Leaving Illinois (for IOWA!) | Illinois Exodus

June 29, 2021 Off By admin

Illinois Exodus! People are leaving Illinois and leaving Chicago for many reasons. Iowa City, Iowa is only about a 3.5 hour drive from the Chicago area and is a popular relocation destination for Illinoisians looking for a nearby location with lower property taxes, four seasons and a familiar midwestern vibe. If you’re thinking about leaving Illinois, moving out of Chicago, retiring in Iowa, or moving to Iowa City because its a growing, dynamic community, this is the video for you!

Kerri Jonikas, Chicago area Realtor® with HomeSmart Realty Group, and I talk about some of reasons people are choosing to hop the Mississippi and move from Illinois to Iowa, some of the differences between the Chicago area and Iowa City area, as well as potential challenges and surprises in the transition between the two neighboring states.

Thinking about buying or selling real estate in the greater Iowa City area? New to the area?
✅ Thinking about RELOCATING? Be sure to download my free Iowa City area relocation guide here:
✅ Thinking about BUYING a home in the Iowa City area? Grab a copy of my home buyer guide here!

❤️ If you’d like to talk with me about BUYING or SELLING real estate in the greater Iowa City area, feel free to call/text 319-594-4455 or email me at Emily@RightMoveIowa.com. I’d love to talk with you!

➡️ If you’d like to talk with Kerri Jonikas about SELLING your Chicago area house, you can reach her at 708-268-0462 or kerrijonikas@gmail.com. Kerri’s YouTube channel is:


I am a Realtor® at Lepic-Kroeger, Realtors, located at 2346 Mormon Trek Blvd., Iowa City, IA 52245. I am licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa.