Moving anywhere can be intimidating, but large cities like Chicago can add on the pressure. Trio’s apartments offer an upscale living experience in a prime location, so you can see all the city offers, enjoy your day-to-day life, and have access to public transit just a couple blocks away. Our Fulton Market neighborhood offers all you may need, and within our floor plans, including 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartments in Chicago, you can enjoy upscale features like in-home washers and dryers, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and more. On top of this, our amenities throughout our community range from a roof deck and heated parking to a fitness center, business center, and pet park. No matter what your lifestyle is, you will love your new home at Trio. Contact us today to learn more about our community and keep reading to learn about our advice on moving to Chicago when you’re in your 20s!
Find a Short-Term Stay
One of the most difficult parts about moving to Chicago is getting to know the city enough to find a neighborhood that suits you best. That’s why we recommend finding a temporary, short-term stay at a hotel or Airbnb so you can get to know the city and find a space that’s just right for you. When you take this route instead of diving into a living situation, you can be sure you won’t regret your decision and make the most of your first months in the city. If you’re making the move with roommates, you can all split the cost of this short-term housing while you look for 2 or 3 bedroom apartments for rent, which will ease the financial stress of the move. Start your time in Chicago on the right foot and find a short-term stay before you sign a lease.
Get to Know the Public Transit
If you’re moving from a smaller city, the public transit in Chicago can be very confusing! You will want to get to know the public transit and see which area of town will allow you to easily get to work, school, or anywhere else you will be regularly visiting. Our West Loop apartments are conveniently located just a couple of blocks away from the Blue Line, which will allow you to get everywhere from Downtown to the O’Hare International Airport with ease, but there’s a variety of other options as well. Trio is also located close to the green and pink subway lines, as well as close to a train station that will provide easy access to Chicago suburbs. When you get to know the public transit, you can get around the city without driving and enjoy exploring all it offers.
Rethink Your Wardrobe
Whether you’re moving from the West Coast or further south, you may want to rethink your current clothing situation. Chicago can get cold, and you will want to invest in a good coat, good boots, and other accessories that will help keep you warm in the winter. The city doesn’t slow down in any season, so you will want to make sure you’re ready to get out in the weather. Lake Michigan will make it feel colder than it is, so if you want to avoid the cold, you may want to find an apartment for rent in Chicago, IL a bit further from the shoreline.
If you’re heading to Chicago alone, you will want to meet people that can help immerse you in all the city offers quickly. If you’re in your 20s, this will be easy with the wide array of clubs you can find throughout the city! Whether you enjoy local nightlife and restaurants or sports, knitting, gaming, or anything else, you will find a group of people that you’ll fit in with. Chicago has something for everyone, so involve yourself in the community as soon as possible – you can even start this process before your move with sites like Reddit!
Have a Financial Plan
Chicago is also known to be expensive, and if you want to be in the city center, you’ll want to have a financial plan. Before your move, make sure to save up a few months’ rent to be able to get into an apartment as soon as possible, and then make sure you have enough to cover necessities until your lifestyle gets back to normal. Starting a new job can mess with your pay schedule, and moving fees can add up, so stay prepared for anything that may come up during or right after your move.
Fulton Market is the perfect up-and-coming neighborhood for Chicagoans in their 20s, and you won’t want to miss out on all that we offer at our apartments in Chicago! The demographic is quite young in this area, so you’ll easily be able to make friends, and this will be accompanied by views of Downtown, exciting restaurants and shopping opportunities, and much more. This neighborhood is the perfect place to live for any young professional or service industry worker.
The Loop is well-known to be one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago, and Trio is conveniently on the cusp of Fulton Market and West Loop, so you can enjoy both neighborhoods with ease. In The Loop, you can easily get anywhere in the city with the public transit, and it’s an incredibly walkable area, so there’s no worries if you don’t have a car. Whether you want to enjoy Chicago nightlife, dining, or just a walk outside, you will love finding your home in the Chicago Loop.
River North is another amazing district for 20 to 30-year-olds in Chicago. Upscale shopping is around every corner, and the bars, restaurants, parks, and more make it easy to get out of the house and explore the city. All these districts we have recommended are easy to access from each other, so no matter where you decide to live, you will thrive at your new home in Chicago with our advice!
With these tips and suggested neighborhoods at your fingertips, you’ll be ready to move to Chicago in no time! Schedule your tour to the best 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments Chicago offers and enjoy your new home at Trio today.