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The view from above Illinois as travelers fly above the state is a patchwork of soybean fields, suburban streets, and city blocks. 

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From the City to the Suburbs

That’s how residents experience the state, too: a study in contrasts. The urban hustle of Chicago turns to sprawling suburbs with world-class cultural destinations; historic downtown shopping districts downstate are a short drive from endless farmland and natural beauty. It’s all united by Midwestern charm and a down-to-earth sensibility that you’ll find in every corner of this big, populous state. The condos for sale in Illinois vary widely, too. You’ll find the market boasts luxury living in skyscrapers, family-friendly spots near excellent schools, retirement-friendly buildings where the lion’s share of the maintenance is handled by the association, and more.

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Things to Do

Illinois is truly remarkable for its wide range of things to do, with incredible destinations including cultural landmarks, outdoor recreation, and more.


Chicago is home to world-renowned institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. Condos in Chicago, Illinois are a bus ride or metro stop away from massive cultural destinations all around the city. Those include Millenium Park (home to “The Bean,” or Cloud Gate as it’s officially called) and the free Lincoln Park Zoo. Outside of the city, Brookfield Zoo in suburban Brookfield is home to more than 2,000 animals on a 200+ acre nature park.


Family fun is valued throughout the state, with plenty of active park districts and local businesses putting emphasis on activities for children. You’ll find well-kept playgrounds all across the state, as well as indoor playrooms, family fun centers, and outdoor amusement parks (the biggest being Six Flags Great America in Gurnee).


There are also many children’s museums throughout Illinois, including the massive, destination Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier. Five of the most popular children’s museums in Chicagoland are also part of the CLIMB Network, a collective that offers reciprocal memberships for even more fun. There are popular options throughout the state, including Peoria PlayHouse and the Children’s Museum of Illinois in Decatur.

History of Illinois

History of Illinois

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Illinois is an archeologist’s dream, with evidence of bands of Paleoindian hunters in the state dating back to more than 12,000 years ago, with the distinctive Clovis points of the time period discovered across the state. The Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology Illinois Archaeological Survey explores early culture in Illinois, from Archaic-period hunter-gatherers to an emergence of varied and complex Woodland cultures that included a shift to villages and farming. In the pre-Columbian era, the city of Cahokia arose as a major hub of Mississippian culture and economic power; today, it’s considered the biggest settlement of the pre-Columbian era found north of Mexico. (You can still visit the giant man-made mounds of earth and learn more about the settlement.)


European explorers first arrived in Illinois in 1673. Though French explorers were the first European settlers to make inroads in the state, Britain took control after the French and Indian War. Illinois officially became a state in 1818.

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Climate/Weather

Climate/Weather

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Illinois enjoys the classic four seasons of winter, spring, summer, and fall. Winters and summers tend to feature extreme temperatures, so Illinois residents make the most of good weather.


One benefit to Illinois condo owners? Most illinois condo associations handle snow removal insulting of shared walkways. That's a huge benefit over shoveling the driveways with the amount of snowfall Illinois sees each year.


Another feature of Illinois climate? On any given day, the top of the state has completely different weather than the bottom. For example, according to the University of Illinois Illinois State Climatologist, the south of the state sees more than 48 inches of precipitation per year, compared to less than 32 inches up north . . . but it’s opposite when it comes to snowfall, varying from an average of 36 inches per year at the top of the state to less than 10 inches way at the southern tip.

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Parks and Public Places

Parks and Public Places

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Illinois is known for prizing nature, even within its urban areas – it’s why Chicago’s city motto is urbs in horto, or “city in a garden.” You’ll find pockets of nature everywhere you go, sometimes creating a magical sensation of driving into gorgeous natural areas just minutes from the hustle and bustle of busier areas. A few Illinois favorites include:

Starved Rock State Park is one of the biggest attractions in Illinois, owing much of its popularity to the waterfalls that hikers will find hidden throughout the park. Gorgeous views and varied terrain make it a beloved favorite for visitors from all over the state. Hikers of many different experience levels can enjoy the park and find some of its most beautiful national treasures.

Shawnee National Forest treats visitors to this southern Illinois destination with limestone bluffs, verdant hillsides, and tree canopies that shade canyon paths. There are more than 400 

The Morton Arboretum in suburban Lisle is a local destination renowned for the huge variety of trees and plants from all over the world. Founded by Joy Morton of Morton Salt fame, this famous arboretum sprawls out over 1,700 acres and often features large-scale art exhibitions that further connect visitors to nature. Many Lisle, Illinois condos are perfectly positioned for easy access to this arboreal treasure.

Looking for pet friendly condos? Illinois definitely has a large number of pet-lovers. You’ll find condos with dog parks and other pet-friendly amenities throughout all kinds of areas.

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