I mean, honestly. George Washington never even came here. The very least they could do is add some evergreens along the sides. The Illinois flag is looking pretty good to me now:
Apart from that, I'm not really experiencing much of the negative culture shock that's typical when you move somewhere new. The only other bad thing I can think of is the coffee shops and huts in which all of the baristas wear bikinis. But that's really more ridiculous than annoying, and there aren't many of them.