Moving from St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL

Relocating from St. Louis to Chicago

We know it’s tough to leave home behind. And while there is a lot to love about St. Louis, there’s plenty to get excited about with your move to Chicago. Take advantage of the city’s dining and entertainment options, and learn about the public transit system. Then, learn about an easy, affordable moving option can handle your move from St. Louis to Chicago. 

What’s the weather like in Chicago?

The weather patterns in St. Louis and Chicago are similar. Both Midwestern cities get long, hot summers and very cold winters. Summers in Chicago are usually in the upper- to mid-90s, although, on occasion, it may creep into the triple digits. Much like St. Louis, when winter comes, prepare to bundle up and dress in layers! Because of Chicago’s location on Lake Michigan, the city experiences frigid winters with temperatures sometimes dipping into the negatives. Although snowfall amounts vary year-to-year, snow is to be expected each winter. Spring brings lots of weather, though in the early spring months, snow could still occur.  

Dining options

St. Louis is famous for the Italian restaurants on The Hill and desert choices like gooey butter cake or frozen custard. But Chicago is also known for its food. When you move to Chicago, make sure to check out the famed deep-dish pizza, gyros, Italian beef sandwiches or the “Chicago-style” hot dogs.

Entertainment options

The St. Louis area is known for its blues, jazz and soul music scenes. The city also operates more than 100 parks, has great art and history museums, several theme parks and opportunities to see live sporting events. If these are things you’ll miss in St. Louis, you can find similar activities in Chicago! The Windy City is home to the world’s largest public library, the Harold Washington Library, which is a 10-story facility that features a winter garden, a children’s library and other resources. Take in one of the city’s museums, see local and touring concerts at one of the many venues across the city, or take in a Broadway show. If you’re into sports, the city has at least one team in each of the major sports leagues.

Getting around in Chicago

You can get around pretty easily in St. Louis by driving. While you can still drive in Chicago, many residents utilize the city’s passenger rail system through the public transit system. The city’s public transit system is open around the clock, all year long. In addition to rail, the city also offers inter-city bus lines, along with ride sharing programs and taxicab service. There are also numerous bicycle and walking paths across the city. 

Choose U-Pack® for your move to Chicago 

Need an affordable moving option? Consider U-Pack®! We have a nationwide network of service centers and can easily move you from St. Louis to Chicago. With our self-move “you pack, we drive” service, you just handle the packing, loading and unloading, and we’ll drive. Get a free online quote or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to see what your move will cost.