Moving from Tampa, FL to Chicago, IL

Grow and explore with your move from Tampa to Chicago 

As the nation’s third-largest city, Chicago offers cultural diversity and opportunities that few others can match. Practically anything you have in Tampa — minus the tropical climate — can also be found in the Windy City. Keep reading to learn what awaits when you relocate to Chicago from Tampa and discover a service dedicated to simplifying your long-distance move. 

Flip-flops aren’t a year-round accessory in Chicago 

If you’re a sun worshipper in Tampa, you’ll still be able to experience bright, sunny days in Chicago — just not as often. Both cities have hot, humid summers of lots of rain, but in Chicago, you’ll experience the four seasons and all that comes with them. That means beautiful spring flowers, crisp fall air with colorful foliage and bitterly cold winters. You’ll want to invest in plenty of cold-weather gear and remember that layers are your friend! 

Chicagoans can easily access a great education 

Education is one of the top priorities of this world-class city. U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools rankings includes 249 Chicago schools and the publication’s best colleges rankings include eight Chicago institutes. Two of them — the University of Chicago and Northwestern University — land in the top 10. 

Advance your career in the Windy City 

Coming from Tampa, you’ll find an assortment of job opportunities in Chicago, along with higher wages to offset the slight cost of living increase. The transportation industry is well represented with Boeing and United Airlines both headquartered in Chicago, and the metro area is a hub for six of seven Class I railroads. 

In the finance sector, JPMorgan Chase and Deloitte both have a presence in Chicago. Other large employment sectors include engineering, health care, government and pharmaceuticals. 

Great public transit makes vehicles optional 

The Chicago metro area is about three times the size of Tampa’s, so you’ll find much more infrastructure in place to serve commuters. The Chicago Transit Authority’s L trains and buses allow you get around just fine without a car.  

It’s also easy to get in and out of the city. O’Hare International is one of the busiest airports in the world, so there are plenty of flight options, but beware of delays and cancellations brought on by severe winter weather. 

Moving from Tampa to Chicago? U-Pack has you covered! 

Don’t lose sleep stressing about the 1,200-mile trek from Tampa to Chicago. Just decide how you want to travel and let U-Pack® handle getting your belongings to your new home. All you have to do is pack and load, and we’ll do the rest! 

See our coverage area to learn more, then get a free quote to find out how much your move from Tampa will cost.