Chicago’s looking brilliant to some British homebuyers, investors

When Michael Emery moved from London to Chicago 30 years ago, it was rare to meet another British expat.

“There are a lot more of us here now. Back in the 1980s, I was an anomaly. Now we’re an international city in a different way. You hear a lot of English accents on the streets, and not just the tourists downtown. You hear them in the neighborhoods,” said Emery, who worked in the hospitality industry when he moved stateside.


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This article was first published by Chicago Tribune on January 11, 2018.