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Chicago Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

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Chicago is a city well-worth exploring, but it’s often overwhelming on where to start. Thankfully, Instagram users across the city are inspiring us to get out and experience the city. Here are just a few Chicago Instagram accounts you should be following:


In 2015, Shelley Jacobs decided she wanted to start “dating Chicago.” Since then, Shelley’s account has grown to thousands of followers eager to do the same. Shelley’s posts include everything from architectural gems around town to local businesses and eateries. Best of all, Chicago Is My Boyfriend reminds us why we love the city.

(photo above courtesy of @chicagoismyboyfriend)


Since we’re in the real estate business, we can’t help but love the niche content of Doorways of Chicago. Photographer Ronnie Frey captures doorways across the city in detail; you can’t help but appreciate the beauty in every home. Doorways of Chicago appreciates and celebrates the vast diversity of architecture throughout our amazing city. 


For photography enthusiasts, Art of Chi is dedicated to featuring Chicago in all its many forms. Their account showcases dramatic shots from local photographers, and they occasionally host meetups for anyone from novices to experts. 


Timelapse Chicago is your sneak peek into the movement and motion around the city. As the name suggests, the account uses timelapse video to show everyday occurrences throughout the year. Their content might seem quirky at first, but their videos are undeniably endearing. 


Part of the larger Infatuation brand, Infatuation Chicago prides themself as “the definitive authority on what you should be eating in Chicago.” And they do just that; if you need inspiration on new restaurants on old classics, scroll through their feed and find your next favorite spot.

Of course, this is only a short list of countless Chicago-focused Instagram accounts. If you feel like getting social with us, follow the MG Group on Instagram!