Moving from Phoenix, AZ to Chicago, IL

Going where the wind takes you

Are you leaving sunny and warm Phoenix for the Windy City of Chicago? While you can expect cultural and climate differences when moving from Arizona to Illinois, Chicago has plenty of big-city adventure and warm-weather activities to keep you busy.

Trading mountain views for skyscrapers

In downtown Chicago, find a skyline of tall buildings in downtown Chicago — a stark contrast to the mountain views you may be used to. Chicago is known as the birthplace of the skyscraper when the Home Insurance Building was completed in 1885. The building was later demolished in 1931. Later, Chicago had the tallest building in the United States, the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), until New York’s One World Trade Center claimed the title in 2013. However, the Skydeck observation deck in Willis Tower is still the highest in the U.S., which makes it a popular tourist attraction in Chicago.

Chicago is perfect for sports fans

If you love professional sports, Chicago is an excellent place to live. It’s one of ten U.S. cities to have baseball, football, basketball, hockey and soccer teams. Here are some fun teams to watch: 

  • Chicago Bears (NFL) 
  • Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) 
  • Chicago Bulls (NBA) 
  • Chicago Cubs (MLB) 
  • Chicago Fire FC (MLS) 
  • Chicago Red Stars (NWSL) 
  • Chicago Sky (WNBA) 
  • Chicago White Sox (MLB) 

Food and culture await you

Already known for its signature style of hot dogs and deep-dish pizza, Chicago also has a lot to offer food enthusiasts with diverse cuisine from all over the world. Take a food tour to experience what the city offers or pick up some culture in one of the many museums and tourist attractions, including The Bean in Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Auditorium Theatre

U-Pack can move you from the Southwest to the Midwest

With our service centers near Phoenix and Chicago, U-Pack® can help with your long-distance move. We’re a self-moving service, so you can save money by handling the packing, loading and unloading, and then we handle transporting your things. Find your moving cost with a free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077. We’re here to help!