10 great places to retire for the city life
In such a massive city with so many world-class offerings, you might think Chicagoans would be brusque and preoccupied. But (to risk a vast generalization) you would be wrong. Locals, on the whole, are disarmingly friendly and place a strong priority on having fun.
The local variety and quality of restaurant options rivals New York, and the shops of Michigan Avenue will cause even the most frugal to unfold their wallets. Chicago's suburbs aren't too shabby, either.