BeLocal Chicago Loop

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Welcome! We’re here to help.

When it comes to advice you can trust, who better to hear from than long-time community residents? With BeLocal, there’s no need to wonder where longtime residents go for fun, food, shopping, activities, and more.

Take a peek inside the latest issue for words of wisdom and smart suggestions from true locals.

Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.

But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.

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Andy Burton

Andy Burton

Hello, I am Andy Burton, publisher of BeLocal Chicago Loop. I’m thrilled to introduce you to this real resource for the community designed to help welcome all new movers to our area.

I remember when we uprooted our family from California and moved to Chicago over a decade ago. In the first few months, my wife, Emily, and I were quickly trying to establish new routines with our small children in a new and unknown place. We wanted the transition to be as smooth as possible for ourselves and the kids, but it was overwhelming. We were pros at using Yelp to find all the “highly recommended” places but still felt like the recommendations came up short.

That’s why we created BeLocal Chicago Loop, your personal guide to local eateries, libations, events, museums, parks, tips from locals, and so much more. This will give you one less thing to figure out in the whirlwind of moving. I hope this publication serves as a helpful resource as you establish your new routines. Welcome Home!

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