Chicago December 12, 2017
10 Things Chicagoans Do Better Than Anyone Else
Not to sound boastful (or windy), but Chicago is known for many wonderful things. There’s a reason we’re one of the biggest, most popular places to live and visit in the nation. There are just some things we do best, and everyone knows it.
From conservation to navigation to ingestion, Chicagoans are masters of it all. Scroll on for 10 things that make us awesome.
1. Think big.
As the home of the world's first skyscraper, Chicago is all about building up and up. The tallest, of course, is the Sears Tower (formally known as Willis Tower), with 110 levels and nearly 1,500 feet in height.
2. Conserve green space.
The self-proclaimed "city in a garden" lives up to its motto through numerous parks and nature preserves around Chicagoland. Just within the city, the parks department is responsible for more than 8,000 acres of land.
3. Preserve history.
You can find old buildings and remnants of ancient artifacts all over the city - and not just in museums. While many have been turned into night clubs, shopping malls, and bars, there are historical structures and vintage buildings aplenty throughout Chicago.
4. Make food.
Just about any type of food that you may like can be done wonderfully in Chicago. From pizza to burgers to our famous inventions like Italian beef, there's no end to the delicious and crave-worthy dishes you'll find in every neighborhood here.
If there's anything Chicagoans do best, it's this. It's hard not to be a drinker with all the incredible local beers around. Better than any imported or generic domestic brand, you'll always find us with a pint of something that was made right here.
6. Navigate the city.
Whether it's illegible road signs, unclear construction blockades, or one-way streets, Chicagoans are masters at navigating the lanes of the city. Whether by car or by bike, you'll find true city residents driving aggressively even through the narrowest streets.
7. Brave winter.
Chicago typically gets its fair share of snow each winter, so we're used to braving the elements. If you've lived through at least one cold season here, you're likely equipped with the proper coat, boots, and gloves to be a fortress against the freezing temperatures.
Whether it's because of holiday lights or just our regular nighttime glow, this city shines and sparkles better than any other. From any angle, it is mesmerizing to see the already gorgeous skyscrapers light up.
One thing Chicagoans do best is stand up for what they believe is right. This often culminates in shutting down city streets in protest or to support movements like Black Lives Matter or the Women's March.
10. Love Chicago.
No one loves the city like a true Chicagoan. We display our flag with pride and can't imagine living anywhere else (other than the suburbs maybe). It truly is the best because we know how to do it all right.
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What else does Chicago do best? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!