Why Living in Downtown Chicago Gives You Access to World Class Arts and Culture

Leila Zammatta|July 12, 2019

One of the best aspects of living in downtown Chicago is having world class theater, comedy clubs, museums, art galleries, music venues and concert halls, and more literally right around the corner or down the street. Not to mention the stunning architecture that makes every view and angle uniquely interesting!

Combined that with all of the amazing universities and creative communities in Chicago, and you're spoiled for choice when it comes to the arts and all the cultural experiences that are possible without leaving the Windy City limits.

Interested in new works by emerging artists? There are trendy galleries in neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Andersonville, Logan Square, Pilsen, and Hyde Park. More established national and international artists often show in the River North or downtown galleries; plus the the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art both play host to extremely significant works and exhibits. And there's all the public art in the form of sculptures and murals situated throughout the city - there's beauty and creativity around every corner. You also have the Field Museum, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium to round things out.

The theater scene also does not disappoint. Not only is there Broadway in Chicago, the Lyric Opera, and the Joffrey Ballet for traditional theater and shows, there is also the world famous Second City comedy club and a number of other improv comedy venues, along with neighborhood and university drama programs and their shows.

Music fans will enjoy living in a major stop on national and international tours as well as the sheer variety of local acts; besides, Chicago's musical history is extensive - jazz, rock, alternative, R&B, hip hop, house, and a number of other genres all owe a debt to Chicago's music and creative scenes. And not to mention the major music festivals like Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, and more that occur every summer!

One of the many reasons that Chicago is such a wonderful place to live, work, or visit is the art scene and all the amazing culture that you can experience here. Interested in discovering more from the perspective of a resident? Our real estate agents will help find the perfect home base from which to explore everything Chicago has to offer - just get in touch with us today!

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