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Chicago

INTRODUCTION

Let’s begin with a bit of Chicago history. The city was organised in the year 1833. The “windy city” has a population of well over 2.5 million people making it America’s third largest city. Furthermore, it’s metropolitan area has more then 9 million residents.

In 2003, Chicago was ranked as the fifth “Most Fun U.S. City” by Cranium Inc. Some of the factors taken into account in this survey were: restaurants, the number of sports teams, toy stores, and the amount of city budget dedicated towards recreation.

CHICAGO HISTORY

The land first became a city in March of 1837.  At that point in time the area had a mere 4,000 residents. Here are a few notable dates in history:

  • In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was nominated as a candidate for president at a political convention in the city.
  • In 1865, the Chicago Union Stockyard was complete. It is now the site of an industrial park.
  • The Great Chicago Fire started on October 8th 1871. The fire lasted for almost two days and destroyed most of the city.
  • In 1885, Chicago was home to the nation’s first “skyscraper”. At that time it was the Home Insurance Building and it was nine stories tall.
  • In 1973 Chicago completed construction of the Sears Tower. At that time it was the tallest building in the world.

CHICAGO ARTS AND CULTURE

  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • The Field Museum
  • Hands On! Children’s Art Museum
  • The Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Polish Museum Of America

CHICAGO SPORTS AND LEISURE

  • Basketball- Chicago Bulls and Chicago Sky
  • Baseball- Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs
  • Football- Chicago Bears and Chicago Rush
  • Hockey- Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Wolves
  • Soccer- Chicago Fire

Chicago offers many water-related and outdoor leisure time activities. In addition to over 500 parks, the Chicago Park District has over 30 beaches, nine lakefront harbors, 16 lagoons, and thousands of sports programs.

Navy Pier is a Chicago landmark and tourist destination. It offers a unique collection of restaurants and shops in addition to recreational facilities.

The Chicago Air and Water Show is another notable waterfront activity. It is a free event and happens each year in late summer. North Avenue Beach is the best place to view the show.

CHICAGO NIGHTLIFE

Chicago has many things to do for those who love to go out at night. Chicago is famous for it’s delicious food including steaks and gourmet pizza.

For those who love music, Chicago has just about everything there is to offer. The city is famous for it’s blues and jazz scenes but has many categories available. Nightclubs are positioned all over the city especially along Halstead Stree, Clark Street, the North Side, and Chicago’s famed “Gold Coast”.

 

 

 


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    Market Analysis

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    Area and Demographic Statistics

    This part graphically explains area and demographics stats for Chicago, Illinois.

    Number of households 1,045,294
    Household Avg. Income 74,650
    Avg. year dwelling build 1950
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    Population 2,698,017
    Population Density 11,306
    Median Age 34
    Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $297,317
    Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 16 years
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    Schools

    This part contains all educational institutions in Chicago, Illinois.

    The Best in Chicago

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