I grew up in Chicago, IL and I remembered how hot and miserable it was in the summer.
The weather was never the same. It would be cool and comfortable one day and hot and smelly the next. We lived in an area where we were close to the lake, but it wasn’t a pleasant area of the city. When I was younger, we visited family members who lived in Orland Park, IL. It wasn’t far from Chicago, but it was different. The air was cleaner, and the temperatures didn’t seem to be so oppressive. I knew I could call Orland Park, IL, home. I swore that when I got older, I would live in Orland Park. After high school, I went to school for HVAC. I wanted a job that I could have, no matter where I lived. I wasn’t planning on leaving Illinois, but I was planning on moving to Orland Park, IL. I wanted to raise my family where there were things we could do as a family and the air was clean. I wanted them to go mini golfing in an area that was spacious and not cramped into a half-acre lot and people fighting for room to move. When I got married, my wife agreed she would rather raise our kids in Orland Park than in Chicago. Until we actually moved, I wouldn’t have thought the weather could be so much different. Without the heat of asphalt and crowds of people, 82 degrees seemed even cooler than it did in Chicago. Orland Park, IL was a great place to live.