Find Your Home in Chicago
“The Windy City is Mighty Pretty”
There’s a reason why Ferris Bueller decided to play hooky from school and head into Chicago on his day off all those years ago. The Windy City is known for its legendary deep dish pizza, its storied sports teams: the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls, and access to one of the world’s busiest airports, O’Hare International.
CapTech’s local office sits less than ten minutes from Millennium Park, where you can view incredible architecture, free concerts, tours and more. CapTech’s Chicago office opened in 2018, creating 35 tech jobs in this new market for the company. Those looking to participate in sports and events can stay connected through Chicago Sport & Social Club.
Food + Drink
In 2017, Bon Appetit magazine named Chicago “the restaurant city of the year.”
- Eat elegant and imaginative midwestern food at Blackbird
- Indulge in a fried rosette, vanilla custard, and hearth-roasted pear butter dessert at Elske Restaurant
- Go for cheaper eats and gobble up an Al’s Italian Beef sandwich[PH1] at the restaurant of the same name
- Check out the Taste of Chicago every year in Grant Park
- Visit neighborhood Fests nearly every weekend in the city during the summer months
Art + Music
If you want to go where the locals go:
- Try Buddy Guy’s Legends for classic blues
- Check out the Green Mill for great jazz and a storied history
- Laugh your tailfeathers off at a Second City comedy club show, where alumnus like Steve Carrell and Tina Fey got their start
- Enjoy a performance at the Tony Award-winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
- Take in a show at Chicago’s most-loved small venue, The Hideout
- Listen to opera at the Lyric Opera
Also, the Lollapalooza music festival has been held at Grant Park in Chicago since 2005 and features alt rock, punk, heavy metal, hip hop, and electronic music bands.
Chicago recently ranked as the top U.S. city for maintaining an active lifestyle, according to WalletHub’s 20018 list.
Residents love to:
- Hike the 606 urban trail
- Exercise at On Your Mark Training centers
- Use a Chicago Park District swimming pool in the summer
- Hit the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park in the winter
Visitors ranked Bobby’s Bike Hike as their favorite guided tour in Chicago on TripAdvisor.
- West Loop: One of the fastest growing areas, with options including a sushi bar, a bakery, a brewery, chic boutiques, galleries, design stores and more
- Wicker Park/Bucktown: Famous for live music and nightlife, chef-driven restaurants and countless art galleries – many housed within the Flatiron Arts building
- Old Irving Park: A quiet and unique neighborhood on Chicago’s north side with the conveniences of the city combined with the charm of the suburbs
- Lakeview Also referred to as ‘Wrigleyville,’ this area is always busy with a great nightlife, and includes the Lakefront Trail
- Lincoln Park: This area caters to a casual, young crowd as it includes DePaul University, trendy cocktail bars, and great ethnic restaurants
- North Center: A vibrant neighborhood with an eclectic mix of retailers, restaurants, live music, live theater, and service-oriented businesses; home to some of the best public schools in the City of Chicago