You say you want a revolution? Well, we all want to change the world.
In tune with the spirit of that Beatles' song, it really comes as no surprise that there's a 21st-century luxury revolution currently underway. And, no less, in three of the most forward-thinking urban metropolises. Let's take a look, where everything's more than all right; and how each of the three cities -Tokyo, New York City, Chicago- is changing the world.
Tokyo is actually divided into 23 special wards, 26 cities, 5 towns, and 8 villages. It's a world unto itself.
As one of the hustling hubbubs of worldwide finance, Tokyo has experienced a booming real estate development that accompanies such a reputation. Its elaborate skylines boast a multitude of luxury high-rises overlooking its cities.
Clearly, Tokyoites enjoy the unrivaled luxuries of high-end living, accompanied by the most distinct architecture and design imaginable. Tokyo's luxury apartments provide the optimum lifestyle with every coveted amenity accounted for.
New York City
There's culture on every block in New York City. Residents are truly appreciative of the wealth of museums, parks, theaters and Instagrammable attractions available in NYC. The average New Yorker goes to the theatre at least once a month, and the two most favored places to visit are The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center. You could say New Yorkers are a versatile, diverse bunch.
Also, NYC exudes a multifaceted vibe, which might explain why so many New Yorkers live there.
New York City is a walkable city and even the celebrities use the public transportation system, making New York City effortless for getting around.
Overwhelmingly, the majority of New Yorkers feel proud to live here, which is promising for its real estate future.
Chicago has been dubbed the best city for having it all; it's the No. 2 spot in the world for dining, and home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the world.
Like NYC, Chicago has some diverse neighborhoods that offer everything from fast-food items to five-course meals to authentic Ethiopian food. The average Chicagoan eats out almost once a week. And new hot spots are emerging weekly.
So, what is a Chicagoan's favorite food? Pizza. Similar to its sister city, New York City.
If there's one stereotype about the MidWest that's true, it's that its residents are super friendly—and Chicago is no exception. Chicagoans hold the door open for you, share pleasantries, and gift goodies for no apparent reason. This innate amiability, coupled with the fact that Chicago offers a variety of social pursuits, means it's quite easy in Chicago to make friends and to live the high life.
Chicago has been ranked the No. 3 city in the world to reside, and 91 percent of Chicagoans said they love their city. Why? The food, drink, culture, nightlife, community, neighborhoods, the city's beauty, and fellow Chicagoans who feel comfortable in their own skin. Inside and outside their luxury apartments.
Top Image: Christie's International Real Estate; except as otherwise noted, all images courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty