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Your Guide to Moving In and Around Chicago

Here are all the tools, tips, and resources necessary for handling your transition to Chicago like a pro

Looking to switch things up and experience a new city? Start packing those bags! In a city where iconic architecture meets stunning lakefronts, the possibilities for excitement and adventure are endless. Whether checking out The Ledge of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) or enjoying a deep-dish slice at Uno Pizzeria, you won’t be disappointed. Exciting experiences are awaiting you at every turn, but you may find yourself stressing about just getting there. We have the resources you need to help you get where you’re going with ease. Check out our tips and tricks below to make your big move to the Windy City a breeze.

Moving Articles

Still not sure which neighborhood is the best fit for you? Don’t worry! We’ve done our research to help you make the best decision for your needs. Check out some of our articles detailing everything you need to know about moving to Chicago.


7 Tips for Moving to Chicago

By CubeSmart on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Make moving to Chicago easy with this checklist.


Affordable Neighborhoods Close to Lake Michigan in Chicago

By CubeSmart on Thursday, February 4, 2016

The most affordable Chicago neighborhoods close to Lake Michigan.


5 Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Families

By CubeSmart on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Which Chicago neighborhoods have the best schools, restaurants, parks and other family fun attractions?


6 of the Best Restaurants in Chicago

By CubeSmart on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Find a variety of the best places to eat in Chicago including upscale, pizza, burgers and seafood.

Moving Tools and Resources

Here are all the tools, tips and resources you need for moving to Chicago

We have the resources you need to make your transition to Chicago as easy as possible. Check out a few of the tools and resources below to help you get to know your new neighborhood and home.


Community Insights

View demographics, crime stats and more.


City Living

Find the hot spots to suit your taste buds


Storage Size Guide

Need storage? Find out how much

For the Kids

Locate the best schools & activities nearby.


Chicago Storage

Let us simplify your moving experience by providing self-storage options to suit any budget. Alleviate headaches by storing your belongings with us while you figure out which neighborhood is right for you. Or, if you don’t have enough room for your belongings in your new digs, we have climate- and non-climate controlled storage units, parking spaces and lockers – available with flexible month-to-month leases. We are a one-stop shop for all your moving needs, including professional-grade packing supplies. Discover why over 1 million satisfied Customers have chosen CubeSmart, making us one of the most trusted names in storage.

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