Illinois might have the most fame for being the home to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, but there are many more great reasons to move to the Prairie State.
According to the United Van Lines’ 45th Annual Movers Study, Illinois has an inbound moving rate of 33% in 2021. People moving to the state did so for reasons including retirement, jobs, or family. No matter how far you’re coming from or where in Illinois you’re moving to, United can get you there.
Illinois is Great for Families
Living in Illinois can be great for families. This was the most cited reason for moving to Illinois in 2021, as highlighted by the United Van Lines’ Mover Study.
For family life, the city of Naperville, IL was ranked as the #1 City to Raise a Family in America and the #1 City with the Best Public Schools in America by Niche.com.
Overall, the state of Illinois takes education very seriously and ranks as the 11th in best state for education in the United States.
Moving to Illinois for The Job Market?
If you’re planning to move to Illinois for the job market, you’re not alone: this was the #2 reason people cited for moving to the Prairie State in the United’s Movers Study.
There are many benefits of pursuing a job opportunity in Illinois.
With Chicago being the 3rd largest city in the U.S. and the state in the top 20 of the largest economies (by GDP) in the world, Illinois is attractive for many Fortune 500 companies including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company. The state is also home to a civilian labor force of nearly 6.2 million people.
Things to do in Illinois
The state of Illinois has a wide variety of places to discover. Chicago, the largest city in Illinois, is a big city with many areas to explore and new things to experience.
Here, you can cheer on the White Sox at the Guaranteed Rate Field or the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, learn at the Field Museum of Natural History, or relax at Millennium Park.
If you’re craving adventure outside of Chicago, visit Starved Rock State Park in Utica or Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton.
For history enthusiasts, don’t forget to find your way to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield or travel along the Underground Railroad in Alton.
Illinois Offers All Lifestyles
Illinois is a diverse state that offers something for everyone. If you want to enjoy all the perks of big city living, find a home in Chicago – the 3rd largest city in the United States.
For those who want a suburban lifestyle, Illinois has many cities full of amenities close to both Chicago or St. Louis. There are small towns and farmland for those who prefer a slower pace, or mid-sized cities such as Springfield, Champaign, and Peoria.
If you already live in the state and are just moving to another city to be closer to a great outdoor adventure or closer to Chicago, United’s interstate agents can independently provide moving services under their own businesses and brands to help you move locally.
Weather in Illinois
Being in the heart of the Midwest, Illinois experiences all four seasons year-round.
The average annual temperature ranges from 48 to 58 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer months, the state is quite humid and wet. The winters are windy and experience snowfall. The area with the heaviest snowfall and coldest winter temperatures is northern Illinois due to breezes from Lake Michigan.
Conversely, southern Illinois has the warmest weather. For severe weather, tornadoes are quite common from April through June and thunderstorms occur year-round.
Ready to Leave Your Home State and Move to Illinois? Let United Get You There
Hiring a professional long-distance moving company allows you to make your interstate move as simple and efficient as possible. This allows you to enjoy your Illinois residency without having to worry about your move. United Van Lines offers long-distance moving services that can be customized to your needs.
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