Chicago Crowned the #1 Big City in the US for the 7th Consecutive Year by Condé Nast Traveler: Here's Why

Hey, Windy City fans and future Chicagoans! Laurie Christofano here, your go-to gal for all things Chicagoland real estate, and I'm practically buzzing with excitement. Why? Because our beautiful city of Chicago has done it again! Yes, you read that right—for the 7th consecutive year, Chicago has been named the #1 big city in the United States by none other than the illustrious Condé Nast Traveler magazine. 🎉

The Accolade That Keeps On Giving

In its 36th year, Condé Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards pulled in a staggering 526,518 reader surveys. And, drumroll please… Chicago emerged as the top-dog, top-bun, top-deep-dish-slice—whatever you want to call it—in the big city category! This prestigious honor celebrates Chicago for its world-class architecture, first-rate museums, culinary genius, and yes, even our hopping brewing scene.

Why Chicago, You Ask?

Condé Nast isn't just tossing this award to any city. It's Chicago's blend of downtown energy and neighborhood charm that makes it a traveler's paradise. From the high-end shops of the Magnificent Mile to the quaint streets of Old Town, Chicago offers an array of experiences that are second to none. And let's not forget those 77 fabulous neighborhoods, each a world unto itself, filled with cutting-edge restaurants and those 'meet you once, friends for life' corner bars.

Your Friend in the Field

Thinking about moving here? Well, you’re in luck! Whether you're an architecture enthusiast, a foodie, or just someone who loves to wander and explore, I've got the perfect digs for you. Being a lifelong Chicagoan, I can give you the lowdown on every nook and cranny—trust me, there are plenty of charming ones, and I’ll make sure you avoid the cringe-y.

Come For The Deep-Dish, Stay For The Community

What makes Chicago even more special? It's the inclusivity, the welcoming vibe, and yes, the people. The friendly faces you encounter here aren't a fluke; they're a testament to the city's community spirit. From inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhoods to the most vibrant street festivals, Chicago is a city that invites you in and makes you one of its own.

So, what are you waiting for? If you're ready to call this award-winning city your home—or if you’re already a resident and just want to high-five someone over our city’s amazing accolade—I'm your gal. Together, let's make some Windy City magic happen!

Laurie Christofano,
Your Advocate in the Chicago Arena
Realtor, Lifelong Friend, and All-Around Chicago Enthusiast