things you need to know so you blend right in rather than sticking out like a sore thumb. From transportation to sports, we’ve got everything you need to know!

Geography

Illinois is considered to be located in the Midwest Region of the United States and borders Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri. The terrain consists almost entirely of plains, which don’t vary much in elevation. The Illinois River is the most notable aspect of topography, with it cutting through the whole of the state. There are three major divisions of Illinois: Chicagoland, Central Illinois, and Southern Illinois. Chicagoland dominates the northern part of the state, containing the city of Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area. Central Illinois, or the “heart” of the state, is the state’s capital of agriculture and is known for its rolling plains. The third division, Southern Illinois, includes the larger areas of St. Louis and Evansville.

Economy

Illinois is one of the main contributors to the nation’s leaders of manufacturers, along with being the 4th most productive state in the country. Similarly, Illinois ranks amongst the top five states in producing electricity and importing other fuels. The state is known for its food production and meat processing through the high productivity of its agriculture industry. With the most popular crops being soybeans and corn, the state is filled with growing, grassy fields that are beautiful to look at and drive through, as well as providing food for the area.

Recreation

With the distinct blend of both metropolitan and rural areas, there is a wide range of recreational activities waiting for you. The classic tourist destinations, although still fun weekend visits, are the museums and zoos, a majority of which are located in the Chicago area. A little known fact about the music life in Illinois is the fact that it is one of the leading states in music education, due to its rich history with the genres of blues, jazz, and gospel music. If you plan to move to Illinois, the one thing you need to know is the state’s dedication, although some may call it an obsession, to their sports teams. All of Illinois’s paramount sports teams are located in Chicago, such as the Chicago Cubs and White Sox dominating baseball, the Blackhawks in hockey, the Bulls for basketball, and “Da Bears” for football.

Chicago

Chicago is the third most populated state in the entire country, which is understandable due to it being a business center of high importance as a result of its economy and wealth. Similarly, Chicago is one of the nation’s highest visited cities because of its renowned deep dish pizza, various parks and activities, and attractions like Navy Pier.

If you weren’t already convinced to pack your bags and head to Illinois, surely the mention of deep dish pizza changed your mind. Here at D&D Storage and Moving, we are dedicated to ensuring you an efficient and seamless move into your new residence. Contact us today for assistance in your next move. We are located in Covington, Kentucky and serve the areas of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.