As the Chicago winter begins to bear down upon us, a lot of people who might be a little sick of the cold weather might be looking to move house to a warmer climate before the snow really starts falling.
If you’re looking to relocate to Los Angeles from Chicago, it can be hard to know where to start to find the neighborhood that’s most suited to you and your style of living. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford to look for a second home in LA to live during the winter as a break from Chicago, it can be even harder to know what you’re looking for.
Do you want something similar to what you’re used to? Something completely different? No matter what you’re looking for, Los Angeles certainly has somewhere where Chicagoans will feel at home.
If you’re looking for an area of LA that’s extremely walkable, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and that boasts a ton of amazing restaurants, bars, and nightlife, look no further than West Hollywood.
If you’re looking for a little change of pace from the Chicago lifestyle you’re used to, check out the hillside community of Los Feliz. This eclectic area boasts a ton of access to outdoor activities like hiking and jogging trails, and is home to the beautiful Griffith Park and its iconic observatory.
Downtown LA is in the midst of a renaissance, and there’s never been a better time to move to the area. DTLA brings the Chicago, city feel you’re used to with its walkable areas, and its big city-feel with a bunch of unique sub neighborhoods.
DTLA also offers a ton of amazing cultural centers, restaurants, and nightlife to keep you busy while your Chicago friends shovel snow back home!
This area of the city is known for its cultural uniqueness and diversity, as well as its nostalgic feel and beautiful area hotspots. This area is also famous for its amazing food and round the clock nightlife.
If you want to take a little more relaxed approach to LA-living, check out Silver Lake. This more casual, hipster-style community is full of vegan restaurants and cafes, coffee shops, and amazing walking trails surrounding the iconic Silver Lake Reservoir.
When you think of Venice Beach, you probably think of its iconic boardwalk and access to beautiful surfing and swimming spots. It is a beachside neighborhood, after all!
Check out the Venice Beach Historic District for a taste of movie-like waterways, pedestrian areas, and beautiful beachside cottages. This neighborhood has amazing food and great restaurants and shops, along with, of course, it’s beautiful beach!
No matter what your reason for wanting to leave Chicago is, you know it’ll always be your home! Even if you’re not a fan of snow, or just want a change of scenery, nothing is quite like this city. For all of your moving needs, check out Hollander Storage & Moving Co. Though we’ll be sad to see you leave, we’ll make sure your moving process from Chicago to LA is smooth and efficient.
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The driver was the head of the crew, and he was on top of everything. He made the experience working with Hollander Moving a pleasure. We have used others before but it was our first time using Hollander. Everything turned out great.
Every employee I worked with was courteous, professional, and exceedingly competent. I was nervous about the packing and long distance move (from Illinois to New Mexico, October 2009) and Hollander helped make the move as smooth as possible. Not a thing was damaged or broken
I would recommend Hollander to any company thinking about switching vendors, and any family making a move. A Hollander rep even stopped by my new place when they were unloading just to check on things.
Wonderful service – first class!
Everything Hollander has done was over the top. It was courteous people, polite, caring. Their friendliness was over the top. There was one member of the crew who’d been a friend for 30 years, and the rest was family. I couldn’t say enough about them.
I recently moved from Chicago to Tampa and expected a few road bumps along the way but was pleasantly surprised when everything from loading to delivery was flawless. Everyone I came in contact with was very professional and knowledgable. I highly recommend Hollander Moving and Storage as they are a class act.
This move envolved packing and delivery to four different destinations. Attention to detail and coordination were vital and effectively executed by Tony R driver and his crew. Ardene did a great job coordinating everything. The entire group were both extremely pleasant and efficient.