1 . The area that is Chicagoland has never been able to look like a circle , thanks to Lake Michigan to the northeast , but it has sprawled out in every other direction . It began to grow north , along the lake and this is where the upper class moved , away from the bustling city but still near the beauty of the lake shore . Small cities and villages such as Evanston and Winnetka are good examples of the sector model . The middle class followed , but were more inland , to the west of the affluent areas . As
for the southern part of Chicago , this is where the lower class headed , because it was closer to the railroads and industrial areas , thus making it an easier commute for those who could not afford vehicles . Because the Chicagoland area has grown so much , there are some examples of the multiple nuclei model , in that new cities have developed within Chicagoland , such as Aurora and Naperville . Chicago 's O 'Hare International Airport actually lies outside of Chicago , in DuPage County . Because of the jobs available in this area , a great deal of congestion has grown around it , including strip malls , office parks and housing developments
I see all the listed traits of urban sprawl in my area but the one I notice the most is the first trait listed , unlimited outward expansion The metropolitan area of Chicago , known as Chicagoland , is huge spreading out of Illinois into two other states , Indiana and Wisconsin It spreads as far...